Ronald Hünneman

April 24th, 2008

The philosopher Ronald Hünneman has a blog, unfortunately only in Dutch. Click here to read his article about Nomofobia and here to read is article about what it means to be a ‘mobile person’.

MOBILEFEST 2008 - Sao Paulo

April 13th, 2008

Composed by technical and cultural activities, MOBILEFEST - International Festival of Mobile Art and Creativity in Sao Paulo, Brazil – includes an international seminar, qualification workshops, international exhibition and recognition awarding for the best mobile works and applications.

Different from other national and international festivals, MOBILEFEST was created for the mobile era and therefore, is the first festival that accepts submissions of texts, pictures and videos via SMS, MMS or WAP.

Mobilefest is organized by Marcelo Godoy and Paulo Hartman.

Sign of the times?

April 10th, 2008

At the ‘Art in mobile’-show in Art Gallery Galerie de Meerse the project 15×15 is presented. A homage to Andy Warhol, a realization of the artistic utilization of new media technology and democratization of art in the age of digital production. The project is developed by Richard Vickers, Oliver Dore, Greg Brant, the Hull School of Art & Design and the University of Lincoln.

You can become famous using your standard mobile camera phone and send video clips using MMS to +44 (0)79 68 57 30 84. Your clip will be shown for 15 seconds randomly on a screen together with 14 other clips (hence the name 15×15).

At the moment, Dallas Contemporary exhibits a project called realtime:08. And guess what? This show asks the question; ‘what kind of art do you make in 15 seconds on a mobile phone?’ The show is curated by Dean Terry and John Pomara. The artists participating are:

* Inter.sect art collective
* Kirsten Macy
* Doreen Maloney
* Marjorie & Ludwig Schwarz
* Leslie Sharpe
* Bart Weiss

Sleepy Urbanite

April 9th, 2008

Sleepy Urbanite is a project of Yvonne Doll. She explains: “ is the freaky, love-child of my frustration with slogging away in day job land and my unwavering compulsion to make art. This is a holding place for thoughts and images that I collect from the people, places and things I encounter on my daily journey in sweet home urban-opolis, Chicago, Il.”

Besides being an artist, Yvonne Doll is also the lead singer of ‘The Locals‘.

Portable Worlds

April 7th, 2008

The Australian Network for Art and Technology presents Portable Worlds 2nd Edition.
Touring nationally in 2008 and 2009, the works utilize mobile phones for both display and creation, exploring connection and intimacy, portability and community, scale and distance.

Check for more information

Art in Mobile

April 5th, 2008

pleaseusephone.pngEverybody knows that a mobile phone nowadays is not just a device to be able to talk. With most of the cells you can make pictures, movies and ringtones. A lot of artists are inspired by that. They use mobile phones as main subjects for their projects, make art for phones or create art with their phones.

Art in Mobile, an initiative of the non-profit Art Gallery, Galerie De Meerse (10 minutes from Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands) wants to collect all this type of art on this website. Besides that, a special class program for teenagers will be developed, as well as workshops about how to use your phone as a tool to make art. In March and April, Galerie De Meerse will show the most remarkable pieces of art at her gallery.

If you have something for Art in Mobile, let us know at info [info #AT#] and you might end up in the art gallery.

Please use your phone!

A day without…

April 5th, 2008

Sounds of A day without the mobile-phone presented in media art exhibition “Transparent generation”. You can listen to the recordings of A day without the mobile-phone through the old phone. The exhibition was organized by Estonian Media Artists Union.

For more info check

Opening Art in mobile

March 20th, 2008

artinmobile.jpgVrijdag 21 Maart wordt van 16:00 tot 19:00 uur de tentoonstelling Art in mobile in Galerie De Meerse geopend. De tentoonstelling is tot 21 April te bezichtigen van woensdag tot en met zaterdag van 12:00 tot 17:00 uur.

Position art

March 4th, 2008

stavros.gifIf you are not afraid of ‘art projects’ made as a marketing tool, check The World Is My Canvas and help Stavros to make some position art by using mobile phones. I guess preferably Nokia cells :).

Klarenbeek makes your mobile like an art gallery

February 22nd, 2008

eric.gifThe Dutch artist made a portable devices website. Take your cell to and download wallpapers, animations, screensavers, polyphonic or animal-realtones without any extra expenses.

