La Cura at the time of COVID19

Another cancer, at the time of a global pandemic, means you have to rethink everything, once more. A series of artcles: Open articles on OperaViva...
HER She Loves Data in Rome, for a new school on AI and Data

HER She Loves Data in Rome, for a new school on AI and Data

We will be in Rome for the FLxER audio visual performing arts project, where we will hold the meeting for the neighbourhood school which we’re launching with Human Ecosytems Relazioni. THIS is the Facebook event of the initiative. The events will take place at...
Stakhanov and a panel on AI at Art + b = love? in Ancona

Stakhanov and a panel on AI at Art + b = love? in Ancona

Artificial Intelligence has always been a focal point of our research here at AOS. Ever since our little AI kid, Angel_F, or through the Talker Performance, or with GhostWriter, or with Stakhanov, Artificial Intelligence has represented an important, extreme...
BodyQuake at Infoscapes exhibit, at Pordenone Design Week

BodyQuake at Infoscapes exhibit, at Pordenone Design Week

BodyQuake was featured at the Pordenone Design Week  in an exhibit called Infoscapes curated by Pier Luigi Capucci, in the foyer of the Verdi Theater in Pordenone. Some info from Pier Luigi Capucci’s website: I have been invited, as in 2016, to Pordenone Design...
GhostWriter at Palazzo delle Esposizioni for Human+

GhostWriter at Palazzo delle Esposizioni for Human+

The HUMAN+ exhibit was conceived and first exhibited at Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin. This new iteration of HUMAN+ is a coproduction of the exhibition by Science Gallery and Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona and will be exhibited at Palazzo...
RemixID: what is the self? At RAMPA Lab in Ljubljana

RemixID: what is the self? At RAMPA Lab in Ljubljana

What is the self? What happens when this complex cultural apparatus is mediated through algorithms and technologies? How this transformations affect our public, private and intimate space? RemixID is a 3 day hands-on workshop to explore the boundary of the self and of...
Stakhanov with Homeostase at the Wrong Biennial

Stakhanov with Homeostase at the Wrong Biennial

Stakhanov, the Big Data Oracle launched in 2015 at Transmediale,  will be hosted at the Wrong Biennale in the Homeostase Pavilion in Brazil: capturing BigData from the city of Sao Paulo to understand the implications of predictive analysis on our daily lives....
Sul Caldo e Sul Freddo at Turin’s Contemporary Art Week

Sul Caldo e Sul Freddo at Turin’s Contemporary Art Week

For the first time a castle participates to an art week as resident artist: the artificial intelligence inside Castello del Valentino establishes relationships with its inhabitants to self-reflect on energy consumption. Interactive installation, Opening 3rd Nov, 2017,...
art*science in Bologna, with Kernos and Accelerator

art*science in Bologna, with Kernos and Accelerator

From the 3rd to the 6th of July, the city of Bologna, with art*science will become a center for the international discussion on the opportunities and scenarios for collaboration between arts, sciences and technologies. It will also be one of the locations of the 50th...
A new Literary Genre: the Algorithmic Biography, on DigiMag

A new Literary Genre: the Algorithmic Biography, on DigiMag

The new literary genre, the Algorithmic Autobiography invented with the GhostWriter project has been featured in a paper which was published on Digimag Journal #75. You can read the paper here:  Algorithmic Autobiography: paper (PDF) Iaconesi, S., Persico, P....
43^4 : Remixing Identities at the Media Arts Festival

43^4 : Remixing Identities at the Media Arts Festival

Take 43 faces. Divide each face in 4 sections: forehead, eyes, nose, mouth. Recombine them. The permutations are 43^4, that is 3.418.80 faces, that is 3.418.80 different identities. We took pictures of our faces. We used facial recognition algorithms, the technologies...
La Cura and the Monsters in the Machine

La Cura and the Monsters in the Machine

At Laboral, in Gijón, Asturias, La Cura meets the Monsters in the Machine, the exhibit and program which explores the updates of the “monster” and of the “machine” in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’s  anniversary. La Cura participates...
Creating an Augmented Sense: ubiquitous bodies

Creating an Augmented Sense: ubiquitous bodies

You can consider these to be the notes to the workshop which we will hold this week in Cyprus. During the workshop we will create a manifestation of the ubiquitous body: the idea according to which our essence cannot be meaningfully constrained into our physical,...
Ubiquitous Bodies

