AOS, Art is Open Source, is an international informal network exploring the mutation of human beings with the wide and ubiquitous accessibility and availability of digital technologies and networks.
We move across arts and sciences, using technology, communication, performance, art and design, to instantiate emotional actions and processes that are able to expose the dynamics of our contemporary world.
We do this in academic, artistic, business and activist domains and, actually, we are focused on moving fluidly among each of these spaces.
AOS and Nefula will be at Wired NextFest in Milan with a Near Future Design workshop and a talk on the Ubiquitous Commons project.
Join us in Bari on May 21-23 2015 for the "Festival dell'Innovazione" together with Human Ecosystems, Nefula and ISIA, for a workshop on the Human Ecosystems and a beautiful installation about the real-time digital life of Bari.
Come with us on June 3rd for a performative, full day workshop at King's College in London in which we will experiment just how much data we generate as human beings, citizens and members of communities. Using the Human Ecosystems we will learn how to use this data in useful, positive and ethical ways, and how to regain control in deciding how this data should be used, through the Ubiquitous Commons.
Join us on June 4th at King's College Department for Social Science Health and Medicine, in the Bioethics and Society programme for a conversation about "La Cura", the Open Source Cure for Cancer.
Salvatore Iaconesi is an interaction designer, robotics engineer, artist, hacker. TED Fellow 2012, Eisenhower Fellow since 2013 and Yale World Fellow 2014.
He currently teaches Interaction Design and cross-media practices at the Faculty of Architecture of the “La Sapienza” University of Rome, at ISIA Design Florence, at the Rome University of Fine Arts and at the IED Design institute.
He produced videogames, artificial intelligences, expert systems dedicated to business and scientific research, entertainment systems, mobile ecosystems, interactive architectures, cross-medial publications, augmented reality systems, and experiences and applications dedicated to providing products, services and practices to human beings all over the world, enabled by technologies, networks and new metaphors of interactions, across cultures and languages.
His artworks and performances have been featured worldwide at festivals and conferences.
Salvatore actively participates to global discussions and actions on the themes of freedoms, new forms of expression and on the future scenarios of our planet from the points of view of energy, environment, multi-cultural societies, gender mutation, sustainability and innovation on both society and business, collaborating with institutions, enterprises and international research groups.
Oriana Persico holds a degree in Communication Sciences, is an expert in participatory policies and digital inclusion. She is an artist and writer.
She has worked together with national governments and the European Union to the creation of best practices, standards and researches in the areas of digital rights, social and technological innovation, Digital Business Ecosystems (DBE), practices for participation and knowledge sharing.
Oriana writes critical, scientific, philosophical and poetical texts that connects to technological innovation, and on its cultural, sociological, economic and political impacts.
She is an expert on the formal analysis of cultural and social trends, with specific focus on social networks.
She creates breakthruogh communication campaigns, performances, research methodologies and strategies.