Wednesday, March 18, 2009

[Yasmin_announcements] IV Mobilefest 2009 - Call for papers

IV MOBILEFEST 2009 - International Festival of Mobile Art and Creativity
Call for Papers, Projects, Prototypes and Products.


How can mobile technology contribute to democracy, culture, art,
ecology, peace, education, health and the third-sector?


3g, mobile applications, interactive architecture, electronic art,
mobile activism, bluetooth, cyberculture, live cinema, mociology,
culture, democracy, inclusion design, ecology, education, d-i-y, gprs,
gps, LBS, innovation, mobile and wireless games, lbs, locative,
geotagging, electronic music, mobile music, m-health,
m-payment, m-gov, mobile narrative, peace, interactive net
performances with mobile and wireless devices, interchange, video
production and distribution, augmented reality, open wireless, mesh,
social nets, rfid, expanded classroom, health, sms, mobile streaming,
wearable technolgies, tendencies, third-sector, citizen video, video
call, TV on mobile, wi-fi, wi-max, zigbee, etc.


Brazil 2009: over 150 million mobile phones.

Mobilefest – International Festival of Mobile Art and Creativity, an
event that intends to question and discuss the coming of new mobile
technologies in their relations with the most varied sectors of
society, being the first international festival of its kind. Our main
objective is to provide a multifaceted and heterogeneous environment
of discussions, actions and creations that through the virtualities of
the new mobile technologies, aim intelligent solutions to solve and
discuss questions that afflict contemporary society.

The efforts upon new communication technologies is based on the
perception of its exponential growth - over 4 billion active mobile
phones in the world nowadays - and its crescent use not only in
communication between people but in activities related to education,
social inclusion, varied artistic productions, entertainment, safety,
content production and distribution, making of social nets, activist
actions, health, commerce, advertising, etc.


The I Mobilefest was launched in November, 2006, an international
seminar and exhibition, that happened in Sao Paulo, at Sesc Paulista,
with free and live transmission over the internet. The seminar counted
with the participation of 36 artists and researchers, 16 of which from
abroad, and 20 from Brazil. The II Mobilefest (2007) gathered 26
artists and researchers from abroad and 28 Brazilian artists and
researchers. We held a 3 day seminar, 2 day boot camp - MobileActive
at Mobilefest – and a 30 day international exhibition at Sesc Paulista

As its programme grew more widely, the great news were simultaneous
events in England (University of Westminster), in Holland, (The Waag
Society) and in the US (New York University - ITP and California -
USC) through video conferences and presential meetings in those
countries. Regarding the audio-visual segment, Mobilefest consolidated
the wish of creating an international net of festivals about mobile
content production.

The event also counted with the launch of recognition awards for the
best works and mobile applications, the 1st Mobilefest Awards, that
granted best works in the categories of Photojournalism, SMS Writing
(poetry and micro-story), videos, moblogs and videologs.

Also in 2007 Mobilefest became part of the official calendar of the
city of Sao Paulo.

Mobilefest's third edition took place at MIS - Museu da Imagem e do
Som (Museum of Image and Sound) and amplified its activities including
artistic performances in areas of heavy traffic of Sao Paulo's
citizens like underground stations where over 2 million people
circulate daily. The Exhibition and Seminar had 14 foreign artists and
researchers and 27 from Brazil, generating excellent background for
interchange among them and the audience as well.


* Popularise mobile technology so to contribute with social inclusion
through generalisation of knowledge, its forms of usage and
possibilities of interaction opened by these new communication medium.

* Offer the first specialized awards in recognition of works that use
mobile technology

* Promote cultural interchange between national and international
researchers of this field.

* Incite creative thought and production on the new technologies
aiming to expand possible hardware and software functions in the
mobile technology segment.

* Encourage content production in the mobile technology segment in
Brazil be it in terms of industrial or independent production.

* Make the participation of all those interested in producing and
distributing content through mobile communication networks possible.


The deadline for call for papers registration is 15th June 2009.
Announcement of selected works will happen until 15th July 2009.


Registrations should be sent by 15th June 2009 via email to
2009(at) with the information as follows below:

Full name:
Organisation/ Company:
Short biography:
Demo included? YES/NO
New tool or version to open during the event? YES/NO
Format: Conference / Workshop / Demonstration
Internet connection needed? YES/NO
Landline telephone number:
Mobile number:
University (optional):
Category proposed (democracy, culture, art, ecology, peace, education,
health, third sector or 'all' **)

** MOBILEFEST is a transdisciplinary event. The more interconnection
of information, the better.


- Abstracts should be at least 500 words long
- Papers should be at least 1000 words long
- Papers sent can be written in Portuguese, Spanish, English or Italian
- Presentations should be performed in Portuguese or English
- Works sent are limited to 45 minute presentation
- Paper should be attached in your email in .TXT, .RTF, .DOC or PDF. formats
- Technical Rider: installation plan, photos, video and complete description
- Send as many projects as you wish, but limited to one by e-mail sent
- Workshop / Demonstration - Format: from 30 minute to 2 hour
demonstration / workshop


Adriene Jenik, Alan Kay, Alberto Magno, Alberto Tognazzi, Alexandre
Matias, Alvaro Uña, Ami Dar, Amyris Fernandez, Analivia Cordeiro,
André Lemos, Andreas Blazoudakis, Angela Bardin, Anilton Salles,
Antoni Abad, Armin Medosch, Becky Faith, Brenda Burrell, Bruno
Bresani, Camille Baker, Carmen Maia, Carol Mafra, Cesar Jartorelli,
Christian Wiener, Chun-Chi Wang, Clóvis Borges, Cory Ramey, Cyrus
Frisch, Daniel Araújo, Daniel Florêncio, Daniel Oelsner Lopes, David
Barnard, David Cavallo, Douglas Nadalini da Silva, Duncan Kennedy,
Eduardo Bicudo, Eduardo Henrique Marcondes, Eliezer Muniz, Eve Arpo,
Eugenio Tissello, Eva Weber, Evamaria Trischak, Evandri Ferreira,
Evgeny Morozov, Fabio Fon, Fabio Josgrilberg, Jared Hawkey, Felipe
Albuquerque Pereira, Fernando Teco Sodré, Gabe Sawhney, Geandre
Tomazoni, Geert Lovink, Geoffrey Shea, Georgina Malagarriga, Gilson
Schwartz, Giselle Beiguelman, Graham Brown-Martin, Graziela Tanaka,
Gustavo Mansur, Gustavo Syllos, Heather A. Horst, Hermes Renato
Hildebrand, Hernani Dimantas, Howard Rheingold, Hyejin Choi, Iatã
Cannabrava, Irene Karaguilla Ficheman, Jackson Filho, Jane Placca,
Jason Lewis, Javier Rodrigo, Jean-Noël Montagné, Jinwoo Chung, Joan
Coll, Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Jorge Lopes Ramos, Juan Carlos Zuñiga
Torres, Juca Varella, Julien Ottavi, Karinna Bidermann, Kate Bauer,
Kati Hartman, Kati London, Katrin Verclas, Liana Brazil, Lisa Roberts,
Lucas Bambozzi, Lucas Longo, Lucie Bélanger , Lucio Agra, Mara
Gabrilli, Marcello Dantas, Marcelo Nunes de Carvalho, Marcelo Rubens
Paiva, Marcelo Tas, Marcia Tiburi, Marco Chiaretti, Mariana Di Stella
Piazzolla, Mario Lynch, Maroussia LÈvesque, Martin Owen, MaurÌcio
Hirata, Mauro Rubens, Max Leite, Max Schleser, Mieke Gerritzen, Mimi
Ito, Norene Leddy, Oleksandr Demchenko, Otakar Svacina, Paula Carolei,
Paulo Henrique Ferreira, Pedro Paranaguá, Rachel Jacobs, Rachel Payne,
Renato Cruz, Renato Rollemberg, Riin Kranna-Rõõs, Rob King, Rob van
Kranenburg, Robson Lisboa, Rogério da Costa, Ronaldo Simão da Costa,
Rosana Herman, Roseli de Deus Lopes, Russ Rive, Sandra Rubia da Silva,
Sergio Amadeu da Silveira, Shawn Van Every, Sheila Kinkade, Silvia
Regina Guadagnini, Simone Freitas, Sofia Oliveira, Soraya Braz, Suely
Rolnik, Tadeu Jungle, Tamaryn Nelson, Tarcísio Bannwart, Toni Eliasz,
Victor Rebouças, Volker Grassmut, Wagner Martins, Yara Guasque, Zico


Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China,
Colombia, England, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Holland, India,
Italy, Luxemburg, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Scotland, Serbia, South
Korea, Spain, Uruguay, Sweden, USA, Zimbabwe.


If you're part of a Mobile Festival and wish to join this net, please
contact us via e-mail at 2009videos(at)


Mobilefest has created Mobilefest "Nodes" in Universities, Media
Centres and Research Institutes around the world. If you wish to have
your institution linked Mobilefest, please contact us at

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