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

La Cura at Participatory Medicine in Montreal

La Cura, an Open Source Cure for Cancer, will be presented at McGill University for Participatory Medicine, a conference with Patrick Dubé (Living Lab SAT/CHU Ste-Justine), Alessandro Delfanti (Media@McGill) and Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico (Art is Open...
Human Ecosystems at ArtSci Salon in Toronto

Human Ecosystems at ArtSci Salon in Toronto

The Human Ecosystems project is going to Toronto, at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences for ArtSci Salon, to start the real-time observation of the city, and for a first workshop on real-time cities, ubiquitous information, commons and the new...
Design, philosophy art and business

Design, philosophy art and business

What do arts, design and philosophy have to do with business? [ this is the english version of our article which appeared on the SIMI Newsletter, in Portuguese. SIMI is Brazil’s Open Innovation System] Let’s start from art. The arts have a crucial role in...
Drawing after Drawing: the many lives of an ancient media

Drawing after Drawing: the many lives of an ancient media

The book “Il Disegno dopo il Disegno: le molte vite di un medium antico” (“Drawing after Drawing: the many lives of an ancient media”) just came out for Pisa University Press, edited by Valeria Bruni, Stefano Socci and Franco Speroni. The book...
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...
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...
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...

Trieste Cloud City

Just published: S. Iaconesi, O. Persico (2012). “Trieste Cloud City: la Città della Coda Lunga” in “Rivista degli Infortuni e delle Malattie Profossionali”, Vol. 2/2012, pp. 643–654. ISSN: 0035–5836. Trieste, Cloud City: new frontiers of urban communication...
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...
Accelerator, proposal for COLLIDE@CERN

Accelerator, proposal for COLLIDE@CERN

Sometime ago we submitted our Accelerator project to Collide@CERN This is the presentation video: This is the project description: “Accelerator” establishes a poetic, emergent parallel between the particle accelerator and the transformation of human communities around...
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...
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...
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...
Human Cities Proceedings published

Human Cities Proceedings published

A while ago we participated to the Human Cities Symposium in Bruxelles. The proceedings for the conference have just been published. You can also click here below to download them. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PROCEEDINGS
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,...
MASTER OF EXHIBIT DESIGN AT LA SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY, LESSON 4

MASTER OF EXHIBIT DESIGN AT LA SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY, LESSON 4

A person arriving in a certain place will benefit from a series of signals alerting about the characteristics of that space. The person could hear some sounds, or see some objects or furniture laid out according to a certain scheme. Or a video of some sort could be...
MASTER OF EXHIBIT DESIGN AT LA SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY, LESSON 3

MASTER OF EXHIBIT DESIGN AT LA SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY, LESSON 3

We can consider our ecosystem as an interlinked stratification of different contexts. While designing an experience (or a series of different experiences) we can choose to focus on different layers of our living ecosystem: we can decide to focus on one, two or all of...
Master of Exhibit Design at La Sapienza University, Lesson 2

Master of Exhibit Design at La Sapienza University, Lesson 2

In this lesson we analyzed a series of initiatives which used ubiquitous technologies and a structured approach to interaction on social networks to design innovative scenarios for large-scale events of international relevancy. The cases shown during the lesson have...
Augmented Reality or Augmented Humanity? Journal Article by AOS

Augmented Reality or Augmented Humanity? Journal Article by AOS

An article by Art is Open Source has recently been published on the scientific journal “Rivista degli Infortuni e delle Malattie Professionali” (the Scientific Journal on injuries and diseases connected to professional activities)  and  published by the...
the Electronic Man at the Planetary Collegium, CR12, in Portugal

the Electronic Man at the Planetary Collegium, CR12, in Portugal

A few months ago we presented the Electronic Man, a global performance created in occasion of Marshall McLuhan’s centennial celebrations, held throughout the planet. A conceptual and theoretical analysis of the project has been accepted for presentation at the...
Leaf++ at Designs on E-Learning, in Finland

