Ubiquitous Infoscapes at UNIDEE

Last days to join in for Ubiquitous Infoscape, our immersive workshop at UNIDEE, from  May 4th to May 8th 2015, at Città dell’Arte, in Biella, Italy.

During the workshop we will confront with the Ubiquitous Infoscape, the immersive and pervasive information landscape in which we have learned, as human beings, to use and interact with, in every manifestation of our daily lives.

You can register HERE, using this link.

Here is the abstract of the workshop:

Data and information are everywhere.


In our times, we constantly and ubiquitously generate data and information. The masses of data and information generated by others (people, objects, organizations and algorithms) radically transform our daily lives, the ways in which we work, relate to each other, express emotions, experience places and spaces, consume, do things together.


Seamlessly augmented with information, the physical landscape becomes infoscape (a landscape of information).


The module Ubiquitous Infoscapes combines experiential, theoretical, practice and performance based phases, each continuously flowing into the other.


The experiential sessions, aimed at expanding knowledge and imaginaries, will develop around case studies to unveil the many facets of the Ubiquitous Infoscape, how it radically transforms both our lives and our perception of the world, affecting public, private and intimate spaces, our rights, and our approach to knowledge-sharing, learning, expression and communication. Examples will be drawn from a wide spectrum of international practitioners, including artists, designers, hackers, architects and researchers, with a more in-depth focus on AOS and Human Ecosystems.


The theoretical sessions aim at broadening the understanding of the subject through discussing those issues (social, political, aesthetic, psychological, cognitive, anthropological) highlighted within the experiential sessions. We will explore the production of a number of theoreticians, researchers, writers and other influential figures, trying to discern the narrative(s) of the mutation of human beings in the age of ubiquitous information.


The practice and performance sessions aim at constructing a small – yet meaningful – artistic and creative production inspired by those instances discussed within the previous phases and highlighting one or more elements of the human mutation brought by the continuous emergence of Ubiquitous Infoscapes. In this phase we will create, and express ourselves, through texts, images, software, installation, movement, gestures and curious rituals.


Previous technical knowledge is not required. The artists will provide extensive support (even for writing small pieces of software) across all activities, ensuring active participation of all throughout all sessions. At the end of each day, an “ubiquitous ritual” will allow all participants to express themselves in meaningful ways.

These, below is the schedule for the activities of the workshop:

May 4th


  • morning
    • Guided tour to Cittadellarte, including the Pistoletto, Arte Povera collections and temporary exhibitions (curated by Luca Furlan)
    • Group presentations
    • Methodologies and technical set-up
  • afternoon
    • The artists present themselves and their philosophy
    • Experience Session I (examples and interactive experiences, discussion)
    • Ubiquitous Ritual I

May 5th

  • morning
    • Experience Session II (examples and interactive experiences, discussion)
    • Theoretical Session I (short readings, screenings and discussing theoretical approaches)
  • afternoon
    • Theoretical Session II (short readings, screenings and discussing theoretical approaches)
    • Practice & Performance Phase I (brainstorming to define the concept of the production, and its iterative redefinition)
    • Ubiquitous Ritual II

May 6th

  • morning
    • Theoretical Session III (short readings, screenings and discussing theoretical approaches)
    • Practice & Performance Session II (introduction to the tools we will use for the creation of the artistic production, and set-up of the projects)
  • afternoon
    • Practice & Performance Session III (project development and collaboration)
    • Ubiquitous Ritual III

May 7th

  • morning
    • Documentation (all participants work on assembling the documentation so far)
    • Practice & Performance Session IV (project development and collaboration)
  • afternoon
    • Practice & Performance Session V (project development and collaboration)
    • Ubiquitous Ritual IV

May 8th

  • morning
    • Documentation (gathering of all the materials generated in the last P&P sessions for
    • inclusion in the documentation, including video, software, images, concepts etc.)
    • Presentation
  • afternoon
    • Performance Ubiquitous Ritual with all the guests coming to the presentation


Here are some readings which may be helpful:

The Third Infoscape:


P2P Ethnography:


Cultures, communities, roles and emergence:


Transmedia Design:


Anthropological Innovation: 


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:


Enlarge Your Consciousness at JustMad

Enlarge Your Consciousness at JustMad

LivePerformersMeeting in Minsk! Sept 22-25 2011

Get ready! Be quick!

we’re launching the next edition of the LPM, the Live Performers Meeting: in Minsk, Belarus, on Sept. 22-25 2011.

AOS will be coordinating the Sensible Data section of LPM: for this section the call is open to everyone who works with information visualization.

The Sensible Data section will feature a workshop which will introduce everyone involved to the beauty, power and possibilities offered by Information Visualization, and it will feature performances of designers, artists and visual performers which use informations (data sets, databases, open data, harvested data from the web, realtime captures from social networks, anything!) to power up their performance, creating narratives out of planetary issues, critical analysis of information, awareness on important matters and all those ways in which you can currently use data to convey stories about human beings, merging politics and poetics, and creating dramatic experiences.

Below you can find the general call for LPM Minsk. Be quick! According to where you live you might need a permit to access Belarus, and a letter of invitation!


The X edition of LPM is in Minsk from 22th to 25nd of September.

Live Performers Meeting 2011 in Minsk

Live Performers Meeting 2011 in Minsk

Ready to participate?
The LPM MINSK registration form is on-line.

Subscription is now open until 15th July, 2011.

Hurry-up and send us your project!

We are looking for live audiovisual performances, vj sets, interactive
installations and workshops proposals from artists, practitioners,
thinkers and makers involved in LIVE VIDEO.
This year we aim at investigating and presenting some specific strands
of live video practice.
Learn more about the new themes of LPM 2011 at:

LPM – Live Performers Meeting is one of the leading events of live
video, audiovisual performance and new media arts.
Taking part in LPM represents a unique chance to be involved in four
days of av performances, vjing, workshops, panel discussions, product
showcase with an amazing community of vjs, audiovisual artists, new
media practitioners and thinkers worldwide!

The 2011 edition at Nuovo Cinema Aquila in Rome registered 484 artists
from France, Hungary, Italy, Germany, United States, Spain, Belarus,
Slovenia, Russian Federation, Poland, United Kingdom, Ireland,
Albania, Greece, Switzerland, Uruguay, Mexico, Brazil, Portugal, New
Zealand, Netherlands, Ukraine, Romania, Andorra, Argentina, Bulgaria,
Belgium, Colombia, India, Denmark, Turkey, Macedonia. We exhibited 241
works, among performances, workshop and showcases over 5 stages.

Further info at lpm@flxer.net
Stay tuned and follow us on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/liveperformers