Maize n. 8


Maize is the official magazine of H-Farm, an innovation center founded in 2005 in Roncade, in the province of Treviso, which helps companies and startups to evolve with new technologies and provides support and development services for business, as well as acting as an incubator for new business ideas. 

Maize is a new piece in independent periodical publishing in Italy because it is a magazine that talks about technology and the relationship between man and technology. With interventions by distinguished technicians, philosophers, academics and entrepreneurs, he faces the challenges of technological development trying to create an awareness of the impact that each new technology can have on human beings.


ISSUE 8 - Contemporary Utopias


This issue of Maize is entirely dedicated to contemporary utopias. It contains 12 interventions in various fields on our present, 12 radical and innovative visions of utopias that today's world makes us now seem more and more achievable and within everyone's reach. 

In chaos and speed, Maize offers us some alternative ways, some different ways of seeing our present as well as the future.  

These are some of the contributions featured in this issue:

  • Mostly plants, not too much: According to writer Michael Pollan, the relationship we have with food says a lot about the society we live in. 
  • Expiring decisions, by Tomas Barazza: what happens to an organization when all its functions and decisions have an expiration date? 
  • Strong Vision, strong belief, by Robert Wolcott: now that technology allows us to live (almost) any experience, the role of visionaries becomes increasingly important.
  • Oh My Gawd!: a conversation on the meaning of life with Rabbi Irwin Kula.
  • Drill, Cut & Sew, after having served for thirty years in a hospital in his homeland, a Swedish surgeon decides to leave the bureaucracy behind to move to Ethiopia, where he can more easily do what he really loves: operating.


Pages: 166

Dimensions: 29x23.5 cm

Circulation: 1500 copies

English language