[artinfo] mobilefest 2007 - call for papers and projects
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*MOBILEFEST 2007 SEMINAR CALL FOR PAPERS AND PROJETCS*
International Seminar: 21st, 22nd and 23rd November, 2007
Sesc Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil
International Exhibition: 21st-23rd November, 2007
Sesc Paulista Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil
Mobilefest International Festival of Mobile
Arts and Creativity is an event that aims to
question and discuss the advent of the new mobile
technologies in their relationships with the
various segments of society, being the first
International Festival of the kind.
The main objective is to provide and multifaceted
and heterogenic environment of discussions,
actions and creations that seek for intelligent
solutions, through the virtualities of the new
mobile technologies, to solve or even discuss the
issues that trouble contemporary societies.
The effort of the event about the new
communication technologies is based on the
perception of its potential growth there are
nearly 3 billion active mobiles in the
nowadays - and the increase of its use not
only for communication between people but, also
in activities of education, social inclusion,
varied artistic productions, entertainment,
security, content production and distribution,
sociability nets configuration, activism actions,
health, commerce, advertising, etc.
The I Mobilefest was launched in November 2006,
with an international seminar that took place in
São Paulo, at Sesc Paulista, with live and free transmission via the Internet.
In its first edition, it broached the social,
cultural and aesthetic implications that the
mobile ands mobile technologies have been
promoting in global scale. The festival discussed
the main outlining of the relationships between
mobile technologies (like mobile, handhelds,
etc.) and the many segments of the society listed
above. Besides the discussion, the event is made
of technical and cultural activities and also
includes expositive exhibition and the launch of
recognition award of the best mobile jobs and
applications, the I Mobilefest Awards. The
seminar gathered 14 foreign artists and
researchers and Brazilian 20 artists and specialists.
Popularise the mobile technology as to contribute
to social inclusion though the generalisation of
knowledge, its use and possibilities of
interaction promoted by these new communication media.
Offer the audience the first awarding specialised
in recognising works that use mobile technology.
Promote cultural interchange among national and
international researchers and producers of this area.
Incentive the creative thought and production
about the new technologies aiming to expand the
possible hardware e software functions in the technology mobile sector.
Stimulate the production of content in the mobile
technology segment in Brazil in terms of
production in the industrial segment as well as
from the point of view of the independent
creator, thus intending to seek for balanced ways
of relationships between these two players which will not mean mutual negation.
Enable the participation of all interested in
producing and distributing content through the mobile communication networks.
*II Mobilefest - International Festival of Mobile Arts and Creativity / 2007*
The use of the mobile phone, the main development
feature of mobile technology, starts in Brazil in
1990, when we had around 667 units. Since then,
and added to all changes linked to globalisation,
opening of market shares, more and more
accelerated development of new technologies, all
that already announced since the 80s in the core
countries, the amount of mobiles has increased
exponentially reaching 6700 no in the following
year, 30 thousand in 1992, nearly 50 millions in
2004 and, nowadays according to Anatel, Brazil
has already almost 100 million active mobile
units (what means 53 mobile/ 100 inhabitants).
It was also during the 1990s that the
environmental issue started being present in the
daily guidelines not only of the mass
communication media but, as well in the civil
associations as a rather relevant topic of the
main social movements all over the world, and as
core subject in several universities and
specialised research institutes. Among the
numerous points and dimensions involved in the
planet’s environmental problem, the climate issue
directed everyone’s attention due to uncountable
environmental disasters caused by weather alterations.
While the technological development takes wide
steps, considering the a mobile technology as one
of the main protagonists of lately, environmental
issue also grow disputing the news with the high-tech market good news.
Many times it seems like a battle in fact, since
the productive and technological development is
takne as one of the main causes of environmental
problems. Specially about mobiles, one of the
shocking points between technological development
and environmental issue regards the garbage
generated by disused units and discarded
batteries that grows as fast as the new technological developments.
However , if less than 150 years ago we only had
a telegraphic signal to generate an S.O.S, now we
have the latest generation networks mobile phones
with photo and video cameras, GPS and LBS, linked
to wireless, viral and instant internet that
challenging us to find new technological
solutions and collective actions in favour of the environment.
How can Mobile Technology contribute to
democracy, culture, art, ECOLOGY, peace, education, health and third-sector?
Considering that, II Mobilefest 2007 intends to
dedicate part of its activities and reflections upon environmental issue.
*Festival Mobilefest 2007 Theme*
In 2007, besides the more general proposal which
leads to the question - How can Mobile Technology
contribute to democracy, culture, art, ecology,
peace, education, health and third- sector?
Mobilefest has in view special emphasis in
ecology, with the theme Environment, trying to
explore the potentialities of the mobile
technologies through the proposal “Protecting the
environment using mobile technologies”. The
choice of the theme Environment intends to
mobilise the civil society before numerous
environmental tragedies already under course and,
because we see this as a very rich
experimentation space through the use of mobile technologies.
 According to forecast by research company
Informa Telecoms an Media (cf. <
 According to Anatel:
*MOBILEFEST 2007 CALL FOR PAPERS*
II MOBILEFEST 2007 is open to receive project and
paper proposals to be selected to participate in
the II Mobilefest International Seminar and
Exhibition that will take place in the second
semester 2007, in São Paulo, Brazil.
It is intended that papers and projects presented
reflect upon Mobilefest theme:
How can Mobile Technology contribute to
democracy, culture, art, ecology, peace, education, health and third- sector?
Registrations are open until 31st July 2007 via email
sent to 2007(at)mobilefest.com.br with the following information:
University (not compulsory):
Graduation level (not compulsory):
( ) democracy
( ) culture
( ) arts
( ) ECOLOGY
( ) peace
( ) education
( ) health
( ) third-sector
Presentations sent should last no longer than 30 minutes.
Projects sent will be selected by categories, marked in the registration form.
Registration should include a brief description
of the presentation proposed (up to 200 words),
technical information and participants involved, in .rtf, doc or pdf.
Send your work to:
All selected presentations will be broadcasted
live via internet and will be available on podcast soon after.
DEADLINES IMPORTANT DATES:
Project sending: 31st July 2007
Notification: 1st September 2007
In case of doubt, please write to
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