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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
NFD Riot: Nefula workshop at NextFest 2015

NFD Riot: Nefula workshop at NextFest 2015

On May 24th, AOS together with Nefula, performed  a one day workshop to explore Near Future Design methodology in the context of NextFest by Wired Italia. NFD workshops are topic based: for NextFest we decided to investigate the near future of Riot, which turned out...
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...
“Iperconnessioni Rurali”: hyper-connectivity in rural space

“Iperconnessioni Rurali”: hyper-connectivity in rural space

Join us in Calvanico in Italy from April 12 to 14 2015 together with the Rural Hub who made this possible, for an intensive workshop in which we will learn to use social networks to create hyper-connective human dynamics and relations, to promote wide, inclusive...
Understand: a new simple app, and some source code

Understand: a new simple app, and some source code

Understand is a new simple smartphone application in which we publish a magazine entirely made of abstracts of great articles on the web. It is also an easy way to create a magazine on smartphones using a WordPress Blog, with full source code available. Here you can...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
RWR, Read/Write Reality, after the workshop and next steps

RWR, Read/Write Reality, after the workshop and next steps

The Read/Write Reality workshop ended a few days ago: it has been an incredible experience! A really innovative and fun project with a wonderful crowd with different backgrounds, approaches, desires and attitudes. Here is some information about the workshop and its...
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...
How to add a post to a WordPress blog from an iPhone App

How to add a post to a WordPress blog from an iPhone App

It often happens that I need to create some form of web content from my iPhone applications. For example, it can happen that some user interaction has to be recorded and, then, published to other users. I often choose to do this using a WordPress CMS basically because...
A crash course on cross-media design at ISIA, Florence

A crash course on cross-media design at ISIA, Florence

Just back from Florence where we held a wonderful workshop/seminar at the ISIA Design Institute The workshop was really interesting for us, as we were able to experiment an innovative education format. Starting from the students’ ideas for the project works...
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 @ 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...
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...
FLUXUS boxes, augmented reality and innovative publishing

FLUXUS boxes, augmented reality and innovative publishing

FLUXUS was a variable group of artists working in what has vastly been called Neo-Dada and visual arts, but really worked intermedially across visual arts, design, video, music, performance and architecture. Vastly inspired by the work of John Cage and, in a way,...
New Media Book: a workshop on the next-steps of publishing

New Media Book: a workshop on the next-steps of publishing

FakePress and Art is Open Source will present a workshop titled “Next-step publishing: ubiquitous, disseminated, emergent, multi author narratives” [program and info at the bottom of the article] We can transform any space or surface into a display using...
How to make a presentation with Augmented Reality using Processing

How to make a presentation with Augmented Reality using Processing

AT IAR2010 we did our presentation using a simple-simple software which I wrote using Processing. The software was written in a hurry in a single afternoon, so it turned out not being a general purpose utility, and being more a single-shot program usable to address...
Living CrossMedia  @ Università La Sapienza in Rome

Living CrossMedia @ Università La Sapienza in Rome

[ITALIANO] AOS & FakePress insieme a Università di Roma La Sapienza, Facoltà di Architettura Ludovico Quaroni, Dipartimento di Disegno Industriale e con la presenza di Assessorato alla Cultura e alla Comunicazione del Comune di Roma presentano: Living CrossMedia...
Holophony @ La Sapienza University in Rome

Holophony @ La Sapienza University in Rome

Here is a picture report of the lecture we held at La Sapienza University in Rome about Holophony more info here: AOS, FakePress and Ossigeno present Holophony at La Sapienza University in Rome

Holophonics & Design

FakePress and Ossigeno in collaboration with the course on “Multimedia Technologies and Communications Experimentations” at the Faculty of Architecture “Ludovico Quaroni” – La Sapienza, Università di Roma, Department of Industrial Design...
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...