Ubiquitous Commons at Cyber Resistance, in Milan

Time again for Cyber Resistance at Il Cantiere in Milan, in April 10-11 2015.

This year we will talk about the Ubquitous Commons: how to claim back your data from online services, and decide how it should be used.

The Ubiquitous Commons is an international research effort dedicated to understanding the transformation of data, information and knowledge in the age of ubiquitous technologies.

It is creating a legal and technological toolkit which will allow people to claim back the information which they constantly and ubiquitously generate during their daily lives through social networks, online services and network-connected devices, and to decide how this data should be used.

Visit the Ubiquitous Commons website to know more about the project.

During Cyber Resistance we will present a first concept prototype of the Ubiquitous Commons, under the form of a browser plugin which allows you to encrypt your data online, and to use the BlockChain to define licenses for it.

You can learn more about the plugin at the Ubiquitous Commons website.

At Cyber Resistance we will be together with: Obaz, Les Liens InvisiblesJasmina Tešanović and her Casa Jasmina as well as the Hacking War Songs performance, Bruce Sterling reading Antonio Caronia, Verde_Giac, Vecna, Riccardo Falcinelli and Benedetto Vecchi.

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 architectures for decentralised data management.

This, below, is the presentation used at the event:

During the event the first prototype implementation has been released for the Ubiquitous Commons first concept, featuring a browser plugin which allows data-subjects to apply their own licensing schemes to the content they produce online, and to create shared, collaborative dynamics around people’s data and information.

the Ubiquitous Commons reference diagram

the Ubiquitous Commons reference diagram

Ubiquitous Commons presented at NetFutures 2015

Ubiquitous Commons presented at NetFutures 2015

OneMillionDreams at File Festival 2014 in S. Paulo

One Million Dreams will be featured at the File Festival 2014 in S. Paulo, Brazil.

This is the 15th edition of FILEElectronic Language International Festival in São Paulo –, which takes place this year from August 26 to October 5 at Centro Cultural FIESP – Ruth Cardoso.

The festival occupies four spaces in this venue: the Art Gallery, the SESI Digital Art Gallery (building facade), the FIESP Space, and the Mezzanine, besides the pavement of the Consolação, Trianon-Masp, and Brigadeiro subway stations.

The exhibition of FILE SP 2014 presents installations, interactive performances, animations, games designed for several platforms, machinima, video, net and sound art, as well as a selection of Japanese artists’ works in partnership with the Japan Media Arts Festival.

One Million Dreams is featured in the video art section of the festival.

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.

One Million Dreams has been produced through the Human Ecosystems project.

LivePerformersMeeting in Minsk! Sept 22-25 2011

Get ready! Be quick!

we’re launching the next edition of the LPM, the Live Performers Meeting: in Minsk, Belarus, on Sept. 22-25 2011.

AOS will be coordinating the Sensible Data section of LPM: for this section the call is open to everyone who works with information visualization.

The Sensible Data section will feature a workshop which will introduce everyone involved to the beauty, power and possibilities offered by Information Visualization, and it will feature performances of designers, artists and visual performers which use informations (data sets, databases, open data, harvested data from the web, realtime captures from social networks, anything!) to power up their performance, creating narratives out of planetary issues, critical analysis of information, awareness on important matters and all those ways in which you can currently use data to convey stories about human beings, merging politics and poetics, and creating dramatic experiences.

Below you can find the general call for LPM Minsk. Be quick! According to where you live you might need a permit to access Belarus, and a letter of invitation!


The X edition of LPM is in Minsk from 22th to 25nd of September.

Live Performers Meeting 2011 in Minsk

Live Performers Meeting 2011 in Minsk

Ready to participate?
The LPM MINSK registration form is on-line.

Subscription is now open until 15th July, 2011.

Hurry-up and send us your project!

We are looking for live audiovisual performances, vj sets, interactive
installations and workshops proposals from artists, practitioners,
thinkers and makers involved in LIVE VIDEO.
This year we aim at investigating and presenting some specific strands
of live video practice.
Learn more about the new themes of LPM 2011 at:

LPM – Live Performers Meeting is one of the leading events of live
video, audiovisual performance and new media arts.
Taking part in LPM represents a unique chance to be involved in four
days of av performances, vjing, workshops, panel discussions, product
showcase with an amazing community of vjs, audiovisual artists, new
media practitioners and thinkers worldwide!

The 2011 edition at Nuovo Cinema Aquila in Rome registered 484 artists
from France, Hungary, Italy, Germany, United States, Spain, Belarus,
Slovenia, Russian Federation, Poland, United Kingdom, Ireland,
Albania, Greece, Switzerland, Uruguay, Mexico, Brazil, Portugal, New
Zealand, Netherlands, Ukraine, Romania, Andorra, Argentina, Bulgaria,
Belgium, Colombia, India, Denmark, Turkey, Macedonia. We exhibited 241
works, among performances, workshop and showcases over 5 stages.

