[artinfo] Workshop on Mobtagging
Stefan Kosters - Mediamatic
stefan at mediamatic.net
Wed Jan 18 18:26:34 CET 2006
Workshop on Mobtagging
15 & 16 February 2006 @ Mediamatic, Amsterdam
Mediamatic presents a 2-day workshop on social
tagging, or MOBTAGGING. Mobtagging is what
happens when users freely apply and exchange
labels (metadata) to online information. This
non-hierarchical method of structuring
information is rapidly spreading over the web,
with Flickr.com, Del.icio.us and Technorati as
most famous examples. It gives users the
possibility to specify, index and search
information on their own terms.
During this workshop we will analyse the inner
workings and the social effects of mobtagging.
How is social tagging changing the structure of
(online) information, and our relation to it? For
which usergroups and what type of information is
Mobtagging rewarding? What roles does Mobtagging
play next to more traditional ways of indexing
This workshop is designed for bloggers,
webmasters, artists and theorists; people with a
practical as well as a theoretical interest in
Mobtagging. Four cutting-edge speakers (see
below) introduce various concepts and practises
of social tagging, and assist the participants
with the (re)design and evaluation of their own
Mobtagging scenario's or applications.
Ulla-Maaria Mutanen (Finland)
Ulla-Maaria currently studies the interface
between industrial design and engineering at the
Center for Activity Theory and Developmental Work
Research in Helsinki. On her weblog
Hobbyprincess.com she frequently writes about
relationships between web resources and adding
webstructures. She invented the idea (and
software) of the ThingLink, a unique identifier
that works as a link between things.
Jyri Engeström (Finland)
As a PhD student at the Department of
Organisation, Work & Technology at the Lancaster
University Management School, Jyri is interested
in the relationship between technical innovation
and organizational transformation. He also is
co-founder of Aula (www.aula.cc), a collective of
creative minds who design and use mobile media to
flock and blog, socialize and collaborate in
geographic and virtual places simultaneously.
Duncan Speakman (UK)
Duncan is a sound and video artist, and initiator
of the first European videoblogging conference.
He will zoom in on social tagging as the main
structuring principle of video blogs.
The participation fee is EUR 300 (ex. VAT). For
more information, questions or registration surf
to www.mediamatic.net/mobtagging. You can also
mail to workshops at mediamatic.nl, or call Klaas
Kuitenbrouwer: +31 20 6389901.
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