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Flash lite

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Like Adobe writes; “Flash Lite enables a more complete web experience on mobile devices by providing access to content and video created with Adobe Flash”. There must be a whole lot of art made by this program. Please if you know of any, send them to us at info [info #AT#].


Giselle Beiguelman

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

I spend so much time in the traffic and thinking of traffic scenarios that when I think about my fast/slow scapes series, they (the movies I produce) seem unavoidable to me.

Always recorded from inside a vehicle (cars, taxis, boats, trains and buses), in movement, with different cell phone models, they are a set of unusual frames and points of view, particular to the ongoing nomadic status, that seems enclosed, as if they were “stills on the move”, disconnected and artificially realigned (although they are not).

A diary of images shot in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Berlin, New York and in Greece it records some of my mediatic and nomadic experiences in mobile spaces scrutinized by the third cyborg eye of the mobile camera.

Giselle Beiguelman

October, 2006

Text and images are captured from desvirtual. Check their site for downloads and more.

Sign of the times?

Thursday, 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

Wednesday, 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‘.


Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Recitation is a film by Kevin Logan about adolescence and coming of age. It’s an audiovisual piece examining spoken word/ oral traditions and their relationship with text based information and belief systems, in particular religious texts. Inspired by Jarmain Patrick’s recited poem ‘Terror-isn’t’

Staying in touch: Henry Reichhold

Friday, March 28th, 2008

August 2007 | Keith Shipton - Photoreview
In May 2007 mobile phone photographer Henry Reichhold visited Sydney as part of his ‘Connected Worlds’ project. As Reichhold describes it, ‘The “Connected Worlds” project aims to create two exhibitions; one “realworld”, and one virtual. The dual nature of this approach will reflect the way in which images are being shared across the world. The two exhibitions will open simultaneously at the Royal Albert Hall and on Nokia’s Secondlife Island on October 24, 2007.’

Read more on the photoreview site.

Be famous

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

15x15bafta.jpgIn 1968 Andy Warhol stated that; ‘In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes’. Considering the mass popularity of reality TV shows such as Big Brother & The X Factor, and the ability to publish your own video content via media sharing sites such as YouTube; Warhol’s statement seems more pertinent today than ever.

Using Warhol’s statement as a premise, 15×15 advances the statement into the 21 st century: Utilising new media technologies; the web and mobile cameraphones, 15×15 offers the opportunity for anyone, anywhere, to be world famous……. for 15 seconds.

Anyone can contribute to the piece using a standard mobile camera phone that can capture video, and can send video clips directly from the camera phone using MMS (Multimedia Message Service) to +44 (0) 7968 573084, via email to me@15× or upload from a personal computer to the online database www.15× For more info check www.15×

Position art

Tuesday, 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 :).


Friday, February 22nd, 2008

performance01.jpgneXtOper@_1.03> is geen typefout, maar de naam van een project van Sergio Maltagliati in samenwerking met Alessandra Rossi, waarbij ze opera en mobiele telefoons bij elkaar voegen. Check voor liberetto’s, muziek en afbeeldingen hun website. En wil je met jouw mobiel ook aan een opera meewerken, dan kun je je gewoon bij Sergio Maltagliati via zijn site aanmelden.

The Cell Atlantic CellBooth

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

dan.jpgTalking 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


Friday, February 22nd, 2008

ear.jpg[murmur] is a documentary oral history project that records stories and memories told about specific geographic locations. [murmer] collects and makes accessible people’s personal histories and anecdotes about the places in their neighborhoods that are important to them. In each of these locations [murmur] installs a [murmur] sign with a telephone number on it that anyone can call with a mobile phone to listen to that story while standing in that exact spot, and engaging in the physical experience of being right where the story takes place. Some stories suggest that the listener walk around, following a certain path through a place, while others allow a person to wander with both their feet and their gaze.

for more information check: [murmur]

Copyright text and image by [murmur].

2015 Mobile Phone Interface

Friday, February 22nd, 2008



Friday, February 22nd, 2008

006_indx.jpgURBANtells is a collective of media artists whose work focuses on the intricacies between the architecture, cityscape and the human and cultural geography found within any city.   URBANtells’ art practice involves the use of various forms of low and high technology to engage the residents, transients and lost inhabitants of the city.

The underlying concern of the collective is to use the various forms of technology in ways that foster, collect and redistribute urban culture in or as close to real time, to classify experiences, and to encode and communicate them symbolically through wireless transmitted linear and non-linear narratives.  This might take the form of prerecorded and live sonic impressions that are non-narratives such as the sounds from dinner, the streets, and/or community events. Our collective explores forms and modalities for enhancing connections among community residents via affordable technology, research, and learning.  We loosely define the community- inter-communities as an amalgamation of living things that share the urban environment.

