Urban Screens, a series of events and seminars around the theme of outdoor display screens in urban areas. Read more
Urban Screens Reader – Order Now!
The Urban Screens Reader is the first book to focus entirely on the topic of urban screens. In assembling contributions from a range of leading theorists, in conjunction with a series of case studies dealing with artists’ projects and screen operators’ and curators’ experiences, the reader offers a rich resource for those interested in the [...]
Cell Phone Disco @ Urban Screens
Do you know that annoying buzzing sound that comes from stereo speakers when a cellphone rings? That noise in the speakers is interference, and it is audible evidence of the electronic field that emanates from your cell phone. Cell Phone Disco, a project by Auke Touwslager and Ursula Lavrencic, visualizes this electromagnetic interference. The installation [...]
Gijs Gootjes & MediaLAB Amsterdam
As a project-manager of MediaLAB Amsterdam, Gijs Gootjes works with students from various institutes of the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam. He began his presentation with a video example from earlier this year that he worked on with his students. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP7ILMUCsrs[/youtube] “We were very proud of this project because it was the [...]
Book Launch: ‘Urban Screens Reader’
In the final session of the Urban Screens conference which took place in Amsterdam last Friday, Sabine Niederer announced the launch of the first book dedicated entirely to the urban screens theme, Urban Screens Reader. The book was edited by Scott McQuire and Meredith Martin from the University of Melbourne and Sabine Niederer from the Institute [...]
Nanette Hoogslag, “Images not only as art, but as commentary”
In 2005 Nanette Hoogslag developed the idea for Oog, inviting artists to react to current affairs in an online environment. This became ‘Oog’, a weekly online page in one of the largest Dutch national newspapers the ‘Volkskrant’. Today Hoogslag's presented the projects of the Visual Correspondents Foundation, illustrated with various examples of the screen-based art works commissioned over the last 5 years.
Theo Watson: Start Your Own Graffiti Research Lab!
Theo Watson is one of the members of Graffiti Research Lab, an art group which brings together hacking and graffiti writing into digital graffiti as a form of communication in urban spaces. The organization is based in New York and now has other nodes Mexico, Vienna, and Amsterdam, where Theo is located. The group experiments [...]
Nanna Verhoeff: Mobile Digital Cartography from Representation to Performance of Space
Nanna Verhoeff, associate professor in the department of Media and Culture studies at Utrecht University, had one of the very few yet very welcomed theoretical presentations in relation to the theme of the conference, urban screens. Her contribution focused in particular on mobile screens [...]
Martijn de Waal, Improving Cultural Public Space
Martijn de Waal is a writer and researcher, who has specialized in the relation between technology, media and (public) culture. Together with Michiel de Lange he founded The Mobile City, a think tank and knowledge network on digital media and urban culture. “What is Urban Culture?”, asks Martijn, “The city is a place full of [...]
Matthijs ten Berge, “Find ways that we can engage us with our public space”
Matthijs ten Berge is co-director of illuminate Outdoor Media. Berge was the first presenter this morning at the Institute of Network Culture’s Urban Screens conference. Before diving into this talk he began with a message, “I’d like to say that I’m not here just to present my work to you, but I’m here to meet [...]
Juha Van ‘T Zelfde on the Role of ‘Urban Informatics’ and the ‘Cloud City’ in Urban Redevelopment
Juha Van ‘t Zelfde spoke today at the Urban Screens conference in behalf of VURB, a foundation located in Amsterdam which focuses on policy and design research concerning urban computational systems. His presentation focused on what might be called ‘urban informatics’. VURB endorses the development of ‘urban informatics’ as a potential discipline concerned with the [...]