Net Emotions

Net Emotions

This case study performed with FakePress Publishing shows a technique through which a system can be built to observe and represent the realtime emotional state in international social networks. NetEmotions on AOS Innovation Ecosystems @ Internet FestivalCities out of...
an Emotional Compass: new ideas for wayfinding in cities

an Emotional Compass: new ideas for wayfinding in cities

Why would we need an Emotional Compass? And, first of all, what is an Emotional Compass? [vimeo http://vimeo.com/74043002] “The map is not the territory.” – A. Korzybski   “The map is not the thing mapped.” – E.T. Bell   “The tale is the map that...

Publishing emotions

I was always facinated by We feel Fine by Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar. The possibility to design using emotions has always intrigued me and, yet, it seemed like an unachievable task. The notion of being able to identify emotions in an automatic (or assisted) way is...

“O” an emotional bluetooth gadget

“O” is finally ready. A bluetooth gadget with an emotional approach. It can be used to communicate with your friends, lovers and relatives with a gesture of your hand. Squeeze it. Watch it vibrate and light up. Know that they love you :) Check it out...

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....
Constrained Cities

Constrained Cities

  What happens when filter bubbles manifest themselves in the physical space of the city? Constrained Cities is an exploration of data-driven separation and segregation in the city of data. What happens when Filter Bubbles start producing effects in the physical...
BodyQuake

BodyQuake

BodyQuake is is a Concert for BODIES + DATA BodyQuake transforms scientific research and innovation in the field of Epilepsy into a participatory performance. Project Website BodyQuake is the result of the collaboration between IRCCS Neuromed, Fondazione Neuromed and...
BodyQuake. A Concert for Bodies + Data

BodyQuake. A Concert for Bodies + Data

On May 3, 2017 UniFestival, the National University Students Festival in Macerata hosts a preview of “BodyQuake. Concert for Bodies + Data”. BodyQuake is a radical contamination between Arts and the Sciences. Who The project is the result of the...
REISearch 2017 –  The Future of Internet (part 1)

REISearch 2017 – The Future of Internet (part 1)

Europe is launching a campaign to understand what people think about the future of Internet. << REIsearch started on April 18th. >> Three weeks, three different wide surveys, and  for the first time in the history of the initiative big data, social...
Ubiquitous Bodies

Ubiquitous Bodies

A workshop and exhibit at NeMe in Cyprus where we will create a manifestation of the ubiquitous body: a research on the implications of ubiquitous technologies and the perception of our bodies, their location in time and space, and the opportunities and risks which...
BAOTAZ at Fondazione Neuromed

BAOTAZ at Fondazione Neuromed

After La Triennale in Milan, BAOTAZ, the interconnected brain and its augmented sense created during La Cura Summer School, arrived in Pozzili for the European Researchers’ Night organized by Neuromed Foundation. FromSeptember 28th toSeptember the 30th,  1.200...
Baotaz

Baotaz

An augmented sense allowing you to feel interconnection, as a new tactility. Baotaz is an exploration of the implications of hyper-connection: a research in Near Future Design implementing a prototype augmented sense. It was produced with Nefula and ISIA Florence for...
Baotaz

Interconnected Brain, Augmented Sense-ability

This September 3rd and 4th we will present Baotaz, a collaborative project through which we merged arts, sciences and technologies to formulate an hypothesis to create new models of interconnection among people and places, globally: a new augmented sense, a new...
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...
Versus, the real-time lives of cities

Versus, the real-time lives of cities

Go to the Project Website. 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...
Stakhanov

Stakhanov

Stakhanov is a BigData god. It is a reflection about the role which we, as human beings and as members of society, are attributing to data, information and algorithms. Stakhanov captures public information from millions of people on social networks, and searches for...
Real Time Cairo

Real Time Cairo

The real time visualisation of the struggles in Cairo, Egypt, first in 2011, then in 2013. Each day we use social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare as public spaces in which we express ourselves, our feelings and emotions, our perception of the...
Persona Non Data

Persona Non Data

How do you transform a cultural organization into a BigData generator? How can you investigate the implications in terms of privacy, control, surveillance, but, at the same time, about the opportunities in terms of knowledge, understanding and comprehension, and for...
La Cura

La Cura

  Go to the project’s website: www.la-cura.it La Cura, an Open Source Cure for Cancer When Salvatore Iaconesi was diagnosed with cancer he left the hospital and started La Cura, a global performance to reclaim our bodies an identities by creating a participatory...
Incautious Porn

