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...
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...
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...
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...
AOS at Roma Contemporary: Ubiquitous Publishing, cities and bodies

AOS at Roma Contemporary: Ubiquitous Publishing, cities and bodies

  We will be at Roma Contemporary, at the MACRO Museum, Testaccio, Rome, on May 26th 2012, at 5pm, to have a presentation about the scenarios of Ubiquitous Publishing and the transformations which it brings on to cities and human beings. We will be together with...
Ma Nessuno Mai! media contamination in Como

Ma Nessuno Mai! media contamination in Como

Fast update: we will be participating to a great collective exhibit in Como, Italy, at the Spazio Natta, showing the Electronic Man and VersuS in a program which investigates in the new signs of mutual contamination of  different media. Supported by the City...
Enlarge Your Consciousness at JustMad, ARCO Madrid, on El Paìs

Enlarge Your Consciousness at JustMad, ARCO Madrid, on El Paìs

A wonderful article has appeared on the blog of El Paìs describing the Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free project. Identities on sale: this is the main theme of the article, as suggested by the action through which we are trying to support the discussion on...
Updates on Enlarge Your Consciousness In 4 Days 4 Free

Updates on Enlarge Your Consciousness In 4 Days 4 Free

Here are some updates to the project Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free Here is the event on the website of BTF Gallery Here on Artribune Here is the official announcement on ArteFiera OFF Here is a wonderful article on D’Ars Magazine And on this issue...
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,...
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...
The Electronic Man featured at the Giovannini Prize

The Electronic Man featured at the Giovannini Prize

  The Electronic Man will be featured at the 3rd edition of the Giovannini Prize on November 28th 2011. The Giovannini Prize is an initiative created by Associazione Amici di Media Duemila to support people, companies and organizations and their projects in...
FakePress Publishing at MFRU Festival in Maribor present REFF

FakePress Publishing at MFRU Festival in Maribor present REFF

From November 11th to November 26th 2011 FakePress Publishing and REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory will be in Maribor, Slovenija, for the 17th edition of the MFRU festival (Mednarodni Festival Racunalniskih Umetnosti). Here is the website for MFRU2011. At the festival we...
The Electronic Man at Robots and Avatars

The Electronic Man at Robots and Avatars

The Electronic Man has been selected for exhibit at the Robots and Avatars series of events. from the announcement on the website: “We are very glad to announce that the following works and projects have been chosen by the Jury to be part of Robots and Avatars....
VersuS, the realtime lives of cities

VersuS, the realtime lives of cities

Back from Turin where we presented the VersuS project at the Piemonte Share Festival, at Fablab Italia and at The Others art fair. Here are the slides we used in the presentations at various venues:   VersuS: loveVSturin and romeVSriots, the presentation held at...
VersuS: love vs turin, visualizing the realtime lives of cities

VersuS: love vs turin, visualizing the realtime lives of cities

VersuS: love vs turin, visualizing the realtime lives of cities from salvatore iaconesi on Vimeo. How do people express their emotions on social networks? Information has become ubiquitously accessible, thus transforming our perception of cities and of the ways we...
the Electronic Man at Arteractive in Turin

the Electronic Man at Arteractive in Turin

The Electronic Man will be featured in Turin at Arteractive, November 2-6 2011. The project unites a group of artists who have been working with new digital technologies and with specific focus on the research about novel forms of establishing relations with the...
VersuS – Rome, October 15th, the riots on social networks

VersuS – Rome, October 15th, the riots on social networks

This short video displays the activity on social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare) during the riots of October 15th which took place in Rome during the local instance of the 15th October initiative created in the planetary process started by the Occupy Wall...
Leaf++ an augmented reality concert for leaves (the making of)

Leaf++ an augmented reality concert for leaves (the making of)

This video shows the setup of the Leaf++ augmented reality performance. This is the second component of the Leaf++ project, a collaborative environment which uses computer vision and augmented reality to recognize and identify leaves, allowing to use them to share...
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,...
Angel_F at Transmediale Festival in Berlin

Angel_F at Transmediale Festival in Berlin

An update after quite a while about our little digital child Angel_F When we were at Transmediale, Angel_F and its dad, Derrick de Kerckhove, introduced the Opening Ceremony of the Transmediale Festival with a lovely dialogue. While at the festival, Angel_F went...
Squatting Supermarkets back in SMIR

