Download the first FOMO experiment in
algorithmic publishing direct from Milan

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Download the first experiment in algorithmic publishing direct from Milan

Milan 2014: Dezeen readers can download the first in a series of experimental publications created by Jospeh Grima's algorithmic journalism machine in Milan, including content from talks by Clemens Weisshaar and Atelier Bow Wow.

The highly experimental Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) project is printing free newspapers from a mobile unit in Milan, scraping content from a series of talks called On the Fly as well as social media channels.

Hosted by former Domus editor and founder of Space Caviar Joseph Grima, last night's series of talks focused on the theme of weightlessness in design.

The three PDFs downloadable now from Dezeen were generated last night by an algorithmic journalism machine, using software that combines voice recognition technology and social media content posted using the #OnTheFlyMilan hashtag.

It is the first time the software, developed by design research collective Space Caviar, has been tried in a real-world environment.

» Clemens Weisshaar - download here
» Atelier Bow Wow - download here
» Studio Folder, Marco Ferrari and Elisa Pasqual - download here

This evening's talks focus on the theme of seamlessness and ask whether consistency is good for design. Members of the public anywhere in the world can contribute on social media using the #OnTheFlyMilan hashtag.

The final set of talks tomorrow, focusing on sustainability, will include contributions from Formafantasma and Martino Gamper.

All the talks are free to attend and take place in Nike's Aero-static Dome at Palazzo Clerici in Milan between 5pm and 7pm.

Find out more about the FOMO project.

  • mediumemessage

    The PDFs contain mostly tweets and shortened URLs. I would say print is the wrong medium for that.

  • http://www.alicemela.com Alice Mela

    Hey guys, the link to formafantasma is broken.

    • http://www.dezeen.com/ Dezeen Magazine

      Hi Alice,

      Thanks for pointing this out. I have just fixed the link.

      Kind regards,

      Ross/Dezeen