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BIO
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.
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DISCUSSION

William Burroughs - rejected from the RomaEuropaWebFactory Prize


William Burroughs - rejected from the RomaEuropaWebFactory Prize

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdTBEFtrW2s

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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

DISCUSSION

Interviewing the Crisis, second phase


I see this crisis in a continuous way, the world is constantly in a crisis, I formulate this as ‘cultural epileptiscm’ [3], that is that humans tend to loose themselves into extremes, whether these being emotional or rational. The last century is exemplary for this."
Andreas Jacobs
[ITALIAN]
http://www.interviewingthecrisis.org/?p=47
[ENGLISH]
http://www.interviewingthecrisis.org/?p=45

"Something that was widely expected is happening, even is the acceleration of the economic crisis (and not only financial) is pressing everything against a striking evidence. Resources for culture are about to be drastically cut. And a large part of the professional setups based on public sibsides risks disappearance."
Carlo Infante
[ITALIAN]
http://www.interviewingthecrisis.org/?p=40
[ENGLISH]
http://www.interviewingthecrisis.org/?p=42

"lifestyle is in itself a part of the unavoidable speculative process of turbocapitalism, in which cool hunters understand the languages of the scenes to transform them into a banal aesthetization that can be sold for a couple of years. A lemon squeezer for cultural production where the experience of the sublime, the sense of disaster, the impact of deflagration, the elimination of the roots, the collapse of the future, disperse themselves in a sterile pantomime that is constructed in a laboratory, and makes me throw up."
Francesco "Warbear" Macarone Palmieri
[ITALIAN]
http://www.interviewingthecrisis.org/?p=35
[ENGLISH]
http://www.interviewingthecrisis.org/?p=38

The second phase of "Interviewing the Crisis" begins with the interviews with Francesco "Warbear" Macarone Palmieri, Andreas Jacobs and Carlo Infante.

Three different points of view on the international crisis, engaging innovation, new media related practices, network culture, research on bodies, genders, social relations, empathy and connectedness. From public institutions to our bodies, in the globally evolving scenario.

http://www.interviewingthecrisis.org/

Interviewing the Crisis is a project promoted by

Art is Open Source
http://www.artisopensource.net

with the collaboration of ArtsBlog

And the support of lots of friends, partners, institutions, concerned with the future of arts, culture and of our lives.
Please check the websites for the full lists of partners.

Spread and participate.

DISCUSSION

Wikipedia Art


it's interesting, but isn't all of this a little too pumped up?
it is nothing different that street art, even in the idea of continuous evolution (with graffiti artists having whole mythologies of walls covered again and again in sagas of aesthetic wars, debates, territorial "ownership" and even collaboration and mutual reinterpretation)
and as with any detourn, illegality is a viable option: the artwork is fine either they remove it or not.
i just don't see it being "notable" just because it is on wikipedia.
wikipedia is specific in it being closed to experimentation, just as
and the fact that "anyone" can contribute to it does not make it a "free space". It is just like in physical society, where people argue about stuff and the people with more skill/stamina/karma/charisma/empathy win and their concepts break through.
yet it is a nice concept, but wikipedia is just "a wall" and the artwork is "a graffiti", with gangs and citizens discussing wether the ugly grey building was better or worse without it, and wether the act of reappropriation is legit or not. It is an art of reappropriation, of detorunment, of critique to a urban context (only this specific urban context is digitally networked). And the act itself includes the discussion and possible removal.

DISCUSSION

RomaEuropaFAKEFactory


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 <http://www.romaeuropa.org/videoart.html> (100cuts)
- musica elettronica <http://www.romaeuropa.org/music.html>(100samples )
- letteratura <http://www.romaeuropa.org/words.html>(100quotes)
- LawArt <http://www.romaeuropa.org/law.html>, 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 <http://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

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!