Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series

ART IS OPEN SOURCE: The Mirror

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Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series brings respected emerging and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities.

Salvatore Iaconesi is an engineer, artist, hacker, interaction designer and principal of Art is Open Source (AOS), an international informal network exploring the mutation of human beings with the wide and ubiquitous accessibility and availability of digital technologies and networks. AOS moves across the arts and sciences, using technology, communication, performance, art and design, to instigate emotional actions and processes that expose the dynamics of our contemporary world. They do this in academic, artistic, business and activist domains. Projects have included the first Open Source Cure for Cancer, the real-time digital life of cities, the story of a baby artificial intelligence called Angel F going to the United Nations to defend its digital rights, a very dangerous videogame, human tamagotchis and a fictional company using a very naughty business model. Salvatore Iaconesi is joined by fellow AOS principal, Oriana Persico, for a visual, sonic journey through the new rituals and emergent ways in which we have radically changed the ways in which we work, relate, consume, feel emotions, have sex and entertain ourselves.

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