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.

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An article on Nòva24, on il Sole24Ore in Italy, describing the Ubiquitous Commons, the commons in the age of ubiquitous technologies, and some possible implications for the near future of science, citizenship, ownership, open access, health, and more.

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Join us in Rome, from Feb. 25th to March 1st for the Media Arts Festival, organized by Fondazione Mondo Digitale. We will talk about creativity, education, the possible future of the arts, and we will hold a workshop on the Human Ecosystems.

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Join us on February 28-28 2015 in Rome for the 2NC Fest, Multipli-Cities, a biennial event on urban multimedia narratives, offering a focus on cities and on the opportunities which open up when the city is imagined as a polyphony of voices and expressions. We will showcase the most recent updates of Human Ecosystems in Rome.

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Learn more about Stakhanov, the Data God we presented at transmediale 2015 this year, themed "Capture All". Stakhanov is a reflection on the roles which we, as human beings and society, are attributing to data and algorithms, and about some of the ingenuities we are expressing.

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Join us at the Periferica Festival in Rome, on February 16-21 2015 for an installation and a workshop on Human Ecosystems, the real-time lives of cities, in which we will see the relational ecosystem of the city come to life before our eyes, and we will learn how to use it for generative arts, design, civic action and more.

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In the era of Data, Information and Knowledge, Stakhanov is the expression of our new global data-religion. Stakhanov continuously harvests social networks for information and data, making connections, assumptions, correlations, using them to predict the future. Join us at the transmediale festival in Berlin to experience Stakhanov, as well as a series of workshops on the Ubiquitous Commons.

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Salvatore Iaconesi

Salvatore Iaconesi

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.

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Oriana Persico

Oriana Persico

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.

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