Stakhanov and a panel on AI at Art + b = love? in Ancona

Stakhanov and a panel on AI at Art + b = love? in Ancona

Artificial Intelligence has always been a focal point of our research here at AOS. Ever since our little AI kid, Angel_F, or through the Talker Performance, or with GhostWriter, or with Stakhanov, Artificial Intelligence has represented an important, extreme...
BodyQuake at NetFutures 2017

BodyQuake at NetFutures 2017

On June 28 and 29, the city of Brussels will host NetFutures 2017, the biggest conference co-organized by the European Commission to explore the future of Internet, economy and society. Art is Open Source and HER will be part of the STARTS – Science Technologies...
art*science in Bologna, with Kernos and Accelerator

art*science in Bologna, with Kernos and Accelerator

From the 3rd to the 6th of July, the city of Bologna, with art*science will become a center for the international discussion on the opportunities and scenarios for collaboration between arts, sciences and technologies. It will also be one of the locations of the 50th...
BodyQuake. A Concert for Bodies + Data

BodyQuake. A Concert for Bodies + Data

On May 3, 2017 UniFestival, the National University Students Festival in Macerata hosts a preview of “BodyQuake. Concert for Bodies + Data”. BodyQuake is a radical contamination between Arts and the Sciences. Who The project is the result of the...
BAOTAZ at Fondazione Neuromed

BAOTAZ at Fondazione Neuromed

After La Triennale in Milan, BAOTAZ, the interconnected brain and its augmented sense created during La Cura Summer School, arrived in Pozzili for the European Researchers’ Night organized by Neuromed Foundation. FromSeptember 28th toSeptember the 30th,  1.200...
The Transgressive Spaces of Innovation

The Transgressive Spaces of Innovation

This post originates from the lecture about Transgression and Innovation held at the Alta Scuola Politecnica a few weeks ago. In this article we will explore again a topic which is very close to the practices here at Art is Open Source, which is the interconnection...
HE and UC at StARTS exhibit – ICT2015, Lisbon 20-22 October

HE and UC at StARTS exhibit – ICT2015, Lisbon 20-22 October

ICT2015 – Innovate, Connect, Transform  is the largest event organized by the EU Commission in 2015 to foster research and innovation at European level, show the best results achieved through financed projects, inform about upcoming call, facilitate the...
Human Ecosystems at Expo Aquae, in Venice

Human Ecosystems at Expo Aquae, in Venice

Human Ecosystems at Expo Aquae in Venice, August 1st 2015, at 11am. Full information about the event is on Human Ecosystems. How do we speak about water? How do we relate? What are our fears, concerns, important issues, joys and anxieties about water? We have captured...
Stakhanov, a BigData god, predicts human futures

Stakhanov, a BigData god, predicts human futures

Stakhanov is a BigData god. It is a reflection about the role which we, as human beings and as members of society, are attributing to data, information and algorithms. Stakhanov captures public information from millions of people on social networks, and searches for...
Periferica: Human Ecosystems workshops in Rome

Periferica: Human Ecosystems workshops in Rome

Join us at the Periferica Festival in Rome, on February 16-21 2015 at Fusolab, in Viale della Bella Villa 94 (and some other locations: check the program for time and locations). Art is Open Source and Human Ecosystems will be there for an installation and a workshop...
Design, philosophy art and business

Design, philosophy art and business

What do arts, design and philosophy have to do with business? [ this is the english version of our article which appeared on the SIMI Newsletter, in Portuguese. SIMI is Brazil’s Open Innovation System] Let’s start from art. The arts have a crucial role in...
The Mirror and The Source @ Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series

The Mirror and The Source @ Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series

  AOS will be in Ann Arbor (Detroit) on October 17, 2013, for the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series at the Michigan Theater with “The Mirror and the Source”, a talk/performance exploring the transformation of human beings, and the new rituals, emotions,...
Art, Future and Technologies at Provocazioni Festival, Acrobax

