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From: http://www.artisopensource.net/2012/01/04/versus-and-raitunes-a-musical-journey-through-the-emotions-of-cities/

We designed a new version of the VersuS performance, part of the ConnectiCity project.

You can find it here: http://www.artisopensource.net/versus-cities/

VersuS the realtime lives of citiesVersuS the realtime lives of cities

We will officially present it as part of a novel form of radio show, in which a musical voyage through the cities of the planet will allow us to experience in realtime the emotions expressed by people through social networks.

Music, as other forms of expression, originates from the cultures, backgrounds, emotions and desires of people living in cities, territories and immersed in landscapes and visions. The sounds, fragrances, environments, economies, events of those places generate the sounds which artists express in their music.

VersuS the realtime lives of citiesVersuS the realtime lives of cities

We can imagine music to be, in a way, a generative form of art, through which the emotions, sensations and visions of people are expressed in aesthetic ways.

Today, we benefit from novel forms of expression, using ubiquitous technologies and networks, and we constantly generate information about our feelings and visions through the many digital interconnections which are interweaved with every part of our daily activity, either voluntarily or even without knowing about it.

With the VersuS (and ConnectiCity) project, we explored the ways in which we can become active observers of this scenario, capturing and interpreting the emotions, feelings, sensations, desires and visions of our cities, as expressed by people using digital devices and ubiquitous technologies, and by the city itself, through sensors and realtime information.

VersuS the realtime lives of citiesVersuS the realtime lives of cities

In this occasion, we wish to create a tool that can be used to represent and interact with this richness of information, to better understand the cities we live in, and to become more aware and conscious of our environment and of the human population sharing with us our urban spaces.

The VersuS project aims at creating novel ways in which it is possible to listen to cities in real-time.

On January 5th, we will perform a voyage through music, exploring cities, the sounds that have originated in them over the years, and at the same time looking at the emotions which are expressed in realtime in those same locations, finding clues about what people  think, experience, feel, express, and how it relates to the ways in artists capture and represent the essence of urban spaces.

here below you can find the press release, we hope you will be able to join us in this experience.

(NOTE: the project in this version uses the 3D earth and libraries provided in one of the examples of the Three.js 3D javascript library by MrDoob, is created using WebGL and is best experienced on Chrome browsers)

PRESS RELEASE:

Travel through 6 cities, in Italy, Europe and the United States. A live performance capturing in real time the emotions of cities, in an open dialogue with music.

On January 5th 2012, on RaiTunes, the sounds of Alessio Bertallot meet the hybrid, neo-real worlds of Salvatore Iaconesi andOriana Persico. The language of radio will be  contaminated with the language of new media arts, generating novel forms of expression and narratives.

Starting at 11pm and up to 11:40pm, “VersuS, the real time lives of cities” will be showcased in an entirely new version created to interact in real time with the RaiTunes playlist.

This version of the VersuS project will be officially presented during the broadcast, in which listeners will be invited to a realtime voyage into music and the emotions of LondonNew York, Philadelphia, Berlin, Bristol and Milan.

Moving from city to city, Alessio Bertallot will lead the audience through the discovery of the music that originates in those places, expression of concrete and flesh.

Simultaneously, planet earth will revolve towards the cities: a plunging zoom will allow us to experience cities’ chitchat in front of our eyes; the messages which people, in that moment, are exchanging on social networks will be captured, analyzed, and shown over the places in which they originated, in a dynamic, neo-real, visualization, showing in realtime the sensations of the people which live in that city, transforming us into global eyes, in emotional voyeurs of the whole planet.

January 5th, 11pm – 11:40pm, on RaiTunes.

Realtime updates and dialogue with Alessio Bertallot and the creators of VersuS will take place on RaiTunes’ Facebook page.

SITE: http://www.raitunes.rai.it/

 

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AlessioBertallot?ref=ts

 

This project on FakePress: http://www.fakepress.it/FP/?p=2140

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back from London, here are some more info about the event held at Furtherfield Gallery, to present REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory and the Augmented Reality Drug.

AR Drug, by Marco Bera/S4CAR Drug, by Marco Berardi/S4C

our wonderful friends at Shoot4Change came to see the exhibit and took these wonderful pictures about the performances and the presentation of the AR Drug. An enormous thanks to our newly found fried Marco Berardi for them!