Further info at lpm@flxer.net
Stay tuned and follow us on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/liveperformers

Sensible Data @ Live Performers Meeting 2011, Rome and Minsk

live performers meeting 2011

live performers meeting 2011

Art is Open Source will be at the 2011 edition of LPM, the Live Performers Meeting, an international event focused on visual cultures and live performance.

LPM started as a VJ meeting , but it soon evolved into something more. The fast evolution of the technologies and tools that can be used by artists and creatives widely expanded the scenarios of live visual performances, and now we are getting used to (and expect to) seeing electronics, devices, generative visuals, networked performances, projection mapping, architectural visuals, software art and body performance mixed with electronics.

LPM 2004

LPM 2004

LPM’s own history reflects this kind of evolution. Starting out from a community brought up by Flyer Communication around the FLxER VJ software, LPM was nor an ordinary festival, really assuming instead the characteristics of a true meeting, in which people met, discussed, experimented things together and in which the performative part of the event was halfway between a showcase of the things presented through workshops and face-to-face discussions, and a very happy party :)

The meeting mutated through time expanding the range of activities that were featured during the event, including live cinema acts, intensive workshops, software presentations, urban performances, and the ever present intense dance floor experience.

FLxER, the software created by Flyer Communication, evolved together with the meeting. Already innovative since the beginning (a VJ tool that you could use directly from the web, if you wanted to, accessing not only your own content, but also all the content of the community, organized through convenient interfaces and facilities), it is now including outstanding features dedicated to projection mapping, 3D graphics, integration with controllers and other devices.

And, most of all, preserving and developing a really live community of artists, software developers, hackers and more.

LPM 2007

LPM 2007

Each year LPM hosted the Digital Freedoms Week, an event started at the Linux Club in Rome in which open cultures and technologies, networked cultures, hacking and hacktivism built a discourse about the perspectives in which we all can use networks and technologies to promote our freedoms and to foster a more democratic, interactive, accessible world.

Each year the Digital Freedoms Week confronted a different perspective on the themes of open source, knowledge sharing, open access, privacy, intellectual property, and more, and we at Art is Open Source have always been really happy to participate to it with projects such as Degradarte and REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory.

This year we will curate, together with our friend Arturo di Corinto, the section of LPM that is called




directly from the concept page of the LPM website:

“This year the Digital Freedom Week @ LPM focuses on the domains of information.

Our lives, our forms of expression, the things we buy, our relationships and the things we learn, communicate and share are progressively (if not totally) changing into digital data that is transmitted over digital networks. Open access to data and information, and the possibility to determine how our information is shared and used are key factors to defend our freedoms and rights. Contemporary Visual cultures transform the fundamental role of data in our lives into new paradigms for aesthetics and interactivity, often poetically merging activism and beauty: database aesthetics, visuals produced using enormous sets of public/private data found on digital networks are only two of the forms of artistic expression that over time have produced wonderful sensorial experiences that have been able to both inform and activate the consciences of people worldwide.

This year DFW@LPM wishes to explore the themes of free access to data, information and knowledge: workshops, conferences and live performances will investigate on innovative and creative paths to promote freedoms-through-data.”

So, to make a long story short, we will be at

LPM 2011 in Rome (May 19th – 22nd 2011) at Nuovo Cinema L’Aquila

and at

LPM 2011 in Minsk (September 2011)

promoting and coordinating workshops, performances, discussions and presentations that deal with the ways in which arts, design, creativity and other practices can use open, accessible data sources to enact critical practices and, in a version that is a bit more “extreme”, how we can use currently available technologies to harvest informations from social networks, websites, networks and other possible sources of data (mobile phones, sensors, devices, tagging…) to both critically question the ideas of privacy, freedom of expression, accessibility, public/private space, identity, sexuality, and to understand how we can use these same “dangers” to create practices of reaction, of tactical forms of expression and to promote freedoms and self determination.

We believe that art and creativity have a very major role in this: making information “beautiful”, narrative, poetic, interesting, interactive, engaging (or even shocking and outrageous) and accessible have enormous effects on cultural, cognitive, political and emotional levels.

We are communicating an open call for participation and are also accepting suggestions for workshops and performances.

In this perspective, the best thing you can do is to register at the LPM website and then, after you added at least the basic info about what you’d like to do at LPM 2011, contact me or anyone from the LPM staff. In this way you will help us to share all the info we need to support you and your workshop/performance/exhibit/showcase.

Also feel free to ask for any information here or on the contacts.

Here below are some info material you all might like to view to know more about LPM and its 2011 edition. (in italian for now: expect more info in the next few days here on Art is Open Source, and directly on the LPM website)

LPM 2011 ROME – Press Release, Italian