Urban Screens, a series of events and seminars around the theme of outdoor display screens in urban areas. Read more
Monumental media: Large scale projections
The power of huge projections and moreover in the context of a massive event help us rethink old concepts like monumentality in architecture. You don’t really need to construct something huge or something new, the built environment doesn’t have to be permanent, the memory of the experienced space and moment remains in the minds of [...]
1 DECEMBER SCREENING THE CITY SEMINAR
SEMINAR SCREENING THE CITY Donderdag 1 December, 10-17u, deur open 9.30 Locatie: Trouw de Verdieping, Wibautstraat 127, Amsterdam Screening the City draait om data van bewoners, beeldmateriaal van de stad en de infrastructuur van de ‘smart city’. Tijdens het seminar en in de expositie presenteren ontwerpers, onderzoekers, programmeurs, illustratoren en journalisten mogelijkheden om lokale content [...]
Pervasive Displays 2012 @ Porto
The International Symposium on Pervasive Displays will bring together researchers and professionals from different fields with a common interest on pervasive display systems as a new communication medium for public and semi-public spaces. Organized by the University of Minho and Centro de Computação Gráfica (Center for Computer Graphics) the event will take place in what [...]
Supporting the pixel liberation front: blurring the boundary between lights and displays
“…If you think of every light in the city, …essentially being a pixel…that is programmable, that is editable, that can transform the experience of the city… that respond to the people moving around in the city and engage in the city… This is a fundamental reformulation of the idea of ….urban lightning… Now you can [...]
Process or Product?
“When art is a form of behaviour, software predominates over hardware in the creative sphere. Process replaces product in importance, just as system supersedes structure.”(Roy Ascott, 1968) (Retrieved 24.10.11 from http://www.i-dat.org/about/) Katy Connor, Bristol-based artist and associate artist at the research group i-DAT (part of the Centre for Art, Media and Design Research, Faculty of [...]
Can a field of light become a screen?
When confronted to the question What is a screen?, multiple ideas emerge. As a medium, there has to be an input, and an output of information in form of light. The image shown is taken from Bruce Munro’s light installation as seen at the Eden Project in Cornwall frcom November 08 to March 09. It [...]
FLUXe is the name of Canada’s largest interactive LED screen installation which is located at Scotia Plaza at the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. According to its creative director, Steve di Lorenzo, it celebrates the notion of change as a fundamental reality in Toronto. With more than 30 square meters of surface, it can be used as [...]
Led it Up @ NFF
Between the 21st and 30th of September the Led it Up Team from the MediaLab Amsterdam team got a spot at the Nederlands Film Festival. Between 19.00hrs and 21.00hrs people could use their smart phones to play the game Galgje with Dropstuff’s screen placed in Neude Utrecht. Using dutch film database video content, and part [...]
Operating system for the city?
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/26030147[/vimeo] This interesting project is product of a joint effort between Nordkapp and Urbanscale. It attempts to build a quite interesting layer in the city for information gathering of ambient data like weather or maps and connecting people to places and/or services.This “operating system” for the city answers three main needs: Wayshowing / finding a way through [...]
Urban Screens @ Picnic!
This year’s PICNIC festival spanned the theme of Urban Futures. The question on the table was how cities of the future could adapt to deal with a global population set to hit 8 billion by the year 2030. A broad variety of talks, workshops and activities were held in Amsterdam’s northern docklands in a temporary [...]