[artinfo] Call for Workshop participation: Mobile Troops - Urban Jungle / Mobile media art / Atelier Nord Oslo

Erich Berger eb at randomseed.org
Thu Jun 29 21:46:09 CEST 2006

Call for workshop participation

Mobile Troops - Urban Jungle / Mobile media art

Tuesday 12th of September - Friday 15th of September
at Atelier Nord Oslo/Norway
by Laura Beloff & Erich Berger

Free participation
Application deadline Friday 11th of August
Send applications with CV to sense at anart.no

The recent years have witnessed the emergence of mobile
and wireless art works in the media arts. The somewhat
blurry definition "mobile art" is commonly used as a
reference to works, which are incorporating a mobile device
(phone, pda, gps) as a part of the work or which are made
to be viewed on a screen of a mobile device.  Various mobile
devices, wireless networks and the concept of technologically
enabeld presence are conditions for this kind of art works.

The wide variety of works (locative media, wearables etc)
under the category of "mobile art" share usually at least
two similarities, they have a technological component as
a vital part of them and they are related to a physical object.

Works, which use mobile media as a critical artistic
medium are not necessarily always inventing new
functions or features for the devices, but are transforming
existing  possibilities and by doing it they are exposing
the characteristics of these devices, networks, and the
society using them.

"Mobile troops" ironically points to the fact that we tend to
increasingly equip us with all kinds of necessary interfaces
for surviving the urban jungle. The electronic car key is as
important as mobile phone and credit card. Mobile troops
is a workshop about media art which is mobile,
(possibly) networked, and experimenting with new ideas
and artistic concepts.

Utilizing everyday objects and interfaces, like the
mobile phone, the workshop introduces strategies,
concepts and technologies for artists, designers
and practitioners who are interested in mobile art
and or working with mobile and networked devices.

The workshop will consist of:

* Introduction into the theory and history of mobile art
* Introduction into the technology of mobile art
* Technological infrastructure
* Potential for mobile art
* Concept development and discussions
* Hands on experiments, research and presentations

There is no technological preknowledge necessary.

Tools employed:
Java and Symbian based mobile phones
Mobile Processing
Pure Data
Arduino physical computing platform



Participation is free of charge.

Artists, designers and practitioners interested
in participating are asked to apply with a CV
to sense at anart.no

Application deadline Friday 11th of August


Workshop directors and producer:

Laura Beloff(FI) http://www.saunalahti.fi/~off/off
Erich Berger(AT/FI) http://randomseed.org


Mobile Troops is part of the Interface and Society project at
Atelier Nord, http://anart.no/projects/interface-and-society/ .



Interface and Society conference 10th,11th of November
and exhibition 10th - 19th of November -
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter Oslo / Norway.


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