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Squatting Supermarkets at Mondovì

Squatting Supermarkets at Mondovì

On Friday May 5th 2010 Art is Open Source , FakePress and The Hub Roma will be in Mondovì together with the Piemonte Share Festival and associazione Marcovaldo to present the next steps of the Squatting Supermarkets / iSee project.

Squatting Supermarkets is one of the projects included in the SMIR (Spazi Multimediali per l’Innovazione e la Ricerca / Multimiedia Spaces for Innovation and Research) project, an european project inolving the restoration of two ancient churches in Mondovì (Italy) and Embrun (France) to create a trans-frontier media research center that will investigate on the possibilities for digital arts to collaborate with the development of territories and populations.

We (as AOS and FakePress) are investing a lot on this project, as we feel that arts and social innovation go well together hand in hand in exploring new practices for a more sustainable world.

And we are not alone in this. The Sharing (the association behind the Piemonte Share Festival) and Marcovaldo (an association with a long history of territorial interventions promoting development, the arts, local economies and creativity) have been truly active, lately, on our involvement wih Squatting Supermarkets, and they are setting up an ecosystem of local producers that will form a first official experimentation base for the adoption of the practices designed with iSee / Squatting Supermarkets.

During the next few months we will add a layer of digital reality to the wonderful traditional cheeses, wines, vegetables, salamis and meats, through which producers will be able to inform people about their sustainable production and distribution processes, and people will be able to gather information on what it means for them and for the rest of world to consume critically, accessing informations, documentaries, global sources of information. Finally the products we eat and consume every day will have a story: we will be able to know who produce them, where, how and with what effects on our world. And we will be able to communicate with them and among ourselves, near and far, directly throgh the products that shape our daily lives.

So, we are really excited to get this part of the project going!

And “We” is growing by the minute, as you can read here about the recent collaborations with our friends and partners at The Hub Roma, the research group at the Tor Vergata University in Rome, the students that will produce end-of-course project works on Squatting Supermarkets and iSee at La Sapienza University in Rome. And there will be additions by the minute.

In Mondovì we will present a research poster (you can download the PDF of the poster here) that describes the current state of the research (titled “the Active Consumer“) and the planning we have set up for the next important date for Squatting Supermarkets, around the half of July 2010, back in Mondovì for the next steps of the project and a beautiful event in the medieval city square together with all the artists and initiatives of the SMIR project.

In Mondovì we will also present the new features of the iSee application for iPhone / Android that is at the heart of Squatting Supermarkets, including a new information visualization technology that will be released as Open Source.

So, as usual: stay tuned!

please register at the Facebook Event if you’d like to inform us that you’re coming, and if you want to stay updated on the event:

Facebook Event

More info at:

Squatting Supermerkets – info
Squatting Supermerkets – artistic statement by Salvatore Iaconesi
iSee – info
Zero Impact Technology Prize offered by the EnviParc in Turin – Piemonte Share Festival ‘09
Presentation  @Faculty of Architettura “La Sapienza” May 4th 2010 – Rome

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Angel_F is a young artificial intelligence son of Derrick de Kerckhove and the Biodoll. It ws born from a digitally sexual accident when the Biodoll seduced prof. Derrick de Kerckhove :)

Angel_F participated to multiple events supporting digital rights, knowledge sharing and the noew forms of identities and sexualities available trough dgital technologies.
A book has been recently published titled “Angel_F, il diario di una intelligenza artificiale”, telling the story of the young artificial intelligence’s first year of life.
Angel_F and its book have been presented at Generative Arts Congress 2009, to a delighted audience. This is the presentation that was used in that occasion.

Other presentations have been made at the Piemonte Share Festival 2009.

more info on:

Angel_F cover

E’ uscito il libro “Angel_F. Diario di una intelligenza artificiale“, che racconta il primo anno di vita di Angel_F.

