Kire

Kire means "cut" in Japanese. It is a fundamental Japanese aesthetic term that has its roots in Zen Buddhism. It's an "aesthe

Life
Nicola Fioravanti

The 'waited for' photographs

One of the reasons why I love street photography is that there is not a single rule to follow. But you have many techniques in order to achi

Photography
Nicola Fioravanti

The work of Fan Ho

To me, Fan Ho's street photos were a true revelation. In his photos light, structure, patience and discipline are dancing together. Fan Ho w

Photography
Nicola Fioravanti

Google Glassica

In 2014 I was the Director of the MediaLab of the Cagliari Opera House. It was the first Opera House to host a Research and Technology Centr

Technology
Nicola Fioravanti

Japanese autumn colors

I love Japanese culture. There are millions of reasons to love it. One of the reasons is the way Japanese conceive seasonality. They make a

Design
Nicola Fioravanti

The JA Minds Identity

You probably know I am fond of the work of Kishino Shogo, the founder of 6D, a visual communications studio based in Tokyo. The Yuki Sawaya

Design
Nicola Fioravanti

Mono no aware: the Pathos of Things

Mono no aware is an untranslatable but key word in Japanese culture. Motoori Norinaga, an eighteenth century literary scholar coined the ter

Life
Nicola Fioravanti

Chopin on a 1831 Pleyel

We forget that the keyboard music of the Romantics such as Brahms, Chopin and Schumann was written for pianos largely different from the lou

Music
Nicola Fioravanti

O for a Muse of Fire: Francesca Woodman

There are many things that are difficult to photograph. I find very difficult to photograph my parents. And I would never photograph myself.

Photography
Nicola Fioravanti