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 publication and the article HERE, by clicking this link.

The article deals with the complex relationships running between transgression and innovation, and with an hypothesis for creating forms of governance which can unite the possibility for transgression and diversity to the social benefits of innovation, by leveraging the “excess space” which is continuously formed by breaking codes.

Trangression Innovation

Trangression Innovation

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at the STARTS program in Brussels

I think that more and more we all understand that innovation in the future will be on the intersection of arts and sciences. (video)
— Commissioner Carlos Moedas

Artistic creativity and critical thinking are essential for innovation in today’s digital world.  Already, highly innovative companies like Mercedes thrive on a strong link between artists and their engineers…The EU will support [such] multidisciplinary themes in H2020…
— Commissioner Günther Oettinger

On December 1st and 2nd 2015,  at the European Parliament and Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, in Brussels, Belgium, Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons will take part “Innovation at the intersection of Arts, Sciences and Technology” event, organized by the STARTS program.

We will present the Human Ecosystems and the Ubiquitous Commons cases as the opportunity for creating value and inclusiveradical innovation through the collaboration between sciences, technologies and the arts, creating impacts for society, administrations and businesses.

From the website of the event:

Today, it is recognised that the critical skills needed for innovation to happen and to be of value for society are – in addition to scientific and technological skills –skills such as creativity and capacity to involve all of society in the process of (open) innovation. In this context, the Arts are gaining prominence as a catalyst for an efficient conversion of S&T knowledge into novel products, services, and processes and as a catalyst of open approaches in society, research, and business.

This event will focus on innovation through crossovers from culture, in particular artistic practices, to innovation in technology, society, business and regional development. It will cover policy aspects as well as successful examples of crossovers from culture to industry and regional development. Artists will also contribute with their views.

The meeting is organised on invitation by Members of European Parliament from the Committees on Culture and Education (CULT) and Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). The event will link directly regionally-embedded actors across Europe from private and public sectors.

More information here, including Program and location.

Watch out for updates on this website for the results of the event, and about our next initiatives.

UPDATE: here is the slideshow from our presentation

HE and UC at StARTS exhibit – ICT2015, Lisbon 20-22 October

ICT2015 – Innovate, Connect, Transform  is the largest event organized by the EU Commission in 2015 to foster research and innovation at European level, show the best results achieved through financed projects, inform about upcoming call, facilitate the emergence of new networks.

The StARTS program – Innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology and the Arts, realized for the occasion an exhibit showcasing a selection of different projects from allover Europe: Italy was represented by Ubiquitous Commons and Human Ecosystems, in particular the ongoing HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna project.

The program “attempts to bring the creative power of the Arts to bear on innovation in Europe by including artists in European Commission funded research“, as explains Ralph Dum (European Commission) in a recent article.

From our experience, StARTS created an unexpected short circuit of languages in the standard setting of EU events, showing how research can become performance, data the access to perceive new possible realities, and more. A place in which was a pleasure to live and interact for three days.

Below some pictures from the exhibit.

Special thanks to Luis Girao, Irene Ingardi and the whole crew of StARTS for making it possible.

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit - ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit – ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit - ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit – ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit - ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit – ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit - ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit – ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit - ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit – ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit - ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit – ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit - ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit – ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit - ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit – ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit - ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit – ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit - ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit – ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit - ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit – ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit - ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit – ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit - ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons at StARTS exhibit – ICT2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October

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 Italian Municipalities.

The project will start on October 7th 2015. Below the official press release.

HUB - Human Ecosystems Bologna: the emotional map of the city

HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna: the emotional map of the city

HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna

from 7th October to 7th December 2015 at the Urban Center of Bologna shows the

Realtime Life of the City of Collaboration 

Press Conference
12.30AM, Piazza Nettuno 3 – Bologna (Italy)

Who talks about collaboration in Bologna on social networks? And how? What are the more collaborative neighborhoods? Which topics are more discussed by citizens? What emotions are they expressing? Who are the hubs, the influencers, the bridges between communities and the experts of collaboration? In which languages does collaboration happen in town?

By launching the “HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna” project, the City of Bologna opens an unprecedented experiment at the intersection of art, technology, research and open data aiming to foster its collaborative policies.

Supported by ANCI – National Association of Italian Municipalities, the project will show the relational ecosystem of participation, cooperation and collaboration in the City of Bologna in its digital dimension, creating a parallel and complementary track of work to the “Collaborare è Bologna” process, the policies for collaboration promoted by the City administration.

From October 7th to December 7th 2015 an interactive exhibit will animate the spaces of the Urban Center, enabling citizens and visitors to observe the themes, places, emotions and opinions of the “Collaborative Bologna”, as they are addressed and publicly expressed on major social networks by citizens.

