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ISEA2010 RUHR Conference
P17 Media Politics of the Local

Tue 24 August 2010
13:00–14:30h
Volkshochschule Dortmund, L 103

Moderated by Lanfranco Aceti (tr)

  1. 13:00h | James Wallbank (gb): Life on the Trailing Edge. Ten Years Exploring Trash Technology
  2. 13:20h | Yara Guasque (br): Some Initiatives in Pervasive Games in the State of Santa Catarina
  3. 13:40h | Leandro Pisano (it): Exploring Rural Territory as a New Medium
  4. 14:00h | Ricardo Peach (au): Proticipation. The Australia Council and Social Media Arts in Virtual Worlds

ISEA2010 Conference Proceedings | P17 Media Politics of the Local (PDF, 106.04 KB)

James Wallbank (gb)

Life on the Trailing Edge. Ten Years Exploring Trash Technology

James announced the planning of Access Space in a presentation entitled Low Tech Digital Revolution (Further Information: lowtech) at ISEA 1998. In this presentation, more than a decade later, James will reflect on the recycled technology / open source software strategy he proposed, which has now given birth to the most successful, most sustainable open access media lab in the GB. In particular, he'll chart the massive increase in the computing power of trash computers, and the huge rise in popularity, and perceived cultural significance, of free, open source software.

ISEA2010 Conference Proceedings | Life on the Trailing Edge. Ten Years Exploring Trash Technology (PDF)

James Wallbank is an artist, free technology advocate, and CEO of Access Space, the GB's longest running free media lab. He hasn't bought any hardware or software for ten years. Now Access Space is developing a research hub investigating sustainable strategies for community digital empowerment.

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Yara Guasque (br)

Some Initiatives in Pervasive Games in the State of Santa Catarina

Focusing on pervasive games, we compare the actions of three groups. Grupo ERRO is the one which develops its discourse and strategies within the artistic language tradition. Oasis SC invites students through the internet and the local population to reconstruct the areas that were affected by the 2008 flood. Ciberestuário Manguezais, in turn, wants to avoid the neutrality of certain aesthetic propositions, but also the simplistic character of the social projects. These initiatives stimulate participation and appropriation the technologies and information produced by the scientific community.

ISEA2010 Conference Proceedings | Some Initiatives in Pervasive Games in the State of Santa Catarina (PDF)

Yara Guasque is a multimedia artist, professor in the Post-Graduation Programme in Visual Arts of UDESC. She holds a Ph.D. from the Communication and Semiotics Programme of PUCSP. Jury of the 8th Sergio Motta Art and Technology Award. Cultural Director of ABCiber.

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Leandro Pisano (it)

Exploring Rural Territory as a New Medium

A different way for communicating rural territories through new media and technologies is possible, bringing together nature and technology to integrate digital culture with natural environment and food tradition. This conference session will discuss the rule of new media projects for operating in rural contexts through presenting some concrete examples.

ISEA2010 Conference Proceedings | Exploring Rural Territory as a New Medium (PDF)

Leandro Pisano is a curator, writer and new media producer involved in many projects regarding aesthetic side of new media and technologies. He is the initiator and director of Interferenze Festival and he had lectures and presentations during new media art and interaction design events worldwide.

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Ricardo Peach (au)

Proticipation. The Australia Council and Social Media Arts in Virtual Worlds

In 2007 the Australia Council for the Arts became the first national arts funding body to fund an artist residency in Second Life. The successful project Babelswarmwas a realtime, 3D sound sculpture grown from words spoken and typed by people in a physical gallery and in avatar form. This residency generated one of the most successful media responses for any initiative the Australia Council has run to date. As a result of this success, several subsequent virtual art initiatives were developed to engage new audiences, platforms, interfaces and curatorial practices, including funding the Australian Centre of Virtual Arts (ACVA) Laboratory.

ISEA2010 Conference Proceedings | Proticipation. The Australia Council and Social Media Arts in Virtual Worlds (PDF)

Dr. Ricardo Peach is the Program Manager of the Inter-Arts Office at the Australia Council for the Arts, where he initiated the Australia Council's first virtual world art initiatives. Born in Volksrust, Mpumalanga, he and his family migrated from South Africa to Perth, Australia in 1980. In Second Life he is known as Ricardo Paravane.

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