Il libro è accompagnato dai contributi teorici di Derrick de Kerckhove, Massimo Canevacci, Antonio Caronia, Carlo Formenti e Luigi Pagliarini, sotto forma di interviste in cui ognuno racconta il proprio punto di vista sulle tematiche che emergono dall’esistenza stessa del piccolo Angel_F.

dalla copertina:

“Correre per lo spazio cibernetico tra esseri umani, 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. È 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 on line. 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 colmi di informazioni e surreali dialoghi con il popolo di Internet. Fino a incontrare xDxD e penelope.di.pixel grazie ai quali scoprirà il segreto della sua origine e inizierà a interagire anche con il mondo fisico.”

La storia, creata narrativamente a partire dagli eventi realmente avvenuti durante le varie fasi della performance, mostra il punto di vista di un essere digitale sul mondo contemporaneo, tra identità che mutano, nuove forme di relazione ed emozione, privacy, proprietà intellettuale, nuove forme di espressione e azioni di hacking delle pratiche del nostro quotidiano.

Una metafora delle nostre stesse storie, nel mutare del nostro mondo con l’avvento delle reti, delle tecnologie digitali e delle nuove possibilità di comunicare, collaborare, agire ed esprimerci.

Completano il libro una estesa webgrafia/bibliografia di opere d’arte digitale e di rete, sugli esperimenti scientifici e sulle ricerche teoriche che maggiormente hanno ispirato la performance e, di conseguenza, la storia del piccolo Angel_F. Tra i riferimenti: Luca Bertini, Theo Jansen, Stelarc, Eduardo Kac, John Holland, Roberta Breitmore, Gazira Babeli, Ken Rinaldo, Darko Maver,, Andrew Venell, Joan Leandre, les Liens Invisibles, Orson Welles e molti altri.

Il libro è in libreria, ma si può acquistare anche online ( ad esempio QUI), oppure richiedendolo direttamente agli autori.

Il libro è pubblicato con una licenza Creative Commons, Attribution, Share Alike, non commercial.

Angel_F cover

Just published:  “Angel_F. Diario di una intelligenza artificiale“, telling the story of the first year of life of Angel_F.

The book features theorical contributions by Derrick de Kerckhove, Massimo Canevacci, Antonio Caronia, Carlo Formenti and Luigi Pagliarini,with extensive interviews in which each one of them expresses his personal point of view on the themes emerging with the existence of Angel_F, a little digital being.

from the cover:

“Running through cyberspace among humans, databases, social networks and interactive systems. Discovering ourselves in worlds made of flesh and pixels. Emotion, wonder, relations, connections. A complex and surprising space in which physical and digital realities progressively merge with one another. This is the story of Angel_F (Autonomous Non Generative E-volitive Life_Form), the young artificial intelligence son of Derrick de Kerckhove and the Biodoll, his digital lover, a biotechnological prostitute living and working online. Angel_F starts its life happily and digitally ambushing its mother’s website’s visitors and accompanying her in her virtual rampages across blogs ad forums. A question arises in its digital mind: how can a famous professor and a digital prostitute generate a son-artificial-intelligence? The search for the answer brings the little one in the worlds of hacking, malicious software, databases full of information and surreal dialogues with Internet’s population. Up until when it encounters xDxD and penelope.di.pixel, with whom it will find out the secrets of its origins, starting to interact with the physical world.”

The story, narratively created from the real events of the various phases of the Angel_F performance, shows the point of view of a digital being on the contemporary world, between mutating identities, new forms of relation and emotion, privacy, intellectual property and new forms of expression, hacking actions and new daily practices.

A metaphor for our own lives as they change with the arrival of networks, digital technologies and the possibilities to communicate, collaborate and express ourselves.

The book is completed through an extended webography/bibliography of those digital and net artworks, scientific experiments and theoretical researches that have inspired the performance and, thus, the story of little Angel_F. Among them: Luca Bertini, Theo Jansen, Stelarc, Eduardo Kac, John Holland, Roberta Breitmore, Gazira Babeli, Ken Rinaldo, Darko Maver,, Andrew Venell, Joan Leandre, les Liens Invisibles, Orson Welles and many others.

The book is (for now) in italian and can be bought in major libraries but also online ( for example HERE), or even by directly asking the authors.

The book is published under a Creative Commons, Attribution, Share Alike, Non Commercial licensing scheme.