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Casa Jasmina and FabLab Torino in partnership with Officine Arduino e Toolbox Coworking are hosting the IX° edition of the Share Prize, an international competition that promotes and supports contemporary art in the digital age .

The prize theme is ”House Guests” and focuses on the use of electronic art inside the private domestic space.

Share prize’s artistic director is Bruce Sterling, writer, journalist and critic of the new media. He invited two special guests to join the international jury: Cap. Samantha Cristoforetti and Paola Antonelli.

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Captain Samantha Cristoforetti is the European Space Agency astronaut protagonist of Futura mission, the second long-duration mission ASI,  engineer and design enthusiast. Paola Antonelli, is the Senior Curator of the Department of Architecture & Design as well as the Director of R&D at MoMA New York. Paola Antonelli was responsible for adding video games, the Arduino control board and innovative 3DPrinted objects to the NY MoMA’s permanent design collection.

The jury is then completed by Chiara Garibaldi, the SHARE Festival director, Jasmina Tesanovic, widely known as “the Jasmina of Casa Jasmina”.

On March 4th the Share jury will meet to select the entries for Share Festival and Samantha Cristoforetti and Paola Antonelli are going to give a public talk at Toolbox Coworking  from h.17:30 to h.19:30 (CET).  Stay tuned  on our social channels for the live streaming link. 

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Casa Jasmina, Torino’s Open-Source Connected Apartment, opens its doors on Saturday during Mini Maker Faire in Torino. The unique example of connected apartment with open-source ideals, promoted by Arduino and curated by the futurist and science fiction writer Bruce Sterling, is hosted by Toolbox Coworking in a old industrial building already shared by Officine Arduino (the Italian Arduino headquarter), and Fablab Torino.

During the opening, Casa Jasmina will be available publicly for the first time, hosting some local Maker furnitures, an Italian selection of Valcucine kitchen appliances, household works by International Open Source designers (OpenDesk, Jesse Howard, Aker, Open Structure), and a small display of various connected objects and artifacts from the Energy@Home consortium, Torino Share Festival, and designs and prototypes from the first Casa Jasmina “Call for Projects”.

In the forthcoming months, Casa Jasmina will host residency programs, workshops and talks. This “house of the future” is not restricted to technicians but is meant for people interested in everyday life under near-future conditions and will be available on AirBnB for futurist weekends in Torino.

During the day at the Faire from 10am to 7pm,  you can explore over 50  makers’ projects, listen to many talks and  to the presentation of Casa Jasmina project by Bruce Sterling, enjoy a kids’ area with activities and a lab for the little ones.

Casa Jasmina  guided tours are starting from 11.30 am. Check the program.

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Apr
13

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Casa Jasmina and Arduino are proud to announce a collaboration with Opendesk at Atelier Clerici during Fuorisalone 2015.

Atelier Clerici will host an independent project curated by Space Caviar and Z33, with a daily program of exhibitions and activities aimed at questioning the future of design in relation to architecture, technology and global context of living.

Opendesk, the online platform for open and smart design, will join Atelier Clerici with ‘Open Making Platform’ a series of events exploring issues related to open source design as a global and, at the same time, local practice. The program of  ‘Open Making Platform’ will include an exhibition of smart open designs made by local Italian makers and two workshops: ‘Design for Open Making’ (Wed April 15th, 11.30 am – 1.30 pm)and ‘Smart Furniture’ (Fri April 17th, 2 – 5.30 PM), in collaboration with Arduino.

Arduino and Casa Jasmina invite you to take part to the meetup and informal workshop focusing on the integration of open source connected technologies into everyday objects. Friday’s event will include a presentation by Bruce Sterling about the Casa Jasmina project.

Register for the event here.

Dic
04

Casa Jasmina: a New Domestic Italian Landscape (NEW WEBSITE!)

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Last October at Maker Faire Rome, Massimo Banzi, Bruce Sterling and Lorenzo Romagnoli announced a new exciting project.
The project, called Casa Jasmina, is a real Apartment in Turin, hosted by Toolbox Coworking in a old industrial building already shared by Officine Arduino (the Italian Arduino headquarter), and Fablab Torino.

The apartment will serve as test bed for the latest development from the open source community. We will explore the boundaries in the field of open source connected home showcasing the best of open source furnitures, connected objects, and white goods hacks.

Shortly anyone will have the opportunity to experience living in a open source connected home, Casa Jasmina will be available for rent on Airbnb.

Do you want to collaborate with us or propose your ideas? Please check the partnership opportunities and get in touch! hashtag #CasaJasmina

Today we are launching the official online presence of the project and to celebrate the kickoff of Casa Jasmina website, we are happy to share Bruce Sterling thoughts on the project.

