The Unseen_2020 |IACONESI/PERSICO

The Unseen_2020 |IACONESI/PERSICO

During the spring and summer of 2020, the members of Diogene and the founder of Oggetti Specifici have been engaging in a series of dialogues at a distance with the artists invited for the new edition of the project The Unseen: an open discussion among colleagues,...
Data Meditations in Rome at Fondazione Baruchello

Data Meditations in Rome at Fondazione Baruchello

Fondazione Baruchello Presents PROVE DI R(I)ESISTENZA Laura Cionci, Danilo Correale, Salvatore Iaconesi e Oriana Persico, takecare Curated by Ilaria Conti 1 ottobre – 19 dicembre 2020 Opening: wednesday septenber 30 2020 16.00 – 21.00 The pandemic disruptions of 2020...
In Trieste with Data Meditation

In Trieste with Data Meditation

Starting on August 21 2020 in Trieste, AOS will be at the “ARTSITIC TECHNOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS” collective exhibit at the Museo d’Arte Moderna U. Carà, in Muggia, organized and promoted by Gruppo78. Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico will show Data...
HER She Loves Data in Rome, for a new school on AI and Data

HER She Loves Data in Rome, for a new school on AI and Data

We will be in Rome for the FLxER audio visual performing arts project, where we will hold the meeting for the neighbourhood school which we’re launching with Human Ecosytems Relazioni. THIS is the Facebook event of the initiative. The events will take place at...
Stakhanov and a panel on AI at Art + b = love? in Ancona

Stakhanov and a panel on AI at Art + b = love? in Ancona

Artificial Intelligence has always been a focal point of our research here at AOS. Ever since our little AI kid, Angel_F, or through the Talker Performance, or with GhostWriter, or with Stakhanov, Artificial Intelligence has represented an important, extreme...
BodyQuake at Infoscapes exhibit, at Pordenone Design Week

BodyQuake at Infoscapes exhibit, at Pordenone Design Week

BodyQuake was featured at the Pordenone Design Week  in an exhibit called Infoscapes curated by Pier Luigi Capucci, in the foyer of the Verdi Theater in Pordenone. Some info from Pier Luigi Capucci’s website: I have been invited, as in 2016, to Pordenone Design...
GhostWriter at Palazzo delle Esposizioni for Human+

GhostWriter at Palazzo delle Esposizioni for Human+

The HUMAN+ exhibit was conceived and first exhibited at Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin. This new iteration of HUMAN+ is a coproduction of the exhibition by Science Gallery and Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona and will be exhibited at Palazzo...
RemixID: what is the self? At RAMPA Lab in Ljubljana

RemixID: what is the self? At RAMPA Lab in Ljubljana

What is the self? What happens when this complex cultural apparatus is mediated through algorithms and technologies? How this transformations affect our public, private and intimate space? RemixID is a 3 day hands-on workshop to explore the boundary of the self and of...
Stakhanov with Homeostase at the Wrong Biennial

Stakhanov with Homeostase at the Wrong Biennial

Stakhanov, the Big Data Oracle launched in 2015 at Transmediale,  will be hosted at the Wrong Biennale in the Homeostase Pavilion in Brazil: capturing BigData from the city of Sao Paulo to understand the implications of predictive analysis on our daily lives....
BodyQuake at T*Danse Festival in Aosta

BodyQuake at T*Danse Festival in Aosta

BodyQuake, the research project born in collaboration with Fondazione Neuromed, Human Ecosystems Relazioni, Live Performers Meeting, La Cura, AOS and AVNode, will be featured in Aosta during the T*Danse Festival 2017. The project is part of UltraCorpi, experimental...
BodyQuake at NetFutures 2017

