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ESAConference

ESAConference

from ESA Conference 2010 @ Bocconi University on AOS

 

We have recently been at the ESA Conference 2010 “Culture and the Making of Worlds” held at the Bocconi University in Milan during October 2010.

The conference is one of the main events in the global research scenario of sociology. It is held by the European Sociological Association (ESA) and the conference was organized by the ASK group at the Bocconi University.

With FakePress we presented a series of projects.

First we made a general presentation of the FakePress project

 

Then we presented the Squatting Supermarkets project:

 

then we presented our anthropologi writing project Ubiquitous Anthropology / Ubiquitous Bororo:

 

and the second part

 

and then we presented the REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory project / action

 

and, by the way, check out often on the REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory page, as a wonderful book is coming out using augmented reality and wide tagging techniques published by DeriveApprodi and FakePress.

All our contributions have been published here on the SSRN (Social Science Research Network).

In the next few days we will publish all the presenttions and PDFs of the presentations.

Art is Open Source is going at Consciousness Reframed X conference organized by the Planetary Collegium in November 2009 at the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences in Munich. We’ll be there from November 19th to 21st.

We will present the Ubiquitous Anthropology project with FakePress. We will also present and use our little new project: Conference BioFeedback.

 

Conference BioFeedbackConference BioFeedback

You can check out the Ubiquitous Anthropology project on the FakePress Website and in the previous presentations you’ll find listed in the main page here at Art is Open Source.

So let’s take a look at Conference BioFeedback.

It’s a small USB gizmo intended to be worn or sewn on clothes. It connects you and your body to this website. This is a way of “publishing” emotions and sensations on bodies.

In this scenario: a war agains boring conferences!

We are really sensible on this matter: conferences are a really fundamental part of knowledge dissemination, and they could turn out to be even more focal in tomorrow’s education and cultural practices, as the ways of te network create more and more ways of connecting knowledges and information in these temporary, emergent occasions, suggesting really interesting alternatives to classrooms and universities.

The Planetary Collegium itself is interesting in this sense: a nomadic university creating an Excellence (yes, capitals) PhD across universities and centered around a series of periodic conference and a networked tutoring and mentoring process.

So we really do care about our conferences.

That’s why we created Conference BioFeedback!

The lecturer connects to the emotions of its audience: are they bored? happy? interested? excited?

Audiences can update their feelings about the conference using a website (from Fantastic to Terrible).

Bad ratings mean trouble for the boring lecturer, as ratings are translated into low voltage stimulations.

Fail in getting your fellow conferencers excited and you have a chance of being electrocuted right there. :)

My fellow FakePressers are calling this thing “a emotional publishing product for bodies“. But I’m sure I saw a grin when they saw I realized that it’s me who’s going to the conference in Munich and, thus, it’s me who’s going to wear the Conference BioFeedback gizmo.

and so.. got to get back to making the best-est powerpoint slides…

stay tuned for the updates from an electrocuted conferencer in Munich!

(… will keep you updated)