[ubuntu-art] Medialab-Prado's activities in ElectroSmog Festival (March 18)
difusion at medialab-prado.es
Tue Mar 16 13:49:52 GMT 2010
*ElectroSmog Festival at Medialab-Prado
*on March 18, 2010 from 4 pm to 11 pm*
Venue: Medialab-Prado · Plaza de las Letras, C/ Alameda, 15 Madrid (Spain)
difusion (at) medialab-prado.es
Join us at the ElectroSmog festival! From March 18 through 20 this event
will propose a critique of the worldwide explosion of mobility, and an
exploration of the new forms of connectedness with others offered to us
by network and communication technologies. The program includes
international debates and discussions, performances and art projects
that will be streamed live through the Festival's website
http://www.electrosmogfestival.net/. The public will be able to
participate *locally from Medialab-Prado* or *on-line through the web
interface*, that allows to post comments and vote.
Medialab-Prado participates in this international event with the
following activities [live streaming from Medialab-Prado's website]:
*4 pm - 6 pm: Debate about Hyper-Mobility (+ presentation of /In the
Hyper-mobility poses a myriad of challenges for urban planners: How
is urban planning responding to conditions of hyper-mobility? Are
networking technologies playing a role in policies and actions? +
Presentation of "In the Air" project, collaboratively developed
during Visualizar'08 and Visualizar'09 workshops in Medialab-Prado.
Presented by Nerea Calvillo, author.
*6 pm - 8 pm: Riverrun: A collective and experimental online artwork
workshop* (previous registration at medialab-prado's website)
Riverrun could be described as an emergent Exquisite Corpse.
Creators collaborate in the making of a collective story in real
time. Each person participates, using their own computer (client),
by writing a small part of a collective story. A session of at least
four parallel experiments: two in English and two in Spanish. These
collective writing experiments will involve both local and online
participation. Developed by artist Kevin McCourt and theoretical
physicist Bartolo Luque.
*9 pm - 11 pm: Debate about City and Country Branding
City and regional branding strategies contribute disproportionally
to increased travel and mobility, both for touristic purposes as
well as for professional travel and conference-mania. But from an
ecological point of view, however, the branding strategy is highly
questionable. Are cities and regions economically viable at all
without effective branding and promotion strategies?
Participants in Medialab-Prado: Ana Méndez, moderator, Isidro López
(Observatorio Metropolitano) and Eva Ramos López (Town Planning and
Housing Area, Madrid City Council)
More information: http://medialab-prado.es/article/electrosmog_festival
Nerea García Garmendia
Comunicación / Press
Área de Las Artes, Ayuntamiento de Madrid
Plaza de las Letras
Alameda, 15 28014 Madrid
Tfno. +34 914 202 754
difusion at medialab-prado.es
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