Nuclear Anxiety featured on Visualizing 2011

Nuclear Anxiety featured on Visualizing 2011

Visualizing.org featured NuclearAnxiety in their video and end of year project, looking at the year’s major events through data visualization. Click here to see Visualizing 2011 and click here to see NuclearAnxiety on Visualizing.org
Updates on VersuS, the realtime lives of cities

Updates on VersuS, the realtime lives of cities

For all you realtime data lovers, a short update on the VersuS project. Valentina Tanni has just prepared an article about artworks using the possibility to listen to emotional expressions on social networks (in the specifics, love), mentioning VersuS among the...
VersuS, a conference about the realtime lives of cities, a video

VersuS, a conference about the realtime lives of cities, a video

Latest updates on the VersuS project, observing and analyzing the realtime lives of cities, as seen through social networks and ubiquitous devices. A video has just been published of the VersuS conference held for the Piemonte Share Festival 2011 at the Officine...
ConnectiCity has a new Website!

ConnectiCity has a new Website!

ConnectiCity has a new website! http://www.connecticity.net This above is the main interface of the website, and as you can see it allows you to navigate the contents in an interesting way (read more about the technology enabling this kind of interface here). The...
Ubiquitous Publishing school in Pompei: roundup

Ubiquitous Publishing school in Pompei: roundup

After the RWR adventure in Cava de’ Tirreni, Ubiquitous Publishing arrives in the schools of Pompei. Together with the project “McLuhan Meets Pompei”, promoted by the Associazione Amici di Media Duemila ONLUS in collaboration with the City Council...
The Electronic Man featured at the Giovannini Prize

The Electronic Man featured at the Giovannini Prize

  The Electronic Man will be featured at the 3rd edition of the Giovannini Prize on November 28th 2011. The Giovannini Prize is an initiative created by Associazione Amici di Media Duemila to support people, companies and organizations and their projects in...
FakePress Publishing at MFRU Festival in Maribor present REFF

FakePress Publishing at MFRU Festival in Maribor present REFF

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...
The Electronic Man at Robots and Avatars

The Electronic Man at Robots and Avatars

The Electronic Man has been selected for exhibit at the Robots and Avatars series of events. from the announcement on the website: “We are very glad to announce that the following works and projects have been chosen by the Jury to be part of Robots and Avatars....
VersuS, the realtime lives of cities

VersuS, the realtime lives of cities

Back from Turin where we presented the VersuS project at the Piemonte Share Festival, at Fablab Italia and at The Others art fair. Here are the slides we used in the presentations at various venues:   VersuS: loveVSturin and romeVSriots, the presentation held at...
VersuS: love vs turin, visualizing the realtime lives of cities

VersuS: love vs turin, visualizing the realtime lives of cities

VersuS: love vs turin, visualizing the realtime lives of cities from salvatore iaconesi on Vimeo. How do people express their emotions on social networks? Information has become ubiquitously accessible, thus transforming our perception of cities and of the ways we...
the Electronic Man at Arteractive in Turin

the Electronic Man at Arteractive in Turin

The Electronic Man will be featured in Turin at Arteractive, November 2-6 2011. The project unites a group of artists who have been working with new digital technologies and with specific focus on the research about novel forms of establishing relations with the...
VersuS – Rome, October 15th, the riots on social networks

VersuS – Rome, October 15th, the riots on social networks

This short video displays the activity on social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare) during the riots of October 15th which took place in Rome during the local instance of the 15th October initiative created in the planetary process started by the Occupy Wall...
Augmented Reality or Augmented Humanity? Journal Article by AOS

Augmented Reality or Augmented Humanity? Journal Article by AOS

An article by Art is Open Source has recently been published on the scientific journal “Rivista degli Infortuni e delle Malattie Professionali” (the Scientific Journal on injuries and diseases connected to professional activities)  and  published by the...
RWR, Read/Write Reality, after the workshop and next steps

RWR, Read/Write Reality, after the workshop and next steps

The Read/Write Reality workshop ended a few days ago: it has been an incredible experience! A really innovative and fun project with a wonderful crowd with different backgrounds, approaches, desires and attitudes. Here is some information about the workshop and its...
Squatting Supermarkets and REFF featured on Memefest

Squatting Supermarkets and REFF featured on Memefest

An update from a little while ago: Squatting Supermarkets and REFF have been featured at the Memefest. Memefest is a international network of good people interested in social change trough sophisticated and radical use of media and communication. We create, think,...
Leaf++ an augmented reality concert for leaves (the making of)

Leaf++ an augmented reality concert for leaves (the making of)

This video shows the setup of the Leaf++ augmented reality performance. This is the second component of the Leaf++ project, a collaborative environment which uses computer vision and augmented reality to recognize and identify leaves, allowing to use them to share...
RWR – READ/WRITE Reality deadline extension and a short video

