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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

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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

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Art is Open Source and FakePress just released Knowners a link sharing plugin for WordPress.

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Knowners is a WordPress plugin developed by FakePress and Art is Open Source to setup an effective link publishing website.
The plugin is still in beta, but it already offers interesting possibilities.
It is thought as a large scale widget, usable inside your WordPress websites to setup a link sharing area on your web page.
You can publish links, categorize them with tags, automatically create relationships and taxonomies.

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This plugin is in its 1.0 version. It still has limited functionality. We are working on it. We would love to hear from you, with your suggestions on the features you would like to have.
Please check back soon for updates: we are releasing a new version in just a bit, with an enhanced link editing scheme (the current one is quite limited).

[ Download the Knowners plugin here ]

[ Download the Knowners Test Theme for WordPress here ]

[ Knowners plugin on WordPress ]

Il 5 marzo 2010 a Roma a partire dalle 18.30

presso i locali del FLEXI libreria-caffè, Via Clementina 9 (rione Monti)

AOS (Art is Open Source)

in collaborazione con
FHF Italia e ass. The Hub Roma

Presentano
Angel_F. Diario di un Intelligenza Artificiale” (Castelvecchi 2009)
di Salvatore Iaconesi (xDxD.vs.xDxD) e Oriana Persico (penelope.di.pixel)

Ne discutono insieme agli autori:
Arturo di Corinto, Monica Mazzitelli, Marco Scialdone, Valentina Tanni

Angel_F è la giovane intelligenza artificiale figlia di Derrick de Kerckhove e della Biodoll.  A tre anni dalla sua nascita, il piccolo racconta il suo primo anno di vita e le sue avventure in rete nel mondo fisico sotto forma di un particolare “Diario”.

L’hacking, l’arte, la performance, l’attivismo politico e tecnologico.

Un venerdì pomeriggio per scoprire le connessioni fra esseri umani ed esseri digitali attraverso le testimonianze dirette di Angel_F e dei protagonisti di questa storia

Programma

ore 18.30 – 20.00
Dialogo/dibatto con gli autori, i relatori e il pubblico in sala
“Angel_F. Esistenze digitalmente atipiche.

Ore 21.00
Performance musicale live
Angel_F + Nephogram” concerto per esseri umani e digitali
by Nephogram and Angel_F

Istallazione interattiva
Listening” sculture di conoscenza e chiacchiericcio generaivo
by Salvatore Iaconesi

FREE ENTRANCE!

Sites:
www.angel-f.itwww.artisopensource.netwww.nephogram.netwww.libreriaflexi.itwww.fhf.itwww.hubroma.net

About Angel_F

Nel 2007 fa la sua comparsa in rete – e successivamente nel mondo fisico – Angel_F. Figlio di Derrick de Kerckhove e di una prostituta digitale (la Biodoll), il piccolo è una giovane IA che inizia la sua vita come spyware. Ma seguire gli utenti e appropriarsi di dati è per lui un modo di imparare, di accrescere la sua intelligenza. Non ruba, non traccia, non registra dati personali, eppure è un fuorilegge. Non è maschio né femmina, come migliaia di gay, ermafroditi e transessuali. Viene spesso scambiato per spam e persino censurato.
Angel_F diventa metafora di ciò che vivono gli umani e di una realtà ibrida in cui i confini fra reale e virtuale, digitale e analogico, legale e illegale si assottigliano sempre, cambiando profondamente di significato. Un essere digitale, un marginale, un bug “non previsto dal sistema” diretta espressione della mutazione tecnologica, capace per questo dimostrarne falle e contraddizioni ma anche possibilità e prospettive. Il copyright, la privacy, i concetti classici di economia, innovazione, di territorialità, partecipazione, di identità non sono più validi alla luce della sua esistenza; assumono nuove forme, si evolvono, si aprono all’interpretazione, al cambiamento, all’interazione.
E la sua storia ha saputo appassionare migliaia di artisti, intellettuali, accademici e utenti attivisti di tutto il mondo.
Recentemente edito da Castelvecchi nasce così “Angel_F. Diario di un’intelligenza artificiale”, un romanzo-saggio che racconta il suo primo intenso anno di vita fra performance, incursioni eventi e attivismo politico-tecnologico. A cavallo fra il cyberpunk, l’autobiografia e il fantasy, il libro è inoltre pubblicato con licenza Creative Commons ed è integralmente scaricabile a questo link:
http://www.angel-f.it/il-libro/
Arricchiscono il volume una webgrafia e bibliografia ragionate, e le testimonianze di Derrick De Kerckhove, Massimo Canevacci, Antonio Caronia, Carlo Formenti e Luigi Pagliarini, coinvolti sin dall’origine nella performance: cinque micro saggi sotto forma di intervista da cinque punti di vista differenti, in cui si esplorano le tematiche che emergono dall’esistenza stessa di Angel_F.
Ma la storia di Angel_F continua online. Attualmente il piccolo vive su Facebook e sui principali social network
http://www.facebook.com/Angel.effe?ref=profile
La sua mente è il risultato delle interazioni con gli utenti: entrando in contatto con lui contribuirete infatti alla sua intelligenza aiutandolo a crescere.

