CoS, Consciousness of Streams is about to start!
We’ll be at transmediale in just a few hours, setting up all the components of CoS, which will be a performance, a series of workshops, an invasive into our streamed lives, and an evolving emotional map of the world.
In the meanwhile the first elements of CoS are starting to appear:
and the CoS Disseminated Nodes
feel free to start using the nodes’ interface to contribute to CoS: whatever you contribute will show up at the CoS HQ in Transmediale and in all related media.
Here an emotional map will progressively form as people participate to CoS.
The mobile tools for CoS will be published shortly, so that you will all be able to participate from everywhere.
Watch out for changes during the days of Transmediale: new parts of CoS will be added progressively each day.
With a rich program featuring experts, designers, architects and artists from the international worlds of cinema, design and technology, Roma Design+ will host a series of interesting installations, exhibitions and conferences on the world of special effects.
AOS and FakePress will participate with two projects:
Connecticity is the design for an urban screen that enacts communication practices in the textures of the metropolis. Realtime communication across social networks, instant messaging and cross media systems featuring mobile applications, sensor networks and masses of data about the city analyzed in real time tell the story of the city itself, of its inhabitants, of their lives and activities, of its environment: en emergent, disseminated, ubiquitous story that evolves with the city and its life.
Created for the Festa dell’Architettura in Rome, the software and hardware platforms at the base of Connecticity have evolved over time becoming a true immaterial architecture, creating fluid interstitial dimensions of architectural space in which hybrid, realtime communications take place between citizens and the city itself, transforming its surfaces into a new, communicative, skin.
De_Face is a simple game: pass in front of it and a face recognition identifies your face and replaces it with the face of a famous actor. A fun game of mixed identities, and a critical observation of our hyper-controlled society.
We are also very proud to be in the event, as two groups of our best students will be joining in the exhibit!
And so, welcome Federica Lastrucci, Paola Meloni and Anrea Ettorre, with their Cinex Project: a holophonic, immersive cinema in which people are actually able to move and experience full immersivity.
And welcome to Alessandro Suraci and Marta Passarelli with their virtual mannenquins, using projection mapping to create exciting effects including special FX and the reenactment of famous costumes from science fiction and other movies, and with their animated video environments and scenography.
Augmented Reality can create opportunities for critical reinvention of the world.
Squatting Supermarkets uses augmented reality to break open the codes of commercial communication on the products we use every day. By taking a picture with your mobile phone to the logo of a product, individuas can contribute to a global, disseminated relational discourse on ecology, sustainablity and social responsibility issues of the things we eat, wear and use every day.
The logo gets recognized with computer vision techniques and is used as a fiducial marker that can be used by the Squatting Supermarkets application to create a discussion space onto which people can write their thoughts and interact with other individuals and groups.
An interpretative layer on top of reality where we can express ourselves, bypassing communication control strategies enacted by corporations and governments. Augmented Reality as a new space for self-expression.
Squatting Supermarkets @ RObot Festival 2010
from 15th to 18th September