Art is Open Source will be at XY Lab in Puglia, from the 17th to the 31st of July, in the beautiful castle of Castrignano de’ Greci, for a massive workshop on knowledge, data, information, Human Ecosystems and the Near Future of Education.
It will be the first workshop to participate to the Knowledge Ecosystem we have been creating with the Knowpen Foundation. (learn more about the new education system we’ve been creating, HERE)
The workshop is FREE, you will be in a beautiful castle with us and multiple other designers and researchers from all over the world, exploring the themes of “New Publishing” and “videomHacking“: new ways to tell stories and to create shared, ubiquitous narratives and participatory ecosystems.
The lab is divided in two interconnected experiences: X and Y.
This will be an important workshop for us. For two reasons.
The first one: after the global event “Education is a Commons“, in which people from all over the world took part in the initial design of the Near Future Education System we’re defining, XY will constitute the first massive effort to create the tools and techniques through which this system will come to life.
We will be inventing and designing communication strategies, software, information visualizations for the Knowledge Common, the Alternative Currency which is used in the Education Ecosystem, the information visualizations which will show the well being of the ecosystem itself, including the relations, economies and productions which take place within it and thanks to it. We will be designing and implementing the Ecosystem itself, creating a peer-to-peer knowledge environment, an ubiquitous network-of-networks.
We will try to answer an enormous question: how is an inclusive, ubiquitous, participatory, mutualistic knowledge ecosystem made?
The second reason regards the fact that XY Lab will also be the first participatory education process which will actually take part to the Knowledge Ecosystem of the new Education System which we’re designing!
This means that all materials, documentation and tools will be open and accessible from the Ecosystem, that they will be usable in “recipes”, and that we will all be able to start assigning each other some Koinoos, the currency of the Knowledge Ecosystem, to evaluate the perception of how active we have been in participating to the well-being of the ecosystem: the new definition of value in the economy of the Education System we’re defining. (to know more about what this all means, you can read the initial description of the Education System designed by the Near Future Education Lab, follow developments on the P2P Foundation wiki, and join the Facebook Group of the Near Future Education Lab to ask us directly and start participating )
During the next months we will be openly supporting more projects, workshops, courses, tutorials, hackathons, learning environments, fablabs and more who will join the Knowledge Ecosystem, to start making the Near Future Education System a shared reality.
This is an important, fundamental first step!
The two-weeks workshop will be about New Publishing and VideomHacking. There will be two groups and multiple chances for cross-pollination.
We will be in the New Publishing area, exploring how to design and implement an ubiquitous knowledge ecosystem.
These are the teachers and tutors for the New Publishing area: X
Salvatore Iaconesi: hacker, designer and teacher at ISIA of Firenze
Oriana Persico: hacker, designer and teacher at ISIA of Florence
Mauro Bubbico: designer and teacher at ISIA of Urbino, among the leading experts in communications in Italy
Leonardo Romei: Lecturer of Semiotics and member of the Academic senate at Isia (Higher education institute for industrial arts and design) of Urbino; co-founder of the communication design studio QZR. He received the PhD in Communication sciences from the Sapienza University of Rome and worked in the ESCoM – Cognitive semiotics and new medias team at FMSH (Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme) in Paris. He gave several workshops and lectures and he wrote for Nova24 de Il Sole 24 ore, Alfabeta 2, iS Pearson, il Verri, Progetto Grafico. He is co-editor of the monographic issue of Progetto Grafico n. 25 “Text and Image in the Scientific Realm”.
Salvatore Zingale: semiotics teacher at Politecnico di Milano
Silvio Lorusso: artist and designer. His ongoing PhD research in Design Sciences at Iuav University of Venice is focused on the intersections between publishing and digital technology from the perspective of art and design. Since 2013, he manages the Post-Digital Publishing Archive
Emilio Macchia: graphic designer and researcher, former participant at the JvE Academie, Maastricht. Curator of “Fahrenheit 39” – publishing fair and Head of “Offset” designers in residency program since 2011.
Antonio Vergari: analyst and informatics, a.i. and automatic learning system expert from Politecnico di Bari
Danilo di Cuia: creative technologist with a background in graphic design and a focus in human-computer interaction. In the past few years he has been crafting games, interfaces and interactive installations in the US and UK for clients such as ITV, Google and BBC. His latest installation ‘Collate’ has been selected for the London Design Festival and exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Jacopo Pompilii: visual designer, currently attending a master’s degree in Communication Design at Politecnico di Milano. His bachelor final thesis at ISIA Urbino — Iperlibro (Hyperbook) — focused on digital publishing and new reading experiences specifically designed for new digital media.
Eugenio Battaglia: Neurosciences and biohacking expert
These are the teachers and tutors for the VideomHacking area: Y
Marcus Ströbel: software developer, contributor of Magic Lantern
Cosimo Bizzarri: storyteller and journalist, he’s currently working as the executive editor of COLORS Magazine and as a tutor at the Design faculty of the San Marino University
Gianpaolo D’Amico: PhD in Computer Science at the University of Florence, is freelance creative technologist for digital media and founder of the blog sounDesign
Paolo Patelli: PhD candidate at Politecnico di Milano, researches and designs between architecture, media technologies and public spheres
Giacomo Leonzi: has a degree in Science, and he currently works as a developer and interaction designer around the world
Nicholas Caporusso: researcher in the field of human computer interaction, and hospital risk management, CEO at QIRIS
Michelantonio Trizio: information engineer, hacker and enterpreneur, CTO ad QIRIS
Matteo De Mayda: photographer and art director based in Treviso. ADCI Award in 2012
Lea Dicursi: video-maker, video-editor and producer based in Barcellona. She had worked for Benetton, Colors Magazine and Fabrica
Matteo Bencini: interactive and web designer at Lcd s.r.l. in Florence
Ruggero Castagnola: IxD and Creative Technologist. Iuav graduate, currently research fellow at PoliMi
Giuditta Vendrame: designer and currently enrolled in Social Design Master at Design Academy Eindhoven
Join us for these two weeks of whorkshop! We’ll be happy to work with you.
The workshop is FREE!
xDxD.vs.xDxD June 29th, 2014