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....
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,...
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...
REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory, iPad version

REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory, iPad version

the REFF Book is about to be published. In the meanwhile previews start to emerge on the web of the interfaces of its mobile versions. Here are the screenshots of the iPad version

report: RomaEuropaFAKEFactory @ LPM 2009

We’re just back from the intense 4 days of the Live Performers Meeting 2009 where REFF (RomaEuropaFAKEFactory) held its new showcase. LPM2009 really has been full of surprises, and we were more than happy to share the spaces of the Brancaleone with over 300...

RomaEuropaFAKEFactory @ LPM2009

REFF is back again! REFF @ LPM 2009 on May 28th 2009 (Digital Freedoms Day) and on 28th-31st May 2009 (exhibitions, showcase, workshops) http://www.romaeuropa.org http://liveperformersmeeting.net/ http://www.brancaleone.eu http://myrmx.lowermars.com/...

RomaEuropaFAKEFactory – REFF.erence report

REFF.erence Mar. 20th, Italian Senate – Senato REFF, RomaEuropaFAKEFactory, was presented at the Italian senate through an intense series of panels dealing with art/culture/creativity in the contemporary era, with the issues of cultural politics from the points...

REFF.erence – RomaEuropa FAKEFactory conference and launch event

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM [ ENGLISH ] RomaeuropaFAKEFactory [REFF] presents [ REFF.erence ] Friday 20th and Saturday 21st, March 2009 @ Rome The international competition RomaEuropaFAKEFactory re-lauches in Rome on March 20th and 21st with two dense days dedicated to...

Orson Welles – rejected from the RomaEuropaWebFactory Prize

“I am Orson Welles. I never really wanted to join Roma Europa Web Factory. I understand the beauty and significance of a fake. As for my style, for my vision of the cinema, editing is not simply one aspect; it’s the aspect. Fake is as old as the Eden tree....

Andy Warhol – rejected from the RomaEuropaWebFactory Prize

Andy Warhol – rejected from the RomaEuropaWebFactory Prize —– http://www.romaeuropa.org “I am Andy Warhol. I could not participate to RomaEuropaWebFactory. A fake, a fake, what is a fake, anyway? Nothing is real, the only real things are the...

William Burroughs – rejected from the RomaEuropaWebFactory Prize

http://www.romaeuropa.org “I am William Burroughs. I could not participate to RomaEuropaWebFactory. Damn those bloody suckers couldn’t tell art if it hit them in the forehead. Deep shadows, close down over culture when culture is not able to catch up with the world it...

Projects

Di Protoni e Dati La Cura in 2021: the data from a protontherapy session are transformed into an immersive video with 3D sound that reveals what is usually unseen: radiation. An opportunity for a more profound and intimate experience of what happens to our bodies...

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. 2021 Umanizzare il dato Ambientale. Talk. Resilienze Festival 2021. Bologna. Link. The Illustrated Principles of Nuovo Abitare. On Medium. Link. Antitesi Wisteria Furibonda featured in...

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...
Conflict and Transgression

Conflict and Transgression

This post appeared in Italian on CheFare: Conflitto e trasgressione: Anonymous all’Unione Europea Bruxelles, February 2015. NetFutures 2015 A series of interesting discussions are going on In the post industrial building of The Egg, the congress center few steps away...
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...
Human Ecosystems at Artscaping Rome

Human Ecosystems at Artscaping Rome

After launching the Human Ecosystems project in Toronto and setting up for its execution in Montreal, we will present it at Artscaping Rome, on February 20th 2014, at 5:30pm, at the Caffè Letterario, together with IED, Federculture and Fondazione Romaeuropa. In this...

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...
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,...
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...
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,...
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:  ...
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...
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...
Applications and Software

Applications and Software

This section is somewhat obsolete, as it is not being really maintained anymore. You can find links and references to software projects which we have done in the past. Our current software productions are currently on ourRepository on GitHub. iPhone / iPad / Android...

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...
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...
We all turned 4

We all turned 4

AOS and FakePress will be presenting REFF, RomaEuropa FakeFactory at the launch party for Firefox 4, in Rome, on April 15th 2011 learn everything about the event by clicking HERE
REFF on Tour

REFF on Tour

Just back fro the REFF tour in Macerata, Ancona, Osimo Here are some images:  
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Black Horse

The Black Horse

On Feb. 27th 2011, REFF held a workshop at The Black Horse, an occupation by ReallyFreeSchools, about the systematic reinvention of reality. about Really Free Schools and the Black Horse: “What is a really free school? Perhaps its easier to explain what a not...
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 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...
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...
Sensible Data @ Live Performers Meeting 2011, Rome and Minsk

Sensible Data @ Live Performers Meeting 2011, Rome and Minsk

Art is Open Source will be at the 2011 edition of LPM, the Live Performers Meeting, an international event focused on visual cultures and live performance. LPM started as a VJ meeting , but it soon evolved into something more. The fast evolution of the technologies...
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...
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...

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...

REFF on Wired

REFF, RomaEuropaFAKEFactory was featured in an article on Wired Italia, October 2009 issue

Success!

Great News for REFF, RomaEuropa FakeFactory! RomaEuropa Web Factory’s second edition is about to start up. REFF attended the press conference held at the Opificio Telecom in Rome, on Wednsday September 16h 2009, to check out the informations that were being...

REFF: say what?

Say what?! RomaEuropaFAKEFactory at the Italian Senate?!? www.romaeuropa.org

Art & Love

While keeping busy with the launch and communication of the RomaEuropaFAKEFactory and keeping the interviews on the international crisis going with Interviewing the Crisis we will get relaxed a bit at the Art & Love VI that will be held at Villa Capriglio on...

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...