Human Ecosystems Relazioni

HER, Human Ecosystems Relazioni, is a research and service center that deals in transforming buildings, cities, territories, organizations and communities into big data generators, using social networks, sensors, blockchains, ubiquitous interactive systems. HER studies relational ecosystems, flows of knowledge, information, communication and interaction, to enable citizens, professionals, companies, organizations and institutions to build strategies, actions and participatory initiatives.

HER She Loves Data

HER She Loves Data is a next generation Cultural Research Center using Data and Computation (Complex Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Networks, Ecosystems) to create Cultural Acceleration processes through Arts and Design, and the results of Scientific Research and Technological Innovation.
Data is a cultural artefact: in our contemporary culture, data is connected to the things people do, to their imagination, desires and aspirations. For this, it is not a technical or technological concept anymore, but a cultural, psychological one. At HER we use data to create cultural acceleration processes.
HER: She Loves Data is a cultural initiative, starting from the city of Rome and with an international reach, to promote Art & Data projects.

Arts, Design, Science, Technology and Society

HER: She Loves Data is a network of individuals, organizations, institutions and enterprises. It operates with the logic of the event: exhibits, festivals, meetings, lectures, visits, editorial initiatives, communication actions and cultural imagination processes in which we will connect Arts & Data to promote new visions and opportunities, for a renewed sense of humanity.

Who are we

Salvatore Iaconesi

Salvatore Iaconesi

President, Artist, Engineer, Hacker

Salvatore is the president of the research center. He is the Scientific Director and shares the Artistic Direction with Oriana.

Salvatore started AOS (Art is Open Source) in 2004, an innovative, pan-european network of artists, designers, technologists, humanists and other types of researchers, interested in the ways in which technology enters society and human perception, influencing them.

Salvatore has been a consultant and engineer for multiple large organizations around the world.

Oriana Persico

Oriana Persico

Artistic Director, Communication Scientist

Oriana is a cyberecologist, the Artistic Director and works with Salvatore on the creation of social imagination strategies and practices that enable participants to explore their renewed existential conditions in today’s technological world.

Oriana joined AOS in 2007 and, before, she was at the Italian Senate, working at the Innovation group of the Green Party.

Arianna Forte

Arianna Forte

Art Curator, Researcher

Arianna works at HER as the main Art Curator, and as coordinator of the artistic and creative expressions which are used in the research center to achieve its goals, and also takes care of the production of the creative works which come out of HER.

She has worked in the past for important festivals (like Transmediale in Berlin) and for cultural heritage institutions (like Musei in Comune at Roma Capitale in Rome).

She is an expert in identifying culture’s most promising artistic trends, and in creating collaborative networks of artists and designers.

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