Author: Alexandra Korey

Alexandra Korey is Head of Digital at The Florentine and at TF's sister company, Flod. She specializes in social media & crowdfunding for cultural institutions. In her past life, she got a PhD in Renaissance art history from the University of Chicago and a Masters from Syracuse University in Florence. When she is not writing for someone else, you can find her at her blog www.arttrav.com, where she's been reporting on art, culture and life in Italy since 2004.
June 16, 2011
LIFESTYLE

The faces of Frontiers: Amber Case

Amber Case calls herself a Cyborg Anthropologist, defined as "a framework for understanding the effects of objects and technology on humans and culture." Named one of Fast Company's Most Influential Women in Tech in 2010, she's spoken at TED and is now coming to Florence to speak at
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The faces of Frontiers: Mark Coleran

Coleran has a job most of us don't know exists: designing fake computer systems for sci-fi and action films, systems that discreetly make them seem fast and cool. His extensive portfolio of Fantasy User Interfaces includes The Bourne Identity, Mission Impossible 3 and The Island.   You've
CULTURE

Five geek-friendly things to do

With Florence hosting the tech conference Frontiers of Interaction on June 20 and 21, there will be a lot more geeks in town than usual.   For them, we've thought of five strange, scientific, or just odd things to visit off the usual tourist trail.   1.  &
June 1, 2011
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The don’t miss list June 1 to 21,

  We’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest in culture, music and more English-friendly entertainment here in our Top Picks! Enjoy Florence.   The Florentine Events/Culture Clash June 9, Le Murate, 7 to 9pm   Join The Florentine for a lively discussion about the topics that unite and divide the Anglo and Italian […]
May 19, 2011
LIFESTYLE

Where design, technology and humans meet

If I tell you that Frontiers of Interaction is a two-day conference about technology, you might stop reading now. Luckily, it’s a whole lot more than that. Yes, there are speakers, but, as a past attendee of a Frontiers conference, I can guarantee that the speakers are of a world-class caliber and what they present […]
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The don’t miss list May 23 to June 2,

We'll keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest in culture, music and more English-friendly entertainment here in our Top Picks! Enjoy Florence.   La Fiorita Commemoration of Savonarola's death May 23, piazza della Signoria and parade in historic center, 10am to noon   The
May 5, 2011
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The don’t miss list – May 6 to 19,

Fair/ Artigianato e Palazzo May 13 to 15, Giardino Corsini   Three days, nearly 100 artisans and the rare opportunity to see them at work and explaining their craft, all in the stunning setting of Giardino Corsini, which will be in full bloom. This year will feature artisanal kite making (
April 21, 2011
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The don’t miss list Apr 24 to May 5,

Religious/Easter + Scoppio del Carro April 24, 11am, Piazza Duomo   Before sitting down for Easter lunch and shattering that chocolate egg, grab your earplugs and watch this odd, loud tradition unfold: an ornate cart carrying a lit candle is pulled through the city by two white oxen, leaving from
April 7, 2011
LIFESTYLE

Be inspired, not tired!

Have you ever come out from the Uffizi or another museum feeling sore and exhausted? You're not alone. ‘People usually go to a museum, see as much as they can, get exhausted, and don't return,' says New York consultant Phil Terry. The idea behind the Slow Art
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The don’t miss list- Apr 8 to 22,

  We’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest in culture, music and more English-friendly entertainment here in our Top Picks!  Enjoy Florence.   Special Events/Week of Cultural Heritage April 9 to 17, Florence and Italy   Enjoy Italy’s magnificent cultural heritage in all its forms… free! The 13th annual Week of Cultural Heritage […]