Creating Spaces @ PIT, June 5

Posted by Sandy Claes on Monday May 30th 2011 at 15:27

The first prototype of our new multi-touchsystem will be shown this Sunday at the opening of ‘PIT’ which is the first exhibition of Z-OUT (Z33) in Borgloon. This event will take place at the Stroopfabriek where a large 42 inch LCD multi-touchtable is placed to experiment with. This table will only be present at the opening but, during the exhibition, there will be a 23 inch multi-touchscreen for quick consulting at the touristoffice and  the ‘old’ multi-touchtable will be present in the library of Borgloon for more in-depth exploring. More information about the exhibition can be found here.

CFP: Social Media – New Masses

Posted by Marjan on Monday May 30th 2011 at 09:07

CFP: Soziale Medien – Neue Massen (Lueneburg, 2-4 Feb 11)
Deadline: Aug 31, 2011

2. Medienwissenschaftliches Symposion der DFG: SOZIALE MEDIEN — NEUE MASSEN

CFP: Whose Participation? Spaces of Interaction

Posted by Marjan on Monday May 23rd 2011 at 09:24

Call for papers:

Whose Participation? Spaces of Interaction in Contemporary Art and Architecture
December 16/17, 2011
Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, Switzerland
Organized by the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture
(gta), ETH Zurich

Mapping a Euregional platform for fashion at i_beta/event 2011

Posted by Selina on Tuesday May 17th 2011 at 12:00










On Friday 13th of May 2011, research group Social Spaces together with FASHIONCLASH organized a mapping session at the i_beta/event 2011 in Heerlen, the Netherlands. The participants, coming from various disciplines, were asked to visualize a Euregional platform for fashion. Together, they discussed what the aims of such platform could be, what key values it would represent, which (collaboration of) people would be essential to keep the platform active and whether there would be an online and an offline counterpart.

If you want to know how the mapping went, check out the MAP-it website or click here for the mapping report.

puntKom at i_beta/event 2011

Posted by Selina on Friday May 6th 2011 at 09:00

Some years ago, we (Media, Arts & Design Faculty in Genk) started with puntKom (a series of informal evenings on culture, technology, design,…). We had puntKom-sessions on SoundCode, on interactive textiles, on Bastard Culture,… and thanks to the interesting speakers and the enthusiastic crowd (and the chilled beer), they all turned out quite nice.

The next puntKom will be a special edition and will take place in the context of the i_beta/event 2011 in Heerlen (NL). This puntKom-session at the i_beta/event will feature some interesting presentations:

(1) Marlous Willemsen of Imagine IC will talke about the technological & participative art ideas of the Bijlmer Euro project.

(2) C-md students Patrizio Laforte and Nicholas Schepers will present their student projects. Patrizio will talk about his thesis project ad hoc music networks in public spaces, in which he focuses on the role of sound in public spaces. Nicholas will present his thesis project engaging the local self through pervasive play, in which he researches how game design can be used to help digital natives to take action against discrimination.

(3) The image of the London tube placed on the Euregion Meuse-Rhine represents an idea of this region being a networked city across nation-borders. The image is evolving and new layers and meaning are added to the map and the concept over time. At puntKom, some new layers of the Ambition map Eutropolis will be presented to the audience.

So, be sure to check it out! Visit the puntKom at Poppodium Nieuwe Nor (Pancratiusstraat 30, Heerlen (NL)) on Friday 13th May from 13.45 – 15.30h!

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