Squatting Supermarkets back in SMIR

On July 10th, 2011, the SMIR project was back in Mondovì. This outstanding initiative joined forces across the italian/french border, between the cities of Mondovì and Embrun, to restore two ancient churches that were left to decay and dedicate their renewed spaces to...
The Electronic Man on Furtherfield

The Electronic Man on Furtherfield

Check out our interview on Furtherfield.org about the Electronic Man. Here is the info: The Electronic Man: A Global Performance. Renee Carmichael interviews Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico from, Art is Open Source (AOS) and the international think-tank...
LivePerformersMeeting in Minsk! Sept 22-25 2011

LivePerformersMeeting in Minsk! Sept 22-25 2011

Get ready! Be quick! we’re launching the next edition of the LPM, the Live Performers Meeting: in Minsk, Belarus, on Sept. 22-25 2011. AOS will be coordinating the Sensible Data section of LPM: for this section the call is open to everyone who works with...
REFF on RomaCreativa

REFF on RomaCreativa

REFF, RomaEuropa FakeFactory has been featured in the Roma Creativa book, produced by the Administration of the Province of Rome to gather and publish the best creative talents in the italian capital’s area. Here’s some views of the publication:  ...
the Electronic Man: After the ADD Festival

the Electronic Man: After the ADD Festival

Just back from the ADD Festival at the MACRO Contemporary Arts Museum of the City of Rome, in Testaccio, where we exhibited the Electronic Man (remember?) Here is a short report through images and videos. This is a general overview of the installation through which we...
After Visualizing Europe

After Visualizing Europe

Just back from the Visualizing Europe event organized by Seed Media group in Bruxelles. The event was an incredibly interesting gathering of people interested in the possibilites represented by Information Visualization. It was a very insightful event and we are just...
The Electronic Man @ ADD Festival @ MACRO

The Electronic Man @ ADD Festival @ MACRO

Less than a month from the celebration of the Marshall McLuhan Centennial in Rome, The Electronic Man will participate to a new event between art, technology, performances, installations. The Electronic Man will be the special McLuhan project for ADD Festival second...
the Electronic Man app for iPhone/iPad

the Electronic Man app for iPhone/iPad

The Electronic Man mobile application for iPhone/iPad is now available for download. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APP This application will let you join in the global performance from wherever you are, and will allow you to experience people’s participation to the...
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...
the Electronic Man: report on MediaDuemila

the Electronic Man: report on MediaDuemila

The Electronic Man performance is going really well. Many people are participating from all around the world and in just a couple of days we will be publishing the updated results and some more lovely news. In the meanwhile: here at the link below, you can find an...
REFF AR Drug @ the Invisible Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

REFF AR Drug @ the Invisible Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

AOS is proud to present the REFF AR Drug intervention at the Invisible Pavilion organized by the Liens Invisibles and Simona Lodi at the Venice Biennale!   In the exhibit, visitors will be able to experience and learn more about the molecule that constitutes the...
SONORIA2 a noise sound toy for iPhone and iPad

SONORIA2 a noise sound toy for iPhone and iPad

Sonoria 2 “a voyage into noise” is an intense experience. Tap your fingers, move them on the screen, tap patterns and massive sweeps: you will see the screen furiously animating with colour and forms, and the sounds will shape accordingly, bringing you to...
DE_ZER vol.4 : Always on my mind

DE_ZER vol.4 : Always on my mind

AOS, Art is Open Source is proud to be part of the DE_ZER project by Elisa Giardina Papa, Fabrizio Giardina Papa, Giovanni Salerno and Floriano Lapolla. Curator Domenico Quaranta. (italian below)   DE_ZER Vol. 4 [English Version Below] Il DEberlusconiZER è lieto...
the Electronic Man, updates and the McLuhan Centennial

the Electronic Man, updates and the McLuhan Centennial

Some updates for the Electronic Man global performance Check out the new interface we created on the Electronic Man website: http://electronicman.artisopensource.net We made the site lighter and we’re fully exploiting the possibilities offered by HTML5....
The birth of the Electronic Man

The birth of the Electronic Man

Something wonderful is about to happen. 100 years after McLuhan’s birth we all have the chance of becoming part of the body and mind of the Electronic Man. The happy event will take place in Rome, on May 31st, 2011, during the celebration of McLuhan’s...
Nuclear Anxiety at the Live Performers Meeting

