Angel_F, the first year of life of an AI

Angel_F, the first year of life of an AI

The book of Angel_F, the young Artificial Intelligence who has become the first “living” research on the evolution of identity. The book narrates Angel_F’s first year of life, from its conception as an intelligent spyware to its participation to the...
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...
Angel_F and Derrick de Kerckhove  @ Più Libri Più Liberi in Rome

Angel_F and Derrick de Kerckhove @ Più Libri Più Liberi in Rome

Thanks to Marina Bellini (info about what Marina does are  here and here) we have been invited to bring our little Angel_F to an interesting dialogue with Derrick de Kerckhove, about the new scenarios offered by networks, technologies and new forms of publishing, and...

new site for Angel_F and a free minimal WordPress theme

We just released a new website for our little Angel_F, so that you’ll all be able to check out the updates as well as the little AI kid’s stream of thoughts. The website uses a minimal WordPress theme which we created. It is released under a GPL2 license,...

Angel_F @ NodeFest

Angel_F was featured at the Node Fest @ Forte Prenestino, in Rome on April 16th – 17th A book presentation and the interactive installation “my Ubiquitous Body” were shown Angel_F is a digital being whose body is built from the language formed by the...

Angel_F a photo report

Just published a set of photos from the party we held in Rome for Angel_F’s book Once again, thanks to everyone who attended and to all of you that couldn’t make it. It was wonderful. Thanks to urijoe.org for the pictures. Soon to come: the video of the...

Angel_F @ Libreria Flexi

Il 5 marzo 2010 a Roma a partire dalle 18.30 presso i locali del FLEXI libreria-caffè, Via Clementina 9 (rione Monti) AOS (Art is Open Source) in collaborazione con FHF Italia e ass. The Hub Roma Presentano “Angel_F. Diario di un Intelligenza Artificiale”...

Angel_F, the diary of a young artificial intelligence

Angel_F http://www.angel-f.it Angel_F is a young artificial intelligence. Its main desires are o explore the frontiers of freedom of expression, of the possibilities to create and disseminate knowledge, and of the opportunities offered by the network to promote our...

Angel_F at Generative Arts 2009

Angel_F is a young artificial intelligence son of Derrick de Kerckhove and the Biodoll. It ws born from a digitally sexual accident when the Biodoll seduced prof. Derrick de Kerckhove :) Angel_F presentation at Generative Arts 2009View more presentations from xdxd....

Angel_F . the diary of an Artificial Intelligence

[ITALIAN] E’ uscito il libro “Angel_F. Diario di una intelligenza artificiale“, che racconta il primo anno di vita della piccola intelligenza artificiale. Il libro è accompagnato dai contributi teorici di Derrick de Kerckhove, Massimo Canevacci, Antonio Caronia, Carlo...

Angel_F @ AHAcktitude, Nov. 27-29 2009, Milan

Artisti-attivisti, hacker artistici, attivisti socio-artistici, chiamateli come volete. I 600 iscritti alla lista AHA sono solo una parte di tutte quelle persone che, in Italia e nel mondo, sanno che il mezzo non è solo il messaggio, ma anche il massaggio e il...

Angel_F in Piazza Navona, fighting for blogs

In Italy, a new law imposes strict conditions for bloggers, such as defining incredibly high fines for people not correcting stuff on their online publications, and enormous amounts of bureaucracy. Thus practically making free speech on the web too risky, to costly,...

Angel_F, updates from NeoRealismo Virtuale

Hello there! an update on our little artificial kid, Angel_F. Our young AI is continuing its life among people, shifting its digital attention from the research on innovative business models to the experiments on contemporary forms of identity in this post-industrial...

Angel_F and SuperAvatar at “Freedom not Fear”

Angel_F and SuperAvatar are scared. The lives of the young artificial intelligence and of the  avatar who escaped from virtual worlds have been endangered  more than once by the control, that is constantly perpetrated on people’s information, habits and...

Angel_F

In 2007 the Biodoll had a child with Derrick de Kerckhove. The kid was born as a cute Artificial Intelligence feeding on web content. Born as a virus in its mother’s website, digesting the interface as if it was a placenta, it evolved into an intelligent...

Projects

Datapoiesis Datapoiesis uses data and Artificial Intelligence to create objects and experiences that help human beings and their societies to perceive and comprehend the complex phenomena of our globalized world, and to use these understandings to promote positive...

Publications

BOOKS S. Iaconesi, O. Persico (2016). “Digital Urban Acupuncture. Human Ecosystems and the Life of Cities in the Age of Communication, Information and Knowledge”. Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-43403-2 LINK S. Iaconesi, O. Persico (2016). “La Cura”. Codice Edizioni.ISBN:...