Art, Future and Technologies at Provocazioni Festival, Acrobax

Saturday Sept. 28th we will be at Provocazioni Festival, at Acrobax (via della Vasca Navale 6, Rome, Italy) to talk about Art, the Future and the role of Technologies in the transformation of our societies. Here is the Facebook Event for the Provocazioni Festival,...
Incautious Porn: a voyage into privacy

Incautious Porn: a voyage into privacy

“We searched for Porn. We found you. We captured more than 100,000 public comments on porn and sexually oriented websites in which users left their mobile phone number to male/female/transgender performers, where everyone could see it, and we turned them into a...
Updates on Enlarge Your Consciousness In 4 Days 4 Free

Updates on Enlarge Your Consciousness In 4 Days 4 Free

Here are some updates to the project Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free Here is the event on the website of BTF Gallery Here on Artribune Here is the official announcement on ArteFiera OFF Here is a wonderful article on D’Ars Magazine And on this issue...
Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free

Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free

“the most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.” Andy Warhol Introduction In this essay, we describe the ideas which led us to participate to the “Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free” project, together with...
Bluetooth Wars @ AHAcktitude 2009

Bluetooth Wars @ AHAcktitude 2009

home sweet home, we’re back again. AOS participated to AHAcktitude 2009 in Milan, and it was a great experience. We presented Bluetooth Wars, a workshop in which the people were able to build their very own Bluetooth media server. This has many uses, ranging...

REFF on Wired

REFF, RomaEuropaFAKEFactory was featured in an article on Wired Italia, October 2009 issue

Andy Warhol – rejected from the RomaEuropaWebFactory Prize

Andy Warhol – rejected from the RomaEuropaWebFactory Prize —– http://www.romaeuropa.org “I am Andy Warhol. I could not participate to RomaEuropaWebFactory. A fake, a fake, what is a fake, anyway? Nothing is real, the only real things are the...

Interviewing the Crisis – Andreas Jacobs – Nictoglobe

And yet another update on the Interviewing the Crisis project. This time it’s the turn for Andreas Jacobs of Nictoglobe. He is turning out to be quite an interesting person to collaborate with.  We just had the chance to get to know each other by collaborating...
Art is Open Source and DegradArte at the AHACamping

Art is Open Source and DegradArte at the AHACamping

We are just back from the AHACamping, the first meeting of the AHA mailing list. The event was took place at the SALE Docks and it featured talks and performances on art, hacking, activism and critical theories on technology and on the ways in which they are...

2008 Biennale of Sydney Online venue

Art is Open Source has been featured at the Sydney Biennale 2008 Online venue, as a public entry. check out AOS at Sydney’s Biennale at > BOS2008

ChakraPuter

A computer is interpreted as a body according to eastern theories and philosophies. The Chakras represent the components of the PC. When the computer reaches Chakra balance, it goes in Kundalini state, becoming connected to all the other ChakraPuters on the network....

moduMusicians

An exprimental web interface to create generative music. Clicking around opens up devices whose sliders can be used to alter the parameters regulating the life of their software souls. Music is generated through algoritmical synthesis. Created using Processing....

DpSdC – Degradazione per Sovrapposizione di Corpi

Degradazione per Sovrapposizione di Corpi [DpSC] is an installation in which simple DIY technologies are used to create an interactive floor on which visitors use a broom to sweep their way through 300 years of Art History, creating beautiful cut-up paintings. Created...

Computer Art Congress 2

Art is Open Source and NeRVi present Angel_F project in Mexico City at the Computer Art Congress 2. The international meeting researches on the evolution of digital practices as they affect arts and society. I presented there the Angel_F project, together with...

NeRVi – Neo Realismo Virtuale

A new narrative, sitting across the borders running between materiality and immateriality, organic and inorganic, architecture and body. These borders have been deleted by digital technologies in the contemporary era, perpetrating a continuous shift from object to...

