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...
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...
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...
An augmented reality drug at the Casoria Contemporary Arts Museum

An augmented reality drug at the Casoria Contemporary Arts Museum

Art is Open Source at the Casoria Contemporary Arts Museum will present the augmented reality drug and will introduce the fake cultural institution REFF, and introduce its next steps towards the reinvention of reality here is the Press Release: CAMMOVIE Video Art...
Leaf++, leaves, nature and augmented reality

Leaf++, leaves, nature and augmented reality

  We just published an article on Media Duemila describing the Leaf++ system we will publish with FakePress at IESA 2011 in Istanbul. Leaf++ is an augmented reality application that lets you get information about the natural environment around you. It uses...
Holiday! a relaxed augmented reality workshop

Holiday! a relaxed augmented reality workshop

  Vacanza! (Holiday!) please join us at AHAktitude 2011 in Carrara, in April 01-02-03, 2011 AOS will present: Vacanza! a really relaxed Augmented Reality workshop at AOS (and in the other initiatives such as REFF and FakePress) we’ve been proclaiming the...
An Augmented Reality Drug

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. our wonderful friends at Shoot4Change came to see the exhibit and took these wonderful pictures about the...
REFF Augmented Reality Drug

REFF Augmented Reality Drug

REFF’s augmented reality doctor presents: REFF A/R Drug REFF A/R Drug is a powerful compund, mixing technologies, practices and neurostimulating ecosystems, and it allows you to reinvent your reality. learn more by visiting: http://reff.romaeuropa.org...
FLUXUS boxes, augmented reality and innovative publishing

FLUXUS boxes, augmented reality and innovative publishing

FLUXUS was a variable group of artists working in what has vastly been called Neo-Dada and visual arts, but really worked intermedially across visual arts, design, video, music, performance and architecture. Vastly inspired by the work of John Cage and, in a way,...
How to make a presentation with Augmented Reality using Processing

How to make a presentation with Augmented Reality using Processing

AT IAR2010 we did our presentation using a simple-simple software which I wrote using Processing. The software was written in a hurry in a single afternoon, so it turned out not being a general purpose utility, and being more a single-shot program usable to address...
Creating an Augmented Sense: ubiquitous bodies

Creating an Augmented Sense: ubiquitous bodies

You can consider these to be the notes to the workshop which we will hold this week in Cyprus. During the workshop we will create a manifestation of the ubiquitous body: the idea according to which our essence cannot be meaningfully constrained into our physical,...
NeoReality

NeoReality

http://neoreality.artisopensource.net/ NeoReality is a WordPress plugin. By using it you can transform your website into an Augmented Reality Content Management System (CMS). In a free CMS. “Free” as in “freedom”. This and other characteristics of NeoReality make it a...
Read Write Reality, the book, vol. 1

Read Write Reality, the book, vol. 1

The Read/Write Reality book, volume 1. This book is one of the outcomes of the Read/Write Reality workshops. Read/Write Reality, a journey into the ways in which ubiquitous technologies can mutate the ways in which we perceive and live cities and urban spaces. This...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
the Next step of publishing at the Salone del Libro in Turin

the Next step of publishing at the Salone del Libro in Turin

REFF, RomaEuropa FakeFactory and FakePress will be at the Salone del Libro in Turin on May 13th, at 6pm to discuss the next step of publishing, at the crossroad of augmented reality, ubiquitous media and innovative cross media. here are the complete details of the...
with FakePress at the Future of Education in Florence

with FakePress at the Future of Education in Florence

FakePress will be at the Future of Education Conference in Florence on June 16th and 17th, presenting a research paper titled: “Training Future Anthropologists by Innovative Means: Professional Vision from Augmented Reality NKISI Representations” Here is a...
Museums at Play

Museums at Play

  FakePress and Art is Open Source contributed a chapter to the book Museums at Play, about playful augmented reality solutions for museums. The chapter is called “Toys++”, and it is written by Salvatore Iaconesi and Luca Simeone. The Toys++ project...
New Media Book: a workshop on the next-steps of publishing