Nuclear Anxiety at the Live Performers Meeting

Nuclear Anxiety will be at the Live Performers meeting in Rome.   From May 19th to May 22nd in the Sensible Data section of the Live Performers meeting. Final performance on May 22nd at 9pm. NuclearAnxiety at the Live Performers Meeting Nuclear Anxiety is a...
a video of the Sonoria Sound Toy for iPhone

a video of the Sonoria Sound Toy for iPhone

Sonoria, a sound toy for iPhone SONORIA is a sound toy for iPhone and iPad. It is a part of an upcoming series of musical toys which can be used for fun or for artistic performances. SONORIA is particularly oriented towards noise, suggestive, deep musical soundscapes....
Sonoria a sound toy for iPhone and iPad

Sonoria a sound toy for iPhone and iPad

SONORIA is a sound toy for iPhone and iPad. It is a part of an upcoming series of musical toys which can be used for fun or for artistic performances. SONORIA is particularly oriented towards noise, suggestive, deep musical soundscapes. Touch the screen to produce...
An augmented reality drug at the Casoria Contemporary Arts Museum

An augmented reality drug at the Casoria Contemporary Arts Museum

Art is Open Source at the Casoria Contemporary Arts Museum will present the augmented reality drug and will introduce the fake cultural institution REFF, and introduce its next steps towards the reinvention of reality here is the Press Release: CAMMOVIE Video Art...
Leaf++, leaves, nature and augmented reality

Leaf++, leaves, nature and augmented reality

  We just published an article on Media Duemila describing the Leaf++ system we will publish with FakePress at IESA 2011 in Istanbul. Leaf++ is an augmented reality application that lets you get information about the natural environment around you. It uses...
REFF on Tour

REFF on Tour

Just back fro the REFF tour in Macerata, Ancona, Osimo Here are some images:  
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...
Nuclear Anxiety

Nuclear Anxiety

These are really complex days. The earth itself seems to be revolting. Together with its people: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria. Chernobyl nuclear disaster is still in our minds and in the continuous stream of information coming from the media that anyone who lived...
Holiday! a relaxed augmented reality workshop

Holiday! a relaxed augmented reality workshop

  Vacanza! (Holiday!) please join us at AHAktitude 2011 in Carrara, in April 01-02-03, 2011 AOS will present: Vacanza! a really relaxed Augmented Reality workshop at AOS (and in the other initiatives such as REFF and FakePress) we’ve been proclaiming the...
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...
MACME on WordPress

MACME on WordPress

  the MACME plugin is now available as a standard WordPress plugin. Click HERE to go to the WordPress site and download MACME. This means that you can now go to your WordPress blog and search for “MACME” directly in the plugin search box, and install...
Digital Rules’n Regs

Digital Rules’n Regs

Digital Rules & Regs with VIDEOCLUB 14 March – 13 May 2011 Participating Artists: Marianne Holm Hansen Salvatore Iaconesi & Orianna Persico The Rules: Love thy neighbour. Honour the original. Obey the market. Throughout the programme, links to any...
An Augmented Reality Drug

An Augmented Reality Drug

back from London, here are some more info about the event held at Furtherfield Gallery, to present REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory and the Augmented Reality Drug. our wonderful friends at Shoot4Change came to see the exhibit and took these wonderful pictures about the...
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...
The Black Horse

The Black Horse

On Feb. 27th 2011, REFF held a workshop at The Black Horse, an occupation by ReallyFreeSchools, about the systematic reinvention of reality. about Really Free Schools and the Black Horse: “What is a really free school? Perhaps its easier to explain what a not...
REFF in London – the opening @ Furtherfield

REFF in London – the opening @ Furtherfield

News from REFF in London, at Furtherfield The Opening of the exhibit took place in a wonderful atmosphere. We were happy to see new and old people interested in the fake institution, its education program and its newly created Augmented Reality Drug. We managed to...
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 Augmented Reality Drug

REFF Augmented Reality Drug

REFF’s augmented reality doctor presents: REFF A/R Drug REFF A/R Drug is a powerful compund, mixing technologies, practices and neurostimulating ecosystems, and it allows you to reinvent your reality. learn more by visiting: http://reff.romaeuropa.org...
REFF – radio show at Resonance FM, Feb. 16th 2011

REFF – radio show at Resonance FM, Feb. 16th 2011

REFF in London with Furtherfield on Feb. 16th 2011 REFF (with AOS, Art is Open Source, and FakePress) was guest of the radio show at Resonance FM we had a chance to describe our current project in London and all over the world, to present and invite all the audience...

