REFF AR Drug exhibits and actions on Hacker Journal

our dear penelope.di.pixel has written for Hacker Journal a wonderful article about the REFF Augmented Reality Drug and about the recent exhibit at Furtherfield Gallery in London. The AR Drug has also been recently on show at the Casoria Contemporary Arts Museum.

REFF AR Drug in London

REFF AR Drug in London

download the article about REFF AR Drug on Hacker Journal

and you can also get the magazine in which you will also find an article in which i explain how to build location based applications for iPhone.

An Augmented Reality Drug

back from London, here are some more info about the event held at Furtherfield Gallery, to present REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory and the Augmented Reality Drug.

AR Drug, by Marco Bera/S4C

AR Drug, by Marco Berardi/S4C

our wonderful friends at Shoot4Change came to see the exhibit and took these wonderful pictures about the performances and the presentation of the AR Drug. An enormous thanks to our newly found fried Marco Berardi for them!

An Augmented Reality Drug has been created and distributed to the visitors at the Furtherfield Gallery in London.
REFF, the fake institution created to enact innovative cultural policies all over the world used the opportunity offered by the exhibit on the “reinvention of reality” that was currently held at the Furtherfield Gallery in London to deliver their Augmented Reality Drug to the visitors.

REFF AR Drug by Marco Bera/S4C

REFF AR Drug photo by Marco Berardi/S4C

The people at the opening of the exhibit have had the chance to taste the drug and to experiment with their effects: the possibility to create new forms of expression, to fill the world with digital content and to realize new forms of free, independent communication that are able to mutate our perception of cities and the spaces we live in, just like a psychoactive drug.
This is the metaphor used by Art is Open Source: the Augmented Reality Drug is really an open source software platform that allows people to use the so-called ubiquitous technologies, thus enabling the owners of iPhone and Android smartphones to freely create videos, sounds and other contents directly in the spaces and places of our cities. Completely new forms of communication that really change the way in which people communicate and relate with the rest of the world.

REFF Augmented Reality Drug, photo by Marco Bera/S4C

REFF Augmented Reality Drug, photo by Marco Berardi/S4C

The drug has already been distributed in dozens of universities all over Europe, and hundreds of projects for the “methodological reinvention of reality” are popping up in the laboratories of these institutes.
Everyone is addicted!

To follow the evolution of the project:
http://www.romaeuropa.org

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CfET1YyyKs

Links:

Art is Open Source:
http://www.artisopensource.net

REFF:
http://www.romaeuropa.org

REFF in the world:
http://reff.romaeuropa.org

the exhibit at Furtherfield Gallery, London:
http://www.furtherfield.org/exhibitions/reff-remix-world-reinvent-reality

images of the happening:
http://www.s4c.it/slides/refflondon/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/http_gallery/sets/72157626175020078/

You can buy the AR Drug here on eBay

 

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.

 

 

REFF – workshop at Writtle College, Feb. 21th 2011

REFF in London with Furtherfield

on Feb. 21th 2011 REFF (with AOS, Art is Open Source, and FakePress) held a workshop in Essex at Writtle College.
The theme of the workshop was the reinvention of reality through critical practices and ubiquitous technologies.
During the workshop a short history of the REFF project was narrtes, quickly followed by a hands-on session in which the cross-media publishing tools released by FakePress under a GPL3 license have been installed and tested out:

MACME: a cross media publishing plugin for the WordPress platform allowing to transform any blog into an ubiquitous tool for publishing creating PDFs, ePub ebooks, QRCodes, location based media and augmented reality content.

KNOWNERS: a knowledge sharing ecosystem built on the wordpress platform

CoS, CONSCIOUSNESS OF STREAMS: a ubiquitous narrative first shown at the transmediale festival on 2011, through which FakePress created a global publication in which more than 35000 authors have created a realtime emotional map of the world

REFF at Writtle College

REFF at Writtle College

more info on REFF and the specific projects on:

http://www.artisopensource.net
http://www.fakepress.it
http://furtherfield.org

the global vision of REFF project can be seen here:

http://reff.romaeuropa.org

during these days:

on the 25th of February 2011 REFF will be opening up an exhibit at Furtherfield gallery in London

more info here:

http://www.furtherfield.org/exhibitio…

REFF – workshop at Westminster College, Feb. 22th 2011 (

REFF in London with Furtherfield

on Feb. 22th 2011 REFF (with AOS, Art is Open Source, and FakePress) held a workshop in London at Westminster College
The theme of the workshop was the reinvention of reality through critical practices and ubiquitous technologies.
During the workshop a short history of the REFF project was narrtes, quickly followed by a hands-on session in which the cross-media publishing tools released by FakePress under a GPL3 license have been installed and tested out:

MACME: a cross media publishing plugin for the WordPress platform allowing to transform any blog into an ubiquitous tool for publishing creating PDFs, ePub ebooks, QRCodes, location based media and augmented reality content.

KNOWNERS: a knowledge sharing ecosystem built on the wordpress platform

CoS, CONSCIOUSNESS OF STREAMS: a ubiquitous narrative first shown at the transmediale festival on 2011, through which FakePress created a global publication in which more than 35000 authors have created a realtime emotional map of the world

REFF at Westminster College

REFF at Westminster College

more info on REFF and the specific projects on:

http://www.artisopensource.net
http://www.fakepress.it
http://furtherfield.org

the global vision of REFF project can be seen here:

http://reff.romaeuropa.org

during these days:

on the 25th of February 2011 REFF will be opening up an exhibit at Furtherfield gallery in London

more info here:

http://www.furtherfield.org/exhibitio…