Pardon the Disruption

Just a quick note that I'm off to Turin tomorrow to participate in a conference called I Realize: The Art of Disruption, if any readers out there are in that city of long shadows and automobiles.

[Image: The massive Mole Antonelliana, Turin (1875); view larger].

The point of the conference is to look at "breaking radically with the past, moving the horizon and embracing ambitious challenges."
Even better, it takes place inside a "Virtual Reality & Multimedia Park" (here's a map) – and the other speakers include the one and only Bruce Sterling, legendary designer Peter Saville, architect Andrea Branzi, Nicolas Nova, Jennifer Higgie, Gianluigi Ricuperati, Nicola Perullo (director of Slow Food Italia), and many, many others.
If you're around, be sure to introduce yourself (although my Italian, unfortunately, è inesistente).

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Anonymous Steve Silberman said...


There are many gelaterias in Turino. Most of them are good.

And then there is GROM:

Go to GROM.


June 08, 2009 5:43 PM  
Anonymous Steve Silberman said...

Also: Best. Risotto. Ever.

"Risotto fuso," made with ebony-black, nutty, aromatic riso di Venere (half Italian, half-Chinese hybrid), red wine, fine shreds of radicchio, and a dollop of fonduta, which is cream-and-egg enriched Fontina. Unbelievable, particularly when followed by a grilled veal chop skewered with rosemary branches.

At Il Vicolo, Via Gioia Melchiorre, 3.

Very inexpensive place full of happysexy people.

(Sorry for the typo above, I meant Torino of course.)


June 08, 2009 6:00 PM  
Blogger l said...

Please make sure you give us a low-down afterwards, sound really interesting.

June 08, 2009 7:32 PM  

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