Leaf++ at Designs on E-Learning, in Finland

Leaf++ will be presented at the Designs on E-Learning conference in Helsinki, Finland. From the conference website: Future Learning Spaces The notion of space regains fresh momentum every time we interact with the world around us. As mobile devices weave into the...
Leaf++ at Mindtrek 2011

Leaf++ at Mindtrek 2011

Leaf++ will be presented at Mindtrek 2011, in Tampere, Finland. from the conference website: 15th MindTrek Conference and the International Academic Conference The MindTrek Association hosts MindTrek as an annual conference. The Academic MindTrek conference has been a...
Leaf++  at ISEA 2011, Istanbul

Leaf++ at ISEA 2011, Istanbul

Together with FakePress Publishing we will be at ISEA 2011 in Istanbul to officially present for the first time Leaf++ A paper will be presented in the panel “Digitization of Biological Data”: “Microscopic transformations: scientific visualization,...
Leaf++ on Parsons Journal for Information Mapping

Leaf++ on Parsons Journal for Information Mapping

Leaf++, the Augmented Reality system for leaves created together with FakePress Publishing has been recently published on Parsons Journal for Information Mapping, Volume 3, Issue 3. The project will be officially be released during our presence at ISEA 2011, in...
A crash course on cross-media design at ISIA, Florence

A crash course on cross-media design at ISIA, Florence

Just back from Florence where we held a wonderful workshop/seminar at the ISIA Design Institute The workshop was really interesting for us, as we were able to experiment an innovative education format. Starting from the students’ ideas for the project works...
Beyond the technologic body

Beyond the technologic body

Just published: the article “Oltre il corpo tecnologico” (Beyond the technologic body) on the journal “Rivista di Scienze Sociali”. Check Out the Article Here (in Italian)   “new body forms are defined, new paths and movements in...
with FakePress at the Future of Education in Florence

with FakePress at the Future of Education in Florence

FakePress will be at the Future of Education Conference in Florence on June 16th and 17th, presenting a research paper titled: “Training Future Anthropologists by Innovative Means: Professional Vision from Augmented Reality NKISI Representations” Here is a...
Museums at Play

Museums at Play

  FakePress and Art is Open Source contributed a chapter to the book Museums at Play, about playful augmented reality solutions for museums. The chapter is called “Toys++”, and it is written by Salvatore Iaconesi and Luca Simeone. The Toys++ project...
Cross media design at La Sapienza University

Cross media design at La Sapienza University

This year, again, FakePress will be holding courses in Interaction Design at La Sapienza University of Rome, at the Faculty of Architecture, Department of Industrial Design. The courses are: “Experiments in Multimedia Technologies and Communications” held...
REFF on Tour. Ancona, Osimo, Macerata

REFF on Tour. Ancona, Osimo, Macerata

REFF, FakePress, AOS and Ossigeno present REFF on tour Ancona, Osimo, Macerata 30-31 marzo 2011 Just back from London REFF, the fake institution promoting from 2009 cultural policies, artworks and technologied inspired to the systhematic reinvention of reality, will...
Workshop at Queen Mary University with self-org

Workshop at Queen Mary University with self-org

Collecting all the documentation from our recent visit to London, here are some considerations on our presentation at Queen Mary University for the self-org series of meetings. The meeting was specifically focused on the interesting intervention by David Vercauteren...
Workshop at the Courtauld Institute

Workshop at the Courtauld Institute

On March 2nd 2011 REFF held a workshop at the Courtauld Institute about the methodological reinvention of reality. The history of the fake institution was told from the point of view of creating processes for producing cultural policies and communication practices in...
REFF – workshop at Writtle College, Feb. 21th 2011

REFF – workshop at Writtle College, Feb. 21th 2011

REFF in London with Furtherfield on Feb. 21th 2011 REFF (with AOS, Art is Open Source, and FakePress) held a workshop in Essex at Writtle College. The theme of the workshop was the reinvention of reality through critical practices and ubiquitous technologies. During...