BodyQuake at NetFutures 2017

On June 28 and 29, the city of Brussels will host NetFutures 2017, the biggest conference co-organized by the European Commission to explore the future of Internet, economy and society. Art is Open Source and HER will be part of the STARTS – Science Technologies...
art*science in Bologna, with Kernos and Accelerator

art*science in Bologna, with Kernos and Accelerator

From the 3rd to the 6th of July, the city of Bologna, with art*science will become a center for the international discussion on the opportunities and scenarios for collaboration between arts, sciences and technologies. It will also be one of the locations of the 50th...
A new Literary Genre: the Algorithmic Biography, on DigiMag

A new Literary Genre: the Algorithmic Biography, on DigiMag

The new literary genre, the Algorithmic Autobiography invented with the GhostWriter project has been featured in a paper which was published on Digimag Journal #75. You can read the paper here:  Algorithmic Autobiography: paper (PDF) Iaconesi, S., Persico, P....
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...
43^4 : Remixing Identities at the Media Arts Festival

43^4 : Remixing Identities at the Media Arts Festival

Take 43 faces. Divide each face in 4 sections: forehead, eyes, nose, mouth. Recombine them. The permutations are 43^4, that is 3.418.80 faces, that is 3.418.80 different identities. We took pictures of our faces. We used facial recognition algorithms, the technologies...
La Cura and the Monsters in the Machine

La Cura and the Monsters in the Machine

At Laboral, in Gijón, Asturias, La Cura meets the Monsters in the Machine, the exhibit and program which explores the updates of the “monster” and of the “machine” in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’s  anniversary. La Cura participates...
Creating an Augmented Sense: ubiquitous bodies

Creating an Augmented Sense: ubiquitous bodies

You can consider these to be the notes to the workshop which we will hold this week in Cyprus. During the workshop we will create a manifestation of the ubiquitous body: the idea according to which our essence cannot be meaningfully constrained into our physical,...
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...
U-Topia. An Ubiquitous interconnetcive neo-ritual in Matera

U-Topia. An Ubiquitous interconnetcive neo-ritual in Matera

La Cura, together with Art is Open Source, Fondazione Matera-Basilicata 2019 and many other partners, have celebrated the 500th anniversary of Utopia by sir T. More, turning the city of Matera into a public laboratory to reinvent contemporary utopias. “Utopia is a...
Interconnected Brain, Augmented Sense-ability

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...
Erbe Indisciplinate, a workshop and a conversation on La Cura

Erbe Indisciplinate, a workshop and a conversation on La Cura

Three new events for La Cura: a workshop at RuralHub exploring the connections between nature and radical innovation; a workshop on transgression and innovation at the Federico II University in Naples; and a conversation with a philosopher and a cyborg at the same...
Hacking Melanoma

Hacking Melanoma

Join us in Capri from October 20th to November 1st for Hacking Melanoma! Hacking Melanoma will be a hackathon dedicated to the technological, social and relational aspects of e-health, and explicitly dedicated to the diagnosis and cure of Melanoma, skin cancer, one of...
Petterns of Commoning is out

Petterns of Commoning is out

The book “Patterns of Commoning” edited by David Bollier and Silke Helfrich is out. From the book’s website: In Patterns of Commoning, more than sixty frontline activists, academics and project leaders from twenty countries explain how commoning is...
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 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...
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...
Ubiquitous Commons at the STARTS Symposium in Brussels, June 2015

Ubiquitous Commons at the STARTS Symposium in Brussels, June 2015

from Ubiquitous Commons at the STARTS Symposium in Brussels, June 2015 Ubiquitous Commons will be at the STARTS Symposium in Brussels, on June 22-23 2015. Promoted by ICT Art Connect, STARTS begins to explore opportunities for piloting cross-sectorial collaboration to...
Near Future Design and Ubiquitous Commons at Wired NextFest

Near Future Design and Ubiquitous Commons at Wired NextFest

Join us in Milan for Wired’s NextFest. Art is Open Source, Nefula and Ubiquitous Commons will be there for an exploration on the implications of technologies and networks on our near-future lives. On May 24th at 10:30 in the Giardini Porta Venezia Nefula will...
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...
Stakhanov, a BigData god, predicts human futures