New Media Book: a workshop on the next-steps of publishing

FakePress and Art is Open Source will present a workshop titled “Next-step publishing: ubiquitous, disseminated, emergent, multi author narratives” [program and info at the bottom of the article] We can transform any space or surface into a display using...
Toys++ at ICALT in Tunisia

Toys++ at ICALT in Tunisia

Art is Open Source, together with FakePress have recently participated at the ICALT conference, International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. We presented Toys++, an augmented reality system allowing you to apply digital contents to the toys people (and...
AOS and FakePress present “Critical AR Ensemble” at IAR2010

AOS and FakePress present “Critical AR Ensemble” at IAR2010

Art is Open Source and FakePress participated to IAR2010, the first italian event totally dedicated to the themes of Augmented Reality, organized by the folks at JoinPad at the Milan headquarters of the Hub. The event was truly interesting as it covered a wide range...
xDxD.vs.xDxD and penelope.di.pixel on Wired Italy

xDxD.vs.xDxD and penelope.di.pixel on Wired Italy

and here we are: We ended up on the italian edition of Wired Magazine, speaking about augmented reality, love, digital revolutions and jail. Here’s a PDF for your (and our) reference. Hope the guys at Wired don’t get too mad about me putting it up....

Squatting Supermarkets at Eataly

Art is Open Source interviews Dino Borri from Eataly Turin about the possible uses of Augmented Reality and other technologies to inform consumers and enact critical practices. more info on Squatting Supermarkets here: Squatting Supermarkets Squatting Supermarkets...

Squatting Supermarkets – reports and next steps

Just recovering from the enormous effort put in setting up, performing and taking down the Squatting Supermarkets at the Piemonte Share Festival 2009, “Market Forces”. Several thousands visitors, hundreds of customized food cans, hundreds of QRCodes...

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...

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:...
The Transgressive Spaces of Innovation

The Transgressive Spaces of Innovation

This post originates from the lecture about Transgression and Innovation held at the Alta Scuola Politecnica a few weeks ago. In this article we will explore again a topic which is very close to the practices here at Art is Open Source, which is the interconnection...
Toys++ at ICALT in Tunisia

Toys++

Art is Open Source, together with FakePress presented Toys++, an augmented reality system allowing you to apply digital contents to the toys people (and especially children) play with, and to visualize them while you assemble them. A concept which unites augmented...
Squatting Supermarkets

Squatting Supermarkets

Squatting Supermarkets uses the logos and packaging graphics of products as Augmented Reality fiducial markers. A content management system allows attaching information and interactive experiences to logos, instantly transforming them into open, accessible, emergent...
RomaEuropa Fake Factory

RomaEuropa Fake Factory

Go to the Project Website. What happens when people create a fake cultural institution and they transform it into a meta-brand, something that anyone can use as long as they share a common ethical approach? This is what happened at REFF, the RomaEuropa FakeFactory....
MACME

MACME

MACME (Multi Author Medial Cross Ecosystem), is an open source platform that transforms a WordPress blog into a system of cross-media publishing. MACME has been issued as a giant WordPress plugin, distributed through GPL3 license. Thanks to MACME, anyone can produce...
Leaf++

Leaf++

http://leaf.artisopensource.net/ Leaf++ is an augmented reality application that lets you get information about the natural environment around you. It uses computer vision techniques to try and identify the leaves which you frame in your smartphone’s screen. As soon...
FakePress Publishing

FakePress Publishing

FakePress is an international “think-tank”, founded in Italy, that investigates, develops and creates new publishing models and editorial projects presented by new scenarios in technology, productivity and contemporary culture. Models of freely disseminated knowledge,...
REFF, RomaEuropa Fake Factory

REFF, RomaEuropa Fake Factory

The book about REFF, RomaEuropa FakeFactory, the fake cultural institution which has uncovered the beginning of the corporate invasion of digital cultures in Italy. http://www.romaeuropa.org/ REFF is a fake cultural institution enacting real policies for arts,...
AR Fluxus Box

