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.

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

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.

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

 

 

FakePress Publishing at MFRU Festival in Maribor present REFF

FakePress Publishing and REFF at MFRU in Maribor

FakePress Publishing and REFF at MFRU in Maribor

From November 11th to November 26th 2011 FakePress Publishing and REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory will be in Maribor, Slovenija, for the 17th edition of the MFRU festival (Mednarodni Festival Racunalniskih Umetnosti).

Here is the website for MFRU2011.

At the festival we will present REFF, RomaEuropa FakeFactory, our innovative cultural institution using the ideas of reinventing the reality as an opportunity to create innovative practices and policies for digital cultures. At MFRU we will create an installation through which you will be able to experience the realtime planetary activities of our institution.

We will also perform a workshop in which we will show people how to use open and free technologies to turn the world into an immense, ubiquitous wiki: we will use free/libre Augmented Reality platforms to create new radical forms of autonomous ubiquitous expressions which can be used for activism, art, science, design, architecture. The same we used to create our REFF book.

Some info about MFRU Festival, directly translated from the festival homepage:

“MFRU (organized by MKC Maribor in Zavoda uho; oko: Maribor) has a rich tradition in Slovenia, because it is one of the central institutions of computer art, with its constant activity is responsible for its recognition and development.

Upon its establishment in 1994 was among the first in this part of the first and only one in Slovenia. Since its inception in Slovenia and the wider region pioneering work in presenting the theory and practice of computer arts and new media, making an important contribution to their promotion and implementation, while establishing a fundamental creative core – in terms of inter-media productions of new works – in this area . MFRU thus fills an important niche cultural program, which ranks among the Maribor Festival competitive European city.

MFRU considered a variety of topics, such as the potential of media images, computer and life, media arts, technological progress, etc.., And hosted many distinguished guests (Edward Hare, Peter Weibel, Stelarc). In 1994 he established a festival in Maribor Joze Slaček to date was conducted by numerous domestic and foreign selectors, among them Marina Gržinić, Eva Ursprung, Dunja Kukovec, Alexander Kostič, Donald Železnikar, Ales Vaupotič, Simona Vidmar, George and Mark Krpan Ornik .

According to the current program director, Mark Zornik, by issuing a transparent creation of an online catalog and archive break occurred when we can talk about the festival of computer art before and after. The festival is entering a new period of reorganized organizational structure of the software and the festival, which is expanding and becoming more complex, followed by the vision of further enlargement. Festival Individual units followed these annual festival. This is the year 2011 read Transmedialno storytelling .

“Transmedialno storytelling indicates a very diverse practice combinations of message passing through more than one medium. Within this area, which today is actually a matter of course, I was interested in practices that infringe copyright in it, expressive and innovative research “(Donald Železnikar).

Transmedialno storytelling method indicates storytelling through various media platforms and formats. It is a phenomenon that is also part of the mass entertainment industry (eg reality shows with a TV and web-based platform, online games, mobile and natural ingredients), but embedded in the expression and the research field. In the field we are witnessing a political protests, which are inherent in the use of social networks. Broader context shows that the constant flow of information media in the media, the boundary between users and authors are increasingly blurs.

Festival selection transmedijske narration will focus on the conscious use of multiple media and multiple platform operations, with emphasis on critical, reflective and creative Oz. innovative achievement that thematize questions of the present moment, both directly and through specific poetics and approaches. Thus, within the traditional, analog and digital, mobile media – and their combinations. We are interested in creative, author surpluses positioned outside instrumentalized use of the current ideological and political or commercial purposes.

Not to ignore this part of the creativity, but rather than exposing it to – as it already exists, at least in part, dedicated to the platform – we want to establish a reference point of critical discourse that allows reflection on the quality and importance of today are increasingly present transmedialnosti concept, but remains largely unreflected. Reflection is very important areas, among others, also with a broader educational perspective and from the standpoint of self-awareness and understanding of the media environment of the whole society.

