Near Future Design at CyberResistance in Milan

AOS will be at CyberResistance, on April 3, 4 and 5 2014, in Milan, at the Cantiere, for a participatory conversation about Near Future Design, starting from the Near Future Design of the Education System which we are building with our students at ISIA in Florence.

Near Future Design, from our point of view, is the possibility to create powerful, strategic, coordinated transmedia narratives, realizing a simulacrum, a state of suspended disbelief whose objective is to shift people’s perception of what is real and possible, and engage them into a performance to create new, preferred, desirable futures.

We will start from the Near Future Education Lab which we are bringing up together with the students at ISIA Florence: the design of a commons-based, peer-to-peer, emergent, permeable model. This model will be started by founding a Foundation operating under wirearchical organizational models, through a crowd-funding campaign, by forming a wide network of international cooperants and by establishing a network of partnerships to access the funds for its implementation.

To learn more about our perspectives on Near Future Design, you can read this article: Near Future Design, the perception of a New Possible, and a novel role for Design.

You can look at the CyberResistance program here:

And here is the Wiki for the event: in which you can participate and take action.

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NeRVi – Neo Realismo Virtuale

A new narrative, sitting across the borders running between materiality and immateriality, organic and inorganic, architecture and body.

These borders have been deleted by digital technologies in the contemporary era, perpetrating a continuous shift from object to communication, from product to service, from the mass to a plurality of multi-viduals.

NeoRealismo Virtuale dives into this scenario, hybridizing disciplines and practices

From Baudelaire, to Benjamin, to the contemporary flaneur.

hybridize yourself with NeRVi at

> website

> the NeRVi blog

> the NeRVi-ous “Other”

also seen at:

> AHACamper

> Loreto Martin