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Public Talk: Human Ecosystems by Artisopensource

Feb 7, 2014, 2:30pm-4:30pm

York University's Digital Media Program hosts the Canadian launch of Human Ecosystems by Artisopensource (AOS).

Following on their Feb. 5 data visualization workshop, Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico of AOS will give a public talk on Human Ecosystems.

Human Ecosystems is a family of real-time systems capturing information from social networks to visualize cities’ human geographies and affective flows. It seeks to achieve new understanding of the ways in which different cultures express opinions, emotions and affect. It aims to reveal how cities’ relational ecosystems are formed and the roles people assume in their communities.

Human Ecosystems has been launched in Rome and Sao Paulo, producing accessible OpenData maps and visualizations that can be monitored in time and space, revealing the emergence of entirely different cities within the same city, their affective flows, aggregations and diasporic streams.

Admission is free. All welcome.

Salvatore Iaconesi is an interaction designer, robotics engineer, artist, hacker, TED Fellow (2012) and Eisenhower Fellow (2013) whose artworks and performances have been featured at festivals and conferences around the world. His productions include videogames, artificial intelligence projects, entertainment systems, mobile ecosystems, interactive architecture, cross-medial publications and augmented reality systems. Iaconsei teaches interaction design and cross-media practices in the Faculty of Architecture at La Sapienza University, Rome; ISIA Design Florence;  Rome University of Fine Arts; and the IED Design institute.

Oriana Persico is an artist, writer and communications specialist focusing on the development and implementation of participatory policies and digital inclusion. She has worked with national governments and the European Union on the creation of best practices, standards and research in the areas of digital rights, social and technological innovation, digital business ecosystems (DBE) and practices for participation and knowledge sharing. An authority on the formal analysis of cultural and social trends, particularly social networks, Persico writes critical, scientific, philosophical and poetic texts on technological innovation and its cultural, sociological, economic and political impacts.


Location:Room 011, TEL Building, York University, 4700 Keele St.
Sponsor:Digital Media Program, Faculty of Fine Arts & Lassonde School of Engineering
Web Site http://digital-media.finearts.yorku.ca/news/article/human-ecosystems-by-artisopensource
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