Ubiquitous Publishing for the city. ConnectiCity is a series of experiments in which ubiquitous publishing techniques create new layers of the city, adding to the experience and transforming its perception and understanding.

The ConnectiCity family of projects transforms our perception of cities by adding using ubiquitous publishing techniques to add new digital layers of information and interaction to urban spaces, mutating our perception of reality.

The objective is to enact new ways in which the visions, desires and emotions of people can be ubiquitously represented and made accessible in cities, redefining urban spaces, the idea of citizenship and the possibility to collaboratively plan and design public space.

Launched for the first time in Rome, at the Festa dell’Architettura organized by the city administration and the Order of the Architects under the form of the “Atlante di Roma”, ConnectiCity has been implemented in multiple versions, using urban screens, ubiquitous technologies, natural interaction schemes, information aesthetics and urban sensing platforms.

Interface of the new ConnectiCity website

Interface of the new ConnectiCity website

ConnectiCity on AOS

Innovation and Transgression
The Third Infoscape Data, Information and Knowledge in the city. New paradigms for urban interaction.
Digital Media and Human-Machine Interaction
Ubiquitous Commons at the STARTS Symposium in Brussels, June 2015
Images of the Human Ecosystems in Sao Paulo: the real-time museum of the city
Ubiquitous Information in cities: the future of information
an Emotional Compass: new ideas for wayfinding in cities
Human Ecosystems at the MACRO Museum of Rome for Aperitivi Formativi
Cultur+: an Office for the Ecosystem, for a Smart City and an even Smarter Community
Human Ecosystems in the news on "il Sole 24 Ore"
Innovation Ecosystems: the slides from our workshop at Internet Festival 2013
Innovation Ecosystems @ Internet Festival
The Mirror and The Source @ Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series
EC(m1), on Il Manifesto: the Cultural Ecosystem of the City of Rome
The Real-time Cultural Ecosystem of the City of Rome
Real Time Cairo: the real-time digital life of the city of Cairo, Egypt
Anthropological Innovation: observing and understanding the mutation of human life
Cities out of Control: on Krisis Magazine
ConnectiCity on Leonardo Electronic Almanac
the Co-Creation of the City on a new book
AOS at 18th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society GeoMultimedia 2013
AOS at "HYBRID CITY II: Subtle rEvolutions" with "Real Time Dissent in the City"
Trieste Cloud City
Realtime cities at the MACRO Museum in Rome for Audiovisioni Digitali
VivaCosenza: how to transform a city event into a real-time participatory performance
ELMCIP, in Edinburgh, discussing Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice
Emergenza at Internet Festival 2012
VersuS at BIO23, Ljubljana Design Biennial
Trieste, Cloud City: new frontiers of urban communication
Redesigning Urban Communication in Trieste
the real-time life of cities transforms into usable knowledge, at Information Visualization 2012
Human Cities Proceedings published
Ubiquitous Humanity: at iPompei for the next step of smart communities
Less is Next: Urban Rhythms and future scenarios for human-driven cities
ConnectiCity: Living Cities in Berlin for re:publica
the Co-Creation of cities: AOS presents ConnectiCity in Florence at ECLAP Conference
Maps of Babel at Human Cities Symposium
VersuS, best practice for city innovation at Social Cities of Tomorrow
VersuS and RaiTunes, a musical journey through the emotions of cities
Updates on VersuS, the realtime lives of cities
VersuS, a conference about the realtime lives of cities, a video
ConnectiCity has a new Website!
Urban Sensing at NEXA Center for Internet and Society, Turin Polytechnic
VersuS, the realtime lives of cities
NeoReality – publishing ubiquo e nuove percezioni dello spazio/tempo/identità
VersuS: love vs turin, visualizing the realtime lives of cities
VersuS - Rome, October 15th, the riots on social networks
Cities telling stories: Atlas, ConnectiCity, reality and a nice event
a video Atlante di Roma / Atlas of Rome
Atlante di Roma / Atlas of Rome
Atlas of Rome @ Festa dell'Architettura, Index Urbis, Rome
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Some links

ConnectiCity: augmented perception of the city (paper)

on International Journal of Arts, Culture, Design Technologies

on Leonardo Electronic Almanac

at Torino Share Festival



on RWR vol.1

on Visualizing the Data City

on FakePress


on Advancing Research Methods with New Technologies

on Visualizing the Crisis @ Cumulus

on MediaCaucus

on the Open Source City

on Hybrid Cities