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...
Cultural Interfaces in Naples

Cultural Interfaces in Naples

Art is Open Source will be in Naples on April 11th, at the Federico II University, at the Department of Social Sciences, for the “Interfacce culturali e sensorialità digitali” meeting (Cultural Interfaces and digital sensorialities) to to discuss the roles...
Incautious Porn at SSN2014 in Barcelona

Incautious Porn at SSN2014 in Barcelona

We’ll be attending SSN2014 (the 6th Biannual Surveillance and Society Conference) in Barcelona to present the outcomes of our Incautious Porn project: an anthropological experiment in blackmail and the perception of private/public space online. From the...
Near Future Design at TEDxRoncade

Near Future Design at TEDxRoncade

Art is Open Source will be at TEDxRoncade to talk about Near Future Design on February 22nd 2014. Saturday February 22nd 2014 starting at 10:30am Where: Auditorio Tenuta Ca’ Tron, Via Boschi, 14 Ca’ Tron – 31056 Roncade ( Treviso, Italy ) The theme of this TEDx Event...
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...
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 at ArtSci Salon in Toronto

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...
The performance of the Near Future of Education

The performance of the Near Future of Education

This article was published on the Febrary 2nd edition of Nòva24, on Il Sole24Ore. You can find the original article here: Il futuro scolastico è una performance Here we give an expanded version of it, without length constraints.   Crisis and transformation are...
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...
Design, philosophy art and business

Design, philosophy art and business

What do arts, design and philosophy have to do with business? [ this is the english version of our article which appeared on the SIMI Newsletter, in Portuguese. SIMI is Brazil’s Open Innovation System] Let’s start from art. The arts have a crucial role in...
La Cura at Participatory Medicine in Montreal

La Cura at transmediale: Afterglow

La Cura will be featured at the 2014 edition of the transmediale festival in Berlin, in the panel “Under the Skin: Revealing Invisible Data”. The panel will be part of the Hashes to Ashes section of the Festival, curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli. It will be...
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...
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...
La Cura on Usbek & Rica

La Cura on Usbek & Rica

La Cura, the Open Source Cure for Cancer, has recently been featured on the Usbek & Rica Magazine. You can find the article here: Portraits – Salvatore Iaconesi “Mon Cancer en Open Source” and kudos go to Agata Marszałek for the beautiful...
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...
Human Ecosystems in the news on “il Sole 24 Ore”

Human Ecosystems in the news on “il Sole 24 Ore”

An article about the Human Ecosystems project appeared today on the newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, discussing the installation we presented at the Internet Festival 2013: the Innovation Ecosystem (here are the slides from the workshop we held, in case you missed them) Here...
Innovation Ecosystems @ Internet Festival

Innovation Ecosystems @ Internet Festival

What is the topography of the Innovation Ecosystem in Italy? Who are its main influencers? Who are the hubs? How does information circulate inside it? What are its influences from abroad? How can we map the Innovation Ecosystem in real-time, using social networks? AOS...
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,...
Art, Future and Technologies at Provocazioni Festival, Acrobax

Art, Future and Technologies at Provocazioni Festival, Acrobax

Saturday Sept. 28th we will be at Provocazioni Festival, at Acrobax (via della Vasca Navale 6, Rome, Italy) to talk about Art, the Future and the role of Technologies in the transformation of our societies. Here is the Facebook Event for the Provocazioni Festival,...
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...
La Cura on BigData

La Cura on BigData

La Cura was recently featured on the journal BigData Vol.1 Issue 3, with an in-depth article and on the journal’s cover (shown above). You can read the article about La Cura here in PDF (an HTML version of the article is available here). Here is the abstract of...
La Cura at GoodMedia in Genova, Italy

La Cura at GoodMedia in Genova, Italy

In Genova, on October 25th 2013, we will be hosted by GoodMedia, an international event focusing on the evolution of communication practices across healthcare, medicine and society. We will present and discuss the updates from La Cura, a global performance to reclaim...
Potenza Goes Smart

Potenza Goes Smart

We’ve been invited to be part of the Jury of the PotenzaApp competition, to create smartphone applications for the city of Potenza which are capable of promoting smart, innovative models and practices for the city. This initiative falls under the larger one...
La Cura on Le Monde

La Cura on Le Monde

La Cura, and an interview with Salvatore Iaconesi, was recently featured on Le Monde. Here below are the images from the wonderful article written by Flore Vasseur (click for a larger version): Download the PDF of “La Cura” on Le Monde Here you can find...
La Cura on “Il Tirreno”

