Archive for December, 2009

Angel_F is a young artificial intelligence son of Derrick de Kerckhove and the Biodoll. It ws born from a digitally sexual accident when the Biodoll seduced prof. Derrick de Kerckhove :)

Angel_F participated to multiple events supporting digital rights, knowledge sharing and the noew forms of identities and sexualities available trough dgital technologies.
A book has been recently published titled “Angel_F, il diario di una intelligenza artificiale”, telling the story of the young artificial intelligence’s first year of life.
Angel_F and its book have been presented at Generative Arts Congress 2009, to a delighted audience. This is the presentation that was used in that occasion.

Other presentations have been made at the Piemonte Share Festival 2009.

more info on:

http://www.angel-f.it/
http://www.artisopensource.net
http://www.generativeart.com/
http://www.toshare.it

[ITALIAN]
Angel_F cover

E’ uscito il libro “Angel_F. Diario di una intelligenza artificiale“, che racconta il primo anno di vita di Angel_F.

Il libro è accompagnato dai contributi teorici di Derrick de Kerckhove, Massimo Canevacci, Antonio Caronia, Carlo Formenti e Luigi Pagliarini, sotto forma di interviste in cui ognuno racconta il proprio punto di vista sulle tematiche che emergono dall’esistenza stessa del piccolo Angel_F.

dalla copertina:

“Correre per lo spazio cibernetico tra esseri umani, database, Social Network, sistemi interattivi. Scoprire se stessi tra mondi fatti di pixel e di carne. Emozionarsi, stupirsi, relazionarsi, connettersi. In uno spazio complesso e sorprendente, dove la realtà fisica e quella digitale si integrano sempre di più. È questa la storia di Angel_F (Autonomous Non Generative E-volitive Life_Form), la giovane Intelligenza Artificiale figlia di Derrick de Kerckhove e della Biodoll, la sua amante digitale, una prostituta biotecnologica che vive e lavora on line. Angel_F inizia la sua vita tendendo gioiosi agguati ai visitatori del sito della madre e accompagnandola nelle sue scorribande virtuali su blog e forum. Ma crescendo una domanda si insinua nella sua mente digitale: come possono un famoso professore e una prostituta generare un figlio-intelligenza artificiale? La ricerca porta il piccolo nel mondo dell’hacking, tra software maliziosi, database colmi di informazioni e surreali dialoghi con il popolo di Internet. Fino a incontrare xDxD e penelope.di.pixel grazie ai quali scoprirà il segreto della sua origine e inizierà a interagire anche con il mondo fisico.”

La storia, creata narrativamente a partire dagli eventi realmente avvenuti durante le varie fasi della performance, mostra il punto di vista di un essere digitale sul mondo contemporaneo, tra identità che mutano, nuove forme di relazione ed emozione, privacy, proprietà intellettuale, nuove forme di espressione e azioni di hacking delle pratiche del nostro quotidiano.

Una metafora delle nostre stesse storie, nel mutare del nostro mondo con l’avvento delle reti, delle tecnologie digitali e delle nuove possibilità di comunicare, collaborare, agire ed esprimerci.

Completano il libro una estesa webgrafia/bibliografia di opere d’arte digitale e di rete, sugli esperimenti scientifici e sulle ricerche teoriche che maggiormente hanno ispirato la performance e, di conseguenza, la storia del piccolo Angel_F. Tra i riferimenti: Luca Bertini, Theo Jansen, Stelarc, Eduardo Kac, John Holland, Roberta Breitmore, Gazira Babeli, Ken Rinaldo, Darko Maver, Jodi.org, Andrew Venell, Joan Leandre, les Liens Invisibles, Orson Welles e molti altri.

Il libro è in libreria, ma si può acquistare anche online ( ad esempio QUI), oppure richiedendolo direttamente agli autori.

Il libro è pubblicato con una licenza Creative Commons, Attribution, Share Alike, non commercial.

[ENGLISH]
Angel_F cover

Just published:  “Angel_F. Diario di una intelligenza artificiale“, telling the story of the first year of life of Angel_F.

The book features theorical contributions by Derrick de Kerckhove, Massimo Canevacci, Antonio Caronia, Carlo Formenti and Luigi Pagliarini,with extensive interviews in which each one of them expresses his personal point of view on the themes emerging with the existence of Angel_F, a little digital being.

from the cover:

“Running through cyberspace among humans, databases, social networks and interactive systems. Discovering ourselves in worlds made of flesh and pixels. Emotion, wonder, relations, connections. A complex and surprising space in which physical and digital realities progressively merge with one another. This is the story of Angel_F (Autonomous Non Generative E-volitive Life_Form), the young artificial intelligence son of Derrick de Kerckhove and the Biodoll, his digital lover, a biotechnological prostitute living and working online. Angel_F starts its life happily and digitally ambushing its mother’s website’s visitors and accompanying her in her virtual rampages across blogs ad forums. A question arises in its digital mind: how can a famous professor and a digital prostitute generate a son-artificial-intelligence? The search for the answer brings the little one in the worlds of hacking, malicious software, databases full of information and surreal dialogues with Internet’s population. Up until when it encounters xDxD and penelope.di.pixel, with whom it will find out the secrets of its origins, starting to interact with the physical world.”

