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De mobiele telefoon symboliseert voor Beatrice Valentine Amrhein intimiteit, indringendheid en directheid. De video in de mobiele telefoon ziet zij als haar derde oog waarmee zij op een andere manier naar de werkelijkheid kijkt. De lage resolutie die inherent is aan het medium zet zij in om ook onze perceptie te veranderen.
De installatie Video Lustre bestaat uit tientallen mobiele telefoons die als een kroonluchter aan het plafond hangen. De mobiele video’s laten in close-up verschillende fragmenten van het lichaam zien. In het netwerk van mobiele telefoons ontstaat een nieuwe interpretatie van het lichaam.
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.
Uncle Roy All Around You is a game played online in a virtual city and on the streets of an actual city. Online Players and Street Players collaborate to find Uncle Roy’s office before being invited to make a year long commitment to a total stranger. Read more about it at www.blasttheory.co.uk/bt/work_uncleroy.html
The game is a project of Blast Theory, a renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting. Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the group’s work explores interactivity and the social and political aspects of technology. It confronts a media saturated world in which popular culture rules, using performance, installation, video, mobile and online technologies to ask questions about the ideologies present in the information that envelops us. Check their history and approach on www.blasttheory.co.uk/bt/about.html.
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 www.anat.org.au/portableworlds/.
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 http://daywithoutmobilephone.blogspot.com/.
Talking on the phone is no longer a private exchange. What if you could carry a phone booth with you and set it up when you needed to converse in private? Well, check the website of Jenny L Chowdhury.
Copyright image: Jenny LC
In January 2003, Forrester Consultants, calculated that about 25 billion SMS messages were sent around the world in 2002. New technologies impose their language. Now, a flood of letters and signs, a hieroglyphic argot at the middle of the road between telegram and stenography dominates the virtual world. The “ :`-( “ (“I am crying and I am sad” ), “atb” (“All the best”), “cu @” (“see you around”), “thx” (“Thanks”) arrive with power. F2T, a creation by artists Thomas Charveriat (France) and Frank Plant (United States), combines sculpture, robotics, hip hop, and SMS messaging to explore the ways technology shapes the development of language, particularly new forms of slang. (more…)
Joe McKay is an Canadian artist who makes work with and about digital culture. Some of his projects are made using cell phones. Like the sculpture Telegraph Phones - flip phones connected to telegraph keys. A solenoid inside the base snaps the phones open and closed. There are two sets of keys and phones and naturally one key will operate the other phone.
For more information on Joe McKay and his art, click here.
In 2007 Sony asked three talented graphic artists, Hajime Yoshio, Ryuji Otani, and ZAnPon, to make designs for some of their products including the sony ericsson 704i. The results were shown at the Sony building in Tokio and only 100 of each will be sold through Sony Style stores in Japan.
The information on the sony@canvas site is just available in Japanese.