[Book Review] The Maker Industrial Revolution As Seen By Chris Anderson

September 30, 2012

The Latest book from bestseller author and Wired’s editor in chief Chris Anderson is dedicated to the Maker Movement, what has been dubbed as the [start of the] third industrial revolution. Makers – The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson on Amazon.com If you never heard about  Makers, 3D-printing, digital fabrication, Arduino, Kickstarter, and the new […]

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Augmenting the Human Body: Brain Controlled Dog Tail and Cat Ears

September 23, 2012

Neurowear is a company that develops wearable fashion items that can be controlled using your brain waves and other biosensors, with the goal of “augmenting” the human body. Back in May 2012 I had the chance to try Necomimi (in Japanese Neko – 猫 – means cat and Mimi – 耳 – means ear), a pair of cat-like ears that […]

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My Online Presence Is [Mostly] Somewhere Else

November 6, 2011

I haven’t  been updating the content in this blog for a while, but worry not… my online presence is alive and kicking… just happening mostly somewhere else. My main [public] online hangouts are the following: I write quite often on my blog for conference organizers Conference Basics I post about things (gadgets, accessories, food) I see […]

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[video] Japan – The Strange Country

March 27, 2010

Made by Kenichi Tanaka, this video represents through various infographics some of the well know statistics about Japan… and some more other ones really worrying  that I was not aware of (like food consumption). While I was living in Japan I was overly struck by the amount of bottled water, plastic bags, disposable chopsticks (article on reducing the use […]

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First official run with my Vibram FiveFingers

March 24, 2010

On Sunday 21 March 2010 I participated in the Stramilano 10km race, the first official run using the Vibram FiveFingers shoes to simulate barefoot running. While I’ve been a FiveFingers user on-and-off for the last 3 or 4 years, I’ve only started running using them one monts ago and this race in Milan was the […]

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My photo of Larry Lessig in Remix (Italian ed.)

September 5, 2009

I first met Larry Lessig at the iSummit ’08 in Sapporo, Japan (where I worked together with the iCommons team). I took several photos during the event and one of Lessig giving the closing speech was selected for the Italian edition of his latest book, Remix, published in September 2009 by ETAS (part RCS-Corriere della […]

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Since I got my iPhone I’m using less my Moleskine

August 23, 2009

Since I got my iPhone a couple of months ago, I noticed I started using much less my ubiquitous Moleskine notepad. Maybe it’s because the iPhone is now more ubiquitous in my universe than the Moleskine. I used to carry it everywhere in my back pocket but now it stays mostly inside my backpack. I […]

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I’m in Amsterdam

August 2, 2009

So finally almost 1 month ago I moved to Amsterdam to work in a very cool international event, PICNIC (more on my work in PICNIC on my blog dedicated to Conference Basics), that will take place next September 23 to 25. The office is in the beautiful area of Jordaan, on the Herengracht canal. I […]

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I’m moving my blog here… please be patient!

June 10, 2009

I’m changing hosting service but there was some delay with the domain transfer… now that I’m moving to Amsterdam I’m kinda busy but my personal blog will be back online soon…. in the meanwhile why not visit my other blog, Conference Basics? cheers gian

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Dilbert on MBA holders

May 20, 2009

Tomorrow I will officially get my Executive MBA degree at MIP-Politecnico di Milano… and my friend Eli the Best just sent me this cartoon by Dilbert 🙂

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