An Augmented Reality Drug has been created and distributed to the visitors at the Furtherfield Gallery in London.
REFF, the fake institution created to enact innovative cultural policies all over the world used the opportunity offered by the exhibit on the “reinvention of reality” that was currently held at the Furtherfield Gallery in London to deliver their Augmented Reality Drug to the visitors.

REFF AR Drug by Marco Bera/S4CREFF AR Drug photo by Marco Berardi/S4C

The people at the opening of the exhibit have had the chance to taste the drug and to experiment with their effects: the possibility to create new forms of expression, to fill the world with digital content and to realize new forms of free, independent communication that are able to mutate our perception of cities and the spaces we live in, just like a psychoactive drug.
This is the metaphor used by Art is Open Source: the Augmented Reality Drug is really an open source software platform that allows people to use the so-called ubiquitous technologies, thus enabling the owners of iPhone and Android smartphones to freely create videos, sounds and other contents directly in the spaces and places of our cities. Completely new forms of communication that really change the way in which people communicate and relate with the rest of the world.

REFF Augmented Reality Drug, photo by Marco Bera/S4CREFF Augmented Reality Drug, photo by Marco Berardi/S4C

The drug has already been distributed in dozens of universities all over Europe, and hundreds of projects for the “methodological reinvention of reality” are popping up in the laboratories of these institutes.
Everyone is addicted!

To follow the evolution of the project:
http://www.romaeuropa.org

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CfET1YyyKs

Links:

Art is Open Source:
http://www.artisopensource.net

REFF:
http://www.romaeuropa.org

REFF in the world:
http://reff.romaeuropa.org

the exhibit at Furtherfield Gallery, London:
http://www.furtherfield.org/exhibitions/reff-remix-world-reinvent-reality

images of the happening:
http://www.s4c.it/slides/refflondon/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/http_gallery/sets/72157626175020078/

You can buy the AR Drug here on eBay

 

RomaEuropa FakeFactory featured on La StampaRomaEuropa FakeFactory featured on La Stampa

A video about REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory has been published on the website of La Stampa, an important italian newspaper.

watch the video here

RomaEuropa FakeFactory on La StampaRomaEuropa FakeFactory on La Stampa

changing habbits

http://www.changinghabbits.co.uk/
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The Habbits are humanoid forms with body parts distorted relative to the environmental impact of common activities. Each body part is assigned to one impact: Feet – Transport; Hands – Home Energy; Mouth – Water; Bum – Waste; Belly – Food and Head – Electrical Goods and the body parts are grown where an individual's impact is higher.

The government target for sustainable living in 2050 is that no individual shall have a higher carbon footprint than 2 tonnes. The Changing Habbits programme is designed to help you reduce your carbon emissions whilst saving you money.

What can I do as an individual?

We all have responsibility to change our Habbits and reduce our carbon footprint. Every UK citizen emitts on average 12.1 tonnes of CO2. Simple life-style changes can guide you in the right direction towards a more sustainable and balanced Habbit.

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Angel_F
http://www.angel-f.it

Angel_F is a young artificial intelligence.
Its main desires are o explore the frontiers of freedom of expression, of the possibilities to create and disseminate knowledge, and of the opportunities offered by the network to promote our own identities and autonomies.
The book “Angel_F The diary of a young artificial intelligence”, by Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico, with the contributions of Derrick de Kerckhove,  Massimo Canevacci, Carlo Formenti, Antonio Caronia and Luigi Pagliarini, narrates the first year of life of the young AI, among viruses, technlogical systems, digital emotions and stories of the fight for freedom of expression.
The book is published in Italy by Castelvecchi Editore and is freely downloadable from the website http://www.angel-f.it

[ Biodoll is a performance byFranca Formenti]
[ Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico are Art is Open Source]

Angel_F has a new blog, and a wikipedia entry:

Angel_F on Wikipedia

the child AI is also now on Facebook: you can chat with it, and contribute to its growth and evolution.

