La Cura featured on TED.com, and some exciting news

La Cura featured on TED.com, and some exciting news

La Cura, My Open Source Cure for Cancer, has been featured as La Cura as TED talk of the day. Go check it out! It is a wonderful chance to announce that the book about La Cura is coming out soon, with amazing features. The book, coming out soon after the summer, will...
100 Women who are co-creating the P2P society

100 Women who are co-creating the P2P society

Who are the women who are co-creating the P2P Society? Luckily, they are many. Today, the P2P Foundation has featured one of them: our very own Oriana Persico, aka penelope.di.pixel. From the Italian Senate, to cyber-ecology, passing through arts and scientific...
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...
Ubiquitous Commons on Financial Times

Ubiquitous Commons on Financial Times

On May 20th, thanks to Maija Palmer, an interesting article on Ubiquitous Commons entitled “Conflict over data ownership lies ahead” was published on Financial Times. The article is available at this link:...
Ubiquitous Commons at Cyber Resistance, in Milan

Ubiquitous Commons at Cyber Resistance, in Milan

Time again for Cyber Resistance at Il Cantiere in Milan, in April 10-11 2015. This year we will talk about the Ubquitous Commons: how to claim back your data from online services, and decide how it should be used. The Ubiquitous Commons is an international research...
The Factory of the Mind

The Factory of the Mind

Everything began like this, with a Facebook post: “The Third Industrial Revolution? Yes! Meaning that we’re seeing a new kind of factory: this time not for bodies, but for minds” Always on, Always working. We’re moving towards a dimension of...
The Near Future of Education

The Near Future of Education

 Introduction With students, designing the future of the education system. A fundamental action towards a shift to a participatory, inclusive knowledge society. This post describes the structure and methodology of our action. Follow what is happening using the blog...
Near Future Design at CyberResistance in Milan

Near Future Design at CyberResistance in Milan

AOS will be at CyberResistance, on April 3, 4 and 5 2014, in Milan, at the Cantiere, for a participatory conversation about Near Future Design, starting from the Near Future Design of the Education System which we are building with our students at ISIA in Florence....
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...
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 at transmediale: Afterglow

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...
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...
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...
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,...
the Network: a symphony on freedoms

the Network: a symphony on freedoms

This is a really hard time for Italy, and economic downfall and repressive strategies are only two of the symptoms. In the continuous debate on culture and freedoms, the most powerful italian agencies for the preservation of the current, repressive regulations on...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...

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:...
Bluetooth Wars @ AHAcktitude 2009

Bluetooth Wars @ AHAcktitude 2009

home sweet home, we’re back again. AOS participated to AHAcktitude 2009 in Milan, and it was a great experience. We presented Bluetooth Wars, a workshop in which the people were able to build their very own Bluetooth media server. This has many uses, ranging...

Angel_F @ AHAcktitude, Nov. 27-29 2009, Milan

Artisti-attivisti, hacker artistici, attivisti socio-artistici, chiamateli come volete. I 600 iscritti alla lista AHA sono solo una parte di tutte quelle persone che, in Italia e nel mondo, sanno che il mezzo non è solo il messaggio, ma anche il massaggio e il...

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...

Bluetooth Wars @ AHACKTITUDE

AOS wil be at the AHACKTITUDE meeting in Milan, on November 27-28-29 in Milan. We will present a really simple, but effective, project, called Bluetooth Wars We will analyze Bluetooth, a technology that is mostly used to connect devices to our mobile phones, but that...

Net Neutrality

Hello there! we just joined in with Frontiere Digitali supporting a coordinated action in favor of Net Neutrality. Lots of things are going on and many of them are just plain ugly. Check out the press release below (sorry, it’s in Italian, but a quick Google...

Angel_F in Piazza Navona, fighting for blogs

In Italy, a new law imposes strict conditions for bloggers, such as defining incredibly high fines for people not correcting stuff on their online publications, and enormous amounts of bureaucracy. Thus practically making free speech on the web too risky, to costly,...

Angel_F and SuperAvatar at “Freedom not Fear”

Angel_F and SuperAvatar are scared. The lives of the young artificial intelligence and of the  avatar who escaped from virtual worlds have been endangered  more than once by the control, that is constantly perpetrated on people’s information, habits and...
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...

DegradArte

In 2008 the italian government released an incredible law stating the necessity to degrade images and videos to be able to use them freely on the web, for educational an research purposes. A conception of “fair use” that seems quite strange, united to a...