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 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 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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free

Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free

Human beings continuously mutate. Over the last few years, this transformation has taken place at incredibly high speeds, mostly thanks to the wide and ubiquitous availability of digital networks and devices. This changed the ways in which we work, learn, relate,...
VersuS, a conference about the realtime lives of cities, a video

VersuS, a conference about the realtime lives of cities, a video

Latest updates on the VersuS project, observing and analyzing the realtime lives of cities, as seen through social networks and ubiquitous devices. A video has just been published of the VersuS conference held for the Piemonte Share Festival 2011 at the Officine...
Ubiquitous Publishing school in Pompei: roundup

Ubiquitous Publishing school in Pompei: roundup

After the RWR adventure in Cava de’ Tirreni, Ubiquitous Publishing arrives in the schools of Pompei. Together with the project “McLuhan Meets Pompei”, promoted by the Associazione Amici di Media Duemila ONLUS in collaboration with the City Council...
The Electronic Man featured at the Giovannini Prize

The Electronic Man featured at the Giovannini Prize

  The Electronic Man will be featured at the 3rd edition of the Giovannini Prize on November 28th 2011. The Giovannini Prize is an initiative created by Associazione Amici di Media Duemila to support people, companies and organizations and their projects in...
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...
The Electronic Man at Robots and Avatars

The Electronic Man at Robots and Avatars

The Electronic Man has been selected for exhibit at the Robots and Avatars series of events. from the announcement on the website: “We are very glad to announce that the following works and projects have been chosen by the Jury to be part of Robots and Avatars....
VersuS, the realtime lives of cities

VersuS, the realtime lives of cities

Back from Turin where we presented the VersuS project at the Piemonte Share Festival, at Fablab Italia and at The Others art fair. Here are the slides we used in the presentations at various venues:   VersuS: loveVSturin and romeVSriots, the presentation held at...
the Electronic Man at Arteractive in Turin

the Electronic Man at Arteractive in Turin

The Electronic Man will be featured in Turin at Arteractive, November 2-6 2011. The project unites a group of artists who have been working with new digital technologies and with specific focus on the research about novel forms of establishing relations with the...
RWR – READ/WRITE Reality deadline extension and a short video

RWR – READ/WRITE Reality deadline extension and a short video

Many people have asked us to extend the deadline for registration to the RWR Read/Write Reality workshop on ubiquitous publishing. And so here it is! A deadline extension! 3 more people will be able to register until the 8th of September! And, in the meantime, here is...
the Electronic Man at the Planetary Collegium, CR12, in Portugal

the Electronic Man at the Planetary Collegium, CR12, in Portugal

A few months ago we presented the Electronic Man, a global performance created in occasion of Marshall McLuhan’s centennial celebrations, held throughout the planet. A conceptual and theoretical analysis of the project has been accepted for presentation at the...
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...
Leaf++ at Designs on E-Learning, in Finland

Leaf++ at Designs on E-Learning, in Finland

Leaf++ will be presented at the Designs on E-Learning conference in Helsinki, Finland. From the conference website: Future Learning Spaces The notion of space regains fresh momentum every time we interact with the world around us. As mobile devices weave into the...
Leaf++ at Mindtrek 2011

Leaf++ at Mindtrek 2011

Leaf++ will be presented at Mindtrek 2011, in Tampere, Finland. from the conference website: 15th MindTrek Conference and the International Academic Conference The MindTrek Association hosts MindTrek as an annual conference. The Academic MindTrek conference has been a...
Leaf++  at ISEA 2011, Istanbul

Leaf++ at ISEA 2011, Istanbul

Together with FakePress Publishing we will be at ISEA 2011 in Istanbul to officially present for the first time Leaf++ A paper will be presented in the panel “Digitization of Biological Data”: “Microscopic transformations: scientific visualization,...
Microcucina with the Fooders at Streamfest 2011

