Chair Persons: Martin Rieser & Dimitris Charitos
Presenters: Teri Rueb, Christian Nold, Mark Shepard & Marcos Novak
Key Areas to be addressed:
1) Artists use of location-aware mobile communication in public space linked with social media.
Q How can we as artists adequately understand the changing nature of pervasive and mobile media?
2) Artists recreating a sense of ‘place’ with emergent pervasive technologies.
Pervasive media is successfully enriching place with information and social networks, but these messages don’t necessarily add artistic or social meaning to those spaces, thereby creating place out of space. We live in a world of lost histories-artists can reframe these in new ways for the public, the problematic is how this differs from any traditional public art practice. Q: If pervasive media allows the informational enrichment of space, can we also enable the public to do this for themselves through processes which are not determined in a top-down, but in a bottom-up manner?
Q: Can the use of pervasive media, through such processes, reveal new aspects of social interaction, new patterns and dynamics of activity within urban space?
3) A hybrid spatial experience is the result of the use of locative media or augmented reality mobile ICTs which afford the merging of material (space determined by material elements) and immaterial space (determined by digitally produced representations).
Q: In what sense can we examine and define the artistic affordances of this emergent medium?
- Martin Rieser‘s art practice in internet art and interactive narrative installations has been seen around the world including Milia in Cannes; Paris; The ICA London and in Germany, Montreal, Nagoya in Japan and Melbourne, Australia. He as delivered papers on interactive narrative and exhibited at many major conferences in the field including ISEA: Montreal 1995, Rotterdam 1996, Chicago 1997, Nagoya 2002, Belfast 2009, University of Oslo 2004, Siggraph, 2005, Refresh Banff Arts Centre 2005, Digital Matchmakers Trondheim 2005 Plan ICA 2005, NAI Rotterdam 2008, Intelligent Environments Seattle 2008,Barcelona 2009, Locunet University of Athens 2008, ISEA 2009 and at many other conference venues across the UK and Europe. His interactive installations include Understanding Echo shown in Japan 2002, Hosts Bath Abbey 2006 and Secret Door Invideo Milan 2006, The Street RMIT Gallery Melbourne 2008. He is currently developing mobile artworks for Vienna (The Third Woman), and public installations for the new DMC in Leicester (Secret Garden) . He has published numerous essays and books on digital art including New Screen Media: Cinema/ Art/Narrative (BFI/ZKM, 2002), which combines a DVD of current research and practice in this area together with critical essays. And has recently edited The Mobile Audience, a book on locative technology and art due out this year from Rodopi, also logged in a blog. He has also acted as consultant to bodies such as Cardiff Bay Arts Trust and the Photographer’s Gallery London, Arkive in Bristol, The Soros Media Institute in Prague and UIAH in Helsinki. mobileaudience.blogspot.com
- Dimitris Charitos [ISEA2011 provided no biographical information]