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geert lovink on Thu, 12 Jun 2008 11:55:08 +0200 (CEST)


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Urban Screens Melbourne 08
Mobile Publics Conference, Federation Square: 3-5 October 2008
Multimedia Program: 3-8 October 2008

USM08: Mobile Publics is the 3rd international conference that will 
explore
the changing relations between media, culture and cities. Mobile Publics
will address the new forms of public participation and interaction 
created
by media-dense environments. By engaging a wide range of stakeholders 
with
distinctive interests in media and public space, the conference will 
promote
new multi-disciplinary frameworks for understanding innovative public 
uses
of technology, media and art in contemporary cities. Two earlier 
conferences
in this series were held in Amsterdam (2005) and Manchester (2007).

Sessions:
Art, Technology and Public Space
Urban Screens and Public Space Broadcasting: A New Public Sphere?
Strategies for Urban Regeneration
Cross-Cultural Public Networks

Confirmed speakers include: Prof. Saskia Sassen (USA) Lynd Professor of
Sociology Columbia University; Aaron Tan (HK) Director, Research
Architecture Design, Hong Kong; Prof. Ien Ang (AU) University of Western
Sydney; Dr. Andreas Broeckmann (D) Independent Curator; Patrick Fox  
(UK)
Manager, tenantspin; Mike Gibbons (UK) Head of Live Sites & UK
Co-ordination, London2012; Manray Hsu (Taiwan) Independent Curator; 
Yann Le
Bellégo (AU) Sales Director, Barco Media, Asia-Pacific; Monica Narula 
(New
Dehli) Raqs Media Collective; Dr. Melinda Rackham (AU) Executive 
Director,
ANAT; Jan Schuijren (NI) Curator, Contemporary Arts Screen Zuidas; 
Mirjam
Struppek (D) President, International Urban Screens Association; Prof. 
Leon
van Schaik AO (AU) Professor, Architecture, Innovation Chair, RMIT
University; Soh Yeong Roh (SK) Director, Art Center Nabi.

Urban Screens 08: Mobile Publics is convened by the University of 
Melbourne
and Fed Square PL

Information and registrations: http://www.urbanscreens08.net/

Early bird registrations are available until July 31.

For earlier conferences please visit:

Urban Screens Amsterdam 05: http://www.networkcultures.org/urbanscreens
Urban Screens Manchester 07: http://www.manchesterurbanscreens.org.uk/

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