Ubiquitous Bodies

A workshop and exhibit at NeMe in Cyprus where we will create a manifestation of the ubiquitous body: a research on the implications of ubiquitous technologies and the perception of our bodies, their location in time and space, and the opportunities and risks which...
Interconnected Brain, Augmented Sense-ability

Interconnected Brain, Augmented Sense-ability

This September 3rd and 4th we will present Baotaz, a collaborative project through which we merged arts, sciences and technologies to formulate an hypothesis to create new models of interconnection among people and places, globally: a new augmented sense, a new...
The Transgressive Spaces of Innovation

The Transgressive Spaces of Innovation

This post originates from the lecture about Transgression and Innovation held at the Alta Scuola Politecnica a few weeks ago. In this article we will explore again a topic which is very close to the practices here at Art is Open Source, which is the interconnection...
La Cura at ICEEFest in Bucarest

La Cura at ICEEFest in Bucarest

We will be in Bucarest for the ICEEFest. ICEEfest stands for Interactive Central and Eastern Europe Festival and has been building itself into one of the largest Internet related festivals organized in the CEE and SE Europe region since 2012. There we will give a talk...
Erbe Indisciplinate, a workshop and a conversation on La Cura

Erbe Indisciplinate, a workshop and a conversation on La Cura

Three new events for La Cura: a workshop at RuralHub exploring the connections between nature and radical innovation; a workshop on transgression and innovation at the Federico II University in Naples; and a conversation with a philosopher and a cyborg at the same...
La Cura at Perugia’s International Journalism Festival

La Cura at Perugia’s International Journalism Festival

La Cura is out with a new book, published by Codice Edizioni, featuring the story of the global artistic performance which started when Salvatore Iaconesi was diagnosed with a brain cancer and he decided to open it up to the entire society to confront with the...
Transgression and Innovation at the Alta Scuola Politecnica

Transgression and Innovation at the Alta Scuola Politecnica

On Wednesday March 16th 2016 we will be in Belgirate, near the Lake Maggiore, at the 11th cycle of Winter School (2016) of the Alta Scuola Politecnica for a lecture titled “Innovation/Transgression. What is the role of transgression in innovation processes? The...
Innovation and Transgression

Innovation and Transgression

At AOS we have recently published an article titled “Parallasse: Trasgressione e Codice” (“Parallax: transgression and code”) on “Architetti Notizie”, published by the Order of the Architects in Padova. You can access the...
Hacking Melanoma

Hacking Melanoma

Join us in Capri from October 20th to November 1st for Hacking Melanoma! Hacking Melanoma will be a hackathon dedicated to the technological, social and relational aspects of e-health, and explicitly dedicated to the diagnosis and cure of Melanoma, skin cancer, one of...
Petterns of Commoning is out

Petterns of Commoning is out

The book “Patterns of Commoning” edited by David Bollier and Silke Helfrich is out. From the book’s website: In Patterns of Commoning, more than sixty frontline activists, academics and project leaders from twenty countries explain how commoning is...
Ubiquitous Commons at Smart City Exhibition in Bologna

Ubiquitous Commons at Smart City Exhibition in Bologna

Data as Commons. This will be the focus of our intervention at Smart City Exhibition 2015 in Bologna, on October 16th 2015, at 9:30. What happens when data becomes a commons? How can we build the high quality relational environment which is needed for citizens to...
Myriads, Trangression in the Post City: after Ars Electronica 2015

Myriads, Trangression in the Post City: after Ars Electronica 2015

Some times has passed after Ars Electronica 2015, and our participation to its exhibit and to education programme with the Myriads project, part of the Human Ecosystems and of the Ubiquitous Commons. In this post we wish to share some images from the exhibit, some...
La Cura at Dreamers Day in Milan

La Cura at Dreamers Day in Milan

While we wait for the upcoming book, La Cura, the Open Source Cure for Cancer will be in Milan for the Dreamers Day, on October 18th 2015, together with two of its great inspirations: an oncologist who is also a hacker, Pier Mario Biava, and an enlightening...
Myriads: transgression in the Post City

Myriads: transgression in the Post City

This year, Art is Open Source, Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons will be featured at Ars Electronica, as part of the Post City Kit exhibition, with the Myriads project (part of the wider Ubiquitous Infoscapes project). From Ars Electronica’s website: Post...
Ubiquitous Commons updates

