Human Ecosystems at ArtSci Salon in Toronto

Human Ecosystems in Toronto, at the ArtSci Salon: starting the real-time observation of the city and a first workshop on real-time cities, ubiquitous information, commons and the new public spaces (and some information visualization and BigData, too). Continue reading

The performance of the Near Future of Education

Crisis and transformation are connected to each other.
This is what is happening in ISIA, Florence’s school of design, where the students are leading a disruptive effort to co-create the future of their own education system.
The story has just begun, and you will be able to follow and take active part in it on the physical and digital pages of Nòva24, on Il Sole24Ore, and on the many forms of presence which this wonderful group of students will be maintaining on social networks and in cities.
The future does not exist: it is a performance, which we enact with every single one of our decisions.
And, thus: let the Performance, and the Design, begin. You are all welcome. Continue reading

Design, philosophy art and business

What do arts, design and philosophy have to do with business?
It is about opportunity through anthropological performance, through co-creating our futures, the “new normal”. It is Near Future Design. Continue reading

The Third Infoscape: Michel De Certeau, Gilles Clément, Marco Casagrande and the re-creation of our cities

What do Michel De Certeau, Gilles Clément and Marco Casagrande have to do with the idea of Smart Cities? What is the Third Infoscape? How can we grasp the potential revolutionary character of our daily lives, educate our gaze to capture unforeseen opportunities and experience our cities as living beings, to which we all participate and onto which we can all contribute to transformation and change? Continue reading