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Collective Intelligence Machines (CIMs), 2000-

"Pensavo a grandi immagini capaci di evolvere reagendo da sole e istantaneamente a messaggi ricevuti via telefono. Tuttavia non volevo che queste immagini si adattassero semplicemente alle scelte dell'ultimo spettatore, ma che tenessero conto delle scelte di tutti, come in certe tecniche di democrazia elettronica. Volevo sperimentare un’arte generativa, interattiva e pubblica, usando non la semplice interattività ma il decision-making interattivo, cioè la democrazia."


Installazioni interattive che chiunque può modificare dal proprio telefono cellulare. Alcune Macchine programmate sono collegate alla rete telefonica mobile per consentire al pubblico di modificare le caratteristiche delle immagini attraverso l’invio di SMS (la prima serie è iniziata con il progetto SMSMS-SMS Mediated Sublime, 2000). I flussi di comunicazione (struttura iterativa e feedback) sono simili a quelli usati in applicazioni di democrazia elettronica. L'installazione è costituita da più postazioni distinte, distanti, coordinate attraverso la rete telefonica.
Interactive installations which everybody can modify by using a cell phone. Some Programmed Machines are connected to the mobile phone network. This allows the audience to  modify some characteristics of the images in real time, by sending SMS messages (the first series started with the SMSMS-SMS Mediated Sublime project, 2000). The communication structure  (iterations and feedback) is similar to that of e-democracy applications. The installation is made up of two or more different and distant locations, coordinated across the telephone network.


   
Rocca Sforzesca, Imola, 2006



     

     

       
Art Palace, Cairo, 2008

 

 
Maurizio Bolognini
CACTicino Center of Contemporary Art, Switzerland, 2003



Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova, 2005

 


Maurizio BologniniMaurizio Bolognini
Maurizio Bolognini
Installazioni interattive, multiple, costituite da postazioni diverse, distanti, coordinate attraverso la rete telefonica cellulare.
Sito 1: Museo di Villa Croce
Sito 2: una strada nel centro di Genova.
Interactive, multiple installations made up of various locations, distant from each other, coordinated across the mobile phone network.

Site 1: Villa Croce Museum
Site 2: A street in the center of Genoa

Maurizio Bolognini
Maurizio Bolognini
Collective Intelligence Machines (CIMs). Installation projects, 2000
 
"More interesting in this context is the way in which the concept of collective intelligence was used in the first off-line, extra-artistic experiments conducted in the 1970s, where it was already clear that collective intelligence is not simply the sum of the individual intelligences that generate it but is a separate device activated by specific techniques of communication. Especially interesting are also participation technologies taken from electronic democracy (such as real time opinion-convergence techniques and interactive decision-making) which are based upon three main features: recursive structure, feedback and statistical response [...]: in interactive installations (for example the Collective Intelligence Machines), this means that anybody can continually change their mind and send new inputs, can see the corresponding output in real time, and in so doing they contribute to decisions that start up new cycles of images with different characteristics. Up to now those who have dealt with interactive media installations have concentrated on human-machine communication (vertical interaction), neglecting any form of collective intelligence (horizontal interaction). I think that this could be now reconsidered to produce a leap in quality in interactive art, almost a change from interaction to democracy, that is, from interaction to decision via interactive decision-making. A point that I’d like to emphasise is that a generative process based on collective intelligence can be even more surprising and obscure than a generative process based solely on software. I think this opens up the possibility of generative art which is interactive and public, in which even the instability and the technical limitations of participation devices (which in this context are bound to be used and misused, open to everyone) can represent an interesting aspect. I am thinking of installations at the crossroads between generative art, public art and mobile electronic democracy (participation technologies via mobile communication)........"  (MB)

   Maurizio Bolognini  
  1. Artmedia IX, Università di Salerno.  2. PAN-Palazzo delle Arti, Napoli, 2005.