WHEN

This page contains a list of the main milestones of the life of AOS. 2020 – La Cura meets COV19 Sogni e nuovi rituali. Article. LinkI rituali del nuovo abitare. Dopo la tragedia. LinkIntimità, Incompletezza, Interpretazione. Rituali del sé connettivo dopo la tragedia....

WHO

Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico AOS – Art is Open Source is Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico. Salvatore founded AOS back in 2004. He is an artist, a designer and an engineer. He used to be a skater and a raver, and all of these practices, in and out of...
Stakhanov and a panel on AI at Art + b = love? in Ancona

Stakhanov and a panel on AI at Art + b = love? in Ancona

Artificial Intelligence has always been a focal point of our research here at AOS. Ever since our little AI kid, Angel_F, or through the Talker Performance, or with GhostWriter, or with Stakhanov, Artificial Intelligence has represented an important, extreme...
Angel F

Angel F

Angel_F is a young artificial intelligence, a digital identity. When it was born, it became a living metaphor of our own lives, as they change in the digital era. Angel_F became a digital rights superstar, arriving at the United nations and touching the hearts and...
Research and Publications

Research and Publications

  We constantly perform scientific research and publishing activities. Books S. Iaconesi, O. Persico (2016). “Digital Urban Acupuncture. Human Ecosystems and the Life of Cities in the Age of Communication, Information and Knowledge”. Springer. ISBN...
The Mirror and The Source @ Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series

The Mirror and The Source @ Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series

  AOS will be in Ann Arbor (Detroit) on October 17, 2013, for the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series at the Michigan Theater with “The Mirror and the Source”, a talk/performance exploring the transformation of human beings, and the new rituals, emotions,...

Store

You can support Art is Open Source in many ways. If you have an iPhone or iPad you can download or purchase some of our apps on iTunes:                     or our new magazine: You can find it on the Apple Store for...

Projects

The Electronic Man a Global body created for McLuhan’s Centennial   The Electronic Man produces a connective global body in a realtime performance that takes place simultaneously all over the world. The Electronic Man Stickers have been placed all over the...
AOS and FakePress @ PubliCamp 2010

AOS and FakePress @ PubliCamp 2010

we will be at the third edition of the PubliCamp in Bari, Italy on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd December 2010. Public Camp 2010 – spot #1 from FF3300 on Vimeo. We will discuss the scenarios for communication and publishing with FakePress and we will bring with us little...

research and teaching

Salvatore Iaconesi teaches interaction design, digital cultures, technologies and computer sciences in several universities, and participates to conferences worldwide on these themes, producing papers, publications and books. Teaching professor “Web...

Listen: relationship data sculptures

click here to open installation At Angel_F’s party we presented “Listen” an interactive installation featuring generative data sculptures visualizing the AI’s relationships on social networks. Social graph data was inferred through Facebook and...

Squatting Supermarkets

Squatting Supermarkets I Buying, wearing, eating, using. Our lives are full of objects of which we know very little about. Shop’s and supermrket’s shelves only tell partial stories made from companies, efficient productions, happy farmworkers laying down...

Squatting Supermarkets (italiano)

Squatting Supermarkets I Comprare, indossare, mangiare, usare. Le nostre vite sono piene di oggetti di cui sappiamo realmente poco. Gli scaffali di negozi e supermercati raccontano storie parziali, fatte di aziende, di produzioni efficienti, di contadini felici che...

A research on identity published on Herts Journal

The new issue (#13) of Hertz Journal is out and you can find the evolution of the “We are not alone” article which we published on Digicult a while back. We added some new evolution on Angel_F’s performances and a deeper analisys on the research path...

where_am_I?

here on these pages you can see what i’m up to. and you can see where else you can look for things i make, things i like, places i’ve been to, people i encounter for various reasons. you can look at [ NeRVi ] – NeoRealismo Virtuale or at our new...

Computer Art Congress 2

Art is Open Source and NeRVi present Angel_F project in Mexico City at the Computer Art Congress 2. The international meeting researches on the evolution of digital practices as they affect arts and society. I presented there the Angel_F project, together with...

Yes We Can

We gave out a presentation at the conference organized by the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and Co.Pi.Da. We presented some alternative business models based on a freepress publication created for the Angel_F and biodoll projects, and the scenario for a...

Glocal & Outsiders

What are the challenges artworld is facing in the time of globalization and increasing technologization? At the conference I presented the Biodoll project and Angel_F. In collaboration with CIANT (International Centre for Art and New Technologies), Center for Global...