“Quaderni d’arte italiana” #identity, n. 04, december 2022

Identity, ontology, poetics. These themes overlap in contemporary ethical and aesthetic reflection, in the time of what an important book by Luciano Floridi termed ‘the fourth revolution’. This means that the digital is emerging no longer as a technology, but as a dimension of politics and of existence itself. This issue of Quaderni d’arte italiana intends to take a journey suspended between two worlds – the universe, and the metaverse – and observe how humanity’s oscillation between these two planes has been registered in artists’ as well as some philosophers’ analyses.