The Wired Next Fest, the main Italian festival dedicated to science, technology, networking, research, social innovation, the desire for change and evolution: key elements for the economic, cultural and political development of the country and the world, returns to Milan from 25 to 27 May.
The three-day event, now in its sixth edition, aims to stimulate debate through the participation of opinion leaders, artists, scientists, philosophers and politicians of national and international caliber and to bring people of all ages to innovation and technology. The Indro Montanelli Gardens (Corso Venezia 55) will host numerous events and occasions for free entry, such as interviews, panels, keynotes, workshops, exhibits, art performances and concerts.
The subject of contamination
The Milan edition is dedicated to the word contamination, because as Federico Ferrazza, director of Wired Italia, explained: “First the web, then the mobile devices connected to the network, and now block chain technology and artificial intelligence, are helping to build bridges between parts (individual and collective) of our society that have never been in contact before. We are in a world of continuous contamination, this year’s theme in Milan. Faced with this profound change that concerns every aspect (from forms of government to work, from lifestyles to sustainability, up to relationships) we cannot reason with old schemes but there is an urgent need to rethink the planet’s operating system”.
National and international guests
There are many guests of the Wired Next Fest: from political activist Chelsea Manning, who broke out the Wikileaks case to Kate Crawford, a world expert on artificial intelligence; from Laura Boldrini to chef Carlo Cracco; from cartoonist Zerocalcare to Barbara Contini of the Italian Red Cross. Moreover, Valeria Imbrogno is present again, the writer and companion of DJ Fabo; Walter Isaacson, biographer among others of Leonardo Da Vinci and Steve Jobs; Orit Kopel, among the greatest experts in fake news, Davide Casaleggio, Paola Cortellesi and various managers and entrepreneurs.
The participation of Humanitas
On Friday 25 May from 10.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. Professor Alberto Mantovani, Scientific Director of Humanitas, Professor at Humanitas University and internationally renowned immunologist, will take the floor with a speech entitled “The search for skills”. Prof. Mantovani and two young researchers, both winners of a grant from AIRC, the Italian Association for Cancer Research, will try to tell how to become quality researchers today. One of the two scientists is Dr. Enrico Lugli, researcher at Humanitas.
For further information and to check out the complete program, click here.