La Cura on “Il Tirreno”

An article and video about La Cura has just been published on Il Tirreno,   Click HERE to open the link to the video. Click HERE to see the article online.
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...
La Cura at TEDMED 2013

La Cura at TEDMED 2013

Just published! My talk about La Cura at TEDMED 2013, in Washington DC: My voice trembles a bit :) and I was really excited about the enormous, beautiful, scientific and healthcare oriented audience. But I made it. Here is my Profile on TEDMED and here you can watch...
Cities out of Control: on Krisis Magazine

Cities out of Control: on Krisis Magazine

The new issue of Krisis Magazine “Orientation” is out! You can get it HERE Among the contributions you will find our “Cities Out of Control”. Here we wanted to share our point of view on the possibility to define a crisis (a breakdown, to be...
Love VS Turin at MAC, the Contemporary Art Museum of Lissone

Love VS Turin at MAC, the Contemporary Art Museum of Lissone

Versus, Love VS Turin, will be presented at MAC, Contemporary Art Museum of Lissone. Selected by curator Cecilia Guida from the ArtHub archives for the exhibit “C’è una piccola radice che, se la masticate, vi spuntano le ali immediatamente”, the...
La Cura: Salvatore Iaconesi at TED Global 2013 in Edinburgh

La Cura: Salvatore Iaconesi at TED Global 2013 in Edinburgh

We brought La Cura to TED Global 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. From the TED Blog: “I started to understand that this industrial process which we call medicine was not really about me. It was a reduced version of me with all the human complexity taken out of it.” So...
AOS at NextFest in Milan

AOS at NextFest in Milan

AOS will be at NextFest in Milan on Saturday June 1st 2013 to speak about La Cura, the Open Source Cure for Cancer, Hacking culture and the opportunities to reclaim our rights and human perspectives in our contemporary times. Here’s the title and abstract of the...
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...
Heretical Enterprises?

Heretical Enterprises?

What is an Heretical Enterprise? From ereticamente.it: “The term “heresy” comes from the greek word αἵρεσις, haìresis, deriving from the verb αἱρέω (hairèō, “to grab”, “to take” but, also, “to choose” or “to elect”). Originally, heretic were the ones who chose,...

Trieste Cloud City

Just published: S. Iaconesi, O. Persico (2012). “Trieste Cloud City: la Città della Coda Lunga” in “Rivista degli Infortuni e delle Malattie Profossionali”, Vol. 2/2012, pp. 643–654. ISSN: 0035–5836. Trieste, Cloud City: new frontiers of urban communication...
Societing Reloaded, Urban Sensing and the co-creation of cities

Societing Reloaded, Urban Sensing and the co-creation of cities

Just out in January 2012: “Societing Reloaded”. Available in all major online and offline bookstores. Curated by Alex Giordano and Adam Arvidsson, it features contributions by, Bernard Cova, Carolina Bandinelli, Barret Stanboulian, John Grant, Massimo...
Accelerator, proposal for COLLIDE@CERN

Accelerator, proposal for COLLIDE@CERN

Sometime ago we submitted our Accelerator project to Collide@CERN This is the presentation video: This is the project description: “Accelerator” establishes a poetic, emergent parallel between the particle accelerator and the transformation of human communities around...
Master UX | From the User Journey to a working prototype Part 1

Master UX | From the User Journey to a working prototype Part 1

This is my first lesson at the Master UX held at La Sapienza University of Rome. In this lesson we analyze how to use the service concept formalized in the User Journey to create a working prototype. In the process we use all the information emerged from the User...
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...
The future of academic discussions, on Limina

The future of academic discussions, on Limina

Our article “Utopian Architectures and the Dictatorship  of the Imaginary. A Selection of Topics in Favor of Holistic Education Paths, and the Role  of the Fish Eye in the Observation of Reality” (by Salvatore Iaconesi and Stefano Bonifazi) has just been...
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...
13th Interactive Media Key Award with Greenpeace for Nuclear Energy

13th Interactive Media Key Award with Greenpeace for Nuclear Energy

In 2012 Art is Open Source produced the digital campaign on nuclear energy for Greenpeace International. The campaign won the 13th Interactive Media Key Award, in the category of Green Communication and CSR Click here to know more on the Award Click here for the video...
Human Cities Proceedings published