Matteo Lepore, Councillor for the Digital Agenda and the Promotion of the City, says: “With this project we intend to concretely experience the use of big data. We have launched the new civic network in Bologna and the city wi-fi, extending the coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with free access, offering high speed connection to schools, theaters and soon to enterprises and homes. We are reaching now the European goals for 2020, with social networks at the center of our innovation policies. We are aware that the digital ecosystem is an infrastructure for development, growth and inclusion. But to make this leap, we have to learn to systematize the data we produce: with HUB, we are going in the right direction, in particular considering the transition of Bologna toward metropolitan area and the public investments to come“.

HUB - Human Ecosystems Bologna: intensity

HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna: intensity

Confronted with maps and social graphs“, say the authors of the project, Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico, “people will be able to observe in real time the public conversations forming the ecosystems of collaboration, and to explore in new ways the digital public space of the city, discovering and creating unexpected connections“.

HUB - Human Ecosystems Bologna: relational ecosystens

HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna: relational ecosystems

Antonella Galdi, General Deputy Secretary and  Technological Innovation and Culture Head of ANCI, states that “the project is likely to be replicated in other cities and contexts. We look forward to a trial that could “read” the city in a new way, aware of the need to use every possible tool to improve the analysis of public policies in urban territories. Moreover, this initiative is able to highlight the role of art and culture in innovation processes and, at the same time, to create new spaces, instruments, forms of relationship and involvement of citizens“.

HUB - Human Ecosystems Bologna: topics and relations among topics

HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna: topics and relations among topics

At the end of the exhibit, the collected data will be released as set of Open Data. A new immaterial commons available to citizens, researchers, civil society and administration, opening an innovative experimentation in the field of open data policies, in which “citizens become sensors, with their interactions and everyday expressions in the new and controversial public space formed by social networks” continue Iaconesi and Persico.

According to Pina Civitella, Head Innovation Unit of the City of Bologna, the project creates “an innovative data source that provides significant opportunities for the development of value-added services for citizens, businesses, public administration, and for experimenting new forms of civic activation“.

HUB - Human Ecosystems Bologna: thematic correlations

HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna: thematic correlations

Human Ecosystems is a city-based international project already experimented across several cities worldwide, including Sao Paulo, New Haven, Toronto, Montreal. Christian Iaione, Director of “LabGov – LABoratory for the GOVernance of the Commons” and Coordinator of CO-Bologna, points up that “the project represents the digital and organisational pillar of CO-Bologna, a program supported by the Fondazione del Monte and the City of Bologna, aiming to turn Bologna in an open and collaborative city: a collective institution empowering individuals, businesses, civil society organisations, schools and the University to care for and regenerate the city as a commons, as well as to cultivate their abilities and potential“.

Links

HE – Human Ecosystems
www.human-ecosystems.com

“Collaborare è Bologna”
http://www.comune.bologna.it/collaborarebologna
http://www.urbancenterbologna.it/collaborare-bologna

“Human Ecosystems @Ars Electronica 2015”, on “Fastforward 2” by Motherboard, 1° episode
http://motherboard.vice.com/it/read/fastforward-ars-electronica

Human Ecosystems in S. Paulo (BR), documentary by Universidade Metodista
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEgKX-M4AOI

Human Ecosystems in New Haven (USA), documentary by YWF – Yale World Fellows
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXCeAHgKcHU

Credits
HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna is a project promoted by:

the City of Bologna

with the support of:

LabGov – LABoratory for the GOVernance of the Commons
ANCI – Associazione Nazionale Comuni Italiani

Concept and Realization:
HE – Human Ecosystems / AOS – Art is Open Source (S. Iaconesi; O. Persico)

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 effectively manage commons? What data can become a commons? How can we create inclusive, collaborative economies of multiple types through data commons? What impacts can these kinds of processes have on a city and its community? How can the practices of daily life change through data commons?

These are only some of the issues which we’ll confront with in Ubiquitous Commons‘ intervention at the Smart City Exhibition:

http://www.smartcityexhibition.it/it/data-commons-dallinformazione-allempowerment-dei-cittadini

We will talk about them with Gianni Dominici (General Director of Forum PA), Andrea Borruso (Open Data Sicilia), Pina Civitella (Responsible for Information Systems Development at the City Administration of Bologna), Christian Iaione (LabGov),Bruno Monti (Manager of the GIS Unit at the City Administration in Milan), Ilaria Vitellio (CEO at Mappina).

Read more HERE on Ubiquitous Commons.