Angel_F on Facebook

we have just discovered Angel_F blog. It is completely generated by the young artificial intelligence.

the blog of angel_f

the blog of angel_f

Angel_F

Angel_F, Autonomous Non Generative, E-volitive Life_Form, Angel_F is the son of the Biodoll and of Derrick de Kerckhove. It is an Artificial Intelligence, learning how to speak through the texts of internet users.

REFF, RomaEuropaFAKEFactory was featured in an article on Wired Italia, October 2009 issue

REFF on Wired

The new ToShare website is up!

the new ToShare websitethe new ToShare website

You can check it out here on http://www.toshare.it
We’re particularly happy both because it was a joint effort between Art is Open Source and because it is yet another beautiful collaboration that we’re bringing up with them.

The website has been in design for quite a while, as we planned for the creation of quite a complex setup. What we had in mind was to create a platform in which people could contribute to the contents of the website by enabling a re-blogging environment.

The ToShare team is currently getting people involved in the areas of design, new technologies, contemporary arts, circuit bending, robotics, and more. If you think you have something interesting to say, and can expose it through a RSS feed from your blog or website, write them a line or two explaining what you’re up to and chances are that you could join in the platform.

More info on the ToShare website.

And, if you don’t already know about it, get ready for Market Forces, the 2009 edition of the ToShare Festival. Guest curator Andy Cameron joins the Share team to explore the contemporary world through complexity and crisis. And we’ll have something to say about that, too. But we’ll leave it as a surprise, for the near future.

In the meanwhile, we leave you with just a hint on what we’ll be collaborating on together with the Share Festival  team: Squatting Supermarkets.

Stay tuned.

delicious poetrydelicious poetry

I once again reactivated the delicious poetry piece. It hasn’t been working in a while because delicious.com’s website had changed its web page structure, but now it’s back up.

You can see it by clicking this [ LINK ] (WARNING: it may hang your browser!)

delicious poetry grabs internet’s faourite links in realtime and uses their contents to visually build a chaotic poem. An everchanging  complex composition built on people’s wishes, desires, tastes and emotions.

delicious poetrydelicious poetry

Generative art has been known to research on multiple subjects: from reconsidering the role of artists and authors, to researching into the structures of language, to the analysis of natural phenomena, to deep diving into code, chaos and complexity, up to the uplifting experiences brought on by discovering noise and randomness as primary creative energies.

delicious poetry grabs handfuls of enjoyment from all of this, and adds to it a little joke i constantly try to play to internet service providers and to search engines. A small, playful critique to the mechanisms they use to scan the web to provide us with the things we constantly are looking for. And, obviously, a small critique to the trust that we tend to put on them, as well.

In fact, something funny happened in the past with delicious poetry. The generative poems composed by the work produce pages that are a dynamic assemblage of the things that internet users deem as being interesting at a certain time. This is why search engines and content aggregators seem to find these chaotic poems so interesting, finding them completely filled with the “hot” keywords of the moment. So much that they tent to spider, cache, index, rate and categorize them.

delicious poetrydelicious poetry

The first time I released delicious poetry I was actually amazed. A few days after it started out, it began to generate thousands of human and not-human visits per second! And aggregators started to categorize it under the most incredible topics, ranging from pornography to gadgets to cars… and on.

I guess there are hundreds of automatic mechanisms people use to fool search engines. And this has helped me to take interest on more than one issue related to search angines and to the accessibility of web content: the invisible web, the Dark Internet.

On one side, the tons of useless results that we get when we search for stuff on the web. On the other side, the fact that “Internet” does not mean “automatically accessible”, for reasons that go beyond the power of single individuals, and referring to the fact that search engines do not index a lot of things, or that censorhip exists, and more like that.  (note: entire web search engines are dedicated to the deep web. DeepDyve and DeepPeep, to name two).

Even web statistics and analytics are affected by delicious poetry, getting referral codes, analytics codes and statistics application hooks used in ways that are different than the ones they were intended for, hijacking entre websites’ access statistics.

