Festival dell’Innovazione: in Bari with Human Ecosystems and Nefula

Join us in Bari on May 21-23 2015 for the “Festival dell’Innovazione” together with Art is Open Source, Human Ecosystems, Nefula and ISIA, for a workshop on the Human Ecosystems and a Human Ecosystems installation about the real-time digital life of Bari.

The Human Ecosystems Lab will be a hands-on experience, and will give everyone the tools and knowledge to observe the public digital life of their city, and to use it for citizen activation and participation, to create generative artworks, designs, services and peer-to-peer emergent dynamics in the city. On Thursday 21st, from 9:30am to 6:30pm, at Fortino S. Antonio in Bari. Register Here.

The HE/BA (Human Ecosystems Bari) installation will feature interactive information visualizations which will show the real-time public life of the city of Bari, with all its locations, places, discussions, relations, voices all shown in real-time. From May 21st to May 23rd, from 9:00am to 8:00pm, at the Teatro Margherita in Bari.

Trieste Cloud City

Trieste Cloud City

Trieste Cloud City

Trieste Cloud City

Trieste Cloud City

Just published:

S. Iaconesi, O. Persico (2012). “Trieste Cloud City: la Città della Coda Lunga” in “Rivista degli Infortuni e delle Malattie Profossionali”, Vol. 2/2012, pp. 643–654. ISSN: 0035–5836.

http://www.artisopensource.net/2012/08/10/trieste-cloud-city-new-frontiers-of-urban-communication/

http://www.chefuturo.it/2012/08/il-turbine-di-idee-per-trasformare-trieste-in-una-cloud-city/

Societing Reloaded, Urban Sensing and the co-creation of cities

Just out in January 2012: “Societing Reloaded“. Available in all major online and offline bookstores.

Curated by Alex Giordano and Adam Arvidsson, it features contributions by, Bernard Cova, Carolina Bandinelli, Barret Stanboulian, John Grant, Massimo Menichinelli, Salvatore Iaconesi, Oriana Persico, Anna Cossetta, Michel Bauwens, Vincenzo Moretti, Bertram M. Niessen, Riccardo Maiolini, Irene Smargiassi, Francesca Buttara, Jaromil.

Societing Reloaded

Societing Reloaded

Freely translated from the introduction:

“Economy is in crisis, both in Italy and in the rest of the world. The system has to radically change to survive. The biggest problem is not in the lack of ideas (which are abundant on the Net) or in the lack of practical proposals (for technological innovation is so fast), and neither in the lack of people who are willing to enact change (young managers and leaders are rapidly changing their values, dedicating themselves to societal issues). What is missing is a new organizational model: a new philosophy for enterprises which is able to capitalize resources and give them a new direction. This is Societing. Cova and Fabris have already shown how modern marketing – the one dedicated to achieving mass sales – is a thing of the past. The authors of this book assert how consumers are becoming progressively more producers, and describe the ways in which they are transforming commodities in one of many possible types of means of production. Reality is way more radical: Societing has to be reset (reloaded) with new meanings and to investigate the present to escape a crisis which has no future.”

We at AOS have contributed a chapter about the emergence of ubiquitous, peer-to-peer, forms of intelligence in the city, and on its effects and transformations on how people learn, work, express, collaborate, communicate, relate and perceive their environment: the co-creation of the city.

S. Iaconesi, O. Persico (2013). Societing and the Co-Creation of the City. in A. Giordano (ed.), A. Arvidsson (ed), “Societing Reloaded”. Milan, Italy: Egea. ISBN/EAN: 9788823833401

Click here to purchase

Click here for the introduction

Click here for the index

VersuS at BIO23, Ljubljana Design Biennial

VersuS, by Art is Open Source, at BIO23, Ljubljana Design Biennial.

VersuS at BIO23 Design Biennial

VersuS at BIO23 Design Biennial

BIO23, Design Relations
http://www.bio.si/

VersuS is a series of works about the possibility to listen in real-time to the emotions, expressions and information generated by users on social network and using ubiquitous technologies, and to publish them onto the cities which they are related to.

A scenario emerges according to which it becomes possible to realize information landscapes which are ubiquitously accessible and which change our experience or urban spaces.

These projects also suggest the possibility to use these methodologies and technologies to promote novel forms of participatory practices in urban spaces, for decision-making, policy-making and urban planning and design.

 

the video “Berlin_WantsToBeHere.mov” shows a full day of the city of Berlin as captured through social media sites (Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, Google+). Message captured show when people used social networks to express that they wanted to be in the place they were in.

 

the video “RomaRiot.mov” shows a full day of the city of Rome as captured through social media sites (Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, Google+). The video shows the city’s digital life during the violent riot of October 15th 2011.

 

the video “Rome_aDayInTheLife.mov” shows a full day of the city of Rome as captured through social media sites (Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, Google+). The video shows a full day of the digital life of the city, in its completeness, with its cycles, patterns and routines.

 

the video “Turin_Love.mov” shows a full day of the city of Turin as captured through social media sites (Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, Google+). The video shows 2012’s Valentine’s day as seen through social networks, with people talking about love, making fun about love and arguing because maybe their partner forgot that it was Valentine’s Day.

 

the video “Turin_Traffic.mov” shows a full day of the city of Turin as captured through social media sites (Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, Google+). The video shows the full digital life of the city as people use social networks to speak about traffic: being stuck in traffic jams, suggesting traffic information or alternative routes, describing accidents and, in general, providing an idea on how much people use social networks in real-time to talk about mobility.