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A New Domestic Italian Landscape

A lot has already been said about the Internet of Things, so the time has come to attempt to live the dream.

As a science fiction writer and design critic, I’m all for speculation. However, the IoT is no longer a theory. It features genuine industrial consortia, proliferating standards, and exciting new capacities in sensors, data, and analytics. The Internet of Things is coming into the home, and that most definitely includes the Italian home.

So, how will that happen? It seems there are five basic approaches.

  1. THING CENTERED. In this model, every object has its own Internet connectivity and they all talk to each other independently. It’s like the old-school Internet, but with things instead of websites.
  2. GATEWAY CENTERED. There’s a home control box or a router which serves as a boss for all the anarchic things, enforces a standard on them, and protects them from security attacks.
  3. MOBILE CENTERED. The real action inside in the operating system of a powerful personal smartphone, which acts as the handheld remote-control for everything.
  4. CLOUD CENTERED. The household Internet of Things is run by offshored professionals who have advanced data analytics and can manage all domestic objects and services for a fee.
  5. INDUSTRIAL FOG. Everything is run locally, but with an urban, automated factory-style model that includes building management software and Smart City services.

What’s missing in these five models of the IoT? A user-centered model, a citizen-centered model, an open-source collaborative model. That’s the prospect that interests us at “Casa Jasmina,” the Torino Fab Lab / Toolbox Co-Working domestic lab in Torino, Italy.

This design approach is what we can contribute, from Torino, to this epic world struggle — and it is epic, and it is a world struggle of great consequence to us and everyone else.

The older, customer model, where twentieth-century consumers bought their dumb appliances from simple boxes and plugged them in, is becoming extinct. A new domestic landscape is becoming visible. We want to bring that to life with the values of “Make In Italy” — rapid invention, plenty of mistakes, and results that combine innovation with elegance.

My role in Casa Jasmina is that of curator. In the blizzard of new things that constitutes the Internet of Things, I have to figure out what belongs on the premises. Casa Jasmina an actual, functional apartment directly above the lasers, routers and 3DPrinters of the famous Torino Fab Lab. It will have guests in it; people will sit in the chairs, sleep in the beds. I will personally test every last “thing” that goes in there.

Our first piece of household furniture is already chosen: it’s “Pietro Micca,” our pet Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner. I chose this vacuum cleaner as our mascot, not because it’s “high tech,” but because the Roomba line is ten years old, well-established, a living reality of domestic home automation. “Pietro Micca” will be martyred, because we are going to hack him relentlessly, but he represents “normal life.” That’s what we want to see and display in Casa Jasmina — the “normal life” of about ten years from now.

 Soon, as Casa Jasmina’s curator, I will be “accessing” many other objects and services. We are looking for sponsors, advisors, experimenters, and developers. Let me be quite specific. These are among the things we need.

  • A terrace garden. This is an Italian home and we want living things to grow, flower, and thrive there.
  • A study area including a bookshelf, effective task lighting, and cultural materials reflecting our Make in Italy values.
  • Artworks including electronic art displays.
  • A guide to Torino for our many foreign friends. How does an Internet-of-Things home properly display the city that surrounds it?
  • A functional kitchen. Being Turinese, we naturally favor Slow Food that is good, clean and fair.
  • Children’s toys and furniture. How does an Internet-of-Things home respond to small, innocent people who are not its power-users and don’t interact with its controls? Children are participants in home life and any proper home design takes their needs into account.
  • Temperature control, water control, electricity monitors, building-management services.
  • Household appliances.
  • Party supplies. A congenial home of the future must stand ready to entertain!

Bruce Sterling

Dic
04

Casa Jasmina: a New Domestic Italian Landscape (NEW WEBSITE!)

Announcements, Arduino Apartment, CasaJasmina, Featured Commenti disabilitati su Casa Jasmina: a New Domestic Italian Landscape (NEW WEBSITE!) 

 

logo

Last October at Maker Faire Rome, Massimo Banzi, Bruce Sterling and Lorenzo Romagnoli announced a new exciting project.
The project, called Casa Jasmina, is a real Apartment in Turin, hosted by Toolbox Coworking in a old industrial building already shared by Officine Arduino (the Italian Arduino headquarter), and Fablab Torino.

The apartment will serve as test bed for the latest development from the open source community. We will explore the boundaries in the field of open source connected home showcasing the best of open source furnitures, connected objects, and white goods hacks.

Shortly anyone will have the opportunity to experience living in a open source connected home, Casa Jasmina will be available for rent on Airbnb.

