Transmedia Storytelling and the transformation of imagination, at MAXXI Museum in Rome

Join us at MAXXI B.A.S.E. (the research center of the MAXXI Museum in Rome) on April 29th 2014, at 6:00pm, in the Sala Graziella Lonardi Buontempo (via Guido Reni 4A, Rome) for a conversation on Transmedia Narratives, Design Fiction and the ways in which the idea of World Building can radically transform our perception of reality, and the effects of this practice on Design in the era of Communication, Information and Knowledge.

The event is organised together with the Master of Public & Exhibit Design at “La Sapienza” University in Rome, and the Department of Education of the MAXXI National Museum for the Arts of the XXI century.

Transmedia Narratives at MAXXI: download the official press release (Italian)

The conversation will be introduced by Margherita Guccione, the Director of MAXXI Architecture.

Then Cecilia Cecchini (Professor at the Faculty of Architecture of “La Sapienza” University in Rome, and Director of the Master in Exhibit & Public Design) will introduce the theme, as it has been used in the Master to construct a non-conventional communication approach to create “a Simulacrum for the Garbage Patch State”, based on Cristina Finucci‘s artwork The Grabage Patch State.

At this point the conversation will begin, with Salvatore Iaconesi (Art is Open Source, professor, artist, designer, hacker), Oriana Persico (Art is Open Source, professor, artist, communication scientist), Andrea Natella (Kook Artgency, journalist, writer and non-conventional communication expert) and Corrado Peperoni (“La Sapienza University of Rome, expert in cross-media communication), who will explore the theme, moving across Transmedia Narratives, Design Fiction, World Building, Simulacra, Language, Communication and Perception, using the videos and images from world-wide known projects to dig into the possibilities, opportunities and challenges opened up by all these practices.

Conference Invitation

Conference Invitation



Angel_F, updates from NeoRealismo Virtuale

Hello there!

Angel_F on uchronia

Angel_F on uchronia

an update on our little artificial kid, Angel_F. Our young AI is continuing its life among people, shifting its digital attention from the research on innovative business models to the experiments on contemporary forms of identity in this post-industrial world.

The performance is ongoing, and you all will have a couple of surprises coming up in just a bit.

How would you fancy a p2p digital ecosystem designed to be truly autonomous, allowing people to freely manage their identities, contents, businesses, without the control of the ISP? Or a new form of narrative? Or, even, a totally new form of business model?

Just wait :)

in the meanwhile, our friend Leo Sorge has publised a couple of articles on our little artificial child, after we met at the Più Libri Più Liberi event in Rome.

The first one about Angel_F itself, the second one analyzing NeoRealismo Virtuale.

Thanks Leo! :)

And happy reading to you all.