Incautious Porn

We searched for Porn. We found you. We captured more than 100,000 public comments on porn and sexually oriented websites in which users left their mobile phone number to male/female/transgender performers, where everyone could see it, and we turned them into a series...
GhostWriter

GhostWriter

What is an Algorithmic Autobiography? It is a new literary genre. In GhostWriter a systematic invasion of privacy is used to explore the ways in which the writing of our autobiographies change, and the new subjects which emerge in the process: algorithms. Ghost Writer...
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,...
Enlarge Your Consciousness

Enlarge Your Consciousness

Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free grabs emotions in real-time from social networks and uses them to gain better understanding of the way human beings have transformed by using digital technologies and networks. A real-time process has been designed to...
HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna

HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna

After its very first launch in Rome in September 2013 with EC(m1), after the Festival dell’Innovazione in Bari, Human Ecosystems goes back to Italy with a new project sponsored by the City of Bologna, with the support of ANCI – National Association of...
Myriads, Trangression in the Post City: after Ars Electronica 2015

Myriads, Trangression in the Post City: after Ars Electronica 2015

Some times has passed after Ars Electronica 2015, and our participation to its exhibit and to education programme with the Myriads project, part of the Human Ecosystems and of the Ubiquitous Commons. In this post we wish to share some images from the exhibit, some...
Myriads: transgression in the Post City

Myriads: transgression in the Post City

This year, Art is Open Source, Human Ecosystems and Ubiquitous Commons will be featured at Ars Electronica, as part of the Post City Kit exhibition, with the Myriads project (part of the wider Ubiquitous Infoscapes project). From Ars Electronica’s website: Post...
Human Ecosystems

Human Ecosystems

You can learn more about the Human Ecosystems project on its website: https://www.he-r.it/ The Human Ecosystems project is a city based project whose objective is to capture the myriads of micro-histories of citizens and city dwellers as they emerge, to describe the...
Human Ecosystems at Expo Aquae, in Venice

Human Ecosystems at Expo Aquae, in Venice

Human Ecosystems at Expo Aquae in Venice, August 1st 2015, at 11am. Full information about the event is on Human Ecosystems. How do we speak about water? How do we relate? What are our fears, concerns, important issues, joys and anxieties about water? We have captured...
COS, Consciousness of Streams

COS, Consciousness of Streams

Presented at the 2011 edition of the Transmediale Festival, CoS, Consciousness of Streams is an ubiquitous publication with more that 60000 authors (estimate on April 2011). CoS produces a realtime global emotional map of the world. Thousands of people currently use...
ConnectiCity

ConnectiCity

Ubiquitous Publishing for the city. ConnectiCity is a series of experiments in which ubiquitous publishing techniques create new layers of the city, adding to the experience and transforming its perception and understanding. The ConnectiCity family of projects...
Conference Biofeedback

Conference Biofeedback

Interconnecting teachers and students, public speakers and audiences, talkers and listeners. What if presenters could feel people’s emotions on their bodies while they speak? Conference Biofeedback is an augmented sense, a way to publish the emotions of the...
Ubiquitous Infoscapes at UNIDEE

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...
“Iperconnessioni Rurali”: hyper-connectivity in rural space

“Iperconnessioni Rurali”: hyper-connectivity in rural space

Join us in Calvanico in Italy from April 12 to 14 2015 together with the Rural Hub who made this possible, for an intensive workshop in which we will learn to use social networks to create hyper-connective human dynamics and relations, to promote wide, inclusive...
Stakhanov

Stakhanov, a BigData god, predicts human futures

Stakhanov is a BigData god. It is a reflection about the role which we, as human beings and as members of society, are attributing to data, information and algorithms. Stakhanov captures public information from millions of people on social networks, and searches for...
Human Ecosystems in Reggio Calabria

Human Ecosystems in Reggio Calabria

The Human Ecosystems project is landing in Reggio Calabria, the beautiful city at the tip of the boot of the Italian peninsula, full of history and culture. Here we will explore the opportunities which can be found by gaining more understandings about the digital life...
Human Ecosystems in New Haven

Human Ecosystems in New Haven

Art is Open Source, Yale World Fellows and the City of New Haven present: “HENHV” – Human Ecosystems New Haven. The digital life of a city Opening Ceremony December 9th, 2014 | 10.30-11:30am New Haven City Hall |165 Church St, New Haven Guests of...
One Million Dreams at the MakerFaire in Rome

One Million Dreams at the MakerFaire in Rome

One Million Dreams at the MakerFaire in Rome, from October 3rd to 5th 2014, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. We will present an installation for the One Million Dreams project, through which we are capturing the expression of people’s dreams using social...
10 Minutes in Detroit

