HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna

After its very first launch in Rome in September 2013 with EC(m1), after the Festival dell’Innovazione in Bari, Human Ecosystems goes back to Italy with a new project sponsored by the City of Bologna, with the support of ANCI – National Association of Italian Municipalities.

The project will start on October 7th 2015. Below the official press release.

HUB - Human Ecosystems Bologna: the emotional map of the city

HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna: the emotional map of the city

HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna

from 7th October to 7th December 2015 at the Urban Center of Bologna shows the

Realtime Life of the City of Collaboration 

Press Conference
12.30AM, Piazza Nettuno 3 – Bologna (Italy)

Who talks about collaboration in Bologna on social networks? And how? What are the more collaborative neighborhoods? Which topics are more discussed by citizens? What emotions are they expressing? Who are the hubs, the influencers, the bridges between communities and the experts of collaboration? In which languages does collaboration happen in town?

By launching the “HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna” project, the City of Bologna opens an unprecedented experiment at the intersection of art, technology, research and open data aiming to foster its collaborative policies.

Supported by ANCI – National Association of Italian Municipalities, the project will show the relational ecosystem of participation, cooperation and collaboration in the City of Bologna in its digital dimension, creating a parallel and complementary track of work to the “Collaborare è Bologna” process, the policies for collaboration promoted by the City administration.

From October 7th to December 7th 2015 an interactive exhibit will animate the spaces of the Urban Center, enabling citizens and visitors to observe the themes, places, emotions and opinions of the “Collaborative Bologna”, as they are addressed and publicly expressed on major social networks by citizens.

Matteo Lepore, Councillor for the Digital Agenda and the Promotion of the City, says: “With this project we intend to concretely experience the use of big data. We have launched the new civic network in Bologna and the city wi-fi, extending the coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with free access, offering high speed connection to schools, theaters and soon to enterprises and homes. We are reaching now the European goals for 2020, with social networks at the center of our innovation policies. We are aware that the digital ecosystem is an infrastructure for development, growth and inclusion. But to make this leap, we have to learn to systematize the data we produce: with HUB, we are going in the right direction, in particular considering the transition of Bologna toward metropolitan area and the public investments to come“.

HUB - Human Ecosystems Bologna: intensity

HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna: intensity

Confronted with maps and social graphs“, say the authors of the project, Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico, “people will be able to observe in real time the public conversations forming the ecosystems of collaboration, and to explore in new ways the digital public space of the city, discovering and creating unexpected connections“.

HUB - Human Ecosystems Bologna: relational ecosystens

HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna: relational ecosystems

Antonella Galdi, General Deputy Secretary and  Technological Innovation and Culture Head of ANCI, states that “the project is likely to be replicated in other cities and contexts. We look forward to a trial that could “read” the city in a new way, aware of the need to use every possible tool to improve the analysis of public policies in urban territories. Moreover, this initiative is able to highlight the role of art and culture in innovation processes and, at the same time, to create new spaces, instruments, forms of relationship and involvement of citizens“.

HUB - Human Ecosystems Bologna: topics and relations among topics

HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna: topics and relations among topics

At the end of the exhibit, the collected data will be released as set of Open Data. A new immaterial commons available to citizens, researchers, civil society and administration, opening an innovative experimentation in the field of open data policies, in which “citizens become sensors, with their interactions and everyday expressions in the new and controversial public space formed by social networks” continue Iaconesi and Persico.

According to Pina Civitella, Head Innovation Unit of the City of Bologna, the project creates “an innovative data source that provides significant opportunities for the development of value-added services for citizens, businesses, public administration, and for experimenting new forms of civic activation“.

HUB - Human Ecosystems Bologna: thematic correlations

HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna: thematic correlations

Human Ecosystems is a city-based international project already experimented across several cities worldwide, including Sao Paulo, New Haven, Toronto, Montreal. Christian Iaione, Director of “LabGov – LABoratory for the GOVernance of the Commons” and Coordinator of CO-Bologna, points up that “the project represents the digital and organisational pillar of CO-Bologna, a program supported by the Fondazione del Monte and the City of Bologna, aiming to turn Bologna in an open and collaborative city: a collective institution empowering individuals, businesses, civil society organisations, schools and the University to care for and regenerate the city as a commons, as well as to cultivate their abilities and potential“.

