Session Title:

  • Hybrid Spatial Experiences

Presentation Title:

  • Untitled



  • Chair Per­sons: Mar­tin Rieser & Dim­itris Char­i­tos
    Pre­sen­ters: Teri Rueb, Chris­t­ian Nold, Mark Shep­ard & Mar­cos Novak

    Key Areas to be ad­dressed:
    1) Artists use of lo­ca­tion-aware mo­bile com­mu­ni­ca­tion in pub­lic space linked with so­cial media.
    Q How can we as artists ad­e­quately un­der­stand the chang­ing na­ture of  per­va­sive and  mo­bile media?
    2) Artists recre­at­ing a sense of ‘place’ with emer­gent per­va­sive tech­nolo­gies.
    Per­va­sive media is suc­cess­fully en­rich­ing place with in­for­ma­tion and so­cial net­works, but these mes­sages don’t nec­es­sar­ily add artis­tic or so­cial mean­ing to those spaces, thereby cre­at­ing place out of space. We live in a world of lost his­to­ries-artists can re­frame these in new ways for the pub­lic, the prob­lem­atic is how this dif­fers from any tra­di­tional pub­lic art prac­tice.                 Q: If per­va­sive media al­lows the in­for­ma­tional en­rich­ment of space, can we also en­able the pub­lic to do this for them­selves through processes which are not de­ter­mined in a top-down, but in a bot­tom-up man­ner?
    Q: Can the use of per­va­sive media, through such processes, re­veal new as­pects of so­cial in­ter­ac­tion, new pat­terns and dy­nam­ics of ac­tiv­ity within urban space?
    3) A hy­brid spa­tial ex­pe­ri­ence is the re­sult of the use of loca­tive media or aug­mented re­al­ity mo­bile ICTs which af­ford the merg­ing of ma­te­r­ial (space de­ter­mined by ma­te­r­ial el­e­ments) and im­ma­te­r­ial space (de­ter­mined by dig­i­tally pro­duced rep­re­sen­ta­tions).
    Q: In what sense can we ex­am­ine and de­fine the artis­tic af­for­dances of this emer­gent medium?