Microcucina with the Fooders at Streamfest 2011

are you hungry? Food is at the center of our lives and it is a very powerful thing: when we talk about food we talk about ecology, nature, environment, global economies, pollution, energy, health, love, family, sex, tradition, innovation. Many people also talk about...
Angel_F at Transmediale Festival in Berlin

Angel_F at Transmediale Festival in Berlin

An update after quite a while about our little digital child Angel_F When we were at Transmediale, Angel_F and its dad, Derrick de Kerckhove, introduced the Opening Ceremony of the Transmediale Festival with a lovely dialogue. While at the festival, Angel_F went...
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...
LivePerformersMeeting in Minsk! Sept 22-25 2011

LivePerformersMeeting in Minsk! Sept 22-25 2011

Get ready! Be quick! we’re launching the next edition of the LPM, the Live Performers Meeting: in Minsk, Belarus, on Sept. 22-25 2011. AOS will be coordinating the Sensible Data section of LPM: for this section the call is open to everyone who works with...
the Electronic Man: After the ADD Festival

the Electronic Man: After the ADD Festival

Just back from the ADD Festival at the MACRO Contemporary Arts Museum of the City of Rome, in Testaccio, where we exhibited the Electronic Man (remember?) Here is a short report through images and videos. This is a general overview of the installation through which we...
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 Electronic Man @ ADD Festival @ MACRO

The Electronic Man @ ADD Festival @ MACRO

Less than a month from the celebration of the Marshall McLuhan Centennial in Rome, The Electronic Man will participate to a new event between art, technology, performances, installations. The Electronic Man will be the special McLuhan project for ADD Festival second...
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...
Visualizing Europe

Visualizing Europe

We will be in Bruxelles on June 14th for this incredible conference organized by Visualizing.org, Information Aesthetics and Open Knowledge Foundation to discuss the potential and scenarios currently represented by Information Visualization for policy makers and civil...
the Electronic Man, updates and the McLuhan Centennial

the Electronic Man, updates and the McLuhan Centennial

Some updates for the Electronic Man global performance Check out the new interface we created on the Electronic Man website: http://electronicman.artisopensource.net We made the site lighter and we’re fully exploiting the possibilities offered by HTML5....
Nuclear Anxiety at the Live Performers Meeting

Nuclear Anxiety at the Live Performers Meeting

Nuclear Anxiety will be at the Live Performers meeting in Rome.   From May 19th to May 22nd in the Sensible Data section of the Live Performers meeting. Final performance on May 22nd at 9pm. NuclearAnxiety at the Live Performers Meeting Nuclear Anxiety is a...
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...
with FakePress at the Future of Education in Florence

with FakePress at the Future of Education in Florence

FakePress will be at the Future of Education Conference in Florence on June 16th and 17th, presenting a research paper titled: “Training Future Anthropologists by Innovative Means: Professional Vision from Augmented Reality NKISI Representations” Here is a...
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...
Workshop at the Courtauld Institute

Workshop at the Courtauld Institute

On March 2nd 2011 REFF held a workshop at the Courtauld Institute about the methodological reinvention of reality. The history of the fake institution was told from the point of view of creating processes for producing cultural policies and communication practices in...
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 – 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 @ Southbank University in London

the video of the presentation we held in Southbank University in London: read here more information about this series of workshops/lectures, and grab the info, documentation and software
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...
CoS, Consciousness of Streams, after Transmediale.11

CoS, Consciousness of Streams, after Transmediale.11

Just back from transmediale festival in Berlin we present you with the first results of the CoS, Consciousness of Streams project. CoS, Consciousness of Streams has been an incredible experience! CoS is a cross media publication by FakePress creating a realtime,...
CoS – Consciousness of Streams

CoS – Consciousness of Streams

CoS, Consciousness of Streams is about to start! We’ll be at transmediale in just a few hours, setting up all the components of CoS, which will be a performance, a series of workshops, an invasive into our streamed lives, and an evolving emotional map of the...
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...