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May 04, 2007



An Unconference

Mobilized! Exploring Mobile Media and Public Space :: an unconference focused on mobile communications media practices and technologies and the ways they are rapidly changing public space and social interaction :: Saturday, May 5, 7PM EYEBEAM 540 W.21st St. Bet. 10th & 11th Ave., NYC. :: Sunday, May 6, 10AM - 8PM POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY - Six Metrotech Center, Brooklyn.

Mobilized! is an unconference where content is driven and created by a convergence of students, designers, artists, scholars, activists, and media professionals in the spirit of the open source movement. Mobilized! is a chance to look at what people are doing with mobile media, a chance to find out how to do it yourself, and a moment to reflect on the social significance of these practices.

Mobilized! will feature: A kickoff event with keynote by Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of The Anarchist in the Library; a showcase of student, artist, community and new business projects and mobile video and project awards; workshops focused on creating platforms and projects on mobile devices including new tools like Python, Java Micro Edition (J2ME), Microsofts .NET Mobile Edition, Flash Lite, Google Maps and Mobile, Mobile Processing, and a look at how they are being used in areas from open source telephony and mobile video blogging, to mobile gaming and locative urbanism with noted designers, programmers and artists.

There is still room to present projects or conduct a workshop: That means were ooking for anyone, particularly but by no means exclusively, students, interested in doing a presentation of work, a workshop, a talk or discussion around mobile or locative technologies and public space, interpreted widely

If you want to do a workshop, let us know. We have spaces with projectors, computers, etc. If you want to present work, either finished art, design, software, hardware, finished or a work-in-progress, let us know. We will have a presentation area.

Send a note to email: tellme (at) mobilizednyc.org

CUNYcolab, The Center for Social Media at American University, and a group of university programs doing work in digital media have joined to sponsor an event that brings together people making mobile media, designing software, and using mobile and locative technologies.

Posted by jo at May 4, 2007 02:00 PM