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.
Art is Open Source will be at TEDxRoncade to talk about Near Future Design. On February 22nd 2014.Learn more »
What do arts, design and philosophy have to do with business? It is about opportunity through anthropological performance, through co-creating our futures, the “new normal”. It is Near Future Design.
What do Michel De Certeau, Gilles Clément and Marco Casagrande have to do with the idea of Smart Cities? What is the Third Infoscape? How can we grasp the potential revolutionary character of our daily lives, educate our gaze to capture unforeseen opportunities and experience our cities as living beings, to which we all participate and onto which we can all contribute to transformation and change?
What is the future? The future does not exist. It is a performance to which we all take part in, establishing a global conversation, making decisions and embracing directions. Each time we do this, we push our perception of "what is possible" a little further beyond. At ISIA Design Florence we have made a huge experiment in Near Future Design, and we presented it at Frontiers of Interactions 2013. Here's what we did and how it went.
AOS will be at Frontiers of Interaction 2013 in Milan for a special workshop on Design Fiction and Near Future Design. Here more info about the workshop and the ideas we care about when dealing with Design Fiction and Near Future Design.
Our article about an Anthropological view on Innovation appeared today on Nòva24, the inset of Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy's most influential financial newspaper. Our impressions after the 7 weeks on the Eisenhower Fellowship.
Art is Open Source will be at TEDxRoncade to talk about Near Future Design. On February 22nd 2014.
Human Ecosystems will be featured at Artscaping Rome, on February 20th 2014
Human Ecosystems in Toronto, at the ArtSci Salon: starting the real-time observation of the city and a first workshop on real-time cities, ubiquitous information, commons and the new public spaces (and some information visualization and BigData, too).
Crisis and transformation are connected to each other. This is what is happening in ISIA, Florence's school of design, where the students are leading a disruptive effort to co-create the future of their own education system. The story has just begun, and you will be able to follow and take active part in it on the physical and digital pages of Nòva24, on Il Sole24Ore, and on the many forms of presence which this wonderful group of students will be maintaining on social networks and in cities. The future does not exist: it is a performance, which we enact with every single one of our decisions. And, thus: let the Performance, and the Design, begin. You are all welcome.
a few notes about the presentation we had yesterday about La Cura at the transmediale Festival in Berlin: Afterglow
Salvatore Iaconesi is an interaction designer, robotics engineer, artist, hacker. TED Fellow 2012 and Eisenhower Fellow since 2013.
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.