Do you want to collaborate with us or propose your ideas? Please check the partnership opportunities and get in touch! hashtag #CasaJasmina

Today we are launching the official online presence of the project and to celebrate the kickoff of Casa Jasmina website, we are happy to share Bruce Sterling thoughts on the project.

———————————–

A New Domestic Italian Landscape

A lot has already been said about the Internet of Things, so the time has come to attempt to live the dream.

As a science fiction writer and design critic, I’m all for speculation. However, the IoT is no longer a theory. It features genuine industrial consortia, proliferating standards, and exciting new capacities in sensors, data, and analytics. The Internet of Things is coming into the home, and that most definitely includes the Italian home.

So, how will that happen? It seems there are five basic approaches.

  1. THING CENTERED. In this model, every object has its own Internet connectivity and they all talk to each other independently. It’s like the old-school Internet, but with things instead of websites.
  2. GATEWAY CENTERED. There’s a home control box or a router which serves as a boss for all the anarchic things, enforces a standard on them, and protects them from security attacks.
  3. MOBILE CENTERED. The real action inside in the operating system of a powerful personal smartphone, which acts as the handheld remote-control for everything.
  4. CLOUD CENTERED. The household Internet of Things is run by offshored professionals who have advanced data analytics and can manage all domestic objects and services for a fee.
  5. INDUSTRIAL FOG. Everything is run locally, but with an urban, automated factory-style model that includes building management software and Smart City services.

What’s missing in these five models of the IoT? A user-centered model, a citizen-centered model, an open-source collaborative model. That’s the prospect that interests us at “Casa Jasmina,” the Torino Fab Lab / Toolbox Co-Working domestic lab in Torino, Italy.

This design approach is what we can contribute, from Torino, to this epic world struggle — and it is epic, and it is a world struggle of great consequence to us and everyone else.

The older, customer model, where twentieth-century consumers bought their dumb appliances from simple boxes and plugged them in, is becoming extinct. A new domestic landscape is becoming visible. We want to bring that to life with the values of “Make In Italy” — rapid invention, plenty of mistakes, and results that combine innovation with elegance.

My role in Casa Jasmina is that of curator. In the blizzard of new things that constitutes the Internet of Things, I have to figure out what belongs on the premises. Casa Jasmina an actual, functional apartment directly above the lasers, routers and 3DPrinters of the famous Torino Fab Lab. It will have guests in it; people will sit in the chairs, sleep in the beds. I will personally test every last “thing” that goes in there.

Our first piece of household furniture is already chosen: it’s “Pietro Micca,” our pet Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner. I chose this vacuum cleaner as our mascot, not because it’s “high tech,” but because the Roomba line is ten years old, well-established, a living reality of domestic home automation. “Pietro Micca” will be martyred, because we are going to hack him relentlessly, but he represents “normal life.” That’s what we want to see and display in Casa Jasmina — the “normal life” of about ten years from now.

 Soon, as Casa Jasmina’s curator, I will be “accessing” many other objects and services. We are looking for sponsors, advisors, experimenters, and developers. Let me be quite specific. These are among the things we need.

  • A terrace garden. This is an Italian home and we want living things to grow, flower, and thrive there.
  • A study area including a bookshelf, effective task lighting, and cultural materials reflecting our Make in Italy values.
  • Artworks including electronic art displays.
  • A guide to Torino for our many foreign friends. How does an Internet-of-Things home properly display the city that surrounds it?
  • A functional kitchen. Being Turinese, we naturally favor Slow Food that is good, clean and fair.
  • Children’s toys and furniture. How does an Internet-of-Things home respond to small, innocent people who are not its power-users and don’t interact with its controls? Children are participants in home life and any proper home design takes their needs into account.
  • Temperature control, water control, electricity monitors, building-management services.
  • Household appliances.
  • Party supplies. A congenial home of the future must stand ready to entertain!

Bruce Sterling

Nov
17

“Making Connected Devices” keynote at Maker Faire Rome

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Are connected objects the next big thing? Will they really become part of our life?
Watch Massimo Banzi keynote at Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition to learn more about the Arduino approach to this topic:

 


 

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19

Arduino and Bruce Sterling Launching an Open-Source Apartment

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Arduino co-founder Massimo Banzi, announced at MakerCon the collaboration between the open-source microcontroller and futurist Bruce Sterling. The Open-Source Apartment will be located in Torino, near Arduino Italian headquarters and it will serve as a test ground for the latest developments from the open source community, being outfitted with furniture from OpenDesk and a variety of hardware creations.
Watch the video below and more details will be available during Maker Faire Rome:



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