RWR – READ/WRITE Reality deadline extension and a short video

Many people have asked us to extend the deadline for registration to the RWR Read/Write Reality workshop on ubiquitous publishing. And so here it is! A deadline extension! 3 more people will be able to register until the 8th of September! And, in the meantime, here is...
the Electronic Man at the Planetary Collegium, CR12, in Portugal

the Electronic Man at the Planetary Collegium, CR12, in Portugal

A few months ago we presented the Electronic Man, a global performance created in occasion of Marshall McLuhan’s centennial celebrations, held throughout the planet. A conceptual and theoretical analysis of the project has been accepted for presentation at the...
Squatting Supermarkets at UAMO Festival in Munich

Squatting Supermarkets at UAMO Festival in Munich

Supermarkets are places in which communication is really authoritary. Everything you see, hear, touch and smell is decided my store managers, according to commercial and marketing strategies. The things you read on product labels are decided from manufacturers and...
Leaf++, a video of the first prototype

Leaf++, a video of the first prototype

Leaf++ is an augmented reality and computer vision system which uses smartphones to recognize leaves found in the natural environment. In this first promo video you will see some basic features of the system, embedded into a social network in which users share...
How to add a post to a WordPress blog from an iPhone App

How to add a post to a WordPress blog from an iPhone App

It often happens that I need to create some form of web content from my iPhone applications. For example, it can happen that some user interaction has to be recorded and, then, published to other users. I often choose to do this using a WordPress CMS basically because...
Leaf++ at Designs on E-Learning, in Finland

Leaf++ at Designs on E-Learning, in Finland

Leaf++ will be presented at the Designs on E-Learning conference in Helsinki, Finland. From the conference website: Future Learning Spaces The notion of space regains fresh momentum every time we interact with the world around us. As mobile devices weave into the...
Leaf++ at Mindtrek 2011

Leaf++ at Mindtrek 2011

Leaf++ will be presented at Mindtrek 2011, in Tampere, Finland. from the conference website: 15th MindTrek Conference and the International Academic Conference The MindTrek Association hosts MindTrek as an annual conference. The Academic MindTrek conference has been a...
Leaf++  at ISEA 2011, Istanbul

Leaf++ at ISEA 2011, Istanbul

Together with FakePress Publishing we will be at ISEA 2011 in Istanbul to officially present for the first time Leaf++ A paper will be presented in the panel “Digitization of Biological Data”: “Microscopic transformations: scientific visualization,...
Microcucina with the Fooders at Streamfest 2011

Microcucina with the Fooders at Streamfest 2011

are you hungry? Food is at the center of our lives and it is a very powerful thing: when we talk about food we talk about ecology, nature, environment, global economies, pollution, energy, health, love, family, sex, tradition, innovation. Many people also talk about...
Angel_F at Transmediale Festival in Berlin

Angel_F at Transmediale Festival in Berlin

An update after quite a while about our little digital child Angel_F When we were at Transmediale, Angel_F and its dad, Derrick de Kerckhove, introduced the Opening Ceremony of the Transmediale Festival with a lovely dialogue. While at the festival, Angel_F went...
Leaf++ on Parsons Journal for Information Mapping

Leaf++ on Parsons Journal for Information Mapping

Leaf++, the Augmented Reality system for leaves created together with FakePress Publishing has been recently published on Parsons Journal for Information Mapping, Volume 3, Issue 3. The project will be officially be released during our presence at ISEA 2011, in...
the Network: a symphony on freedoms

the Network: a symphony on freedoms

This is a really hard time for Italy, and economic downfall and repressive strategies are only two of the symptoms. In the continuous debate on culture and freedoms, the most powerful italian agencies for the preservation of the current, repressive regulations on...
Squatting Supermarkets back in SMIR

Squatting Supermarkets back in SMIR

On July 10th, 2011, the SMIR project was back in Mondovì. This outstanding initiative joined forces across the italian/french border, between the cities of Mondovì and Embrun, to restore two ancient churches that were left to decay and dedicate their renewed spaces to...
The Electronic Man on Furtherfield

The Electronic Man on Furtherfield

Check out our interview on Furtherfield.org about the Electronic Man. Here is the info: The Electronic Man: A Global Performance. Renee Carmichael interviews Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico from, Art is Open Source (AOS) and the international think-tank...
LivePerformersMeeting in Minsk! Sept 22-25 2011

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...
REFF on RomaCreativa

REFF on RomaCreativa

REFF, RomaEuropa FakeFactory has been featured in the Roma Creativa book, produced by the Administration of the Province of Rome to gather and publish the best creative talents in the italian capital’s area. Here’s some views of the publication:  ...
the Electronic Man: After the ADD Festival

the Electronic Man: After the ADD Festival

Just back from the ADD Festival at the MACRO Contemporary Arts Museum of the City of Rome, in Testaccio, where we exhibited the Electronic Man (remember?) Here is a short report through images and videos. This is a general overview of the installation through which we...
After Visualizing Europe

