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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I am dying so please supporting my art.

death on the web, by being removed from search engines

death on tv as a show

death that we're constantly separating from, in perception

we're hooked on medicines, vitamins, antibiotics, fitness centers, surgery, genetically modified stuff, biotech, nanotech, no wrinkles, new noses and nice clothes


I am dying so please supporting my art.

> C'mon now..., anyone can die. Thats not talent. Now if you could come back from the grave in virtual clothing..., then I'd be impressed.



A Year in the Life

the theories expressed are quite interesting.

the only problem i find in them is on their western-world centeredness.

all of the issues assessed place their focus on europe and US and that is not quite correct nor complete nor scientifical.

first of all: religion.
christianity is not by any means the most important nor influential nor diffused religion, and a whole set of considerations used in the messages above are biased on this.

then: economy.
the eastern/southern world is shaping the world much more that is described in these theories.
You might object that if you go west far enough, it becomes east (just look at China and it's "brutal" capitalism as it's developing), but the philosophical and historical connotations just cannot be compared.

and then: the ecosystem.
The need to define a global ecosystem is, now more then ever, a necessity. An ecosystem thet includes the environment, but that is integrated on economy, philosophy and anthropology in its definition.

An ecosystem of such kind finds itself structurally under-described in the theoretical architecture that is being depicted, as the elements added are just not enough to take into account the issues that will be the most relevant in what will happen in the next few years: energy, water and agriculture, and the anthropological issues that are starting to be raised from the progressive globalization.

i think that the globalization progress itself suggests paths that are more useful than "all comprehensive" theories.

globalization is showing, as a matter of fact, how standardization, communication, and economy are promoting a uniform levelling and classifying process which closely resembles the ones found in the books of Aldous Huxley or George Orwell.

The more it advances in this direction, the more it will probabily more interestign to research on the "personal", individual side of the world.

The end of Movements and Theories, as imposed by global homogeneity. The start of the possibility of the individual, in his/her temporarily autonomus zones, enabled and supported by technology.



it is also true that the institutions are not doing a good job either in promoting new ways of thinking. It's lobby/monopoly/consensus on one side or/and cash_cash_cash on the other.

as an example I quote a call for submission (that i don't seem to be able to post here) based on a recent law passed in Italy on copyright. It states an unsustainable principle by which copyrighted material can be "freely used" on the *italian internet* only for scientific or educational purposes as long as it ir reproduced in *degraded* form.

We teamed up with some people from newspapers and other media and we created "Degradarte", degraded art.

It is halfway between a joke and a research.

I invite you all to participate and submit artworks that are based on copyrighted objects to which a degrading process of some form has been applied.

It could prove to be interesting.