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...
CoS, Consciousness of Streams, after Transmediale.11

CoS, Consciousness of Streams, after Transmediale.11

Just back from transmediale festival in Berlin we present you with the first results of the CoS, Consciousness of Streams project. CoS, Consciousness of Streams has been an incredible experience! CoS is a cross media publication by FakePress creating a realtime,...
CoS – Consciousness of Streams

CoS – Consciousness of Streams

CoS, Consciousness of Streams is about to start! We’ll be at transmediale in just a few hours, setting up all the components of CoS, which will be a performance, a series of workshops, an invasive into our streamed lives, and an evolving emotional map of the...
Sensible Data @ Live Performers Meeting 2011, Rome and Minsk

Sensible Data @ Live Performers Meeting 2011, Rome and Minsk

Art is Open Source will be at the 2011 edition of LPM, the Live Performers Meeting, an international event focused on visual cultures and live performance. LPM started as a VJ meeting , but it soon evolved into something more. The fast evolution of the technologies...
CoS, Consciousness of Streams

CoS, Consciousness of Streams

In just a few days we will be at transmediale in Berlin, to create CoS: Consciousness of Streams! CoS will be something that we’re calling a cognitive virus on the festival, as it will be a cross-medial, emergent, performative, multi-author publication created...
Bruce Sterling and Jasmina Tešanović present REFF

Bruce Sterling and Jasmina Tešanović present REFF

We will be together with Bruce Sterling and Jasmina Tešanović in Rome during the next few days. Just back from Brazil, Bruce and Jasmina have been so nice to dedicate some of their time to help us out in spreading the news about the REFF Book, just published by...
Remixing Rome with REFF and Shoot4Change

Remixing Rome with REFF and Shoot4Change

REFF’s first incursion in the cities of the world was a complete success! meeting on a rainy but beautiful evening, we gathered at the Libreria Flexi in the heart of the city of Rome. After a short discussion making sure that everyone knew what we were doing, we...
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,...
Angel_F and Derrick de Kerckhove  @ Più Libri Più Liberi in Rome

Angel_F and Derrick de Kerckhove @ Più Libri Più Liberi in Rome

Thanks to Marina Bellini (info about what Marina does are  here and here) we have been invited to bring our little Angel_F to an interesting dialogue with Derrick de Kerckhove, about the new scenarios offered by networks, technologies and new forms of publishing, and...
REFF, RomaEuropa FakeFactory: next step

REFF, RomaEuropa FakeFactory: next step

REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory is back. A book is coming out in Italy (and an international version is following soon, before the end of the year) together with the next step in our action in favor of better innovation policies andpractices for arts and culture. During...
REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory, iPad version

REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory, iPad version

the REFF Book is about to be published. In the meanwhile previews start to emerge on the web of the interfaces of its mobile versions. Here are the screenshots of the iPad version
Squatting Supermarkets @ Robot Festival, Bologna

Squatting Supermarkets @ Robot Festival, Bologna

Augmented Reality can create opportunities for critical reinvention of the world. Squatting Supermarkets uses augmented reality to break open the codes of commercial communication on the products we use every day. By taking a picture with your mobile phone to the logo...

Squatting supermarkets back in Mondovì

Just a quick note: AOS and FakePress will be in Mondovì from the 15th to the 19th of july for another edition of SMIR project. We will present a new version of the Squatting Supermarkets installation using augmented reality and computer vision technologies to...
Squatting Supermarkets in Mondovì – lecture and presentation

Squatting Supermarkets in Mondovì – lecture and presentation

A photo report of the presentation and lecture we held in Mondovì to present Squatting Supermarkets, in joining the SMIR european project. The art performance, technological platform and research process have all been presented to the local audience and to a few...
Squatting Supermarkets @ Mondovì

Squatting Supermarkets @ Mondovì

On Friday May 5th 2010 Art is Open Source , FakePress and The Hub Roma will be in Mondovì together with the Piemonte Share Festival and associazione Marcovaldo to present the next steps of the Squatting Supermarkets / iSee project. Squatting Supermarkets is one of the...