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Read/Write Reality, An intensive workshop on Ubiquitous Publishing

RWR, Read Write Reality logoRWR, Read Write Reality logo

 

RWR – READ/WRITE REALITY

WHAT: 3+1 days of intensive workshop on the possibilities offered by Ubiquitous Publishing techniques and technologies

WHEN: from 13th to 16th September 2011

WHERE: Cava de’ Tirreni (Amalfi Coast, Italy)

 

http://rwr.artisopensource.net/

 

Do you want to learn about new business models, new forms of expression, new possibilities for culture and knowdledge?

Are you looking for new tools for freedom of communication, expression and for knowledge or content diffusion?

Would you like to discover what will be the next possibilities for e-books and digital publishing, starting from the opportunities offered by our present times?

Do you want to learn and acquire the “new ways of writing on the world” that are turning our bodies, architectures, spaces and objects into publishing surfaces?

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM, DESCRIPTION AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION

READ/WRITE REALITY (RWR) is an intensive and visionary workshop created to pragmatically explore the methodological, technical and technological possibilities offered by Ubiquitous Publishing.

3+1 days hands-on and minds-on program in which we will follow you through the creation of a full ubiquitous publishing project, starting from scratch and ending up at product release. Participants will learn the methodologies, the conceptual and technological frameworks which will enable individuals, organizations, companies or collectives to use ubiquitous technologies to enact new forms of communication and expression, new business models, new ways in which you can activate your strategies and observe their effects.

Out of the monitor, in the spaces of our cities, bodies, objects and products.

RWR will be held on September 13-14-15+16 in Cava de’ Tirreni, at the Ostello “Borgo Scacciaventi”, a beautiful setting in a 15th century building near to the famous Amalifi Coast. The workshop will fill 3+1 days of intense activities, visionary discussions, engaging hands-on practices, on-the-field explorations and content-production, an “ubiquitous movida” to be discovered, great food, wine and scenery, in contact with the rooted traditions of the beautiful South of Italy.

During the last day (Sept. 16th) a big party and a city-wide event will mark the achievement of your work: the result of the RWR workshop will be exposed in a prestigious building in the center of Cava de’ Tirreni, at the presence of internationally known academics and researchers.

 

http://rwr.artisopensource.net/

 

The workshop is addresed to:

  • designers (wishing to know,understand and use Ubiquitous Publishing technologies);
  • communicators (who want to understand and learnhow to bring digital information out of the monitor, into the city, in people’s pockets, on objects and in the places we traverse in our daily lives);
  • developers (who want to learn how to build engaging ubiquitous interactive experiences);
  • artists, journalists, scientists and researchers (wishing to add ubiquitous technologies to their toolset for expression, information, knowledge, education and research practices);
  • and strategists (with the desire to gain knowledge and insights to confront with the next step of digital communication).

 

Technologies you will use:

  • iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets
  • location based, GPS, digital compass
  • accelerometers for gesture-based interactions
  • augmented reality: location-based, marker-based, computer vision based
  • mobile tagging: QRCode, barcodes
  • HTML5, CSS3, WebGL
  • multimedia of all sorts, 3D, 2D, sound, immersive sounds and visuals
  • projection mapping for architecture-based content and interaction

 

Deadline for enrollment & Conditions

20th August 2011

Only a limited number of 35 people will be accepted:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM, DESCRIPTION AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION

ATTENTION! Students, artists, researchers, people working in educational or non-profit sector, young (less than 26 years old) and old (over 70), benefit from special conditions!

