NEUTOPIA – Rivista del Possibile Vol. VII – DE-EVOLUTION

NEUTOPIA – Rivista del Possibile Vol. VII

Autori: Graziano Gala, Luca Manenti, Davide Galipò, Andrea Pauletto, Alessandra Greco, Andrea Astolfi, Francesco Aprile, Chiara Fiorano, Alessandro Mangiameli, Jacopo Lanaro, Alessia Ballato, Alberto Armanni, Luca Gringeri, Roberta Pasetti, Marta Zanierato

Illustratori: Luc Fierens, Franz Kafka, Lavinia Fagiuoli, Tim Molloy, Teppa Elle, Liudas Barkauskas, Nicolò Gugliuzza, Giannino Dari, Domenico Piraino

Copertina di Alessandro Mangiameli

96 pagine, colori, brossura

12 € (spedizione inclusa)

“20” a cura di Andrea Astolfi su

radioarte 0121 presenta:“20”
ideazione e cura: Andrea Astolfi,Un happening radiofonico, che pone al centro il dialogo tra testo e suono, sound art, musica
concreta e scrittura di ricerca. 20 come: 20 anni di attività di radioarte, 20 marzo, 20 scrittori di ricerca: Andrea Inglese, Vincenzo Ostuni, Marco Giovenale, Francesco Aprile, Gianluca Garrapa, Alessandra Greco, Michele Zaffarano, Mariangela Guatteri, Luca Zanini, Giorgiomaria Cornelio,
Gabriele Stera, Elena Cappai Bonanni, Cristiano Caggiula, Ophelia Borghesan, Paola Silvia Dolci, Andrea Astolfi, Fabio Teti, Barbara Giuliani, Simona Menicocci, Davide Galipò.

“20” sarà trasmesso h24 su il 20 marzo, giorno precedente la giornata mondiale della primavera.
radioarte0121 è una serie speciale di radio eventi in occasione dei venti anni di attività della piattaforma radioarte che hanno avuto inizio nell’anno 2001.Locandina di Margherita di Peco

francesco aprile – nostra danelectro dei turchi (a CB) – 07/02/2021 by francesco aprile

Schermi. Parole (IV) @ 60″, niederngasse

Per la nuova rubrica di Niedern Gasse a cura di Andrea Astolfi, 60″. “Schermi. Parole IV”.

Francesco Aprile, Code Poems 2010-2019, Post-Asemic Press, 2020


Introduction by Volodymyr Bilyk

Never underestimate the grind of technological progress. You never know what is coming, but you will be crushed by sheer laws-of-physics-defying weight of the surprise. That’s the thing you need to be aware of upon reading this book. One of the benefits of writing poetry is that you don’t really need to write what is generally considered to be poetry. In one way or another, you need to explore and apply aesthetic qualities and features of languages and use whatever tools that can help with accomplishing that task. From this perspective – computer code is pretty much a perfect medium for making poetry. You don’t need to do anything else and if everything comes together just right – poetry happens. Just like a swiss army knife poetry can transform code in a way that moves deeply into territory of unknown. Code poetry is a leap beyond. Paul N. Edwards wrote “computers are language machines”, except their understanding of language is more practical. Code is utilitarian, functional, it has a definite purpose. It makes sense. But when code is applied not as a functional element but as a thing-in-itself – it moves above and beyond. The result is something different, something that resembles regular code but is fundamentally different in its modus operandi. In a way, code poetry creates a paradox – it is a poem written in programming language that operates beyond the programming language’s function and designed for outsider’s perspective. That kind of beyond is within the reaches of the human mind but you have accepted it for what it is. In the human mind, code poetry is like desolate remains of borderline unknown, misinterpreted or semi-studied civilizations. The only thing you are left with are speculations and ruminations. As such, you need to go into this book open-minded. Let it do its job and make you surprised.


This book is a collection of “Code poems” that the author wrote between 2010 and 2019. He used different languages: pseudocode, Html with Javascript, Css, Php and Laravel, found code, command-line executions and git, errors log from Katalon, Mvn and Katalium. The recent history of writing provides a large part of the context for the reception of the information technology in literature. After a high school diploma about information technology, the author studied Science of Philosophy. During degree course, he matured the idea to work on relations between code and poetry. His first research in this field takes the name of “Poetic algorithm” (2010). With his first poetic algorithm, written in pseudocode, he won in 2016 the Source Code Poetry Challenge in “Most artistic” category. Code poems are cracks in the technical workflow, a poetic manumission in a language that is stranger for the poetry. Codes reveal the differential state of themselves as writing and poem, but these are always codes.