Salvatore Iaconesi

Artist, open-source engineer, and TED fellow and 2013 Eisenhower fellow, Salvatore Iaconesi will share the beauty and power he discovered in collaboration. 

Founder of AOS (Art is Open Source), Salvatore Iaconesi is an interaction designer, robotics engineer, artist and hacker.

He currently teaches Interaction Design and cross-media practices at the Faculty of Architecture of the “La Sapienza” University of Rome, at ISIA Design Florence, at the Rome University of Fine Arts and at the IED Design Institute.

Salvatore has produced videogames, artificial intelligence, expert systems dedicated to business and scientific research, and entertainment systems.  He has also created mobile ecosystems, interactive architectures, cross-medial publications, and augmented reality systems. He’s also provided experiences and applications dedicated to providing products, services and practices to human beings all over the world, enabled by technologies, networks and new metaphors of interactions, across cultures and languages.

His artworks and performances have been featured worldwide at festivals and conferences.

In collaboration with a wide range of institutions, enterprises and international research groups, Salvatore actively participates in global discussions and efforts focused on freedom and new forms of expression. Another focus of this work is our planet’s future with regard to energy, environment, multi-cultural societies, gender mutation, sustainability and innovation for both society and business.