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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Fri Mar 05, 2010 00:00 - Fri Feb 19, 2010

Hello all,
for anyone in Rome on March 5th, and for the curious or interested ones that will enjoy browsing the material online afterwards:

Angel\_F @ Libreria FLEXI

on March 5th, from 6pm to 1pm

in Rome, Via Clementina 9 (Rione Monti)

The Angel\_F Project will be presented, together with the book "Angel\_F, diary of an artificial intelligence", published by Castelvecchi Editore in Italy, and freely downloadable online at

>> The Story

Angel\_F is young artificial intelligence born by the digitally sensual neo-intercourses between prof. Derrick de Kerckhove and the Biodoll. A research onto the new liquid possibilities available for our bodies, our creativities, and our social and emotional relationships. Angel\_F is a real, performative metaphor of our condition in the digital-now, among laws that are not yet synchronized with practices, issues on intellectual property, everchanging and multiplying sexualities, atypical families, precarious jobs and atemporal perceptions.

Son of an atypical family composed by a digital prostitute, an university professor, a programmer, a precarious researcher and a crowd of queer ravers, Angel\_F gets its life energy mostly from things that are considered as being 'illegal' in the mainstream, with a sexuality that is multiple and 'undefined'. Its freedom of expression and its rights for existence clash against mainstream imaginaries, bureaucracy, and government/corporate powers. Exactly like all of our lives.

>> The Book

The book tells the first year of life of the young artificial intelligence, from birth as a spyware up to the real-life case of international censorship and its participation at the Rio de Janeiro edition of the Internet Governance Forum, as the only digital being present to defend its rights.

The book includes the scientific contributions by Derrick de Kerckhove, Massimo Canevacci, Antonio Caronia, Carlo Formenti and Luigi Pagliarini.

>> The Event

Angel\_F @ Libreria FLEXI

on March 5th, from 6pm to 1pm

in Rome, Via Clementina 9 (Rione Monti)

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Dialogue/Debate with Angel\_F, the authors and Arturo di Corinto, Monica Mazzitelli, Valentina Tanni, Marco Scialdone and Luigi Pagliarini

“Angel\_F. Digitally atypical existence"

Ore 9:00pm
Live performance
“Angel\_F + Nephogram” concert for digital and human beings
by Nephogram and Angel\_F

interactive installation
“Listening” knowledge and digital chitchat generative sculptures
by Salvatore Iaconesi


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Zones, iPhone granular synthesis at your fingertips

Art is Open Source and FakePress release ZONES, a granular synthesizer for iPhone. Create grains using your fingertips and interact with them to generate live harmonies. When you leave them alone, grains interact with each other, finding their musical equilibrium.

The application is free, released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License and the full sourcecode is available.



Conference BioFeedback @ Consciousness Reframed X

Tue Nov 17, 2009 00:00 - Tue Nov 17, 2009


Art is Open Source is going at Consciousness Reframed X conference organized by the Planetary Collegium in November 2009 at the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences in Munich. We’ll be there from November 19th to 21st.

We will present the Ubiquitous Anthropology project with FakePress. We will also present and use our little new project: Conference BioFeedback.


Squatting Supermarkets, first report

Squatting Supermarkets focuses on the possibility to reinvent reality. We are all immersed in complex dynamics: simple, daily gestures hide global effects, complex consequences, and we all are the target of planetary strategies that are never clear enough.

Squatting Supermarkets is just that: augment ordinary reality with new possibilities; invade, squat, occupy time and space with expression and different voices; recontextualize, reappropriate, redesign strategies. Squatting Supermarkets’ intent is to recode the present.

Piemonte Share Festival 2009, special project
Environment Park "Green Prize


Squatting Supermarkets

Tue Nov 03, 2009 00:00 - Tue Oct 27, 2009


Squatting Supermarkets @ Piemonte Share Festival

An interactive supermarket in augmented reality, a radical marketplace squatting the infrastructures of consumism. Logos transform into places, becoming access doors to the domains of communication, action, opportunity. Information, relations and emotions become readable, creating a new way of writing into spaces, expressing the stories of products and people, beyond corporations' practices of control and information manipulation. "Shoptivism" is born.

Piemonte Share Festival
"Market Forces"

3-8 November 2009
Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali
via Giolitti 36
Turin, Italy〈=en