After Visualizing Europe

Just back from the Visualizing Europe event organized by Seed Media group in Bruxelles. The event was an incredibly interesting gathering of people interested in the possibilites represented by Information Visualization. It was a very insightful event and we are just...
The Electronic Man @ ADD Festival @ MACRO

The Electronic Man @ ADD Festival @ MACRO

Less than a month from the celebration of the Marshall McLuhan Centennial in Rome, The Electronic Man will participate to a new event between art, technology, performances, installations. The Electronic Man will be the special McLuhan project for ADD Festival second...
the Electronic Man app for iPhone/iPad

the Electronic Man app for iPhone/iPad

The Electronic Man mobile application for iPhone/iPad is now available for download. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APP This application will let you join in the global performance from wherever you are, and will allow you to experience people’s participation to the...
A crash course on cross-media design at ISIA, Florence

A crash course on cross-media design at ISIA, Florence

Just back from Florence where we held a wonderful workshop/seminar at the ISIA Design Institute The workshop was really interesting for us, as we were able to experiment an innovative education format. Starting from the students’ ideas for the project works...
the Electronic Man: report on MediaDuemila

the Electronic Man: report on MediaDuemila

The Electronic Man performance is going really well. Many people are participating from all around the world and in just a couple of days we will be publishing the updated results and some more lovely news. In the meanwhile: here at the link below, you can find an...
REFF AR Drug @ the Invisible Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

REFF AR Drug @ the Invisible Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

AOS is proud to present the REFF AR Drug intervention at the Invisible Pavilion organized by the Liens Invisibles and Simona Lodi at the Venice Biennale!   In the exhibit, visitors will be able to experience and learn more about the molecule that constitutes the...
SONORIA2 a noise sound toy for iPhone and iPad

SONORIA2 a noise sound toy for iPhone and iPad

Sonoria 2 “a voyage into noise” is an intense experience. Tap your fingers, move them on the screen, tap patterns and massive sweeps: you will see the screen furiously animating with colour and forms, and the sounds will shape accordingly, bringing you to...
Visualizing Europe

Visualizing Europe

We will be in Bruxelles on June 14th for this incredible conference organized by Visualizing.org, Information Aesthetics and Open Knowledge Foundation to discuss the potential and scenarios currently represented by Information Visualization for policy makers and civil...
DE_ZER vol.4 : Always on my mind

DE_ZER vol.4 : Always on my mind

AOS, Art is Open Source is proud to be part of the DE_ZER project by Elisa Giardina Papa, Fabrizio Giardina Papa, Giovanni Salerno and Floriano Lapolla. Curator Domenico Quaranta. (italian below)   DE_ZER Vol. 4 [English Version Below] Il DEberlusconiZER è lieto...
the Electronic Man, updates and the McLuhan Centennial

the Electronic Man, updates and the McLuhan Centennial

Some updates for the Electronic Man global performance Check out the new interface we created on the Electronic Man website: http://electronicman.artisopensource.net We made the site lighter and we’re fully exploiting the possibilities offered by HTML5....
Augmented Reality on Eccellere.com

Augmented Reality on Eccellere.com

Our dear friend Marco Stancati has written this wonderful article on the opportunities offered by Augmented Reality You can read the Article HERE Among the most interesting scenarios described in the article: the progressive elimination of the distance between people...
AOS on Visualizing.org

AOS on Visualizing.org

Just a quick update: AOS has been featured on Visualizing.org with an interview to Salvatore Iaconesi. You can read the interview here Apart some background about Salvatore, some very interesting issues have been touches, such as the opportunity that information...
The birth of the Electronic Man

The birth of the Electronic Man

Something wonderful is about to happen. 100 years after McLuhan’s birth we all have the chance of becoming part of the body and mind of the Electronic Man. The happy event will take place in Rome, on May 31st, 2011, during the celebration of McLuhan’s...
Beyond the technologic body

Beyond the technologic body

Just published: the article “Oltre il corpo tecnologico” (Beyond the technologic body) on the journal “Rivista di Scienze Sociali”. Check Out the Article Here (in Italian)   “new body forms are defined, new paths and movements in...
Nuclear Anxiety featured on the italian newspaper il Sole 24 Ore

Nuclear Anxiety featured on the italian newspaper il Sole 24 Ore

Nuclear Anxiety was featured today in an article by Simone Arcagni on the Nova technology insert of the italian newspaper “Il Sole 24 Ore”. Remember to participate to the global performance that will take place at the live performers meeting in Rome on May...
Nuclear Anxiety at the Live Performers Meeting

Nuclear Anxiety at the Live Performers Meeting

Nuclear Anxiety will be at the Live Performers meeting in Rome.   From May 19th to May 22nd in the Sensible Data section of the Live Performers meeting. Final performance on May 22nd at 9pm. NuclearAnxiety at the Live Performers Meeting Nuclear Anxiety is a...