[artinfo] Interactive City Final Call for Proposals ISEA2006

Steve Dietz mediachef at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 02:07:38 CEST 2005

Interactive City Call for Proposals ISEA2006 Symposium
Proposals Due: 9 December 2005
Final Decisions: 10 February 2006
"Never confuse the map with the Territory" Empire of the Sun, J.G. Ballard
The city has always been a site of transformation: of lives, of 
populations, even of civilizations.
With the rise of the mega city, however; with the advent of 24/7 rush 
hours; with the inexorable conversion of public space into commercial 
space; with the rise of surveillance; with the computer-assisted precision 
of redlining; with the viral advance of the xenophobic, the contemporary 
city is weighted down.
We dream of something more. Not something planned and canned, like another 
confectionary spectacle. Something that can respond to our dreams. 
Something that will transform with us, not just perform change on us, like 
an operation.
The Interactive City seeks urban-scale projects for which the city is not 
merely a palimpsest of our desires but an active participant in their 
formation. From dynamic architectural skins to composite sky portraits to 
walking in someone else's shoes to geocaches of urban lore to hybrid games 
with a global audience, projects for the Interactive City should transform 
the "new" technologies of mobile and pervasive computing, ubiquitous 
networks, and locative media into experiences that matter.
The Interactive City is one of four major themes to be featured at ISEA2006 
Symposium + ZeroOne San Jose Festival.
Interactive City proposals should embrace aspects of the city of San Josˇ 
specifically and/or the surrounding metropolitan San Francisco Bay Area.
Please visit the Interactive City web page for a list of early round 
accepted projects and a partial list of urban sub-themes.
Let us experience your vision of the Interactive City!
Eric Paulos Interactive City, Chair ISEA2006
ISEA2006 Calls for Participation
ISEA2006 Mailing List http://cadre.sjsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/isea2006

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