CoS – Consciousness of streams

CoS – Consciousness of streams, featured project at the 2011 edition of transmediale, is an ubiquitous, emergent, global publication creating a realtime emotional map of the world.

The Project

CoS observes the novel condition of networked humanity, definitively suspended in a condition of continuous-present and delegating the ideas and perceptions of past and future to external mechanisms and devices. A complex yet natural initiative imagining the explosion of our human condition into an observable form. A cognitive virus on the festival, as it will be a cross-medial, emergent, performative, multi-author publication created by processing the festival itself.

CoS is a publication by FakePress created explicitly for transmediale11: it will continue after the festival and all software created/used is about to be released as open source, under GPL license schemes.

Experience & Interation

Using CoS interface, evryone can contribute to the publication and become a disseminated identity/space/time/emotion

Join the stream and experience CoS.

http://cos.artisopensource.net/DNWeb/

Book statistics

Some numbers for this cross-media book:

- 35000 authors,

- 4 continents,

- 5 workshops summing up to 24 hours of continuous education material,

- 2 fake identities created,

- 1 location based noir story in which all participants have been killed (“murder in transmediale”),

- more than 230000 emotions forming a detailed emotional map of more than 300 locations around the world,

- 5 projects stemming out directly from the project’s life at transmediale.

This statistics have been calculated on the 6th of february, the last day of the festival.

Further ditails on CoS

- Workshop program, 2-6 feb, Hause of Culture – Berlin, transmediale 11

http://www.transmediale.de/content/cos

- Artistic Statement by Salvatore Iaconesi

http://www.artisopensource.net/2011/01/12/cos-consciousness-of-streams/

Multimedia

- Photogallery on Flyckr

- Watch a video-report recorded in the CoS space the 6th of february at the end of the workshop’s sessions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AL4zMnSuAc&feature=player_embedded

Credits

CoS is a cross-media publication by FakePress created in collaboration with transmediale and Art is Open Source


CoS - logo
CoS - logo
CoS Disseminated Node. Interaction: How do you feel? Choose an emoion o start
CoS Disseminated Node. Interaction: How do you feel? Choose an emoion o start
CoS Disseminated Node. Interaction: record a vocal message or take a photo of you
CoS Disseminated Node. Interaction: record a vocal message or take a photo of you
CoS Emotional Map
CoS Emotional Map