The laughter paradox: on satire and sexual violence

You must know I love Gipi. As a cartoonist, his sheer talent and creativity are what I feel I must aim for, at least from a stylistic point of view. That’s why some days ago, as I often do, I visited his Instagram profile, and that’s when I read his short story Inspector Modern. TheContinue reading “The laughter paradox: on satire and sexual violence”


Pay Per Laugh: Il Manifesto and the “Visibility” Currency

Have you ever been paid in visibility? Visibility is an odd currency, whose value increased ten-fold when the internet era kicked in – say, the beginning of the 2000s. If my visibility liquidity was converted in euros, I’d be a millionaire. What is this visibility retribution? It happens when a professional in some field, aContinue reading “Pay Per Laugh: Il Manifesto and the “Visibility” Currency”

What We Talk About When We Talk About Satire

When I think about satire, when I think about my satire, when, in fact, I think about making my satire, I don’t talk about it. The process of creating a satirical illustration is clunky, an idea comes in waves – goes and comes and goes again, then I usually doze off – until, in aContinue reading “What We Talk About When We Talk About Satire”

Charlie Hebdo e i filosofi blogger

Mi è capitato di imbattermi, ieri, “sfogliando” la homepage de ‘Il Fatto Quotidiano’, in un post di Diego Fusaro, professione “filosofo”, dal titolo Charlie Hebdo, perché sono utili idioti servi del potere. Un titolo che mi ha incuriosito perché amo farmi spiegare il perché delle cose dai blogger, che sono, si sa, tutti un po’ filosofi –Continue reading “Charlie Hebdo e i filosofi blogger”