“Mobile Art: The Art of the Social” presented by Hjorth

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  • Internet Art

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  • Mobile Art: The Art of the Social

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  • As mobile media becomes more ubiquitous in everyday life and contemporary art practice, how can we define mobile art? This paper seeks to coalesce some of the ways in which mobile art is being practiced and how we might begin to have a unified definition of mobile art. It seeks to frame the multiple ways in which art is playing in, and through, mobile media as part of a longer history of cultural mobilities and movement. In particular, this paper explores the rise of datafication and quantified self (QS) through mobile apps, and the critical role of mobile art which cannot be underestimated.

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