[artinfo] Reminder - CALL FOR POSTER PRESENTATIONS - URBAN SCREENS 08 - deadline May 31

Adele Eisenstein adele at c3.hu
Fri May 23 19:11:09 CEST 2008

From: Mirjam Struppek <struppek at interactionfield.de>

Urban Screens Melbourne 08
Conference &#179;mobile publics&#178; 3  5 October 2008
Multimedia exhibition 3  8 October 2008

EXTENDED Deadline for submission: 31st May 2008


Urban Screens Melbourne 08 is the third, ground-breaking international
conference and multimedia exhibition in a series of worldwide events around
the redefinition of a growing digital infrastructure of moving images in
public space. It will mark the official launch of the International Urban
Screens Association and will take place 3.-8. October at Federation Square,
Melbourne. Federation Square is a unique cultural and community oriented
multimedia precinct, centred around a significant 38m2 public LED screen
complemented with other digital elements.

CALL FOR POSTERS ********************

Urban Screens Melbourne 08 is currently looking for researches to present
posters on the latest development in the interdisciplinary field of Urban
Screens. The poster presentations will be integrated in the overall Urban
Screens Melbourne 08 event structure. You will be able to showcase your
project to a public audience and professionals and stakeholders with
distinctive interests in media and public space, in attendance at our
conference &#179;USM08 -Mobile Publics&#178;.

The poster presentations provide a forum for authors to present their work
in an informal and interactive setting. To bridge the Conference and the
Multimedia Exhibition we are looking for proposals for posters and
experimental presentations in public space. All accepted posters will be
displayed in an exhibition in the public Atrium precinct, next to the
conference hall, viewable for all conference attendees and the general
public. The conference audience will be gathering around the A1 posters
during the poster session to engage with the author.
Urban Screens 08 posters are ideal for presenting speculative, late-breaking
results of ongoing research projects; for drawing important conclusions from
practical experiments; for giving an introduction to innovative works or new
practical design applications, and reporting on cutting edge technologies
and content management systems currently in development.

Besides the poster exhibition, eight submissions will be additionally shown
in an experimental presentation on the four outdoor I-sites around
Federation Square. These I-sites offer authors from abroad the possibility
to present remotely via scheduled Skype sessions whilst the audience gathers
in small groups around the terminals. A time schedule for these digital
presentations of 15 minutes will be placed on the chosen posters of the
This I-hub presentation should be delivered using Adobe Flash or Powerpoint.
For remote presentations, the portrait format screen will be split in two
half sections, the top one for the presentation, the other for the life
image of the presenter. You will be able to remotely control the


Posters are aimed at presenting the latest development in this
interdisciplinary field of Urban Screens. We are open to a wide range of
issues around this idea about the integration of digital moving images in
outdoor public spaces and using this new integrated digital layer of the
city for contributing to a lively urban society.
For more information about Urban Screens and range of topics see:
For more information about Urban Screens Melbourne 08 see:

Posters will be reviewed by the Event Committee, announced on the website.


Applications are due (extended deadline):    May 31st 2008
Poster design and presentation due:    September 15th 2008
For submissions please use the application form provided under
- One author per accepted poster can attend the conference, for free of
charge, excluding travel and lodging expenses
- Authors of accepted submissions must provide a one or two page summary for
publication of the best selected posters in the conference proceedings
- Selected submissions will also be published on-line on the International
Urban Screens Association website: www.urbanscreens.net
- The size of the exhibition poster is portrait A1
- A broad guideline for the poster design and the I-hub presentations will
be announced after the selection process
- The final poster design must be submitted by September 15th for printout
- Authors presenting remotely, via Skype will be contacted for a test after
September 15th


Please have a look at the complete calls and the official online submission
forms for application,  available at:


exhibition at urbanscreens.net
(please use the subject &#179;USM08 - question concerning the CALL&#178;)


The event is brought to you by the International Urban Screens Association.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the
Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Fed Square Pty Ltd - www.federationsquare.com
Barco &#338;visibly yours&#185; - www.barco.com
Melbourne University - www.culture-communication.unimelb.edu.au
Film Victoria - http://film.vic.gov.au
Circus - www.circusexp.com
Pinnacle &#338;Production Services&#185; - www.pinnacleps.com

Media Partner:
ARS HyperMedia - www.simultaneita.net
australian-architects - www.australian-architects.com

Best regards,
Mirjam Struppek
Artistic Director 

International Urban Screens Association
Rheinsberger Str. 68
D-10115 Berlin

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