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...
Vision and Trends of Social Innovation for Europe

Vision and Trends of Social Innovation for Europe

The European Commission (DG Research and Innovation) tasked the UK based NGO PlusValue to identify solutions and make recommendations for a revived social innovation agenda of the Union. The study Vision and Trends of Social Innovation for Europe  is the outcome of...
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....
BodyQuake. A Concert for Bodies + Data

BodyQuake. A Concert for Bodies + Data

On May 3, 2017 UniFestival, the National University Students Festival in Macerata hosts a preview of “BodyQuake. Concert for Bodies + Data”. BodyQuake is a radical contamination between Arts and the Sciences. Who The project is the result of the...
REISearch 2017 –  The Future of Internet (part 1)

REISearch 2017 – The Future of Internet (part 1)

Europe is launching a campaign to understand what people think about the future of Internet. << REIsearch started on April 18th. >> Three weeks, three different wide surveys, and  for the first time in the history of the initiative big data, social...
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...
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...
HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna

HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna

After its very first launch in Rome in September 2013 with EC(m1), after the Festival dell’Innovazione in Bari, Human Ecosystems goes back to Italy with a new project sponsored by the City of Bologna, with the support of ANCI – National Association of...
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...
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...
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...
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 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: 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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++ 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...
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...