 

The Program for RWRThe Program for RWR

 

Contact:

info@artisopensource.net

 

Site:

http://rwr.artisopensource.net/

 

CREDITS

RWR is a project by

FakePress and Art is Opensource

in collaboration with:

Cantro Studi di Etnografia Digitale, Ninja Marketing, Ostello “Borgo Scacciaventi”

 

supported by:

LiberLiber, MELTINGPOT – Cantiere Creativo per la New Media Art, Piemonte Share Festival, StoriaContinua

 

More info at:

http://www.fakepress.it

http://www.etnografiadigitale.it

http://www.ninjamarketing.it

http://www.ostellocava.it

http://www.liberliber.it/

http://www.storiacontinua.com/

http://www.cantierecreativo.org/

http://www.toshare.it

 

 

 

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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

REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory is back.

http://www.youtube.com/v/iyoOlobkqhU?fs=1&hl=en_US

A book is coming out in Italy (and an international version is following soon, before the end of the year) together with the next step in our action in favor of better innovation policies andpractices for arts and culture.

During these days Italy is living strange times, with a government that is something that could easily be called a “soft dictatorship”and an extensive crisis scenario across culture, imaginaries and perspectives.

This, in particular, is a peculiar day for Italy, as the governmental crisis began just a few hours ago. And it is indeed a very strange crisis, as the in-crisis government actually has loads of power (it managed to have the crisis postponed by 14 days, to be able to create a few more laws:) ), and the possible alternatives do not really offer any real difference to the currently running models.

This is a media dictatorship, as its power is based on 20+ years of television and on the social changes it induced in the population.

Current culture and art policies reflect that. Totally.

This difficult scenario is what induced us in the first place when we created REFF, RomaEuropa FakeFactory.

A quick-quick history: in 2008 a big italian culture/arts institution created an international competition that was really terrible in terms of the supported cultural policies, of artists’ rights and of intellectual property issues. We, a group of artists and activists together with 80+ partners all over the world , created REFF, a fake institution and a competition just like the “original” one, only supporting open, innovative practices and policies.

The impact was so strong that REFF was invited at the Cultural Commission of the Italian Senate.

The original institution (theFondazione RomaEuropa) was forced to change its policies and to transform its practices, becoming just like REFF :)

The action continued, as the original Fondazione became the focus of several large operators’ assault on the digital imaginaries of people to create what they openly call the Digital Class.

This process saw the biggest italian telco operator (Telecom Italia) invading practically every space in digital arts, leading to a scenario in which even the absurd “Internet for Peace” campaign was possible: a telco operator was becoming a major political force in all the issues related to networks, digital innovation, intellectual property and publishing, obtaining the support of more that 70 representatives in both the Parlament and the Senate.

We leveraged REFF, our shadow institution, and uncovered many of these opaque processes. Last one of which is the assault on digital publishing industries: the market of ebooks and ebook readers is the latest area of assault on italy’s digital cultures scenario and on the practices of free expression and self-determination.

This is why together with FakePress wecreated this book.Together with the book a software platform will be released (GPL2 license) allowing people to freely create ebooks, and enhanced books featuring augmented reality, wide tagging, and fruibility across several devices.

The platform has been recently presented at Artissima with the help of the Piemonte Share Festival as an opportunity for publishing and expression practices for the arts and culture.

Multiple events will follow in the next days and months.

Stay tuned, if you like.

cheers.

xDxD

REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory, iPad version

REFF, RomaEuropa FakeFactory, iPad version

REFF, RomaEuropa FakeFactory, iPad version

Here are some screenshots

the REFF Book is about to be published. In the meanwhile previews start to emerge on the web of the interfaces of its mobile versions. Here are the screenshots of the iPad version

from REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory on AOS

info at REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory

REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory

[PRESS RELEASE – ENGLISH ]

Almost two years after its creation il 2009, the REFF – RomaEuropa FakeFactory is back with the publication of its book, published in Italy by DeriveApprodi & FakePress:

REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory cover

REFF
The reinvention of the real through critical practices
of remix, mash-up, re-contextualization, reenactment

Foreword by: Bruce Sterling

Over 30 contributions ranging from critical articles to interviews; a catalog of 30 works exploring the themes of remix in an extended way; the special mentions of the 2009-2010 contest; a new experience of reading integrating the digital and paper dimentions trough the use of Augmented Reality and tagging; an open source tool for creating ubiquitous, cross-media publications, by FakePress.

From the foreword, by Bruce Sterling:

“Right now, the behaviors and activities commemorated in this book are bizarre. Very. They are so peculiar that they are inherently difficult to describe, because they come from the outer reaches of an emergent network-culture.
I could write an entire book about these ideas and practices, a book that would be science fiction, architecture fiction, design fiction, a technical manual and also a manifesto for network economics. That book would be rather like this book, only less entertaining.”

REFF. An example of an artistic, cultural and political act. A truly Augmented Reality, a multi-strata object that entices to be discovered, read and used with more “sense” up to the performative one. A new prototype of publication, beyond the e-book.

Copyright
RomaEuropaFakeFactory book is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial ShareAlike 2.5 Italy.

Site

http://www.romaeuropa.org
http://www.fakepress.it
http://www.deriveapprodi.org

Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/pages/REFF-RomaEuropa-FakeFactory/121217751261830?ref=ts&v=wall

Press & Contacts

Davide Sacco – Ufficio Stampa DeriveApprodi
ufficiostampa@deriveapprodi.org
+39 328 3921381
+39 392 3273987

Oriana Persico – Media & Communication FakePress
oriana@fakepress.net
+39 347 7126928

AUTHORS, ARTISTS & CURATORS
(in alphabetical order)

“VOICES”
Richard Barbrook, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Germana Berlantini, Mike Bonanno, Loretta Borrelli, Andy Cameron, Massimo Canevacci, Francesca Canu, Carlo Cappa, Antonio Caronia, Dario Carrera, Stefano Coletto, Fiorello Cortiana, Umberto Croppi, Marco Fagotti, Marc Garret, Alex Giordano, Maria Hellström Reimer e Milica Lapčević, Lorenzo Imbesi, Stephen Kovats, Simona Lodi, Francesco “Warbear” Macarone Palmieri, Federico Monaco, Movimento ScambioEtico, Andrea Natella, Eleonora Oreggia aka xname, Luigi Pagliarini, Federico Ruberti, Marco Scialdone, Guido Scorza, Valentina Tanni, Jasmina Tescnovic, Cristina Trivellin e Martina Coletti

“VISIONS”
0100101110101101.ORG, Antoni Abad, Alterazioni Video, Apparati Effimeri, David Benqué, Jens Brand, Alex Dragulescu, Amy Francescini (Future Farmers), Flyer Communication (FLxER), Derek Holzer, Carlo Infante, jodi.org, Steve Lambert, Les Liens Invisibles, Fosco Loiti Celant, Garrett Lynch, Guthrie Lonergan, Quayola, Rebar Group, Ben Rubin, Adam Somlai-Fischer (Architecture), Sosolimited, Eugenio Tisselli, Troika, Hannes Walter e Stephen Williams (Fluid Forms), Marianne Weems (The Builders Association), Clemens Weisshaar e Reed Kram, Jaka Železnikar

” REFF Special Mentions 2009/2010″
Daniele Mancini / Urban Fields, Agnese Trocchi, Mathilde Neri Poirier / Hotel Nuclear, Luther Blissett, Agatino Rizzo / Cityleft, Adriano Sanna / Image Hunters, Pasquale de Sensi, Paola Zampa, Michael Cipolla, Chiara Passa, Anna Olmo, Eva Pedroni Simoncelli, Francesco D’Isa, Marco Pignatti, Samo Pedersen, Anna Gramma, Ivan / Eri Nav, Nanette Wylde, Laura Spampinato, Alessandro Suizzo, Chiara Micheli, Andrea Paglia, Difesa Jubecca, Andreas Maria Jacobs, Leif Ahnland, Stefano Pala e Francesco Rosati, Alessio Ballerini, Gregor Rozanski, quwt, judsoN, Bernardina / Demo Architects, Jelena Jovic, Sara Basili, Juan Lopez, Jimenez Lai, mag.MA Architetture, moriyuki, Giorgia Borroni, Cortomobile, Cenk Dereli, Titusz Tarnai, Daniele Salvatori, Chiara Angioli, Luis Rolando Rojas, Yurij Alekhno, Jose Antonio De Jesus Corona Gonzalez, Snak3, Adriana e Morena, Sheriff Xenoph, Pier Giorgio De Pinto

