Posts Tagged ‘mashup’

REFF, RomaEuropaFakeFactory, has been interviewed in Rome during Joy Ito’s lectio magistralis held at the italian parlament, in an event organized by Capitale Digitale, a program on digital cultures, economics, creativity and innovation created by Telecom Italia.

We at AOS are working hard for the future of REFF. The Creatives for Net Neutrality campaign will soon have fantastic news, as will the whole project connected to innovation and contemporary creativity that is represented by REFF.

Stay tuned…

The new ToShare website is up!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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!