REFF – workshop at Westminster College, Feb. 22th 2011 (

REFF in London with Furtherfield on Feb. 22th 2011 REFF (with AOS, Art is Open Source, and FakePress) held a workshop in London at Westminster College The theme of the workshop was the reinvention of reality through critical practices and ubiquitous technologies....
REFF – workshop at Westminster College, Feb. 22th 2011

REFF – workshop at Westminster College, Feb. 22th 2011

REFF in London with Furtherfield on Feb. 22th 2011 REFF (with AOS, Art is Open Source, and FakePress) held a workshop in London at Westminster College The theme of the workshop was the reinvention of reality through critical practices and ubiquitous technologies....

REFF @ Southbank University in London

the video of the presentation we held in Southbank University in London: read here more information about this series of workshops/lectures, and grab the info, documentation and software
REFF in London @ Goldsmiths University with Furtherfield

REFF in London @ Goldsmiths University with Furtherfield

While in London we are starting our actions toward the diffusion of critical practices that use ubiquitous technologies to enact autonomous, free forms of expression. Today we have been at Goldsmiths University to perform a workshop on the REFF project and to present...
New scenarios for education and action: back from Milan

New scenarios for education and action: back from Milan

Just back from the Always Already New conference in Milan. (here the abstracts of the contributions to the conference) The conference subtitle “Thinking Media, Subversing Feeling, Scaffolding Knowledge: Art and Education in the Praxis of Transformation”...
FLUXUS boxes, augmented reality and innovative publishing

FLUXUS boxes, augmented reality and innovative publishing

FLUXUS was a variable group of artists working in what has vastly been called Neo-Dada and visual arts, but really worked intermedially across visual arts, design, video, music, performance and architecture. Vastly inspired by the work of John Cage and, in a way,...
ESA Conference 2010 @ Bocconi University

ESA Conference 2010 @ Bocconi University

We have recently been at the ESA Conference 2010 “Culture and the Making of Worlds” held at the Bocconi University in Milan during October 2010. The conference is one of the main events in the global research scenario of sociology. It is held by the...
Toys++ at ICALT in Tunisia

Toys++ at ICALT in Tunisia

Art is Open Source, together with FakePress have recently participated at the ICALT conference, International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. We presented Toys++, an augmented reality system allowing you to apply digital contents to the toys people (and...
Living CrossMedia  @ Università La Sapienza in Rome

Living CrossMedia @ Università La Sapienza in Rome

[ITALIANO] AOS & FakePress insieme a Università di Roma La Sapienza, Facoltà di Architettura Ludovico Quaroni, Dipartimento di Disegno Industriale e con la presenza di Assessorato alla Cultura e alla Comunicazione del Comune di Roma presentano: Living CrossMedia...
Holophony @ La Sapienza University in Rome

Holophony @ La Sapienza University in Rome

Here is a picture report of the lecture we held at La Sapienza University in Rome about Holophony more info here: AOS, FakePress and Ossigeno present Holophony at La Sapienza University in Rome

Holophonics & Design

FakePress and Ossigeno in collaboration with the course on “Multimedia Technologies and Communications Experimentations” at the Faculty of Architecture “Ludovico Quaroni” – La Sapienza, Università di Roma, Department of Industrial Design...

teaching, education, interaction and real politics

At FakePress we have just started teaching 3 courses on Interaction Design at the Faculty of Architecture of Rome’s University “La Sapienza”. We will use these courses as an opportunity to enact what I can only refer to as “the most...

Angel_F at Generative Arts 2009

Angel_F is a young artificial intelligence son of Derrick de Kerckhove and the Biodoll. It ws born from a digitally sexual accident when the Biodoll seduced prof. Derrick de Kerckhove :) Angel_F presentation at Generative Arts 2009View more presentations from xdxd....