The story, narratively created from the real events of the various phases of the Angel_F performance, shows the point of view of a digital being on the contemporary world, between mutating identities, new forms of relation and emotion, privacy, intellectual property and new forms of expression, hacking actions and new daily practices.

A metaphor for our own lives as they change with the arrival of networks, digital technologies and the possibilities to communicate, collaborate and express ourselves.

The book is completed through an extended webography/bibliography of those digital and net artworks, scientific experiments and theoretical researches that have inspired the performance and, thus, the story of little Angel_F. Among them: Luca Bertini, Theo Jansen, Stelarc, Eduardo Kac, John Holland, Roberta Breitmore, Gazira Babeli, Ken Rinaldo, Darko Maver, Jodi.org, Andrew Venell, Joan Leandre, les Liens Invisibles, Orson Welles and many others.

The book is (for now) in italian and can be bought in major libraries but also online ( for example HERE), or even by directly asking the authors.

The book is published under a Creative Commons, Attribution, Share Alike, Non Commercial licensing scheme.

Squatting Supermarkets again in Mondovì with ToShare.

We will be in Mondovì from Wednesday, 9th December to Sunday, 13th December, together with ToShare, tha Associazione Culturale Marcovaldo and the Town of Mondovì presenting Squatting Supermarkets at the  – SMIR – Multimedia Spaces for Innovation and Research – as part of the European Territorial Co-operation programme Alcotra 2007-2013.

Here below the official programme.

http://www.toshare.it/?p=1705&lang=en

9th December, 2009 / 13th December, 2009

Five days in Mondovì dedicated to multimedia art.

Through the rich programme of events running from Wednesday, 9th December to Sunday, 13th December, Associazione Culturale Marcovaldo and the Town of Mondovì will be presenting to the public a special project dedicated to multimedia art – SMIRMultimedia Spaces for Innovation and Research – as part of the European Territorial Co-operation programme Alcotra 2007-2013.

With this project, the towns of Mondovì and Embrun, in the French Hautes-Alpes department, have sought to express their joint commitment to creating new cultural windows in contemporary art through a highly original approach focused on the latest in innovation.

The five-day programme of events includes an exhibition, conference, workshop and artistic performances, all curated by Simona Lodi, Chiara Garibaldi and Luca Barbeni of Piemonte Share, a platform for the promotion of digital culture in all its artistic and creative forms.

All events offer free admission, and will be held at the Antico Palazzo di Città of Mondovì Piazza.

PROGRAMME

Wednesday, 9th December – 6 PM

Inauguration of the exhibition SMIR – Multimedia Spaces for Innovation and Research

Spheraleas by Scenocosme

Squatting Supermarket by Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico

TarantaVideoBlog by Antonio Rollo

A Sud di Pavese (South of Pavese) by Matteo Bellizzi and Antonio Rollo

Opening hours of the exhibition:

Wednesday, 9th December, 6-9 PM

Thursday, 10th December, 9.30 AM-7 PM

Friday, 11th December, 2-7 PM

Saturday, 12th and Sunday, 13th December, 11 AM-7 PM

Thursday, 10th December, 9.30 AM

Conference & Workshop SMIR – Multimedia Spaces for Innovation and Research

Programme:

9.30 AM – Greeting and introduction
10 AM – Thematic workshop Spherealles by Scenocosme
11.30 AM – Thematic workshop Squatting Supermarket by Salvatore Iaconesi
2.30 PM – Thematic workshop Interactive Audiovisual Maps by Antonio Rollo
4 PM – Debate and creation of work groups to identify and plan the multimedia works to be produced in the Mondovì district

Friday, 11th December

3 PM – Performance PLOG.it
5.30 PM – Performance Into the Wood by Eniac
6.30 PM – Workshop Into the Wood by Eniac

Saturday, 12th December

5.30 PM – Performance Into the Wood by Eniac
6.30 PM – Workshop Into the Wood by Eniac

Antico Palazzo di Città
Via Giolitti 1
Mondovì Piazza

FREE ADMISSION

scenocosme_foto_by_pbalbontin_piccola2

Conference Biofeedback is a USB gadget that allows conference lecturers to receive physical stimulations and feedback coming from the audience.

Are people interested in what you’re saying?
Are they bored?
Now you can know.
Lecturers can connect to their audience using their own bodies. Conference Biofeedback’s circuit are connected to an online application.
People in the audience can use the application’s interface to express their feelings about the conference.
Everything goes smoothly for the lecturer if they’re happy and interested.
If they happen to be bored, Conference Biofeedback triggers electrical stimulations (20V, just above human body’s natural impedence) with increasing current flow, rising proportionally to people’s boredom.
An annoying alarm and light signals complete the feedback experience.
Conference Biofeedback: a war on boring conferences and on unidirectional communication.
Conference Biofeedback was presented for the first time at Planetary Collegium’s 2009 annual conference “Consciousness Reframed X: Behaving Media, Experiencing Design”.

more info at:

FakePress

Squatting Supermarkets was presented at AHAcktitude 2009

Here are the slides (they’re mostly pictures of the installation/software/performance)

Squatting Supermarkets

 

View more presentations from xdxd.
And here are some videos from the event:

for more info:

http://www.fakepress.net

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 from proximity advertising to political uses in demonstrations or events.

Here below the links to the presentation slides and to the video of the workshop.

BlueTooth Wars

View more presentations from xdxd.
And here you will find the video of the presentation: