[artinfo] FW: futuresonic04 | mobile connections + turntable re:mix

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Von: drew hemment <drew at futuresonic.com>
Datum: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 19:12:44 +0000
An: info at futuresonic.com
Betreff: futuresonic04 | mobile connections + turntable re:mix


deadline extended to 16.01.04*

29.04.04 - 02.05.04
urbis and city wide
manchester. uk

an international festival of electronic music and media arts featuring
artistic showcases, club events, workshops, discussions, installations,
and interventions

futuresonic04 theme | mobile connections
artistic projects exploring how perceptions of space and time are
reconfigured by wireless and mobile media, from the radio to mobile
telephony and wireless networks. themes to include wireless interfaces,
locative media, location based sound, and mobile phone culture

futuresonic04 theme | turntable re:mix
to mark the 25th anniversary of the technics 1200mk2 record deck, one
of the most iconic cultural artefacts of the 20th century, a series of
will showcase the many diverse forms of turntable music and look over
the horizon at emerging formats and post-turntable music

futuresonic04 conference
a conference hosted by urbis will explore the theme of mobile connections

we welcome submissions of artistic projects for the mobile connections
artistic programme and conference. the deadline for submissions has
been extended to 16.01.04.
| electronic submissions to 04 at futuresonic.com |
| postal submissions to futuresonic. po box 20. manchester. m60 1we. uk |
*the deadline extension covers submissions of individual performances,
projects and conference presentations only. submissions of events and
conference sessions will no longer be accepted. we regret that we cannot
promise to respond to every request individually.

futuresonic04 satellites
a series of mobile connections events will be staged prior to futuresonic04,
commencing with the mobiliotopia session at transmediale04 presented in
collaboration with the locative media lab.


the mobile connections artistic programme and associated conference
is a collaboration between futuresonic, urbis, university of salford and
liverpool school of art and design, john moores university.

out of the galleries and off the screen.

the futuresonic04 international festival of electronic music and media arts
shall explore the theme of mobile connections, bringing together media
artists, musicians, game developers and technical innovators working in
wireless and locative media, to present a range of artistic projects,
workshops and debates.

just as recording enabled sound to be heard apart from the place and
time of its creation and radio made possible remote listening, so a new
generation of communication media is now reconfiguring perceptions of
space and time, and transforming the nature of the art object and the
musical event.

the emergence of locative media art, predictions of the imminent bursting
of the 802.11 bubble, and the introduction of location based services for
mobile phones have brought into focus a set of interests concerned with
wireless and locative media, and have created a space that increasing
numbers of artists are starting to explore.

mobile connections will explore how wireless technologies enable place
and location to be experienced in different ways, and look at the diverse
ways in which artists have pushed the limits, and solicited unexpected or
unforeseen results, from communication media past and present, from
the radio and turntable, to mobile telephony, streaming and wireless lan.

| areas of interest |

wireless interfaces | wireless technologies offer non-restrictive interfaces
that enable movement and interaction free from cables and physical
connections. how do these change the relationship between technology
and the body, and what artistic interventions are available at the interface
between the body and the nearest node?

location based sound | location location location. how can sound artists
explore the convergence of wireless and locative media, what new
perspectives does it suggest on site specific sound, and how can urban
space be navigated through sound?

locative media | an emerging artform is coalescing around programmers,
artists and theorists who are exploring how locative media can be
appropriated for user-led mapping and collaborative cartography. leading
practitioners will be brought together to explore the expansive domain of
'geo hacking' in which augmented reality coincides with social and
geographical space in many interesting ways.

mobile gaming | how will a new generation of games platforms exploit
location data and use wireless technologies and mobile phones to create
game zones that occupy urban spaces and that are intertwined with the
fabric of everyday life?

communication and control | where is the cutting edge of location
research, who is controlling it, and how do communication and control
converge when technologies previously used for surveillance are
marketed as consumer products?

mobile city | how do mobile and wireless technologies enable us
to experience the city in different ways, and how is culture being
transformed at a time at which, with the introduction of a new
generation of always-on mobile media players, the mobile looks
set to become a primary media platform?

| futuresonic04 |

since its first major festival in 1996, futuresonic has sought to explore
connections between electronic music, media arts and contemporary
culture, and become established as a significant international event.

futuresonic04 will present a wide range of artistic showcases, discussions
and workshops, with one curatorial strand exploring the area of mobile
connections, and another presenting a series of turntable music events
to mark the 25th anniversary of the technics 1200mk2 record deck, a
device that has connected the diverse circuits of electronic music and that
has become one of the most iconic cultural artefacts of the 20th century.

in 2002 futuresonic presented some highly successful events under the
banner of migrations, looking at movements of peoples and sounds,
and the many transverse connections between artforms and cultures.
futuresonic04 will shift the focus to the new kinds of events and
artforms made possible by communications technologies, and to a different
kind of mobility or connectedness that plays upon the limits of

| urbis |

the festival will be hosted by urbis, a landmark six-story glass building
rising high above manchester city centre. its mission as a centre for urban
culture is to reveal trends and elements of contemporary urban culture
and explore the cities of today and tomorrow. three floors of multimedia
exhibitions explore life in cities around the world and how people
experience the urban environment, while its 1st floor and events
programme explores the best of what is now and what could be next in
urbanity. mobile technology is increasingly becoming the common
language of the urban interface, and as such is an area of great interest
for urbis.

| information |

futuresonic04 festival information: www.futuresonic.com
mobile connections information: www.mobileconnections.org
*full programme details available from february 04*

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