Ubiquitous Commons updates

http://www.ubiquitouscommons.org/ubiquitous-commons-updated-and-the-societing-summer-school-at-ruralhub/ Just published on Ubiquitous Commons: … in the double transition which we are living (from scarcity to abundance; from the physical, situated, relational...
Human Ecosystems at Expo Aquae, in Venice

Human Ecosystems at Expo Aquae, in Venice

Human Ecosystems at Expo Aquae in Venice, August 1st 2015, at 11am. Full information about the event is on Human Ecosystems. How do we speak about water? How do we relate? What are our fears, concerns, important issues, joys and anxieties about water? We have captured...
La Cura featured on TED.com, and some exciting news

La Cura featured on TED.com, and some exciting news

La Cura, My Open Source Cure for Cancer, has been featured as La Cura as TED talk of the day. Go check it out! It is a wonderful chance to announce that the book about La Cura is coming out soon, with amazing features. The book, coming out soon after the summer, will...
Digital Media and Human-Machine Interaction

Digital Media and Human-Machine Interaction

Just out from Aracne Editore in Italy: I Media Digitali e l’Interazione Uomo-Macchina edited and coordinated by Simone Arcagni. In the book you can find the article “Il Terzo Infoscape. Dati, informazioni e saperi nella città e nuovi paradigmi di...
100 Women who are co-creating the P2P society

100 Women who are co-creating the P2P society

Who are the women who are co-creating the P2P Society? Luckily, they are many. Today, the P2P Foundation has featured one of them: our very own Oriana Persico, aka penelope.di.pixel. From the Italian Senate, to cyber-ecology, passing through arts and scientific...
Ubiquitous Commons at the STARTS Symposium in Brussels, June 2015

Ubiquitous Commons at the STARTS Symposium in Brussels, June 2015

from Ubiquitous Commons at the STARTS Symposium in Brussels, June 2015 Ubiquitous Commons will be at the STARTS Symposium in Brussels, on June 22-23 2015. Promoted by ICT Art Connect, STARTS begins to explore opportunities for piloting cross-sectorial collaboration to...
Conflict and Transgression

Conflict and Transgression

This post appeared in Italian on CheFare: Conflitto e trasgressione: Anonymous all’Unione Europea Bruxelles, February 2015. NetFutures 2015 A series of interesting discussions are going on In the post industrial building of The Egg, the congress center few steps away...
Near Future Design and Ubiquitous Commons at Wired NextFest

Near Future Design and Ubiquitous Commons at Wired NextFest

Join us in Milan for Wired’s NextFest. Art is Open Source, Nefula and Ubiquitous Commons will be there for an exploration on the implications of technologies and networks on our near-future lives. On May 24th at 10:30 in the Giardini Porta Venezia Nefula will...
An Open Source Cure for Cancer at King’s College in London

An Open Source Cure for Cancer at King’s College in London

Join us at King’s College Department for Social Science Health and Medicine with the Bioethics and Society programme for a conversation on: “The Cure”, an Open Source Cure for Cancer: a conversation with Oriana Persico and Salvatore Iaconesi The network “Citizen...
Ubiquitous Infoscapes at UNIDEE

Ubiquitous Infoscapes at UNIDEE

Last days to join in for Ubiquitous Infoscape, our immersive workshop at UNIDEE, from  May 4th to May 8th 2015, at Città dell’Arte, in Biella, Italy. During the workshop we will confront with the Ubiquitous Infoscape, the immersive and pervasive information...
Ubiquitous Commons at Nexa Center for Internet & Society

Ubiquitous Commons at Nexa Center for Internet & Society

Join us at Nexa Center for Internet & Society, on Wednesday April 8th 2015 from 6pm to 8pm, for an open discussion about and around the concept of the Ubiquitous Commons, the international research effort which is bringing about the development of a legal and...
Ubiquitous Commons at Cyber Resistance, in Milan

Ubiquitous Commons at Cyber Resistance, in Milan

Time again for Cyber Resistance at Il Cantiere in Milan, in April 10-11 2015. This year we will talk about the Ubquitous Commons: how to claim back your data from online services, and decide how it should be used. The Ubiquitous Commons is an international research...
Ubiquitous Commons at NetFutures 2015

Ubiquitous Commons at NetFutures 2015

this news article appeared on the Ubiquitous Commons website. A preview of the Ubiquitous Commons first prototype has been presented at the NetFutures 2015 event held in Brussels, during the CAPS concertation meeting, for the special topic regarding Distributed...
“Iperconnessioni Rurali”: hyper-connectivity in rural space

“Iperconnessioni Rurali”: hyper-connectivity in rural space

Join us in Calvanico in Italy from April 12 to 14 2015 together with the Rural Hub who made this possible, for an intensive workshop in which we will learn to use social networks to create hyper-connective human dynamics and relations, to promote wide, inclusive...
Understand: a new simple app, and some source code

Understand: a new simple app, and some source code

Understand is a new simple smartphone application in which we publish a magazine entirely made of abstracts of great articles on the web. It is also an easy way to create a magazine on smartphones using a WordPress Blog, with full source code available. Here you can...
Ubiquitous Commons: governance in the age of hyper-connectivity

Ubiquitous Commons: governance in the age of hyper-connectivity

(this post comes from our sister project, the Ubiquitous Commons: http://www.ubiquitouscommons.org/ubiquitous-commons-article-on-nova-24-on-il-sole24ore-governing-hyperconnectivity/) An article has appeared today on Nòva 24 on il Sole 24 Ore, explaining the major...
Stakhanov, a BigData god, predicts human futures

Stakhanov, a BigData god, predicts human futures

Stakhanov is a BigData god. It is a reflection about the role which we, as human beings and as members of society, are attributing to data, information and algorithms. Stakhanov captures public information from millions of people on social networks, and searches for...
Periferica: Human Ecosystems workshops in Rome

Periferica: Human Ecosystems workshops in Rome

Join us at the Periferica Festival in Rome, on February 16-21 2015 at Fusolab, in Viale della Bella Villa 94 (and some other locations: check the program for time and locations). Art is Open Source and Human Ecosystems will be there for an installation and a workshop...
Stakhanov: the BigData Oracle for a new era

Stakhanov: the BigData Oracle for a new era

From Wikipedia: “In Classical Antiquity, an oracle was a person or agency considered to interface wise counsel or prophetic predictions or precognition of the future, inspired by the gods. The word oracle comes from the Latin verb ōrāre “to speak” and...
Human Ecosystems in Reggio Calabria

Human Ecosystems in Reggio Calabria

The Human Ecosystems project is landing in Reggio Calabria, the beautiful city at the tip of the boot of the Italian peninsula, full of history and culture. Here we will explore the opportunities which can be found by gaining more understandings about the digital life...
Human Ecosystems in New Haven

Human Ecosystems in New Haven

Art is Open Source, Yale World Fellows and the City of New Haven present: “HENHV” – Human Ecosystems New Haven. The digital life of a city Opening Ceremony December 9th, 2014 | 10.30-11:30am New Haven City Hall |165 Church St, New Haven Guests of...
The Factory of the Mind

The Factory of the Mind

Everything began like this, with a Facebook post: “The Third Industrial Revolution? Yes! Meaning that we’re seeing a new kind of factory: this time not for bodies, but for minds” Always on, Always working. We’re moving towards a dimension of...
Art is Open Source and Human Ecosystems at Yale: some events

Art is Open Source and Human Ecosystems at Yale: some events

Join us in Yale for a series of events during Salvatore’s Yale World Fellowship: a Master’s Tea at Saybrook College, an Inspired Series talk at the New Haven public library, a talk about Human Ecosystems at the Department of Computer Science. And more to...
La Cura at Data Viz or Data Touch, in Paris

La Cura at Data Viz or Data Touch, in Paris

Join us in Paris on October 17th 2014 for “Data Viz or Data Touch” Art, Science, Design and Data Visualisation, at Google’s Cultural Institute Lab, for a performative discussion about La Cura, the Open Source Cure for Cancer. « Data viz or Data touch...
One Million Dreams at the MakerFaire in Rome

One Million Dreams at the MakerFaire in Rome

One Million Dreams at the MakerFaire in Rome, from October 3rd to 5th 2014, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. We will present an installation for the One Million Dreams project, through which we are capturing the expression of people’s dreams using social...
La Cura, at Wave, with Susanna Pozzoli

La Cura, at Wave, with Susanna Pozzoli

La Cura will be featured at Wave, Collective Intelligence, an exhibit promoted by BNP Paribas, in Paris at the Parc de la Villette, from September 10th to October 5th 2014 through a video by artist Susanna Pozzoli. Click HERE for some more information about La Cura at...
OneMillionDreams at File Festival 2014 in S. Paulo