DegradArte

In 2008 the italian government released an incredible law stating the necessity to degrade images and videos to be able to use them freely on the web, for educational an research purposes. A conception of “fair use” that seems quite strange, united to a...

on Virtual Worlds

an interview on “Le Courrier” swiss magazine on virtual worlds and art > the Interview

Condividi la Conoscenza 3

IULM, Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione: opportunities and proposals towards the Lisbon Agenda of 2010. I presented an Ipotesi per Assurdo together with penelope.di.pixel. ceck it out here > IULM > the Program > our presentation > the Ipotesi per Assurdo...
del.icio.us poetry

del.icio.us poetry

I am pretty happy about this one. :) When you access del.icio.us Poetry a software uses del.icio.us most recent bookmarks page to gather all the links that have been saved in the last few minutes, and opens them up. All together. On the page you are looking at....
the Whitehouse

the Whitehouse

The Whitehouse’s website is captured in real time. The texts are processed, inverting meanings of the things said. A research on the reliability of information and on the current trends in meaning-shifting perpetraed by ovnments and authorities. also seen at...
Dispersion

Dispersion

The Internet as a universe. Dispersion harvests web links around the web, analyzes them and places them as planets in a digital universe. In this universe physical laws exist, based on similarity and content structure. Galaxies form, arranging similar web content...
Concerto per 16 Automi

Concerto per 16 Automi

Software Automas can get stressed, too. When these automas change emotions, they play music. A digitally emotional Concerto. also seen at: > ArTechMedia2007 > You Own Me now > processing.org
roboporn

roboporn

RoboPorn is a pornographic website for robots. Not with robots. What turns a robot on? What is fetish for it? What robots does it find attractive? A research on robots that is used to research umans.
Sabba

Sabba

A digital ritual. A Software God feeds on the energy of the performance. -_ sabba _- Part of the iconology cycle. We live a social context in which esotherism and mysticism have lost their esence of catalyzers of the fenomenology of the iniziatic Knowledge. Reclaiming...
TalkerS

TalkerS

Talker is a linguistic artificial intelligence. Two processes animate it. One, automatic, harvests each day some content from random webites. The other one uses the texts provided by web users, who can upload it through the interface. All the collected text is used to...
Fagocitosi

Fagocitosi

A beach party is progressively invaded by digital art installations The software automas living inside Fagocitosi feed on shapes.The frames captured through the camera constitute the living environment for the automas. They walk through the imagery accordingto a set...

11 Questions

I answered the 11 questions on the JavaMuseum > the interview
GoM – the God of Music

GoM – the God of Music

The GoM is a software god ruling a universe of singing automas.A mystical installation:) also seen at: > processing.org GoM is the god. Its reality is contained inside a personal computer. It rules multiple universes populated by software automas (the Automatas)....
Michelang_I/O_lo

Michelang_I/O_lo

Michelang_IO_lo looks at the installation visitor and produces a digital portrait that is interpreted in 3D and transformed into a musical instrument that the visitor can play using a physical interface. also seen on: > rhizome.org artBase Michelang_IO_lo...
“Les amants”

“Les amants”

Magritte’s painting comes to life with a software drama about love and understanding each other. LesAmants is an installation/performance based on “les Amants” painting by René Magritte. The two lovers, blinded by the sheet on their head, clearly...
Google, why bother?

Google, why bother?

A critical view on search engines. “Google, why bother?” offers you full Google functionality, but when you search the results are made completely useless. How do search engines work? Are we satisfied on how the web works? All this information lets us deal...
giOcattoli

giOcattoli

Empty HTML tables are used to create psychedelic animations. A colourful protest against information overload.   more information > website also seen at > Best On the Web > rhizome.org artBase Chico art Net NewMediaFix...
Socializers

Socializers

Little socially addicted software automas chit-chat in a colourful space. Their lives are rueld by color and population. A research on stress and closeness, in an algorithmic way.