Thursday, September 10, 2009

[Yasmin_announcements] 'My map is not your map' seminar-workshop


My map is not your
the name of the seminar-workshop to be held in Arteleku (San
Spain) from 21th to 26th September. I coordinate this meeting which will
discuss the use of new media to represent physical and human geography from
a cultural and artistic point of view. Specifically focuses on the following

- Strategies, tools and examples of subversive remapping.
- Show, exploiting or reconciling discrepancies in collaborative mapping.
- Altering the perception of the physical environment: hybrid interfaces
and tactics.

In parallel we will run a workshop that will address the production and
design of location-based experiences, using mobile devices and the

*Full program and registration (free) in the *

The meeting will feature the following speakers:

Dick van Dijk <> is concept developer at Waag
Society. Waag Society is an Amsterdam based Medialab investigating the
interplay of culture and technology in relation to society, education,
culture and healthcare. Waag Society wishes to make a contribution to the
design of the information society by looking at the possibilities of people,
their creativity and culture.

Dick has particular responsibilities for Waag Society's programme on
narrativity, exploring the use of narrative structures in new media. Among
Dick's projects are several location-based projects. Dick studied business
economics and history of art.

Lize Mogel <>is an interdisciplinary artist who
works with the interstices between art and cultural geography. She inserts
and distributes and cartographic projects into public space and via
publications. She is co-editor of the book/map collection "An Atlas of
Radical Cartography" and co-curator of the exhibition "An Atlas", which is
touring nationally. She also co-curated "Genius Loci", an exhibition of
conceptual mappings of Los Angeles (Sci-Arc, Los Angeles, California Museum
of Photography, Riverside). She has also worked with groups including the
Center for Land Use Interpretation and the Journal of Aesthetics and
Protest. Exhibitions include the Gwangju Bienniale (South Korea,) common
room (NYC), Overgaden (Copenhagen), and "Experimental Geography" (touring).
She has received grants from the Jerome Foundation, the LEF Foundation, the
Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Danish Arts Council for
her work.

Fabien Girardin <> is a researcher and
engineer at Lift lab, a research agency he co-founded. He studies and
provokes the interplay between urban infrastructures, ubiquitous
technologies and people practices. His research employs qualitative
observations to gain insights from the integration and user appropriation of
technologies in urban environments. Subsequently, Fabien mixes the gained
knowledge with engineering techniques to foresee and prototype ideas and
solutions for designers, urban service providers, city planners and decision

Giles Lane <> founded and
co-directs Proboscis. He leads its research programme (SoMa) as well as
directing major projects and initiatives such as Social Tapestries, Urban
Tapestries and Mapping Perception. Giles founded and edited COIL journal of
the moving image, co-edited Ghost Stories by Pavel Büchler, conceived the
DIFFUSION eBook format and the eBook Generator and designed the StoryCubes
format. Between 1998 and 2002 Giles worked at the Royal College of Art,
first in the Computer Related Design Research Studio (1998-2001), and
latterly as a Research Fellow in the School of Communications. Giles is a
Research Associate with MEDIA@LSE, the media and communications department
at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Giles is currently
a visiting tutor on the MA Design Course at Goldsmiths College, University
of London and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2008.

Julius von Bismarck <> presented last year
his work Fulgurator, a modified camera that detects the camera flash of
nearby people to project an image in the environment for milliseconds. The
result, ghostly and unexplained apparitions in the photographs taken by
those around him. With its gleaming interventions, Julius seeks to transform
our relationship with objects, people and spaces around us that we assumed
well known.
Jose Luis Pajares (gelo) <>. Director of the
seminar-workshop. Gelo is an artist and researcher in social communication
and locative media. He currently works at the Carlos III University in
various national research projects. His work applies natural interfaces that
redefine social interaction in public spaces, especially urban.
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