OneMillionDreams at File Festival 2014 in S. Paulo

One Million Dreams will be featured at the File Festival 2014 in S. Paulo, Brazil. This is the 15th edition of FILE – Electronic Language International Festival in São Paulo –, which takes place this year from August 26 to October 5 at Centro Cultural FIESP...
La Cura on Neural #47

La Cura on Neural #47

La Cura, an Open Source Cure for Cancer: an interview and coverage about the project has been published on Neural magazine issue #47 Here’s a Preview: More info on: Neural Magazine, ISSUE #47, WINTER 2014 ISSN:...
10 Minutes in Detroit

10 Minutes in Detroit

An information visualisation built using the Human Ecosystems will be featured at the Gallery Project, in Detroit, for the Unseen exhibit. 10 Minutes in Detroit captures all the social networking activity in the city of Detroit on June 30th 2014 and visualises it in a...
The Real Time Museum of the City and the Ubiquitous Commons

The Real Time Museum of the City and the Ubiquitous Commons

A public gathering in Rome, uniting administrations, politics, civil society and the cultures of the Italian capital become the occasion to explore the Human Ecosystems, the Real Time Museum of the City and the Ubiquitous Commons: the emergence of a vision of the...
XY: a Castle, a Lab and the Near Future of Education

XY: a Castle, a Lab and the Near Future of Education

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...
A model of relations in Human Ecosystems: Relational Ecosystems

A model of relations in Human Ecosystems: Relational Ecosystems

We just published an article on Human Ecosystems in which we describe the ways in which we can model the relationships in the Relational Ecosystems of cities. The article is titled: Relations in the Human Ecosystems: Cultures, Communities, Roles and Emergence and you...
the 7 days of the Near Future of Education

the 7 days of the Near Future of Education

It’s here! After our initial exploration of the Near Future of Education, when the ISIA Design School in Florence faced the effects of the global crisis, after writing about our vision on newspapers, and performing collaborative efforts to understand...
Transmedia Design

Transmedia Design

Fake and real. Simulacra and simulation. Go and organize a fake hold up. Be sure to check that your weapons are harmless, and take the most trustworthy hostage, so that no life is in danger (otherwise you risk committing an offence). Demand ransom, and arrange it so...
Human Ecosystems at TEDxDanubia

Human Ecosystems at TEDxDanubia

Join us in Budapest for TEDxDanubia, where we will present the Human Ecosystems project, and some surprises about the digital lives of cities, the ways in which people express in urban contexts and on the possibility to create a new form of Public Space, in the era of...
The Near Future of Education

The Near Future of Education

 Introduction With students, designing the future of the education system. A fundamental action towards a shift to a participatory, inclusive knowledge society. This post describes the structure and methodology of our action. Follow what is happening using the blog...
Yale World Fellowship 2014

Yale World Fellowship 2014

Salvatore Iaconesi has just been selected as Yale World Fellow 2014. During the fellowship, which will last from August to December 2014, he will expand the concept of Ubiquitous Commons, in an attempt to reframe the concept of Public Space, to adapt it to the current...
Generativity: Fluffy Chaos

Generativity: Fluffy Chaos

Fluffy Chaos is the first book of the Generativity series.   It explores the spaces of generative visuals. Spaces in which the laws of nature become entangled with programming code to describe possible scenarios. The books of the series showcase the images and...
Near Future Design at CyberResistance in Milan

Near Future Design at CyberResistance in Milan

AOS will be at CyberResistance, on April 3, 4 and 5 2014, in Milan, at the Cantiere, for a participatory conversation about Near Future Design, starting from the Near Future Design of the Education System which we are building with our students at ISIA in Florence....
One Million Dreams

One Million Dreams

Dreaming on social networks. One Million Dreams is a generative video that lasts around 200 hours which shows, instant by instant, a whole year of dreams captured from social networks. This is a short preview. You had a dream last night, and you published something...
Cultural Interfaces in Naples

Cultural Interfaces in Naples

Art is Open Source will be in Naples on April 11th, at the Federico II University, at the Department of Social Sciences, for the “Interfacce culturali e sensorialità digitali” meeting (Cultural Interfaces and digital sensorialities) to to discuss the roles...
Incautious Porn at SSN2014 in Barcelona

Incautious Porn at SSN2014 in Barcelona

We’ll be attending SSN2014 (the 6th Biannual Surveillance and Society Conference) in Barcelona to present the outcomes of our Incautious Porn project: an anthropological experiment in blackmail and the perception of private/public space online. From the...