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AOS (Art is Open Source) is an informal association, started about eight years ago, working in the international arts and digital culture scene, engaging in technological innovation and scientific research on architecture, engineering, robotics, design, network technologies and their impacts on society, the economy and the environment. AOS has produced festivals, conferences, university courses, scientific and popular publications, interactive systems dedicated to entertainment, information and business services corporations such as Ericsson, NttDoCoMo, Smart Technologies, H3G, Lego, Siemens, Sony, TIM International Holding , Telefonica.

The AOS project was born in the late 90′s in Rome, created by Salvatore Iaconesi as a warehouse for artistic experimentation on the realities of Rome based on new technologies and new media: a multi-year project of international scope that involves the collaboration of hundreds of creative, technical and industrial partners.

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