Links

HE – Human Ecosystems
www.human-ecosystems.com

“Collaborare è Bologna”
http://www.comune.bologna.it/collaborarebologna
http://www.urbancenterbologna.it/collaborare-bologna

“Human Ecosystems @Ars Electronica 2015”, on “Fastforward 2” by Motherboard, 1° episode
http://motherboard.vice.com/it/read/fastforward-ars-electronica

Human Ecosystems in S. Paulo (BR), documentary by Universidade Metodista
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEgKX-M4AOI

Human Ecosystems in New Haven (USA), documentary by YWF – Yale World Fellows
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXCeAHgKcHU

Credits
HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna is a project promoted by:

the City of Bologna

with the support of:

LabGov – LABoratory for the GOVernance of the Commons
ANCI – Associazione Nazionale Comuni Italiani

Concept and Realization:
HE – Human Ecosystems / AOS – Art is Open Source (S. Iaconesi; O. Persico)

HE/BA: installation, workshop, talk at Festival dell’Innovazione in Bari

Art is Open Source and Human Ecosystems, together with Nefula, and Ubiquitous Commons,  performed an interactive exhibit, a workshop and talk in the city of Bari during the Festival dell’Innovazione 2015.

The exhibit “HE/BA – Human Ecosystems Bari“, placed in the beautiful location of Teatro Margherita, realized a temporary version od the Realtime Museum of the City of Bari along the three days of the event.

HE/BA - Human Ecosystems Bari, interactive installation, Teatro Margherita

HE/BA – Human Ecosystems Bari, interactive installation, Teatro Margherita

For the occasion an hand-made furniture was realized, describing the Human Ecosystems strategy of implementation (functions and mechanism of harvesting, processes analysis and outputs, including the Realtime Museum of the City, the Lab and the education process) and role of Ubiquitous Commons.

HE/BA - Human Ecosystems Bari, installation, Teatro MArgherita

HE/BA – Human Ecosystems Bari, installation, Teatro MArgherita

HE/BA - Human Ecosystems Bari, installation, Teatro Margherita: hand-made forniture completed

HE/BA – Human Ecosystems Bari, installation, Teatro Margherita: hand-made forniture completed

More photos are available at this link.

The 6 hours workshop was structured ad an intense hands-ho experience, from the theoretical and philosophical approach of Human Ecosystems to the description and use of the HE platform, and the exploration of possible use cases scenarios.

HE/BA LAB: Human Ecosystems Workshop at Festival dell'Innovazione, Bari (Italy)

HE/BA LAB: Human Ecosystems Workshop at Festival dell’Innovazione, Bari (Italy)

The group participants, mostly composed by young policy makers, students and researchers, installed on their machines latest version of HE: all of them is now able to autonomously start their own experiment.

And is is already happening. XYLab, together with FF3300, is now joyfully playing with Human Ecosystems: as you can see from the pictures below, after the exhibit Bari observation is still open. This is the best result we could hope for from our workshop.

HE installed by XYLab in Bari

HE installed by XYLab in Bari

HE at work: view of Bari, by XYlab

HE at work: view of Bari, by XYlab

More photos from the workshop are available at this link.

The talk, conceived as a Lectio Magistralis and dedicated to Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons, was an effort to describe and communicate the complexity, tensions and conflicts emerging from our ubiquitous hyperconnected lives to an audience of high school students.

HE/Ubiquitous Commons Talk: showing the relational ecosystems of the city

HE/Ubiquitous Commons Talk: showing the relational ecosystems of the city

HE/Ubiquitous Commons Talk: describing Ubiquitous Commons

HE/Ubiquitous Commons Talk: describing Ubiquitous Commons

HE/Ubiquitous Commons Talk: interacting with high school students

HE/Ubiquitous Commons Talk: interacting with high school students

More photos can be found at this link.

Special Tanks to:

Alessandro Tartaglia, Alessandro Balena, Arti Puglia, XYLab, FF3300, Giacomo Equizi, Alice Vallini, Sara Diaferia, Annibale D’Elia, all the visitors and participants of Festival dell’Innovazione

Realtime cities at the MACRO Museum in Rome for Audiovisioni Digitali

Art is Open Source will be featured at “Audiovisioni Digitali“, curated by  Lino Strangis and Veronica D’Auria, with this video above about the realtime digital lives of cities.

Audiovisioni Digitali at MACRO

Audiovisioni Digitali at MACRO

The video has been selected by Giovanni Viceconte from the ArtHub archives and shows a typical day in the digital life of the city of Trieste, composed by capturing a full day of social network activity generated in the city of Trieste on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Google+. Each dot in the video represent one digital interaction on social networks: maybe a post, comment, video, image or text published by someone in the city. When dots connect, it means that a conversation/relation of some sort started between users: a comment, a sharing, a re-publishing.

