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...
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...
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...
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, new interfaces and project development

Squatting Supermarkets, new interfaces and project development

A new interface for the squatting supermarkets installation was featured recently at the SMIR project. Traditional products were added to the system, documenting their history, sustainable production processes and ecologic impacts. by FakePress, Art is Open Source...

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...
Squatting Supermarkets in Mondovì – lecture and presentation

Squatting Supermarkets in Mondovì – lecture and presentation

A photo report of the presentation and lecture we held in Mondovì to present Squatting Supermarkets, in joining the SMIR european project. The art performance, technological platform and research process have all been presented to the local audience and to a few...
Squatting Supermarkets @ Mondovì

Squatting Supermarkets @ Mondovì

On Friday May 5th 2010 Art is Open Source , FakePress and The Hub Roma will be in Mondovì together with the Piemonte Share Festival and associazione Marcovaldo to present the next steps of the Squatting Supermarkets / iSee project. Squatting Supermarkets is one of the...

Squatting Supermarkets, cortocircuito [italiano]

“Vuoi mangiare? Dimmi una storia.” Il cibo è la sede di innumerevoli storie: di persone, luoghi, tempi, relazioni. C’è, nel presente, una sostanziale distanza tra noi e le storie del cibo. Una distanza percettiva, estetica, di visibilità. Il cibo...

Squatting Supermarkets @ Scighera, Milan

getting ready for Squatting Supermarkets at la Scighera, in Milan http://www.lascighera.org/e-ancora-magnaven-e-semper-beveven-barbera-squatting-supermarkets http://www.fakepress.net Sunday, January 24th 2010 – 21:00 –...

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...

ToShare again: Squatting Supermarkets in Mondovì

Squatting Supermarkets again in Mondovì with ToShare. We will be in Mondovì from Wednesday, 9th December to Sunday, 13th December, together with ToShare, tha Associazione Culturale Marcovaldo and the Town of Mondovì presenting Squatting Supermarkets at the  – SMIR –...

Squatting Supermarkets presented at AHAcktitude 2009

Squatting Supermarkets was presented at AHAcktitude 2009 Here are the slides (they’re mostly pictures of the installation/software/performance) Squatting Supermarkets View more presentations from xdxd. And here are some videos from the event: for more info:...

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...

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...

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 – Moving onward Data Meditation. Collective Exhibit. In PROVE DI R(I)ESISTENZA. Rome. LinkFisica, Chimica, Biologia ed Ecologia del Nuovo Abitare. OperaViva Magazine. Link.La voce, il cancro,...
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...
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...
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,...
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 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...
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...
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...

teaching, education, interaction and real politics

At FakePress we have just started teaching 3 courses on Interaction Design at the Faculty of Architecture of Rome’s University “La Sapienza”. We will use these courses as an opportunity to enact what I can only refer to as “the most...

Shoptivism

We’re set! Squatting Supermarkets is all installed and it is about to start. There will be a continuous interaction with the people at the Share Festival, both friends and visitors, and all the technical and curatorial crew. It will be part documentary, part...

ToShare website, Market Forces

The new ToShare website is up! You can check it out here on http://www.toshare.it We’re particularly happy both because it was a joint effort between Art is Open Source and because it is yet another beautiful collaboration that we’re bringing up with them....
Art is Open Source and DegradArte at the AHACamping

Art is Open Source and DegradArte at the AHACamping

We are just back from the AHACamping, the first meeting of the AHA mailing list. The event was took place at the SALE Docks and it featured talks and performances on art, hacking, activism and critical theories on technology and on the ways in which they are...

who_am_I?

i am xDxD.vs.xDxD i am really interested in the exploration of new territories. The world we live in is completely coded: corporations, governments, energy and service providers have created a situation in which every part of our cities, and any instant of our time,...