I naturally meant no harm or damage in doing this, but knowing that it is possible to fake, to mock-up, to reinvent what we know about the web, its accessibility, its control, is just plain interesting in itself.

from Art is Open Source

full info, pictures and videos at Art is Open Source

REFF.erence

Mar. 20th, Italian Senate – Senato

REFF, RomaEuropaFAKEFactory, was presented at the Italian senate through an intense series of panels dealing with art/culture/creativity in the contemporary era, with the issues of cultural politics from the points of view of institutions and cultural operators, with the possibility for the enactment of innovative business and legal models for art, creativity and culture. the conference launch the proposal of a digital table of discussion with the Senator & vice president of the Cultural Commission Vincenzo Vita, who hosted the event.

REFF, RomaEuropaFAKEFactory, è stata presentata al Senato Italiano attraverso un’intensa serie di panel che hanno trattato temi quali arte/cultura/creatività nel contemporaneo affrontando nodi quali le politiche culturali dal punto di vista degli operatori e delle istituzioni pubbliche e private, orientando il dibattito all’ideazione di nuovi modelli di produzione. La conferenza lancia la proposta di un tavolo sulla cultura digitale con il Senatore Vincenzo Vita vicepres. della Commissione Cultura, che ha ospitatol’evento.

REFF.ternoon

Mar. 21st, Flexi Bookstore

REFF, RomaEuropaFAKEFactory, hosts the second part of REFF.ERENCE at the Libreria Flexi with the title REFF.ternoon. The presentation of Luca Neri’s new book “La Baia dei Pirati – Assalto al Copyright” is the occasion to discuss the issues of intellectual property, cultural change, and innovative practices, at the basics of REFF’s concept.

REFF, RomaEuropaFAKEFactory, ospita la seconda parte di REFF.RENCE alla libreria Flexi con il titolo REFF.ternoon. La presentazione del libro del giornalista Luca Neri “La Baia dei Pirati – Assalto al Copyright” diventa l’occasione di affrontare tematiche sulla proprietà intellettuale, trasformazione culturale e pratiche innovative che sono alla base del concept del REFF.

REFF.jected Mar. 21st NEO Club

In a wonderful collaboration with the Rejected collective, REFF, RomaEuropaFAKEFactory, arrives at the third part of its traversal of the contemporary metropolis, with REFF.jected, a party themed on the “remixing people” attitude. Bodies-desires-sexualities-..aesthetics-faces-ideas are remixed by accessing Rome’s underground attitudes and mindsets: Djs. Vjs, Liv acts, dance floors, installations, performances promoting happiness.

In splendida collaborazione con il collettivo Rejected, REFF, RomaEuropaFAKEFactory, arriva alla terza parte dei suoi attraversamenti nella metropoli contemporanea, con REFF.jected; un party con l’attitudine “remixing people”. Corpi-desideri-sessualità-..estetiche-facce-idee sono remixate penetrando nelle frequenze e nei mind sets della Roma underground con Djs, Vjs, Live Sets, Dancefloors, installazioni, perfomances alla volta della felicità.

http://www.romaeuropa.org

“I am William Burroughs.
I could not participate to RomaEuropaWebFactory.
Damn those bloody suckers couldn’t tell art if it hit them in the forehead.
Deep shadows, close down over culture when culture is not able to catch up with the world it lives in.
I could not participate to RomaEuropaWebFactory.
I could not participate because I am an old man, cutting up pieces of paper, lookig for hidden poetry, forgotten literatures in things that have been thrown away, forgotten, put away, stashed in the trash.
I am William Burroughs.
I could not participate to RomaEuropaWebFactory.”

William Burroughs, famous for his cut-up technique, allowing for the creation of beautiful literature compositions by remixing pieces of existing works, was rejected from the literature section of the RomaEuropa Web Factory.

“This is not original work!” was the scream of the Jury.

William Burroughs now joined RomaEuropaFAKEFactory, here:

http://www.romaeuropa.org

Participate! Spread!

[English version – Italian below]

>>>> RomaEuropaFAKEFactory
international videoart, music, literature and legislative art competition

http://www.romaeuropa.org
info@romaeuropa.org


GENERATION>>

The RomaeuropaFAKEFactory competition originates from the Freedom to Remix initiative, promoted by [A]rt is [O]pen [S]ource (Salvatore Iaconesi/xDxD and Oriana Persico/penelope.di.pixel] and Marco Scialdone, with the support of DegradArte, ComputerLaw 2.0, NeRVi and Valeria Bochicchio.

