Human Ecosystems in the news on “il Sole 24 Ore”

Human Ecosystems in the news on “il Sole 24 Ore”

An article about the Human Ecosystems project appeared today on the newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, discussing the installation we presented at the Internet Festival 2013: the Innovation Ecosystem (here are the slides from the workshop we held, in case you missed them) Here...
Innovation Ecosystems @ Internet Festival

Innovation Ecosystems @ Internet Festival

What is the topography of the Innovation Ecosystem in Italy? Who are its main influencers? Who are the hubs? How does information circulate inside it? What are its influences from abroad? How can we map the Innovation Ecosystem in real-time, using social networks? AOS...
The Mirror and The Source @ Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series

The Mirror and The Source @ Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series

  AOS will be in Ann Arbor (Detroit) on October 17, 2013, for the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series at the Michigan Theater with “The Mirror and the Source”, a talk/performance exploring the transformation of human beings, and the new rituals, emotions,...
The Real-time Cultural Ecosystem of the City of Rome

The Real-time Cultural Ecosystem of the City of Rome

The Real-time Cultural Ecosystem of the City of Rome is a visualisation which captures all the interactions on social networks through which internet users discuss about the cultural life of their city. (it is the first part of the Human Ecosystems project) Built with...
La Cura on BigData

La Cura on BigData

La Cura was recently featured on the journal BigData Vol.1 Issue 3, with an in-depth article and on the journal’s cover (shown above). You can read the article about La Cura here in PDF (an HTML version of the article is available here). Here is the abstract of...
La Cura on Le Monde

La Cura on Le Monde

La Cura, and an interview with Salvatore Iaconesi, was recently featured on Le Monde. Here below are the images from the wonderful article written by Flore Vasseur (click for a larger version): Download the PDF of “La Cura” on Le Monde Here you can find...
Leaf++ on Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Leaf++ on Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Our text about Leaf++ has been just published on Not Here Not There Part 2, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Volume 19 Issue 2. LEAF++: Transformative Landscapes + Interview, Statement, Artwork [LINK] by Salvatore Iaconesi, Luca Simeone, Oriana Persico, Cary Hendrickson...
Cities out of Control: on Krisis Magazine

Cities out of Control: on Krisis Magazine

The new issue of Krisis Magazine “Orientation” is out! You can get it HERE Among the contributions you will find our “Cities Out of Control”. Here we wanted to share our point of view on the possibility to define a crisis (a breakdown, to be...
La Cura: Salvatore Iaconesi at TED Global 2013 in Edinburgh

La Cura: Salvatore Iaconesi at TED Global 2013 in Edinburgh

We brought La Cura to TED Global 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. From the TED Blog: “I started to understand that this industrial process which we call medicine was not really about me. It was a reduced version of me with all the human complexity taken out of it.” So...
ConnectiCity on Leonardo Electronic Almanac

ConnectiCity on Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Our text about ConnectiCity has been just published on Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Volume 19, Issue 1. Connecticity, Augmented Perception of the City + Interview, Statement, Artwork by Salvatore Iaconesi & Oriana Persico “We constantly re-interpret and...
the Co-Creation of the City on a new book

the Co-Creation of the City on a new book

Just out from press: Advancing Research Methods with New Technologies: Advancing digital technologies continue to shape all aspects of our society, with particular impact on the professional research community. These new and exciting developments offer considerable...
La Cura, an Open Source Cure for Cancer, at TEDMED

La Cura, an Open Source Cure for Cancer, at TEDMED

From La Cura “We can transform the meaning of the word cure. We can transform the role of knowledge. We can be human.” Salvatore will be at TEDMed 2013 to tell the story of “La Cura”, a global art performance about the opportunity to transform...
Incautious Porn: a voyage into privacy

Incautious Porn: a voyage into privacy

“We searched for Porn. We found you. We captured more than 100,000 public comments on porn and sexually oriented websites in which users left their mobile phone number to male/female/transgender performers, where everyone could see it, and we turned them into a...
Heretical Enterprises?

Heretical Enterprises?

What is an Heretical Enterprise? From ereticamente.it: “The term “heresy” comes from the greek word αἵρεσις, haìresis, deriving from the verb αἱρέω (hairèō, “to grab”, “to take” but, also, “to choose” or “to elect”). Originally, heretic were the ones who chose,...
Societing Reloaded, Urban Sensing and the co-creation of cities

Societing Reloaded, Urban Sensing and the co-creation of cities

Just out in January 2012: “Societing Reloaded”. Available in all major online and offline bookstores. Curated by Alex Giordano and Adam Arvidsson, it features contributions by, Bernard Cova, Carolina Bandinelli, Barret Stanboulian, John Grant, Massimo...
Master UX | From the User Journey to a working prototype Part 1

Master UX | From the User Journey to a working prototype Part 1

This is my first lesson at the Master UX held at La Sapienza University of Rome. In this lesson we analyze how to use the service concept formalized in the User Journey to create a working prototype. In the process we use all the information emerged from the User...
Emergenza at Internet Festival 2012

Emergenza at Internet Festival 2012

Emergenza was presented at the Internet Festival 2012 in Pisa, as an installation and a performance dealing with the future scenarios of our cities, as enabled by the wide and ubiquitous accessibility of digital technologies and networks.  Human polyphonies for...
VersuS at BIO23, Ljubljana Design Biennial

VersuS at BIO23, Ljubljana Design Biennial

VersuS, by Art is Open Source, at BIO23, Ljubljana Design Biennial. BIO23, Design Relations http://www.bio.si/ VersuS is a series of works about the possibility to listen in real-time to the emotions, expressions and information generated by users on social network...
The future of academic discussions, on Limina

The future of academic discussions, on Limina

Our article “Utopian Architectures and the Dictatorship  of the Imaginary. A Selection of Topics in Favor of Holistic Education Paths, and the Role  of the Fish Eye in the Observation of Reality” (by Salvatore Iaconesi and Stefano Bonifazi) has just been...
Trieste, Cloud City: new frontiers of urban communication

Trieste, Cloud City: new frontiers of urban communication

Just back from Trieste, where we held an intense workshop about the re-design of the city’s urban communication. The workshop has spread out over a whole week. The first day we met the city and regional institutions (with many thanks to the counselors Fabio...
Redesigning Urban Communication in Trieste

Redesigning Urban Communication in Trieste

We will be in Trieste from July 27th to August 2nd for “Insegna Trieste” a workshop to imagine and design the future of urban information and communication for the city. Organized by the City Administration of the City of Trieste and by ISIA Design...
13th Interactive Media Key Award with Greenpeace for Nuclear Energy

13th Interactive Media Key Award with Greenpeace for Nuclear Energy

In 2012 Art is Open Source produced the digital campaign on nuclear energy for Greenpeace International. The campaign won the 13th Interactive Media Key Award, in the category of Green Communication and CSR Click here to know more on the Award Click here for the video...
Radical Openness: Art is Open Source at TED Global 2012

Radical Openness: Art is Open Source at TED Global 2012

Salvatore Iaconesi of AOS has been nominated TED Fellow for 2012 and, for this, will be presenting at TED Global 2012 in Edinburgh from June 25-29 2012. We’ve been reflecting on this incredible opportunity for the last few weeks. TED Global’s theme for...
ConnectiCity: Living Cities in Berlin for re:publica

ConnectiCity: Living Cities in Berlin for re:publica

Lately we’ve teamed up with an impressive series of partners to investigate on the future of our cities. On May 2nd – 4th we will be in Berlin for re:publica to gather up and summarize our efforts so far. Re:publica represents an enormous convergence of...
Future Learning Spaces at Aalto University

Future Learning Spaces at Aalto University

Last year we attended the Designs on E-Learning 2011 Conference in Aalto University, Helsinki. It was a brilliant conference, for both content and process, and was really focused on creating the best possible environment to allow free, open emergence of the...
Digital Manual at the University of Edinburgh

Digital Manual at the University of Edinburgh

We have recently been involved in a research project based at the University of Edinburgh and led by Smita Kheria and Penny Travlou dealing with the investigation of models of emergent multi-authored publications employing open source and co-creative practices. The...
Maps of Babel at Human Cities Symposium

Maps of Babel at Human Cities Symposium

We just presented our Maps of Babel project at the Human Cities Symposium in Bruxelles. The Maps of Babel project is an effort we embraced after our experience with the VersuS and ConnectiCity projects. Our original projects focused on very wide-angled objectives,...
Are You At Risk? Nuclear campaigning with Greenpeace

Are You At Risk? Nuclear campaigning with Greenpeace

Do you remember Nuclear Anxiety? After one year from the Fukushima disaster we’ve teamed up with Greenpeace International to create an awareness and action campaign on the risks coming from nuclear energy. Click HERE to start “Are You at Risk?” The...
Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free

Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free

“the most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.” Andy Warhol Introduction In this essay, we describe the ideas which led us to participate to the “Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free” project, together with...
Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free

Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free

Human beings continuously mutate. Over the last few years, this transformation has taken place at incredibly high speeds, mostly thanks to the wide and ubiquitous availability of digital networks and devices. This changed the ways in which we work, learn, relate,...
Nuclear Anxiety featured on Visualizing 2011

Nuclear Anxiety featured on Visualizing 2011

Visualizing.org featured NuclearAnxiety in their video and end of year project, looking at the year’s major events through data visualization. Click here to see Visualizing 2011 and click here to see NuclearAnxiety on Visualizing.org
VersuS, a conference about the realtime lives of cities, a video

VersuS, a conference about the realtime lives of cities, a video

Latest updates on the VersuS project, observing and analyzing the realtime lives of cities, as seen through social networks and ubiquitous devices. A video has just been published of the VersuS conference held for the Piemonte Share Festival 2011 at the Officine...
ConnectiCity has a new Website!

ConnectiCity has a new Website!

ConnectiCity has a new website! http://www.connecticity.net This above is the main interface of the website, and as you can see it allows you to navigate the contents in an interesting way (read more about the technology enabling this kind of interface here). The...