Playing with Data: Ubiquitous Commons at King’s College in London

Come with us on June 3rd for a performative, full day workshop at King’s College in London in which we will experiment just how much data we generate as human beings, citizens and members of communities.

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Using the Human Ecosystems we will learn how to use this data in useful, positive and ethical ways, and how to regain control in deciding how this data should be used, through the Ubiquitous Commons.

These are the details for the workshop:

Workshop title: “Playing with Data in the Ubiquitous Commons”

Held by: Salvatore Iaconesi  and Oriana Persico

When: 3 June 2015 – 10:00-18:00

Where: King’s College London (Strand)

Playing with Data in the Ubiquitous Commons is a  day-long performative workshop using Human Ecosystems–a series of technologies are combined to harvest and analyse public data. We will explore our collective data to gain insight on the flows of communication, information, knowledge exchange, and of the patterns for emotional contagion. Together participants will use techniques such as Natural Language Analysis, Geo-referencing, Machine Learning, Network Analysis, and various Computational Sociology techniques to gather information about the communities in the city, including the places, locations, times, topics, emotions, opinions which they express, and the social architectures which they describe. Outputs will range from a series of research insights; interactive visualizations or installations; game concepts to be enacted with different communities; models for community engagement, and their testing through playful modalities; the description and enactment of meaningful urban rituals which promote public, inclusive collaboration and participation to city life under one or more issues.

The workshop is an interdisciplinary, critical and playful approach to our material assemblages as data-subjects; that is, our ubiquitous data and information generation, which express relations, emotions, locations, opinions, behaviours and the potential inferences therein. Participants will collectively explore the data and present insights. People of all levels of technological expertise are warmly welcome.

Salvatore Iaconesi is an interaction designer, robotics engineer, artist, hacker. TED Fellow 2012, Eisenhower Fellow since 2013 and Yale World Fellow 2014.

Oriana Persico holds a degree in Communication Sciences, is an expert in participatory policies and digital inclusion. She is an artist and writer and she currently teach Digital Design at ISIA Design Florence.

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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.

ATTENTION: TO GET IN BELARUS YOU NEED A VISA AND OFTEN A LETTER OF INVITATION
Hurry-up and send us your project!
http://www.liveperformersmeeting.net/2011minsk/en/participate/

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:
http://www.liveperformersmeeting.net/2011minsk/en/concept/

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
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