The group IOCOSE has been working in Italy and Europe since 2006. It organizes activities in order to subvert ideologies, practices and processes of identification and production of meanings. IOCOSE explores possible futures and alternative presents in order to hijack the collective imagination. Their work has been presented and exhibited in several museums, galleries and conferences including: Polytechnical Musem, Moscow 2013; Transmediale, Berlin 2013; MACRO, Roma 2012; Science Gallery, Dublin 2012; Furtherfield, London 2012; Share Prize, Torino 2011; Fabio Paris Art Gallery, Brescia 2011; Biennale di Venezia, 2011; Aksioma Project Space, Ljubljana 2011; Jeu de Paume, Paris 2011; HTTP Gallery, London 2010; Shift Festival, Basel 2010.
Filippo works on the verge between art and design, committed to find new ways to explore the connection and interaction between people and technology, both at an individual and collective level. Co-founding member of art and research group IOCOSE, with whom he investigates narratives about the future and fears about the present through a series of thought-provoking artworks and concepts that have been featured on Wired Magazine, The Creators Project, Neural and exhibited at Transmediale, Tate Modern and Venice Art Biennale among others. Outside IOCOSE, he is currently working for BBC Future Media as a Senior User Experience Designer, re-thinking how audiences engage with information, entertainment and culture, both at an interface and strategic level. His design work has been awarded with Samsung Young Design Award and Rolex Award for Enterprise. He used to play in punk bands, and currently produces (bad) electronica.
Davide Prati (IT) works as software developer since 2005. He has been working with financial data and has participated in several opensource projects. Davide has worked as contractor for companies that sell vegetables online, has published a website for the adoption of African dogs and joined a company working with big data in the online advertising sector, profiling potential videogamers and displaying noisy pop-ups. His first computer program was written in Basic, back in the days where Linux did not have a graphic interface. Davide currently lives in Berlin, working in the area of social metrics analysis. He has a well rounded experience in web development, from databases to banners.
Paolo Ruffino is about to complete a Ph.D. at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research project investigates how the relation between gamers and games has been narrated in recent years in video game culture, and how it could be narrated alternatively. In this context Paolo looks at the archaeologies of the medium of the video game, forms of hacking of game consoles and online networks for gaming, independent games, gamification, game art and the gamergate controversy. Paolo is an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, in the Introduction to Media and Technologies and Media Arts modules. Since 2011, he is also a Lecturer at London South Bank University, where he teaches and supervises students of the ‘Game Cultures’ BA (Hons) and the 'Digital Media Arts' BA. Since 2012, Paolo collaborates as Research Associate at the Gamification Lab, Centre for Digital Cultures (Leuphana University). Paolo has been author and editor of numerous publications, including the book ‘Rethinking Gamification’ (2014, meson press) and a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal GAME on the topic of ‘Video game subcultures’ (2014).
Matteo Cremonesi is interested in contemporary art and new media, focusing his studies on the aesthetic, social and political impact of the internet and new technologies on contemporary culture and art production. He is lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan. Founder and curator of the online exhibition space 'Link Cabinet', he works at 'Link Center for the Arts of the Information Age' organizing and curating exhibitions and events. Since 2011, he contributes to Artribune Magazine, one of the leading Italian art magazines, writing about web-based art. He is a member of the art group IOCOSE whose work has been exhibited and presented in several galleries, museums and festival across Europe.