Copyright text and image by URBANtells

TXTual Healing

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

fsj0xu472nepd7qwc6medium.jpgTXTual Healing is a series of interactive projects that encourage public participation through text messaging from mobile phones. It looks at the cell phone as a device not just to remove oneself from a physical space, but to interact with and explore it. Build community through public story telling. Read more at their website.

Net_Dérive, the city as instrument

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

0netderive.jpgNet_Dérive, by Atau Tanaka and Petra Gemeinboeck with the collaboration of Ali Momeni, is a location sensitive mobile media art piece that calls for an exchange between participants in the gallery and participants in the streets. Deployed on advanced mobile phones, the work seeks to create a kind of musical instrument, thinking of the city-as-instrument.Participants are given a kind of scarf with a mobile phone in each end and off they go to explore the neighborhood. One of the phones takes pictures every 20 secs and collects sounds, the other talks to the GPS (also in the scarf) and to the server inside the gallery space. On a radar they can see themselves pictured as dots but also the images they’re taking. The sounds and pictures collected in the streets are sampled and mapped to a 3D city map in the gallery. As users are walking they can hear some voice instructions through a pair of headphones. Those comments suggest paths to follow or turns to make, they are generated and heard in a musical fashion. The voice instructions are inspired by the old Situationist games and theory of the Dérive - now brought into the digital and mobile spheres. As the user chooses to heed or ignore these instructions, a trace of his/her path is carved out in the city.

The engine then generates an audiovisual amalgam based on this information, and feeds it back as a live stream to each mobile client. The simultaneity, history, and memory of the various users’ paths and images become an abstract narrative that is summed together and projected in the gallery space. A feedback mechanism is created as users’ actions generate the collective narrative that in turn directs them.

Presented in Paris during the IntensiveScience exhibition of Sony CSL Paris, 6, 7-october 2006

Photo by Walter Kim/ Dana Gordon. Images and information courtesy of Atau Tanaka.

M5 Project

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

42_f2t02.jpgIn 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…)

160 gedicht

Friday, February 15th, 2008

160gedicht.jpgSofie Cerutti bedacht het 160 gedicht. 160 is het maximaal aantal tekens van een sms. Elke dag verschijnt zo’n gedicht in NRC Next. Soms van bekende dichters, maar meestal van lezers. Check het hier.

Joe McKay

Friday, February 15th, 2008

telegraph.jpgJoe 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.

Cell Phone: Art and the Mobile Phone

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

brooklyntastes.jpgCell Phone: Art and the Mobile Phone has been an exhibition at the contemporary museum in Baltimore, which explored some of the groundbreaking works that are being created by artists today using cell phone technologies. These works engage such features and technologies as camera phones, video phones, global positioning systems, Bluetooth technology, ring tone sounds, and messaging. (more…)

Mobile Feelings

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

mobilefeelingsii2.jpgChrista Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau created the project ‘Mobile Feelings’ in 2003. MB is an artistic project that explores the ambivalence of sharing personal information with an anonymous audience. We are constantly surrounded by anonymous people who share their most secret thoughts with us.

Instead of communication via voice or images to people we know, ‘Mobile Feelings’ lets people communicate with strangers through virtual touch and body sensations including smell and sweat using specially designed mobile phones. ‘Mobile Feelings’ aims to create unusual and unsettling sensations of sharing private body sensations with complete strangers over a mobile phone network.

Content from Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau

The-Phone-Book Limited

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

nyshow-full-sm.jpgThe-phone-book Limited houdt zich bezig met de ontwikkeling van de content van de mobiele telefoon. Het bedrijf verzorgt onderwijsprogramma’s en onderzoekt de creatieve mogelijkheden van nieuwe technologieën en ‘avant-garde kunst’ voor de mobiele telefoon.

The-phone-book Limited specializes in the learning, creation and distribution of mobile phone content and wireless interactivity. It designs educational programs, provides creative technical infrastructure and produces avant-garde art works using old and new technologies.

Japanese Whispers

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

japanesewhispers.jpgNovember 2000-December 2000, project by Haque, design and research

As an experiment into the way information is changed by being digitally processed and transmitted through electromagnetic space, up to 20 mobile phones were laid nose-to-toe in a circle. During the performance event, calls between the phones were initiated in a variety of patterns (neighbour to neighbour or across the circle) and the ambient sounds and voices of participants were input into the mouthpieces to be propagated through the phones and mobile phone network.

The resulting feedback loop delayed and distorted the sounds through the iterative process of being digitised, transmitted, output and re-digitised, creating echoes of the room and nearby people that sounded much like chirping birds.

Content from Haque, design and research

Viva la focus

Tuesday, 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.

Festival Pocket Films

Monday, 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)

Thursday, 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. (more…)

Nokia 2015

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Be Famous


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

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.