AR Fluxus Box

An augmented reality Fluxus Box produced for the 50th anniversary of the Fluxus art movement. Objects tell augmented stories. An augmented reality Fluxus Box produced for the 50th anniversary of the Fluxus art movement. Fluxus boxes were intended as non linear...
Ubiquitous Commons: governance in the age of hyper-connectivity

Ubiquitous Commons: governance in the age of hyper-connectivity

(this post comes from our sister project, the Ubiquitous Commons: http://www.ubiquitouscommons.org/ubiquitous-commons-article-on-nova-24-on-il-sole24ore-governing-hyperconnectivity/) An article has appeared today on Nòva 24 on il Sole 24 Ore, explaining the major...
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...
La Cura at Participatory Medicine in Montreal

La Cura at Participatory Medicine in Montreal

La Cura, an Open Source Cure for Cancer, will be presented at McGill University for Participatory Medicine, a conference with Patrick Dubé (Living Lab SAT/CHU Ste-Justine), Alessandro Delfanti (Media@McGill) and Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico (Art is Open...
Drawing after Drawing: the many lives of an ancient media

Drawing after Drawing: the many lives of an ancient media

The book “Il Disegno dopo il Disegno: le molte vite di un medium antico” (“Drawing after Drawing: the many lives of an ancient media”) just came out for Pisa University Press, edited by Valeria Bruni, Stefano Socci and Franco Speroni. The book...
Leaf++ on Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Leaf++ on Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Our text about Leaf++ has been just published on Not Here Not There Part 2, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Volume 19 Issue 2. LEAF++: Transformative Landscapes + Interview, Statement, Artwork [LINK] by Salvatore Iaconesi, Luca Simeone, Oriana Persico, Cary Hendrickson...
ConnectiCity on Leonardo Electronic Almanac

ConnectiCity on Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Our text about ConnectiCity has been just published on Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Volume 19, Issue 1. Connecticity, Augmented Perception of the City + Interview, Statement, Artwork by Salvatore Iaconesi & Oriana Persico “We constantly re-interpret and...
Trieste, Cloud City: new frontiers of urban communication

Trieste, Cloud City: new frontiers of urban communication

Just back from Trieste, where we held an intense workshop about the re-design of the city’s urban communication. The workshop has spread out over a whole week. The first day we met the city and regional institutions (with many thanks to the counselors Fabio...
Redesigning Urban Communication in Trieste

Redesigning Urban Communication in Trieste

We will be in Trieste from July 27th to August 2nd for “Insegna Trieste” a workshop to imagine and design the future of urban information and communication for the city. Organized by the City Administration of the City of Trieste and by ISIA Design...
Salvatore Iaconesi

Salvatore Iaconesi

Salvatore is an engineer, artist, hacker and interaction designer. He is a TED Fellow (2012), Eisenhower Fellow (since 2013), Yale World Fellow (2014) and teaches Interaction Design and Digital Design at Rome’s University “La Sapienza”, at ISIA...
Layers, a workshop on ubiquitous publishing at Ualuba

Layers, a workshop on ubiquitous publishing at Ualuba

  We will be at Ualuba, in Brescia, Italy, on May 19th-20th for LAYERS, an intensive workshop on Ubiquitous Publishing.   LAYERS SALVATORE IACONESI & ORIANA PERSICO May 19+20 2012 16 hours / 2 days / 1 week from 9am to 6pm intensive workshop...
Master of Exhibit Design at La Sapienza University, Lesson 2

Master of Exhibit Design at La Sapienza University, Lesson 2

In this lesson we analyzed a series of initiatives which used ubiquitous technologies and a structured approach to interaction on social networks to design innovative scenarios for large-scale events of international relevancy. The cases shown during the lesson have...
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,...
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++  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,...
Leaf++

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...
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 @ 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...
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...
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...
REFF AR Drug exhibits and actions on Hacker Journal

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....