About The book (dalla quarta di copertina)

Angel_F. Diario di una Intelligenza Artificiale
di Salvatore Iaconesi (xDxD.vs.xDxD) – Oriana Persico (penelope.di.pixel)
(postfazione di Derrick de Kerckhove e interventi di Massimo Canevacci, Antonio Caronia, Carlo Formenti. Luigi Pagliarini)

“Correre per lo spazio cibernetico tra esseri umani, enormi 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.
E’ 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 online. 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 pieni di informazioni e surreali dialoghi con il popolo di internet. Fino ad incontrare xDxD e penelope.di.pixel grazie ai quali scoprirà il segreto della sua origine e inizierà ad interagire anche con il mondo fisico. A bordo del suo nuovo passeggino tecnologico, Angel_F partecipa a feste, eventi, performance, manifestazioni. Ma soprattutto osserva. E il suo singolare punto di vista, raccontato in prima persona nel suo “Diario”, riesce svelare di volta in volta agli umani le mille contraddizioni in cui sono immersi.
Protagonista di una performance di arte contemporanea realmente accaduta, Angel_F ricostruisce la storia di un’esistenza e di una famiglia atipica, che ha coinvolto dal 2007 ad oggi centinaia di artisti, attivisti, intellettuali e accademici in tutto il mondo. Arricchiscono il volume una webgrafia e bibliografia ragionate, e le testimonianze dei maggiori esperti in materia coinvolti fin dall’origine nella performance.

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

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And here you will find the video of the presentation:

We’re just back from the intense 4 days of the Live Performers Meeting 2009 where REFF (RomaEuropaFAKEFactory) held its new showcase.

LPM2009 really has been full of surprises, and we were more than happy to share the spaces of the Brancaleone with over 300 video artists from all over the world. From live video to electronic modding, up to incredible workshops and performances.

REFF curated the first day of the meeting, focused on “Digital Freedoms“.

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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.

architettura rel:attiva

November 8th, 2008

just back from Mexico where me and penelope.di.pixel performed quite a few activities: a congress on the revitalization of the historical centers, a panel on virtual, participative and interactive architectures and on innovation, and an installation performance called rel:attiva presenza.

attiva in Mexico City

architettura rel:attiva in Mexico City

The Seventh International Meeting on the Revitalization of the Historical Centers (27-28-29th of October 2008) was organized by the INAH in collaboration with the Spanish Cultural Center in Mexico, with the Italian Cultural Institute in Mexico and with the Italian and Spanish embassies.

This year’s edition of the congress focused on the theme “today’s  architecture as mediator of the historical and contemporary city“.

Many illustrous and international participants attended the meeting: Guillermo Vázquez de Consuegra (Spain), Teodoro González de León (Mexico), Felipe Leal (Mexico), Mario Coyula (Cuba), Maria Elisa Costa (Brasil), Augusto Quijano (Mexico), and an incredibly significative Carlo Aymonino, a central figure of Italy’s and international’s architectonic neorealism, providing for an incredible set of professional competences and personal histories.

We were infiltrates, just as usual, and were the only not-architects making a presentation. :)

The congress took place at the beautiful Franz Mayer Museum, with its incredible cloister, showing the evident signs of 1985’s earthquake.

What emerged from these intense 3 days of discussion was a really live debate on the conception of the city.

While most architects had no problems in conceptualizing a definition of architecture that includes the concepts of form and function, the impact of a our “little” semantic shift proved out to be quite a surprise, provoking deep interest and deep oppositions. It sure didn’t leave people unresponsive.

Our architettura rel:attiva discussed the point of view of the hybridization of practices and of disciplines, of the integration of the immaterial domains of reality brought on by the digital technologies and cultures, on collaborative practices applied to urban design and intervention, and on a general conception of a live metropolis, built from concrete and steel just as it is built on people, relationships, emotion and an active, collaborative way of life.

What we proposed, thus, was the idea of an architecture that was not only about the shapes of buildings and about their historical values, but also about the possibility for them to become tools, mediators and enablers of new social, anthropological, economic, relational, sensorial and emotional practices enabled in the contemporary era by digital technologies.

We talked about an anthropological, communicational, interactive, relational architecture. Which, for most of the classically architects was a shock.

In most cases the immaterial and virtual domains of reality enabled by technology are perceived just as tools to reconstruct and re-enact historical artifacts, to virtually rebuild, for example, the Roman Forum of the Templo Mayor in Mexico city so that people can walk through them and see/hear the “things of the past”.

Which is, by the way, a perfectly honest and interesting thing to do :)  but it leaves out all of the other possibilities in terms of social, business and relational models that could be enabled by the metropolis itself if spaces integrated technologies to create a truly ecosystemic environment in which interaction possibilities could turn into instruments for politics, culture, inspiration and expression.

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THIS is the PDF of the architettura rel:attiva theories. It is only in italian for now: we will translate it into English, Spanish and French in a bit, stay tuned.

check out the rewiew on artsblog.

here below are some pictures from the event. Stay tuned for the report of the installation of the rel:attiva presenza, coming up next.

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