AOS, Art is Open Source, is an international informal network exploring the mutation of human beings with the wide and ubiquitous accessibility and availability of digital technologies and networks.
We move across arts and sciences, using technology, communication, performance, art and design, to instantiate emotional actions and processes that are able to expose the dynamics of our contemporary world.
We do this in academic, artistic, business and activist domains and, actually, we are focused on moving fluidly among each of these spaces.
Our Article titled "The Co-Creation of the City" has just been published on "Advancing Research Methods with New Technologies", edited by Natalie Sappleton, for IGI Global.Learn more »
Our Article titled "The Co-Creation of the City" has just been published on "Advancing Research Methods with New Technologies", edited by Natalie Sappleton, for IGI Global.
Salvatore will be at TEDMed in Washington DC to tell the story of La Cura, our Open Source Cure for Cancer. And, most of all, to explore the many opportunities for change which have become available to our societies, to foster better, more aware, active and caring ways of living.
AOS will be at the18th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society GeoMultimedia 2013 with a contribution titled "Interweaving the digital and analog lives of cities: urban sensing and user-generated cities"
AOS will be at The HYBRID CITY II: Subtle rEvolutions with contributions about the scenarios of Urban Dissent in the future of cities, and about the Ubiquitous Pompei project, in which students have been asked to become designers of their digital city.
Salvatore Iaconesi will be on his Eisenhower Fellowship to explore the changing scenarios of leadership in the US, and to understand the opportunities for collaboration and exchange among the arts, sciences, humanities, businesses and public policies.
This year's course at ISIA Design in Florence will see us busy with the critical analysis of the new developments of fabbing (3Dprinting, maker culture, etc) and nanotechnologies, and with the creation of concepts for the near future.
Salvatore Iaconesi is an interaction designer, robotics engineer, artist, hacker. TED Fellow 2012 and Eisenhower Fellow since 2013.
He currently teaches Interaction Design and cross-media practices at the Faculty of Architecture of the “La Sapienza” University of Rome, at ISIA Design Florence, at the Rome University of Fine Arts and at the IED Design institute.
He produced videogames, artificial intelligences, expert systems dedicated to business and scientific research, entertainment systems, mobile ecosystems, interactive architectures, cross-medial publications, augmented reality systems, and experiences and applications dedicated to providing products, services and practices to human beings all over the world, enabled by technologies, networks and new metaphors of interactions, across cultures and languages.
His artworks and performances have been featured worldwide at festivals and conferences.
Salvatore actively participates to global discussions and actions on the themes of freedoms, new forms of expression and on the future scenarios of our planet from the points of view of energy, environment, multi-cultural societies, gender mutation, sustainability and innovation on both society and business, collaborating with institutions, enterprises and international research groups.
Oriana Persico holds a degree in Communication Sciences, is an expert in participatory policies and digital inclusion. She is an artist and writer.
She has worked together with national governments and the European Union to the creation of best practices, standards and researches in the areas of digital rights, social and technological innovation, Digital Business Ecosystems (DBE), practices for participation and knowledge sharing.
Oriana writes critical, scientific, philosophical and poetical texts that connects to technological innovation, and on its cultural, sociological, economic and political impacts.
She is an expert on the formal analysis of cultural and social trends, with specific focus on social networks.
She creates breakthruogh communication campaigns, performances, research methodologies and strategies.