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.

cyberResistance-2014 flyer

cyberResistance-2014 flyer

Yes We Spam! remixed

The collective Io/Cose produced an hoax during italian elections, spamming thousands of people with obnoxious mail messages by political parties.

Reactions were quite cruel and disillusoned.

“Yes We Spam! Remixed” remixes all that, together with the texts of an interesting discussion happening on the AHA mailing list.

In the background, pictures of all the words used at the different levels are picked out from Flickr.

It’s hoax, reaction, discussion, meta discussion, visual reinterpretation.

get angry with a political party at:

> website

and look at

> the original website

> Io/Cose