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...
REFF on Tour. Ancona, Osimo, Macerata

REFF on Tour. Ancona, Osimo, Macerata

REFF, FakePress, AOS and Ossigeno present REFF on tour Ancona, Osimo, Macerata 30-31 marzo 2011 Just back from London REFF, the fake institution promoting from 2009 cultural policies, artworks and technologied inspired to the systhematic reinvention of reality, will...
Workshop at Queen Mary University with self-org

Workshop at Queen Mary University with self-org

Collecting all the documentation from our recent visit to London, here are some considerations on our presentation at Queen Mary University for the self-org series of meetings. The meeting was specifically focused on the interesting intervention by David Vercauteren...
REFF in London – the opening @ Furtherfield

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

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...

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

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....
REFF – radio show at Resonance FM, Feb. 16th 2011

REFF – radio show at Resonance FM, Feb. 16th 2011

REFF in London with Furtherfield on Feb. 16th 2011 REFF (with AOS, Art is Open Source, and FakePress) was guest of the radio show at Resonance FM we had a chance to describe our current project in London and all over the world, to present and invite all the audience...
REFF in London @ Goldsmiths University with Furtherfield

REFF in London @ Goldsmiths University with Furtherfield

While in London we are starting our actions toward the diffusion of critical practices that use ubiquitous technologies to enact autonomous, free forms of expression. Today we have been at Goldsmiths University to perform a workshop on the REFF project and to present...
Aumentiamo! REFF @ CS Cantiere in Milan

Aumentiamo! REFF @ CS Cantiere in Milan

REFF will be at the CS Cantiere in Milan on January 21st 2011 for a small presentation / workshop on the cross media platforms that we will be using for our next actions and an AR installation. We will be showing how the cross-media CMS created for the REFF book...
CoS, Consciousness of Streams

CoS, Consciousness of Streams

In just a few days we will be at transmediale in Berlin, to create CoS: Consciousness of Streams! CoS will be something that we’re calling a cognitive virus on the festival, as it will be a cross-medial, emergent, performative, multi-author publication created...
Bruce Sterling and Jasmina Tešanović present REFF

Bruce Sterling and Jasmina Tešanović present REFF

We will be together with Bruce Sterling and Jasmina Tešanović in Rome during the next few days. Just back from Brazil, Bruce and Jasmina have been so nice to dedicate some of their time to help us out in spreading the news about the REFF Book, just published by...
Remixing Rome with REFF and Shoot4Change

Remixing Rome with REFF and Shoot4Change

REFF’s first incursion in the cities of the world was a complete success! meeting on a rainy but beautiful evening, we gathered at the Libreria Flexi in the heart of the city of Rome. After a short discussion making sure that everyone knew what we were doing, we...
New scenarios for education and action: back from Milan

New scenarios for education and action: back from Milan

Just back from the Always Already New conference in Milan. (here the abstracts of the contributions to the conference) The conference subtitle “Thinking Media, Subversing Feeling, Scaffolding Knowledge: Art and Education in the Praxis of Transformation”...
REFF, RomaEuropa FakeFactory: next step

REFF, RomaEuropa FakeFactory: next step

REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory is back. A book is coming out in Italy (and an international version is following soon, before the end of the year) together with the next step in our action in favor of better innovation policies andpractices for arts and culture. During...
ESA Conference 2010 @ Bocconi University

ESA Conference 2010 @ Bocconi University

We have recently been at the ESA Conference 2010 “Culture and the Making of Worlds” held at the Bocconi University in Milan during October 2010. The conference is one of the main events in the global research scenario of sociology. It is held by the...
Squatting Supermarkets @ Robot Festival, Bologna

Squatting Supermarkets @ Robot Festival, Bologna

Augmented Reality can create opportunities for critical reinvention of the world. Squatting Supermarkets uses augmented reality to break open the codes of commercial communication on the products we use every day. By taking a picture with your mobile phone to the logo...

Squatting supermarkets back in Mondovì

Just a quick note: AOS and FakePress will be in Mondovì from the 15th to the 19th of july for another edition of SMIR project. We will present a new version of the Squatting Supermarkets installation using augmented reality and computer vision technologies to...