Guitar player and Hifi enthusiast, geologist, and “computerphile” (link to Bio)
A website about some of my interests. The first two here are those who are giving me most satisfaction today: Music, both when I play with my friends and when I listen to it on my Hifi system.
Resuming playing the guitar is one of the best things I’ve done to my life recently, especially since it happened in a very difficult time. Let’s say it helped me maintain my self balance and … sanity.
The way I listen to music instead has been a constant. Maybe I can’ t see well but I can hear very well, so I particularly care about the quality of the sound when I approach the art form that touches me deep down most of all.
“Geologica” is a journey to discover our planet from the point of view of a geologist (reminds me of “Galactica” – I just liked it). It is aimed at divulgation but I admit that it is not easy to read. The hope is that it will be useful both to those who accidentally want to know more, and to any students who may find it helpful.
Computer science has something to do with my new job but it has been an interest since university. The approach is a bit historical, trying to retrace how computers have become from exclusive tools of a few to indispensable objects a bit for everyone. I am not a computer scientist but working in the scientific field it is obvious that a certain familiarity must be acquired. I’ve always had it of my own, I’m naturally brought to it and perhaps I would have done well to point my studies in this direction. The fact is that I work with it now and my ability and ease with computers and software has – let’s say – saved my life.
I’m not a car addict per se, but I like to drive a car that gives me a certain kind of feeling. Alfa Romeo is its emblem and in my particular instance it reminds me of other times, not because it is not cutting-edge, but because in my opinion it has always kept the same spirit, even considering only its design, something that brings me back to the time when things were done in “a certain way”. And anyway the car models of the past represent their era and also my memories.
Photography is something like that. Like vinyl records, it’ a way of finding the least hectic pace of times when digital technology didn’t force us to hurry. I admit that I don’t develop the film, ironically I don’t have the time or the way, but I have it done in a lab, also requiring the scans to have – alas – a file to use in a modern way. What’s the point? With film you shoot in a different way and – for me – even when you look at it on a monitor, an analog photograph has something different.