a cura di Roby Guerra e Graziano Cecchini Rosso Trevi
"Italian futurist and transhumanist movements
The sociologist Riccardo Campa, founder and President of the Italian Transhumanist Association, offered a sensible analysis of today’s transhumanist community in a wider cultural, societal and political context. In another talk, Campa traced the origins of modern transhumanism to the Italian Futurist movement of the early 20th century
The second half of the first day was dedicated to the current Italian “neo-Futurist” literary and artistic movement (but we should actually not call it “neo” because Futurism is always Neo, by definition). The Italian Futurist artists who made waves last year with celebrations of the first centenary of the publication of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti’s “Futurist Manifesto” — Graziano Cecchini, Roberto Guerra, Antonio Saccoccio and Vitaliano Teti — showned samples of their work after Campa’s introduction to Futurism. Cecchini summarizes Futurism as “Action, speed, technology, creativity, communication. ‘Futurist Action’ is the only antidote to mental sleepwalking for our society. Thanks to today’s technology, Action can be shared with and communicated to the whole world, at gigabyte speed.”
Campa made it clear that Italian Futurism should be considered as a precursor of Transhumanism...."