Open source branding lecture at Parsons

Last month I was in New York invited by Otto von Busch at The School of Design Strategies for a lecture and a workshop about the concept of open source  in fashion and how I experienced it through the projects I co-funded starting from 2005 ( Serpica Naro and Openwear). The SDS is “an experimental educational environment configured to advance innovative approaches to design and business education in the evolving context of cities, services, and ecosystems”. Below you can find the slides of the lecture and here some pictures of the workshop! It was a great experience working together with Otto but also Pascale Gatzen and finally meeting with Giana, from Hacking Couture.

Visualizing the city/ Nuovi modi di visualizzare la città

(EN) Database City is the title of the workshop held in Madrid last month. It was the second edition of a bigger project called Visualizar an open and participartory research project around theory, tools and strategies of information visualization: “VISUALIZAR 2008 is focused on the city context. Urban environments, which are becoming increasingly dense, complex and diverse, are one of contemporary society’s largest “databases”, daily generating volumes of information that require new methods of analysis and understanding” Inside the workshop, seven proposal have been developed. My favourites are these two: In the air is about making visible the invisible, visualizing gases, particles, pollen, diseases, and other different agents of Madrid’s polluted air. The result is a ghost city surrounded by a multicolored fog changing its shape and hue according to the information feed. Unfortunately the visualization is not online but on display at Medialab-Prado in Madrid through January 11th. City Murmur is about visualizing the urban space through the eyes

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Info Activism Camp 2009 in India!

(EN) I wrote the other day about Tactical Technology Collective and their booklet about maps. While exploring their projects I discovered about the Camp they are organizing in India: a seven-day workshop held in Bangalore from the 19th to the 25th of February 2009. “This is the first-ever international camp on Info-Activism and is a week-long affair. The event will bring together 120 rights advocates, technologists, designers and activists working in the global South to share skills and ideas on digital advocacy.” Go here to apply.  Deadline is the first of November 2008. ———– (IT) L’altro giorno ho scritto di Tactical Technology Collective e della loro guida all’utilizzo dello strumento delle mappe. Mentre esploravo il loro progetti ho scoperto che stanno organizzando un Camp in India: 7 giorni di workshop in Bangalore dal 19 al 25 febbraio 2009: “Si tratta del primo camp internazionale di una settimana sull’Info Activism. L’evento riunirà 120 designers, attivisti, tecnici, advocates dei diritti che lavorano

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