Muziek speciaal voor mobiel / Timbaland creating mobile album for Verizon

February 15th, 2008

timbaland_219115d.jpgFor an article in English, click here.

Door Hester Carvalho, gepubliceerd in NRC HANDELSBLAD op 13 februari 2008

Foto afkomstig van Reuter

Amsterdam, 13 febr. Na het succes van het tot een ringtone bewerkte liedje, is er nu de eerste speciaal-voor-mobiele-telefoon gemaakte muziek. Initiator is de Amerikaanse muzikant/producer Timbaland.

Timbaland maakt liedjes die exclusief te beluisteren zullen zijn via het mobiele telefoon-abonnement van Verizon, een Amerikaanse provider. De nummers worden verspreid via V-cast, het ‘entertainment-kanaal’ van Verizon. Daarmee kun je op een telefoon clips bekijken en muziek beluisteren. Read the rest of this entry »

Drop Mobile

February 7th, 2008

dropmobile.jpgAls je kunst wilt uploaden of downloaden, is Drop Mobile misschien wat voor jou.

To upload or download art on your phone, check out Drop Mobile.

Drop Mobile ist eine neue Community die Mobile sinnvoll in den Mittelpunkt der Mediennutzung stellt. Wir sind nicht auf kurzfristigen, kommerziellen Erfolg ausgerichtet vielmehr bemühen wir uns um kreative Menschen, Künstler und Werke mit Willen und Authentizität, mit Originalität und Werthaltigkeit. Und natürlich um all jene, die Lust haben mitzumachen.

Viva la focus

January 29th, 2008

vivalafocuslogo.gifOn April 11th the first mobile film festival will be held at the filmtheater Images in Groningen. The festival is organized by Groninger Forum. If you want to compete or vote for the best movie, check their website. Unfortunately, their info is just in Dutch.

FILMOBILE conference

January 28th, 2008

logo.pngThe University of Westminster will host the FILMOBILE conference, which runs in combination with FILMOBILE exhibition at the London Gallery West. The two-day international conference will take place in central London and will include mobile film screenings and mobile filmmaking master classes. The event will provide a platform for mobile-phone filmmakers, artists, researchers, consumers, producers, users, ‘pro-d-user’ and the general public to initiate a debate on the subject of new mobile media in artistic practices, filmmaking and other related disciplines.

Festival Pocket Films

January 21st, 2008

pocketfilmfestival.jpgThe 4th edition of the Festival Pocket Films will take place on June 13-15 2008 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. You still can submit films. So where are you waiting for? Click here for more info.

Dialtones (A Telesymphony)

January 17th, 2008

Dialtones (A Telesymphony)Dialtones (A Telesymphony) was a large-scale concert performance whose sounds were wholly produced through the carefully choreographed ringing of the audience’s own mobile phones. The concert was held in 2001-2002 by Golan Levin, Gregory Shakar, Scott Gibbons, Yasmin Sohrawardy, Joris Gruber, Erich Semlak, Gunther Schmidl, and Joerg Lehner. Read the rest of this entry »

January 17th, 2008

logo.gif is a research commission for artists making mobile phone art. The organization started early on in 2002 as a series of questions. Would artists be interested in making ‘commercial’ content, namely, really small pieces of art that could be sold to mobile phone users? If so, would the commercial distribution aspect affect the type of work they created? Equally, would typical ringtone/logo consumers be interested in purchasing innovative, artist designed content? What sort of content would be most popular, and why?

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Nokia 2015

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The fear of having no mobile phone.

A day without…

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Video documentation of the Tallinn installation of A day without a mobile phone.


Click here for more pictures of the exhibition.

Be Famous


MMS to +44 (0)79 68 57 30 84 or check www.15×

Sound object


What does the backpack have to say? Call +31(0)6 29 26 62 20. Sound object by Olaf Mooij.

Call Marieke


Call Mariek at +31 (0)6 27 43 69 97 by Johan Rumpt

Van der Molen


Download here a zipfile with his images and wallpapers. (more…)



Download here ‘poekie’, a screensaver created by Eric Klarenbeek. Check on his site for more.

Golan Levin

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Interview with Golan Levin about Dial (A Telesymphony).

Henry Reichhold


Henry Reichhold made the award winning film ‘freerun‘ with a Nokia N90.