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...
Periferica: Human Ecosystems workshops in Rome

Periferica: Human Ecosystems workshops in Rome

Join us at the Periferica Festival in Rome, on February 16-21 2015 at Fusolab, in Viale della Bella Villa 94 (and some other locations: check the program for time and locations). Art is Open Source and Human Ecosystems will be there for an installation and a workshop...
Stakhanov: the BigData Oracle for a new era

Stakhanov: the BigData Oracle for a new era

From Wikipedia: “In Classical Antiquity, an oracle was a person or agency considered to interface wise counsel or prophetic predictions or precognition of the future, inspired by the gods. The word oracle comes from the Latin verb ōrāre “to speak” and...
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...
Art is Open Source and Human Ecosystems at Yale: some events

Art is Open Source and Human Ecosystems at Yale: some events

Join us in Yale for a series of events during Salvatore’s Yale World Fellowship: a Master’s Tea at Saybrook College, an Inspired Series talk at the New Haven public library, a talk about Human Ecosystems at the Department of Computer Science. And more to...
La Cura at Data Viz or Data Touch, in Paris

La Cura at Data Viz or Data Touch, in Paris

Join us in Paris on October 17th 2014 for “Data Viz or Data Touch” Art, Science, Design and Data Visualisation, at Google’s Cultural Institute Lab, for a performative discussion about La Cura, the Open Source Cure for Cancer. « Data viz or Data touch...
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...
La Cura, at Wave, with Susanna Pozzoli

La Cura, at Wave, with Susanna Pozzoli

La Cura will be featured at Wave, Collective Intelligence, an exhibit promoted by BNP Paribas, in Paris at the Parc de la Villette, from September 10th to October 5th 2014 through a video by artist Susanna Pozzoli. Click HERE for some more information about La Cura at...
OneMillionDreams at File Festival 2014 in S. Paulo

OneMillionDreams at File Festival 2014 in S. Paulo

One Million Dreams will be featured at the File Festival 2014 in S. Paulo, Brazil. This is the 15th edition of FILE – Electronic Language International Festival in São Paulo –, which takes place this year from August 26 to October 5 at Centro Cultural FIESP...
La Cura on Neural #47

La Cura on Neural #47

La Cura, an Open Source Cure for Cancer: an interview and coverage about the project has been published on Neural magazine issue #47 Here’s a Preview: More info on: Neural Magazine, ISSUE #47, WINTER 2014 ISSN:...
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...
The Real Time Museum of the City and the Ubiquitous Commons

The Real Time Museum of the City and the Ubiquitous Commons

A public gathering in Rome, uniting administrations, politics, civil society and the cultures of the Italian capital become the occasion to explore the Human Ecosystems, the Real Time Museum of the City and the Ubiquitous Commons: the emergence of a vision of the...
XY: a Castle, a Lab and the Near Future of Education

XY: a Castle, a Lab and the Near Future of Education

Art is Open Source will be at XY Lab in Puglia, from the 17th to the 31st of July, in the beautiful castle of Castrignano de’ Greci, for a massive workshop on knowledge, data, information, Human Ecosystems and the Near Future of Education. It will be the first...
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...
Human Ecosystems at TEDxDanubia

Human Ecosystems at TEDxDanubia

Join us in Budapest for TEDxDanubia, where we will present the Human Ecosystems project, and some surprises about the digital lives of cities, the ways in which people express in urban contexts and on the possibility to create a new form of Public Space, in the era of...
Generativity: Fluffy Chaos

Generativity: Fluffy Chaos

Fluffy Chaos is the first book of the Generativity series.   It explores the spaces of generative visuals. Spaces in which the laws of nature become entangled with programming code to describe possible scenarios. The books of the series showcase the images and...
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....
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...
Multipli-cities: a festival in Rome, poliphonic visions on the city, 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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...