Date: Friday, November 12th 2004, 14 h
Location: Maximiliansforum, Munich, Germany
Organised by XINOBER
in co-operation with the Department of Culture, City of Munich,
and the Centre of Art and Media Technology (ZKM), Karlsruhe
The Art of Mobile Experience.
In February 2004 XINOBER organised a
conference presenting various projects
which dealed with location based applications.
In November 2004 another conference will take place in Munich, dealing
with site specific, social, and dramaturgical aspects of loacation
based and mobile applications.
The symposium focuses on two subjects:
1. The contextual relationships of mobile applications. The aim is
to get hints to successfully develop content and form of mobile applications.
2. The impact of mobile data communication on the locations where
mobile communication is done.
Further problems to be dealt with are:
• How life in the city is changed when people not only are shopping
anonymously but generate virtual communicating communities or other
• How perception of the city is changed by providing multi-dimensional
information for any site/spot in the city through mobile media?
• How this background information should interplay with reality
to deliver a new type of experience?
To deal adequately with these subjects we propose to hold to a supposed
by-pass which – in our opinion - nonetheless leads to the objective:
the manifold world of art.
It is known from painting that an object of art changes its appeal
in relation to the context it is presented in. On the other hand the
context is changed by the object. Since the sixties of the last century
site spe-cific art played an important role in the artistic world.
Today most artists are interested in the relation of the real place
with its virtual infiltration.
There is an analogous development in technology. After telephone,
TV and internet are established in offices and living rooms, now these
media step out onto the streets where they are permanent company for
us, supported by smart phone or PDA. Ubiquitous computing and always
on obscure the fringes of real and virtual world(s).
The design of the symposium will resemble artistic, site specific,
and mobility aspects too. It should combine expert talks with public
talks. In the first part of the conference experts from art, technology,
and economy will present their points of view and discuss various
aspects of the matter. This part will take place behind projection
walls in the inner area of the Maximiliansforum. The public is enabled
to inform itself about the discussion by electronic text streamers.
At the same time presentations of exemplary mobile art performances
will be shown publicly.
At the second part of the conference not only the experts will participate
but the public is invited too: together they will discuss the future
role of mobile applications. Here is the place to present a project
of mobile communication which is to be realised at the site of the
Maximiliansforum in the next year. The „Kulturtankstelle“
(culture gas station) will extend the exhibition area of Maximiliansforum
into the city.