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Beginning Feb 6 2011


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Beginning Feb 6 2011

Next Step Publishing. In the few years ahead of us, many things will
change. Most human activities already include publishing digital
information: be it shopping, working, relating with people, relaxing.
This information will not remain in usual places (databases and
monitors), but it will progressively become produceable and accessible
directly from objects, architectures, clothes, and bodies. This change
is drastically augmenting in speed, and now virtually every surface
can become a monitor, an input device or a generator of information,
mutating completely our potential understanding of our bodies, of
cities, of relationships and other common (or less common) human
activities. THis is what we mean by "Next Step Publishing": both a
chance for pioneeristic investigation through sciences, arts and
design, and to present currently existing significative practices and
their meaning to both sciences, arts and creativity.

The discussion itself will transform into a live example of Next Step
Publishing, with visibility inside the Transmediale festival in Berlin
and at the Furtherfield Gallery in London, and will then be
transformed into a cross-medial publication by FakePress.

The coordinator of this discussion will be Salvatore Iaconesi
(robotics engineer, interaction designer, artist). Salvatore currently
teaches interaction design at La Sapienza University in Rome and is
one of the funders of FakePress publishing.

The invited discussants will be :

Luca Simeone/FakePress
Luca is a cultural anthropologist and interaction designer and carries
out research activities for FakePress (of which he is also a funder)
and for the University of Rome, La Sapienza.

Massimo Canevacci
Currently teaching at the universities in San Paulo and Florianopolis,
Massimo is a major researcher on the anthropology of visual cultures
and on the concept of what he calls "Design eXpanso".

Simone Arcagni
Researcher at the University of Palermo, Journalist and Cinema Expert,
Simone investigates the concepts of "post cinema": beyond the screen.

Andrew Hudson Smith
Dr. Andrew Hudson Smith is a Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow in
Urban Planning and Geographic Visualization and Course Leader of the
new MRes in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualization at the Centre
for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London.

Marc Garrett/Furtherfield
Marc is an artist with an extensive knowledge of network based arts
and on the possibilities for collaboration between sciences and
artistic experimentation. He coordinates the Furtherfield/Netbehaviour
international mailing list.

Also joining in the discussion, but to a limited degree due to
traveling and faculty duties:

Alessandro Aurigi
Director of the Architecture Department at Newcastle University. He
focuses on what he calls "augmented cities".

Mike Batty
Chairman at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analisys (CASA).

Nina Czegledy
Senior Fellow, KMDI, University of Toronto, Canada
Adjunct Associate Professor, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Honorary Fellow, Moholy Nagy University of Arts and Design, Budapest, Hungary

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