Angel_F. Artistic Intelligence with Oriana & Salvatore, Artists & Disruptors

What is the future of human-computer interaction? Will this lead to a set of digital rights? The answers lie in the combination of art and technology to create the sense of possibilityHear the story of Oriana Persico and Salvatore Iaconesi, found inspiration, disruption, and love through their exploration of artistic intelligence.


  • Finding love, with a helping hand from AI
  • Bio Dolls: The Digital Prostitute – exploring the human-computer interaction
  • Creating the sense of unexpectedness, possibility
  • The censoring of “Angel_F”
  • Digital Rights: we need the tools and language to immerse peopl

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Speakers, Panelists and Moderators

    Artist and Writer
    Oriana Persico holds a degree in Communication Sciences, is an expert in participatory policies and digital inclusion. She is an artist, writer and ecologist. She currently teaches Interaction Design and cross-media practices at ISIA Design Florence. She has worked together with national governments and the European Union to the creation of best practices, standards and researches in the areas of digital rights, social and technological innovation, Digital Business Ecosystems (DBE), practices for participation and knowledge sharing. Oriana writes critical, scientific, philosophical and poetical texts that connects to technological innovation, and on its cultural, sociological, economic and political impacts. She is an expert on the formal analysis of cultural and social trends, with specific focus on social networks. She creates breakthrough communication campaigns, performances, research methodologies and strategies.
    Interaction Designer, Robotics Engineer and Artist
    Salvatore Iaconesi is an interaction designer, robotics engineer, artist, hacker. TED Fellow 2012, Eisenhower Fellow since 2013 and Yale World Fellow 2014. 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. He produced videogames, artificial intelligences, expert systems dedicated to business and scientific research, entertainment systems, mobile ecosystems, interactive architectures, cross-medial publications, augmented reality systems, and 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. Salvatore actively participates in global discussions and actions on the themes of freedom, new forms of expression and on the future scenarios of our planet in regards to energy, environment, multi-cultural societies, gender identity, sustainability and innovation in both society and businesses, collaborating with institutions, enterprises and international research groups.
    World Wide Business Development Leader
    IBM Watson
    Neil Sahota (萨冠军) is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert, and Professor at UC Irvine. With 20+ years of business experience, Neil works to inspire clients and business partners to foster innovation and develop next generation products/solutions powered by AI. Neil's work experience spans multiple industries including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government. Moreover, he is one of the few people selected for IBM's Corporate Service Corps leadership program that pairs leaders with NGOs to perform community-driven economic development projects. In addition, Neil partners with entrepreneurs to define their products, establish their target markets, and structure their companies. He is a member of several investor groups like the Tech Coast Angels and assists startups with investor funding. Neil also serves as a judge in various startup competitions and mentor in several incubator/accelerator programs.


09 Dec 2020