MFRU also informs and educates audiences about contemporary intermedia art, nourishes the cultural consciousness of the general public and young people, through events and performative intervention in public space, connecting the region, explores the art computer, document and archive it.

MFRU work by local artists to festivals, exhibitions, installations or representations abroad (Gamerz, Dispatch, Ars eletronic, Enter …) conducts Internet transmissions of live events (produced by the Institute ear, eye:) and establishes a city platform to support the organization and intermedia art production facilities.
This is primarily for areas that do not fall into the mainstream, this is an established or set of “high culture” or the commercial or. profit-oriented pop-culture. One of the basic vision of the festival is the networking of related cultural institutions in Maribor and the wider region. Through these partnerships is to build individual projects, deepen and increase their accessibility, they are also more effective and widely informed.

Promotion of individual efforts and commitment can go through the common channels of communication – and awareness – to a greater extent, addresses the interested public. In the present partnership recognizes the potential of linking all the more cultural actors who strive for similar goals and create the field of contemporary conceptual and critical art, this is art that is in the mind of the general public wakes up and you only paves the way for his own and other artistic expressions. In this informal network is currently connected MFRU and beyond MKC Maribor, Cultural Incubator, Institute ear, eye: Maribor, Institute Udarnik, Foundation son: DA, KIT Kibla Today, beginners, UGM, etc., In the future we will be more partners.

Festival strengthens its visibility by creating a European dialogue and cooperation with embassies, cultural centers (public) institutions, institutions, foundations and comparable foreign festivals. Integration into the wider cultural network, infrastructure acquisition (new media art center in Maribor) and transfer activities in the web TV show a basic interface and pioneering role of the festival.”

 

REFF in London – the opening @ Furtherfield

News from REFF in London, at Furtherfield

The Opening of the exhibit took place in a wonderful atmosphere. We were happy to see new and old people interested in the fake institution, its education program and its newly created Augmented Reality Drug.

We managed to present the AR Drug, the molecules which are used to create it, the education program on the systematic reinvention of reality and the new technologies and practices for critical invasion of our cities, that will probably be used sometime soon :)

We have to thank everyone involved in the exhibit because it was amazing: all of Furtherfield, Garrett Lynch, xname, Rebar Group, all the photographers and video makers, and then Richard Barbrook, Quayola, David Benqué everyone!

At the exhibit we introduced REFF’s AR Drug, and the three molecules that are used to make it:

REMIXine:

REMIXine

REMIXine

“The REMIXine compound is an innovative molecule and it is a fundamental ingredient of all our drugs. The molecule powerfully reacts with other ones, disconnecting their predetermined bonds and allowing the core elements of other compounds to reassemble, forming entirely new ones, in complete freedom. REMIXine is known to augment the total entropy of systems, and it is a known stimulator of creative processes and on the systematic creation of insights on the world.”

REALITene:

REALITene

REALITene

“REALITene is a very unstable compound. Its complex molecule self-arranges into virtually infinite configurations. Furthermore, different patients have been known to react to different molecule configurations at different times in their clinical life. All these factors make REALITene a compound that is really hard to manage. Our drugs confront with this problem in a radical way: REALITene’s configuration is not determined in the lab, but is left to the shaping processes enacted by the patient and its surrounding context.”

 

REINVENTum:

REINVENTum

REINVENTum

“REINVENTum compounds collaborate with the other molecules found in our drugs to reassemble components into new forms once their bonds have been disassembled. REINVENTum has drastic effects on the equilibrium of neural ecosystems, as it is able to effectively activate the neurotransmitters which control human forms of expression: this action has profound impacts on the areas of the brain that engage language and memory, allowing the rapid formation of entire networks of new symbols.”

We also introduced the global map of everything’s that happening in the world with our fake institution

And we publicly and officially released the MACME plugin for cross-medial, augmented reality publishing, part of REFF’s education program on the systematic reinvention of reality.