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La Cura: An Open Source Cure. An interview with Salvatore Iaconesi.

La Cura: An Open Source Cure. An interview with Salvatore Iaconesi.



Patrick Lichty interviews Salvatore Iaconesi about his diagnosed brain cancer [glioma, a tumor] and his seeking of a cure. Iaconesi asks us all to create a video, an artwork, a map, a text, a poem, a game, or try to find a solution to his health problem. Artists, designers, hackers, scientists, doctors, videomakers, musicians, writers. By going beyond the walls of hospitals and physicians’ offices, Iaconesi challenges each of us to use his medical information plus imagination to create something of meaning in response to his diagnosis.

Salvatore Iaconesi is an engineer, artist, hacker and interaction designer. He is a TED Fellow (2012), and teaches Interaction Design and Digital Design at Rome’s University “La Sapienza”, at ISIA Design Florence, at RUFA, Rome University of Fine Arts, at IED, Istituto Europeo di Design. He has extensive experience in the areas of strategic design, expert and decision support systems, knowledge management and sharing systems, technological platforms for multicultural communities, ubiquitous technologies, interactive experiences and innovation processes. More than 300 projects in the areas of cutting edge technologies. http://www.artisopensource.net/salvatore-iaconesi/

Patrick Lichty is a technologically-based media artist, writer, independent curator, co-founder of the performance art group Second Front, animator for the activist group, The Yes Men, and Executive Editor of Intelligent Agent Magazine. He began showing technological media art in 1989, and deals with works and writing that explore the social relations between us and media. Venues in which Lichty has been involved with solo and collaborative works include the Whitney & Turin Biennials, Maribor Triennial, Performa Performance Biennial, Ars Electronica, and the International Symposium on the Electronic Arts (ISEA). He is also an Assistant Professor of Interactive Arts & Media at Columbia College Chicago. http://patricklichty.com/