[artinfo] III Mobilefest 2008

paulohartmanndesign phd at paulohartmann.net
Thu Aug 21 13:47:42 CEST 2008

Hi All,
Mobilefest's new deadline is August 31st
Please send your proposals to: 2008 at mobilefest.org 



In 2007  Mobilefest introduced the reflection 
'Telecommunications and information technologies 
when linking people and ideas remotely help 
diminishing the impact of destructive chain, 
mainly diminishing the harmful effects of carbon 
emission'. 'How can mobile phones and mobile 
technologies contribute to the environment?'

Choosing the ENVIRONMENT as a theme seeks for 
civil society mobilisation facing the numerous 
environmental disasters that have already 
happened and for considering this as a rich space 
for experimentation through using mobile 

In 2008, besides the question 'How can mobile 
technology contribute to democracy, culture, art, 
ecology, peace, health and third-sector?', 
Mobilefest's edition intends to emphasise a 
contemporary issue "The precious and valuable 
time that people in big cities wasted daily in 
their traffic jams. Be it in a collective 
way-underground, train, bus, vans, school 
transport - or privately- car, motorbike and 
taxi, inhabitants spend around 1 hour and 20 
minutes commuting on a daily basis and, slowness 
increases 15% yearly.

Time wasted commuting plus the harm caused by air 
pollution sum up annual loss of R$ 4,1 billion to 
Brazilian public safes.

How to transform 'lost time' into 'productive 
time' using access to mobile internet and 
different ways of wireless connection?

How to improve the use of mobile technology when 
we are immobile? What kind of content can be used 
for education, culture, art, through these 
technologies? What's the value of mobility in 
immobile cities? How to use mobile technologies 
to improve chaotic traffic of big cities? Despite 
mobiles with GPS, traffic surveillance cameras 
and RFID labels in public transport tickets, most 
people still get stuck to a routine of slow 
commuting. How to stimulate the use of public 
transport providing new forms of mobile internet 
in such means? Personal mobility and collective 

Mobilefest 2008 suggests that companies, people 
and the government reflect on how to use mobile 
technologies to access new information sources of 
education, and entertainment, transforming 'lost 
time' in traffic into 'time for digital 
inclusion', contributing to forming a society 
that promotes more opportunities and diminish 
environmental impact.

Paulo Hartmann

>How can mobile technology contribute to 
>democracy, culture, art, ecology, peace, 
>education, health and third-sector?
>3g, activism, art, augmented reality, bluetooth, 
>citizen videos, culture, cyberculture, 
>democracy, diy, ecology, education, electronic 
>art, electronic music, gprs, gps, health, 
>innovation, interactive and networked 
>performance with mobile and wireless devices, 
>interactive architecture, lbs, live cinema, 
>locative, mesh networks, mms, mobile activism, 
>mobile and wireless games, mobile applications, 
>mobile education, mobile music, mobile 
>narrative, mobile streaming, mociology, open 
>networks, peace, rfid, sensors, sms, 
>third-sector, trends, video production and 
>distribution, wearable technologies, wi-fi, 
>wi-max, zigbee, etc.
>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 a multifaceted 
>and heterogenic environment of discussions, 
>actions and creations that seek intelligent and 
>innovative solutions, through the virtualities 
>of the new mobile technologies, to solve or even 
>discuss the issues that trouble contemporary 
>The effort of the event in regards to the new 
>communication technologies is based on the 
>perception of its potential growth - there are 
>more than 3 billion active mobiles nowadays. The 
>increase of its use is not only for 
>communication between people, but also for 
>activities of education, social inclusion, 
>varied artistic productions, entertainment, 
>security, content production and distribution, 
>socialization networks, 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 an expositive exhibition and the launch 
>of a recognition award of the best mobile works 
>in the following catgories: SMS Writing - Micro 
>Stories and Poetry, Photojournalism, Video, 
>Moblogs and Videologs , the I Mobilefest Awards.
>The seminar gathered 14 foreign artists and 
>researchers and 20 Brazilian artists and 
>specialists. The II edition of Mobilefest (2007) 
>gathered together artists, researchers and 
>panelists from many countries and had 
>considerable increase in the size of its 
>programmation. It was 5 days of seminars, 2 days 
>of bootcamp and 30 days of exhibition. The big 
>innovation in 2007 was the realization of 
>simultaneous events in England (University of 
>Westmister), in The Netherlands, (The Waag 
>Society) and in the United States (New York 
>University - ITP). In the audiovisual section, 
>Mobilefest consolidated the wish to creat a 
>network of international festivals about mobile 
>content production. Aside from Telemig Arte Mov 
>(Brazil) and Mobifest (Canada), already present 
>in the previous year, other festivals were 
>shown, such as Movilfilm Fest (Spain), Pocket 
>Shorts (England and Scotland), Pocket Films 
>(France), Microfilmes (Portugal) and The 4th 
>Screen (United States). The extensive Mobilefest 
>schedule also includeded: videoconferences, 
>meetings, seminars, Mobileactive at Mobilefest 
>and the International Exhibition. In this year 
>also, Mobilefest Festival became and oficial 
>part of the calendar for the city of São Paulo.
>* Popularise mobile technology as to contribute 
>to social inclusion through the generalisation 
>of knowledge, its use and possibilities of 
>interaction promoted by these new communication 
>* Offer the audience the an award 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 and software functions in the 
>mobile technology 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.

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