10 Minutes in Detroit

An information visualisation built using the Human Ecosystems will be featured at the Gallery Project, in Detroit, for the Unseen exhibit. 10 Minutes in Detroit captures all the social networking activity in the city of Detroit on June 30th 2014 and visualises it in a...
Transmedia Design

Transmedia Design

Fake and real. Simulacra and simulation. Go and organize a fake hold up. Be sure to check that your weapons are harmless, and take the most trustworthy hostage, so that no life is in danger (otherwise you risk committing an offence). Demand ransom, and arrange it so...
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...
One Million Dreams

One Million Dreams

Dreaming on social networks. One Million Dreams is a generative video that lasts around 200 hours which shows, instant by instant, a whole year of dreams captured from social networks. This is a short preview. You had a dream last night, and you published something...
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...
Human Ecosystems

Human Ecosystems at ArtSci Salon in Toronto

The Human Ecosystems project is going to Toronto, at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences for ArtSci Salon, to start the real-time observation of the city, and for a first workshop on real-time cities, ubiquitous information, commons and the new...
La Cura, after the presentation at Transmediale 2014: Afterglow

La Cura, after the presentation at Transmediale 2014: Afterglow

So, we gave a presentation about La Cura at yesterday’s panel at Transmediale 2014 Festival: Afterglow: here are the slides for the presentation: [slideshare id=30698464&doc=salvatoreiaconesiv6-140201063515-phpapp02] At the end of the slide, a visualization...
Openness and Near Future Design at I-Lab at Luiss University

Openness and Near Future Design at I-Lab at Luiss University

We will be at I-Lab at Luiss University for a workshop on Near Future Design and the concept of Openness, on November 14th 2013, from 2pm to 6pm. Here is the EventBrite page for the workshop and here is the Facebook page for I-Lab Luiss, where you can know more. In...
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,...
The Real-time Cultural Ecosystem of the City of Rome

The Real-time Cultural Ecosystem of the City of Rome

The Real-time Cultural Ecosystem of the City of Rome is a visualisation which captures all the interactions on social networks through which internet users discuss about the cultural life of their city. (it is the first part of the Human Ecosystems project) Built with...
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...
the Co-Creation of the City on a new book

the Co-Creation of the City on a new book

Just out from press: Advancing Research Methods with New Technologies: Advancing digital technologies continue to shape all aspects of our society, with particular impact on the professional research community. These new and exciting developments offer considerable...
La Cura, an Open Source Cure for Cancer, at TEDMED

La Cura, an Open Source Cure for Cancer, at TEDMED

From La Cura “We can transform the meaning of the word cure. We can transform the role of knowledge. We can be human.” Salvatore will be at TEDMed 2013 to tell the story of “La Cura”, a global art performance about the opportunity to transform...
Incautious Porn: a voyage into privacy

Incautious Porn: a voyage into privacy

“We searched for Porn. We found you. We captured more than 100,000 public comments on porn and sexually oriented websites in which users left their mobile phone number to male/female/transgender performers, where everyone could see it, and we turned them into a...
Emergenza at Internet Festival 2012

Emergenza at Internet Festival 2012

Emergenza was presented at the Internet Festival 2012 in Pisa, as an installation and a performance dealing with the future scenarios of our cities, as enabled by the wide and ubiquitous accessibility of digital technologies and networks.  Human polyphonies for...
VersuS at BIO23, Ljubljana Design Biennial

VersuS at BIO23, Ljubljana Design Biennial

VersuS, by Art is Open Source, at BIO23, Ljubljana 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...
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...
Maps of Babel at Human Cities Symposium

Maps of Babel at Human Cities Symposium

We just presented our Maps of Babel project at the Human Cities Symposium in Bruxelles. The Maps of Babel project is an effort we embraced after our experience with the VersuS and ConnectiCity projects. Our original projects focused on very wide-angled objectives,...
MASTER OF EXHIBIT DESIGN AT LA SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY, LESSON 3

MASTER OF EXHIBIT DESIGN AT LA SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY, LESSON 3

We can consider our ecosystem as an interlinked stratification of different contexts. While designing an experience (or a series of different experiences) we can choose to focus on different layers of our living ecosystem: we can decide to focus on one, two or all of...
Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free

Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free

“the most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.” Andy Warhol Introduction In this essay, we describe the ideas which led us to participate to the “Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free” project, together with...
Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free

Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free

Human beings continuously mutate. Over the last few years, this transformation has taken place at incredibly high speeds, mostly thanks to the wide and ubiquitous availability of digital networks and devices. This changed the ways in which we work, learn, relate,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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, 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....
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...
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...

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...