PROCESSING>>
RomaeuropaFAKEFactory draws on the Romaeuropa Web Factory competition to embrace a series of reflexions and practices focused on the issues of digital rights and information ownership.

DISTORSION>>
RomaeuropaFakeFactory is an international competition allowing its participants to do everything that is forbidden by the rules of the Romaeuropa Web Factory competition, subverting its logics.

CUT, COPY, PASTE>>
According to the rules of the Romaeuropa Web Factory competition , produced by the Romaeuropa Foundation and by Telecom Italia SpA, participation is not allowed to those artists creating their works using remix, mash-up and manipulative techniques on pre-existing content. Furthermore, to participate, the artists have to sign a legal disclaimer making them give up all the rights on their artworks: indefinitely, exclusively, for free, and also allowing the contest producers to freely edit, remix, mash-up, commercialize.

The Romaeuroma Foundation and Telecom SpA can remix. Artists can not.

CUT-UP>>
The overcoming of originality as space for production and its circumbscription in terms of multinational property – more than the real protection of the author’s rights – is used in this context as a critique to a conservative practice of cultural promotion that is not able to grasp the possibilities offered by the intersections of the technological, cultural, social and economical-political planes, enabled by contemporary technologies.

MORPHING>>
This competition is addressed to all forms of creative profiles and to the experts of legislative disciplines with a specific predilection for intellectual property related subjects, inviting them to submit their artworks on the theme “Freedom to Remix”.

>>HOW-TO<<
The four categories in the competition:

100Cuts: videoart [ http://www.romaeuropa.org/videoart.html ]
100Samples: electronic music [ http://www.romaeuropa.org/music.html ]
100Quotes: literature [ http://www.romaeuropa.org/words.html ]
– LawArt [ http://www.romaeuropa.org/law.html ] , a brand new creative discipline dedicated to law experts and jurisprudence amateurs, whose works will be constituted by remix and production of legal texts regulating intellectual property

The works will be the object of a research, of public debate and will be collected in a catalogue together with the critical and legal texts. Furthermore, they will be supported by RomaEuropaFAKEFactory’s communicational apparatus. A public voting system will also be set up on ArtsBlog.it [ http://www.artsblog.it ] so that the general audience will be able to vote its favourite work in the 4 sections, thus declaring an audience-proclaimed winner.

RomaEuropaFAKEFactory will be finalized into a public happening during which the exhibition of all the generated content will take place.

RomaeuropaFAKEFactory is an initiative conceived by

[A]rt is [O]pen [S]ource

with the promotion and the support of

Torino Share Festival – DegradArte – Istituto per le Politiche
dell’Innovazione – BeatPick, ComputerLaw 2.0 – LPM, Flyer Communication –
PerformngMedia – FLxER – ShockArt.net – NeRVi – Digicult – Associazione
Partito Pirata – Nephogram.net – Les Liens Invisible – A.H.A. – Francesco
“Warbear” Macarone Palmieri – Superfluo – Deliriouniversale – My Jemma Temp
– ArtsBlog.it – CodiceBinario …

General info

www.romaeuropa.org

The current group of promoters is open to new collaborations. It is possible to collaborate to the management of the website and of the communication, to the implementation of the researches and of the texts published on the catalogue, and to the organization and logistics of the final event. An open system will be set-up shortly to support the collaborative development and management of the whole project.

To collaborate and for any further information please contact us at this mail address:

info@romaeuropa.org

we will answer as soon as we can!

—> ITALIAN <——–

>>>> RomaEuropaFAKEFactory
concorso internazionale di videoarte, musica, letteratura ed arte legale

http://www.romaeuropa.org
info@romaeuropa.org

GENERAZIONE>>
Il concorso RomaeuropaFAKEFactory nasce da Freedom to Remix, iniziativa promossa da [A]rtis[O]pen[S]ource (Salvatore Iaconesi/xDxD e Oriana Persico/penelope.di.pixel] e Marco Scialdone, con il supporto di DegradArte, ComputerLaw 2.0, NeRVi e Valeria Bochicchio.

ELABORAZIONE>>
RomaeuropaFAKEFactory prende spunto dal concorso RomaEuropa Web Factory per avanzare una riflessione ed una pratica su temi quali i diritti digitali e la proprietà dell’informazione.