Edited by:
Cary Hendrickson, Salvatore Iaconesi, Oriana Persico, Federico Ruberti, Luca Simeone (FakePress)

http://www.romaeuropa.org

Available in the best bookstores from November 2010

New Media BookNew Media Book

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 electronic devices combined with location-based technologies, sensors, augmented reality and innovative visual surfaces. Furthermore, interactive surfaces are transforming the world, people and their activities.
It is progressively more possible – and accessible – to “write on the world“, layering contents, meanings, visuals and sensations that anyone can compose, diffuse and communicate.
The world transforms into a cross-medial polyphony built from ubiquitously accessible points of view: augmented reality, QRCodes, spime, fiducial markers, wearable technologies, portable electronic devices allow accessing content and information, and interacting with them directly from places, architectures, objects and bodies.
All this brings the word “publishing” into a totally new perspective, deeply mutating all of the roles involved: editors, authors, audiences, critics, curators. Roles that remix just as the visions and the contents, mutually interconnecting and overwriting each other, creating multiple and fluid visions of the world whose adoption can be a key element to the creation of new forms of expression, new sensibilities, new spaces.
The availability of ways to effectively stratify interpretations on the world in autonomous and incontrollable modalities gives rise to infinite possibilities for self-expression, self-determination and for the creation of sustainable opportunities which we have a chance to catch. Doing it effectively is a linguistic act and a cultural process which we can only activate through the emergence of imaginaries that allow for creation of these autonomous realities, their integration in the flow of our daily lives and the escape from those “walled gardens”, dead ends and mouse-traps that constantly sit around the corners of technological adoption.
During the workshop we will present these concepts throughout the disciplines and practices of art design and communication sciences, of digital and visual cultures, of hacking and activism.
Theory will go side by side with practice: we will introduce our newly developed Open Source platform that will be released by november under a GPL2 license, through which any WordPress blog can be transformed into a multichannel publishing system with cross-medial features (web, mobile, paper, augmented reality, location based, digital book…).
We will then show, in practice and getting people involved, how it is possible to use the platform to create a cross-medial publication that is accessible geographically, in proximity, architecturally, from objects “filled” with content and information, in augmented reality, from mobile phones, tablets and computers, and also from paper publications.
For anyone attending: please bring your laptop. The workshop will be useful even if you don’t bring your laptop with you, but you’ll have a chance to create your own example publication if you do bring it.

An event inside Innovation Festival 2010 – www.innovationfestival.it

Innovation FestivalInnovation Festival

NEW MEDIA BOOK
CONFERENCE + WORKSHOP

curated by
Milano in digitale
Cristina Trivellin e Martina Coletti

Fondazione D’Ars Oscar Signorini onlus, Milan

October 9th 2010 – 14:00 / 19:00
Palazzo Affari ai Giureconsulti, piazza Mercanti 2, Milano

14:00-16:30 workshop
“Next-step publishing: ubiquitous, disseminated, emergent, multi-author narratives”
Salvatore Iaconesi/xDxD.vs.xDxD e Oriana Persico/penelope.di.pixel
FakePress http://www.fakepress.it/

16:30 Conference with:

  • Antonio Caronia, scientific curator of the initiative
  • Mario Gerosa, curator, and Roberta Peveri coordinator of: Parla come navighi. Antologia della webletteratura italiana, Edizioni Il Foglio
  • Alessandro Bertante, writer, curator of the anthology Voi non ci sarete. Cronache dalla fine del mondo, X book
  • Marco Ghezzi, BookRepublic (http://blog.bookrepublic.it/)

Link to the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152666021423234