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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Updates from Ubiquitous Publishing

Updates from Ubiquitous Publishing

Just a quick update pointing out a series of wonderful reactions about the Ubiquitous Pompei project. Carlo Infante published a wonderful article on L’Unità, comparing the Ubiquitous Pompei project to his practices of Urban Experience. Thank you Carlo! (you can...
Nuclear Anxiety featured on Visualizing 2011

Nuclear Anxiety featured on Visualizing 2011

Visualizing.org featured NuclearAnxiety in their video and end of year project, looking at the year’s major events through data visualization. Click here to see Visualizing 2011 and click here to see NuclearAnxiety on Visualizing.org
Updates on VersuS, the realtime lives of cities

Updates on VersuS, the realtime lives of cities

For all you realtime data lovers, a short update on the VersuS project. Valentina Tanni has just prepared an article about artworks using the possibility to listen to emotional expressions on social networks (in the specifics, love), mentioning VersuS among the...
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...
ConnectiCity has a new Website!

ConnectiCity has a new Website!

ConnectiCity has a new website! http://www.connecticity.net This above is the main interface of the website, and as you can see it allows you to navigate the contents in an interesting way (read more about the technology enabling this kind of interface here). The...
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...
VersuS: love vs turin, visualizing the realtime lives of cities

VersuS: love vs turin, visualizing the realtime lives of cities

VersuS: love vs turin, visualizing the realtime lives of cities from salvatore iaconesi on Vimeo. How do people express their emotions on social networks? Information has become ubiquitously accessible, thus transforming our perception of cities and of the ways we...
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...
Augmented Reality or Augmented Humanity? Journal Article by AOS

Augmented Reality or Augmented Humanity? Journal Article by AOS

An article by Art is Open Source has recently been published on the scientific journal “Rivista degli Infortuni e delle Malattie Professionali” (the Scientific Journal on injuries and diseases connected to professional activities)  and  published by 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,...