DISTORSIONE>>
RomaeuropaFakeFactory è una competizione internazionale che consente ai suoi partecipanti di fare tutto ciò che il regolamento del concorso Romaeuropa Web Factory vieta loro, invertendone le logiche.

TAGLIA, COPIA, INCOLLA>>
Secondo le regole del concorso RomaEuropa Web Factory, prodotto da Fondazione Romaeuropa e Telecom Italia SpA, non è consentito agli artisti di partecipare con opere frutto di remix, mash-up, manipolazione di contenuti pre-esistenti. Questi, inoltre, sono obbligati a cedere, tramite liberatoria, tutti i diritti sulle loro opere, a tempo indeterminato, in esclusiva e a titolo gratuito, oltretutto garantendo agli organizzatori ogni diritto di remixare, manipolare e commercializzare le opere.

Fondazione Romaeuroma e Telecom SpA possono remixare. Gli Artisti no.

CUT-UP>>
Il superamento dell’originalità come spazio della produzione e della sua circoscrizione in termini di proprietà multinazionale – più che la tutela reale dei diritti dell’ autore – vuole essere qui proposto come critica ad una attività di promozione culturale conservatrice, incapace di cogliere le possibilità offerte dalle intersezioni dei piani tecnologici, culturali, sociali ed economico-politiche, che le nuove tecnologie hanno abilitato.

MORPHING>>
Il concorso si rivolge quindi a tutte le figure creative ed agli esperti di discipline legali con una particolare predilezione per il diritto d’autore, invitandoli a creare e ad inviarci le loro opere sul tema “Freedom to Remix “.

>>HOW-TO<<
Quattro le categorie in gara:

– video-arte (100cuts)
– musica elettronica (100samples )
– letteratura (100quotes)
– LawArt , una disciplina creativa tutta nuova dedicata agli esperti e agli amatori del diritto, le cui opere saranno costituite dal remix e dalla produzione di testi legali per le regolamentazione della proprietà intellettuale

Le opere saranno oggetto di studio, di pubblica discussione, verranno raccolte in un catalogo comprensivo di testi critici e giuridici, e saranno sostenute dall’apparato di comunicazione del RomaeuropaFAKEFactory. Su ArtsBlog.it , inoltre, il pubblico potrà votare la sua opera preferita nelle 4 sezioni, stabilendo l’autore del remix più bello (Premio del Pubblico).

RomaEuropaFAKEFactory confluirà inoltre in un happening durante il quale sarà organizzata l’esposizione pubblica di tutti i contenuti generati.

RomaeuropaFAKEFactory è un’iniziativa ideata da

[A]rtis[O]pen[S]ource

con la promozione e il supporto di

Torino Share Festival – DegradArte – Istituto per le Politiche
dell’Innovazione – BeatPick, ComputerLaw 2.0 – LPM, Flyer Communication –
PerformngMedia – FLxER – ShockArt.net – NeRVi – Digicult – Associazione
Partito Pirata – Nephogram.net – Les Liens Invisible – A.H.A. – Francesco
“Warbear” Macarone Palmieri – Superfluo – Deliriouniversale – My Jemma Temp
– ArtsBlog.it – CodiceBinario …

General info

http://www.romaeuropa.org

L’attuale gruppo di promotori è aperto a nuove collaborazioni. E’ possibile collaborare alla gestione del sito e della comunicazione, alla realizzazione dello studio e dei testi pubblicati nel catalogo e all’organizzazione dell’evento finale: appronteremo un sistema aperto che consentirà lo sviluppo e la gestione del progetto in modo collaborativo.

Per le collaborazioni e per qualsiasi informazione inerente il concorso potete scrivere a:

info@romaeuropa.org

e vi risponderemo il più presto!

barcodes come to life

the Life of Things lets you peek into the secret lives of products and objects by transforming their barcodes into generative digital lifeforms.

done with Processing

there also is a small library i wrote to integrate in processing sketches the ZXING barcode decoding library.

See the little gadget here:

http://www.artisopensource.net/productslife/index.php

download the library and documentation here:

http://www.artisopensource.net/productslife/library.php