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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Orson Welles - rejected from the RomaEuropaWebFactory Prize

I am Orson Welles.
I never really wanted to join Roma Europa Web Factory.
I understand the beauty and significance of a fake.
As for my style, for my vision of the cinema, editing is not simply one aspect; it's the aspect.
Fake is as old as the Eden tree.
Today I believe that man cannot escape his destiny to create whatever it is we make:
jazz, a wooden spoon, or graffiti on the wall.
All of these are expressions of man's creativity, proof that man has not yet been destroyed by technology.
But are we making things for the people of our epoch or repeating what has been done before?
And finally, is the question itself important?
We must ask ourselves that.
The most important thing is always to doubt the importance of the question.
I am Orson Welles.
I never really wanted to join Roma Europa Web Factory."

Orson Welles is one of the most influential artists of the contemporary era, touching the domains of cinema, theatre, fiction, radio in a continuous research that trespasses the borders between art, communication, psychology, performance.
His works gave us the chance to perceive art's transformation, in a form in which art and falsificaion are divided by boundaries that are ethereal and fluid, eventually overlaying and touching.

Orson Welles' "the War of the Worlds" radio performance was rejected by the RomaWuropa Web Factory competition.

"This is not original work!" was the scream of the Jury.

Orson Welles now joined RomaEuropaFAKEFactory, here:


Andy Warhol Paints Debbie Harry on an Amiga


tactic, but demanding!
i was actually waiting for a response from them!

it would be interesting: as you know REFF is turning out to be an incredble action, hijacking the common practices of a national government to let people working in arts and creativity have their institutional say.

and it is open in a global, international perspective

it is *truly* interesting t know what organizations such as rhizome think about these kinds of initiatives: after all they state being internationally networked and have do tend to promote actions dealing with the current crisis and with cultural politics

in my point of view it would be really significative if they'd catch the opportunity to support something that is not only focused on NY/Canada etc


Andy Warhol Paints Debbie Harry on an Amiga

you've got a point marc!

let us be optimistic: maybe they didn't notice as they were too busy participating to the RomaEuropaFAKEFactory competition and critical process? ;)

and hello rhizomers: there's some enormous news with this!

sounding like: "a net art project officially presented at the italian senate as the trigger to a significative political action on culture and creativity"

more info in a couple of days :)



Andy Warhol - rejected from the RomaEuropaWebFactory Prize

Andy Warhol - rejected from the RomaEuropaWebFactory Prize


"I am Andy Warhol.
I could not participate to RomaEuropaWebFactory.
A fake, a fake, what is a fake, anyway?
Nothing is real, the only real things are the ones
that you can reproduce, and make millions of them.
Take a thing everybody knows, change it a bit, and claim it as yours.
This is what our world is about.
We can do it! This is what we should do.
I am Andy Warhol.
I could not participate to RomaEuropaWebFactory.
Noone cares about originality. Originality is just too hard to define.
Go to a supermarket, buy one of everything, and expose it in a gallery.
This is what we should do.
I am Andy Warhol.
I could not participate to RomaEuropaWebFactory."

Andy Warhol's appropriations of the images and of the media, performed by mechanically reproducing commercial products and celebrity images in silkscreens, smooth paintings and facsimiles, poetically expressed some of the most striking and relevant approaches to art of the 20th century. Andy Warhol's video was rejected from the videoart section of the RomaEuropa Web Factory.

"This is not original work!" was the scream of the Jury.

Andy Warhol now joined RomaEuropaFAKEFactory, here:



Breaking news:

Derrick de Kerckhove published an article about RomaEuropaFAKEFactory on the italian magazine "L'Espresso".

You can find the article digitized here:

And, in the next few days, you will also find it on the website of "L'Espresso".

We are truly happy about the way in which this innovative and productive action is evolving.

In just a few days we will announce an enormously important set of news

Participate! Collaborate! Spread!