Italian, b. 1984, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Product Manager at WeTransfer. In love with the past, observing the present, obsessed with the future. Addicted to organized noise and silence. I meditate skateboarding.
His work is characterized by a human, sound, image triad. It explores possible interactions between analogical and digital, as a mean to achieve a result with a strong technological component and artificial qualities, yet preserving or reintroducing some organic ones.
One of his projects, OTOH, a controller for real time manual beat slicing of audio samples, received the mention of honor from the Lucky Strike Designer Award by the Raymond Loewy Fundation.
TALKS AND EXHIBITIONS
- Center for Italian Modern Art, Sep 2015, New York
- STRP festival, Nov 2010, Eindhoven
- ISEA2010, Aug 2010, Essen & Dortmund
- Festival Della Creatività , Oct 2009, Florence
- Media Mediterranea, Aug 2009, Pula
- Interaction Design department of the School of Visual Art – Sep 2009, New York
- Tempo Reale, department of musical research, production and didactics – Sep 2009, Florence
- Experientia, May 2009, Tourin
- Frog Design, May 2009, Milan
- H-farm, May 2009, Treviso
PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS
- Gestalten & Verena Hanschke – A Touch of Code, 2011 – Gestalten (pp. 123)
- Weave Magazine – Ziel: Interaction Designer, 2010 – Weave Magazine (pp. 126)
- Mark Vanderbeeken – Otto, the open-source beat slicer made in Venice, Italy – Core77
- Peter Kirn – OTTO: Beautiful, Original Hardware for Beat Slicing in Circles – Create Digital Music
- Eliot Phillips – OTTO, beatslicing interface – Hachaday
- Ean Golden – OTTO – Controllerism Instrument – DJ Techtools
- Giampaaolo D’Amico – Intervista con Luca De Rosso – Soundesign
- Ben Rogerson – OTTO: the circular hardware beat-slicer – Musicradar
- Joseph L. Flatley – OTTO slices beats, has no effect on tin cans – Engadget
- Collin Cunningham – Beat-slicing with OTTO – Makezine
- Nate Archer – OTTO – Designboom
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