What emerges is a complex, living diagram, which shows the organic digital life of the city, a map of the town which is not composed by streets and buildings, but rather from human relations and immaterial content and information. The city transforms, merging people’s physical experience of its public and private spaces with the digital ones.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b8bOLc-54g]

Here is the info about the event:

Audiovisioni digitali
video e ricerca artistica oggi

curated by Lino Strangis and Veronica D’Auria

Friday January 18th 2013, 6pm and
Saturday January 19th 2013, 11am

MACRO – Contemporary Art Museum of the City of Rome
via Reggio Emilia 54, Rome, ItalyLino Strangis, A new Big Bang

ITALIAN Press Release

Art Hub Artists – selected by Giovanni Viceconte:
Gabriele Pesci, Lino Strangis, Nicola Bettale, Dario Lazzaretto, Lello Masucci, Diego Caglioni, Mauro Rescigno, Donato Maniello, Piero Chiariello, Toba Toba, Colette Baraldi, Barbara Agreste, Rebecca Agnes, Luca Lumaca, Salvatore Iaconesi, Otolab, Sonia Laura Armaniaco e Igor Imhoff.

http://www.arthub.it/index.php?action=pagina&idpag=1357747974

 

C.A.R.M.A. Artists – selected by Le Momo Electronique:

Rebecca Agnes, Alessandro Amaducci, Piero Chiariello, Nhieu Do, Guglielmo Emmolo, Mattias Harestam, Igor Imhoff, Gabriele Pesci, Arash Radpour, Mauro Rescigno e Lino Strangis.

 

 

MACRO, Sala Cinema, via Reggio Emilia 54, Roma

Venerdì 18 gennaio dalle 18:00 alle 21:00; Sabato 19 gennaio dalle 11:00 alle 22:00

www.museomacro.org+39 06 67 10 70 400

 

C.A.R.M.A.,

www.carmaweb.org,

http://www.facebook.com/assCARMAinfo@carmaweb.org

 

Press Office

Veronica D’Auria, 349 2304021veronica.dauria@gmail.com

Enlarge Your Consciousness at JustMad, ARCO Madrid, on El Paìs

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rRPp4wOWQ0]

A wonderful article has appeared on the blog of El Paìs describing the Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free project.

Identities on sale: this is the main theme of the article, as suggested by the action through which we are trying to support the discussion on the new forms of privacy and publicness which are promoted by social network and, on a wider scope, by the whole of digitally interconnected humanity.

The sale of internet users profiles, which become your personal human tamagotchi, describes this situation.

Enlarge Your Consciousness is currently exhibited at JustMad, part of the ARCO Madrid art fair, with BTF Gallery, our companions in this project.

more info on the project:

http://www.artisopensource.net/category/projects/enlarge-your-consciousness/

Enlarge Your Consciousness at JustMad

Enlarge Your Consciousness at JustMad

Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free

Human beings continuously mutate. Over the last few years, this transformation has taken place at incredibly high speeds, mostly thanks to the wide and ubiquitous availability of digital networks and devices.

This changed the ways in which we work, learn, relate, consume, communicate, love.

Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 days 4 free

Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 days 4 free

Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free uses people’s real time emotional expressions on social networks to animate a physical installation.

The emotions of millions of users on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and FourSquare are harvested in real time (using open available APIs and techniques such as Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning) and used to give life to physical manifestations and info-aesthetic visualizations.

The project is the result of a wonderful collaboration between Salvatore Iaconesi / Oriana Persico (Art is Open Source) and Lara Mezzapelle / Giacomo Deriu.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6d7dIvJdQc]

Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free will be officially launched at BT’F Contemporary Art Gallery Friday, January 27th 2012 at 7pm, and is an official initiative of Arte Fiera OFF.

Here is the address:

BTF Art Gallery
Via Castiglione 35
40124 Bologna

 

Here are some useful links:

Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free

http://artisopensource.net/eyci4d4f/

 

Art is Open Source

http://www.artisopensource.net

 

Mezzapelle – Deriu

http://www.mezzapelle-deriu.com/

 

BTF Contemporary Art Gallery

http://www.btfgallery.com/

 

on Espoarte

http://www.espoarte.net/2012/01/espoarte-75-primavera-2012/

 

on Il Pensiero Artistico

http://www.ilpensieroartistico.eu/?p=5133