Human Cities Proceedings published

A while ago we participated to the Human Cities Symposium in Bruxelles. The proceedings for the conference have just been published. You can also click here below to download them. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PROCEEDINGS
Radical Openness: Art is Open Source at TED Global 2012

Radical Openness: Art is Open Source at TED Global 2012

Salvatore Iaconesi of AOS has been nominated TED Fellow for 2012 and, for this, will be presenting at TED Global 2012 in Edinburgh from June 25-29 2012. We’ve been reflecting on this incredible opportunity for the last few weeks. TED Global’s theme for...
AOS at Roma Contemporary: Ubiquitous Publishing, cities and bodies

AOS at Roma Contemporary: Ubiquitous Publishing, cities and bodies

  We will be at Roma Contemporary, at the MACRO Museum, Testaccio, Rome, on May 26th 2012, at 5pm, to have a presentation about the scenarios of Ubiquitous Publishing and the transformations which it brings on to cities and human beings. We will be together with...
ConnectiCity: Living Cities in Berlin for re:publica

ConnectiCity: Living Cities in Berlin for re:publica

Lately we’ve teamed up with an impressive series of partners to investigate on the future of our cities. On May 2nd – 4th we will be in Berlin for re:publica to gather up and summarize our efforts so far. Re:publica represents an enormous convergence of...
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...
Future Learning Spaces at Aalto University

Future Learning Spaces at Aalto University

Last year we attended the Designs on E-Learning 2011 Conference in Aalto University, Helsinki. It was a brilliant conference, for both content and process, and was really focused on creating the best possible environment to allow free, open emergence of the...
Ma Nessuno Mai! media contamination in Como

Ma Nessuno Mai! media contamination in Como

Fast update: we will be participating to a great collective exhibit in Como, Italy, at the Spazio Natta, showing the Electronic Man and VersuS in a program which investigates in the new signs of mutual contamination of  different media. Supported by the City...
Digital Manual at the University of Edinburgh

Digital Manual at the University of Edinburgh

We have recently been involved in a research project based at the University of Edinburgh and led by Smita Kheria and Penny Travlou dealing with the investigation of models of emergent multi-authored publications employing open source and co-creative practices. The...
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,...
The Electronic Man at FACT Liverpool

The Electronic Man at FACT Liverpool

The Electronic Man will be featured here at FACT in Liverpool for the first event of the Robots And Avatars project. Here are the details: (from HERE) Robots and Avatars – our colleagues and playmates of the future.  Join us in a near future where robots, avatars and...
Are You At Risk? Nuclear campaigning with Greenpeace

Are You At Risk? Nuclear campaigning with Greenpeace

Do you remember Nuclear Anxiety? After one year from the Fukushima disaster we’ve teamed up with Greenpeace International to create an awareness and action campaign on the risks coming from nuclear energy. Click HERE to start “Are You at Risk?” The...
MASTER OF EXHIBIT DESIGN AT LA SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY, LESSON 4

MASTER OF EXHIBIT DESIGN AT LA SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY, LESSON 4

A person arriving in a certain place will benefit from a series of signals alerting about the characteristics of that space. The person could hear some sounds, or see some objects or furniture laid out according to a certain scheme. Or a video of some sort could be...
Ubiquitous Pompei on NextExit Magazine

Ubiquitous Pompei on NextExit Magazine

quick update on Ubiquitous Pompei: NextExit Magazine published a lovely article on the February 2012 issue. Check it out on paper and, soon, online as well.
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 at JustMad, ARCO Madrid, on El Paìs

Enlarge Your Consciousness at JustMad, ARCO Madrid, on El Paìs

A wonderful article has appeared on the blog of El Paìs describing the Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free project. Identities on sale: this is the main theme of the article, as suggested by the action through which we are trying to support the discussion on...
Updates on Enlarge Your Consciousness In 4 Days 4 Free

Updates on Enlarge Your Consciousness In 4 Days 4 Free

Here are some updates to the project Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free Here is the event on the website of BTF Gallery Here on Artribune Here is the official announcement on ArteFiera OFF Here is a wonderful article on D’Ars Magazine And on this issue...
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...
Ubiquitous Pompei: Television Interview on RaiNews24

Ubiquitous Pompei: Television Interview on RaiNews24

A short interview has been shown on RaiNews24 italian news channel about the Ubiquitous Pompei project. In the interview: Oriana Persico of Art is Open Source and Claudio Alfano, Vice-Mayor of the City of Pompei.   click here for more info on the Ubiquitous...
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...