On Feb. 5 Artisopensource launched Human Ecosystems. we promised to post their slides on this website. here are below. Enjoy!
We are very excited to invite you to the Canadian launch of Human Ecosystems, a collaborative project by Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico a.k.a. Artisopensource (AOS).
Salvatore and Oriana are visiting Toronto and will launch the project with a hands-on collaborative intervention.
This is the perfect occasion to kick off Subtle Technologies 2014 theme on “Open Culture” that celebrates the ways artists and scientists are creating tools and techniques to harness the collective power, knowledge and creativity of the citizen.
Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 6:00 pm
for Research in Mathematical Sciences
222 College Street, Toronto
About the Project:
Human Ecosystems is a family of real-time systems capturing information from social networks to visualize cities’ human geographies and affective flows. Human beings generate an enormous amount of public information during their daily lives to express their emotions, desires, visions and ideas. Using a set of technologies to map public communication flows on social networks in the city, this project reclaims a novel form of public space: the human infoscape. Human Ecosystems seeks to achieve new understanding of the ways in which different cultures express opinions, emotions and affect. Most importantly, it seeks to reveal how cities’ relational ecosystems are formed and which roles different people assume in their communities (influencers, hubs, experts, amplifiers, bridges among different communities etc…). Human Ecosystems has been launched in Rome (Italy) and S.Paulo (Brazil) 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, their aggregations and diasporic streams.
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.
Oriana Persico holds a degree in Communication Sciences, is an expert in participatory policies and digital inclusion. She is an artist and writer. She has worked together with national governments and the European Union to the creation of best practices, standards and researches in the areas of digital rights, social and technological innovation, Digital Business Ecosystems (DBE), practices for participation and knowledge sharing.
Artscisalon, Subtle Technologies Festival and the Fields Institute present:
The Best Festival Ever
systems science goes to the theatre
When: Thursday January 30, 6:30-8:30
Where: The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
222 College Street, Toronto
A presentation by special guest theatre artist David Finnigan who is visiting from Australia, in conversation with Dr. Joseph Geraci.
Abstract: The Best Festival Ever project explores the interplay of natural and human made systems explored by Systems Science unfolding through a theatrical presentation.
Part theatre show, part performance lecture and part board game, Best Festival Ever introduces participants to concepts from systems science, using the example of a music festival. Through a variety of interactive games, the audience works together to program and deliver their own unique music festival. Over 60 minutes, they move from planning to execution, doing their best to keep the festival and its audience from collapsing into chaos.
In presenting this work, David Finnigan will engage in a creative conversation with Dr. Joseph Geraci
David Finnigan is an Australian science-theatre artist and festival director.
With science-theatre ensemble Boho, David creates interactive performances working with research scientists from organisations such as University College London, CSIRO and the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Boho has presented work for the Asia-Pacific Complex Systems Science Conference, TEDx Canberra, the Brisbane Festival Under The Radar, the Battersea ArtsCentre and the ACT Street Theatre.
Dr. Joseph Geraci (Neuropsychiatry at UHN and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s) is a mathematical physicist working in medicine and drug discovery. He uses mathematical structures to strip away the cacophony of noise that is inherent in medical data sets where the goal is the ability to predict the most effective treatment for individual patients.
He utilizes graph theory, topology, geometry, statistics, dynamical systems theory and beyond.
Thanks !DEA Gallery at the Ontario Science Centre, Incubator Artlab, CAMH, Jennifer Willet, Ana Klasnja, Owen Eric Wood (Documentation) and countless super-enthusiastic students form the University of Windsor
You can find a Flickr collection of Ron Wild’s maps here
next artscisalon will mix visual mapping, mathematics and medical data
iRon Artist + iJoe Scientist = OncoMap
When: Thursday Nov. 21, 6:30-8:30
Where: The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences 222 College Street, Toronto
Artist and Engineer, “smART Map”. Ron Wild creates intense, multi-dimensional “smART Map” collages. He is an emerging explorer at the art and science frontier, who bridges the divide between the two. With a foot firmly planted in each camp, Ron Wild is a western-Canadian Digital Art / Science Collaborator, currently working in downtown Toronto.
Dr. Joseph Geraci
Toronto General Hospital @ Psychiatry and Queen’s University
Dr. Joseph Geraci is a mathematical physicist working in medicine and drug discovery. He uses mathematical structures to strip away the cacophony of noise that is inherent in medical data sets where the goal is the ability to predict the most effective treatment for individual patients. He utilizes graph theory, topology, geometry, statistics, dynamical systems theory and beyond.
All welcome to this transdisciplinary event!