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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Added: MINA conference

Looks to be of primary interest to those exploring mobile filmmaking, but other topics might be of interest as well:

"The Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa [MINA] creates interactions between 
people, content and the creative industries"

This CFP looks interesting:

2nd International Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium
Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa
23rd -25th November 2012
Massey University, Wellington, NZ

As part of the BLOW Festival 2012, the MINA symposium will take place in the College of Creative Art’s magnificent new Te Ara Hihiko building.
MINA [www.mina.pro] is an international network that promotes cultural and research activities to expand the emerging possibilities of mobile media. MINA aims to explore the opportunities for interaction between people, content and the creative industry within the context of Aotearoa/New Zealand and internationally.
The symposium will provide a platform for filmmakers, artists, designers, researchers, ‘pro-d-users’ and industry professionals to debate the prospect of wireless, mobile and ubiquitous technologies in art and design environments and the creative industries. MINA invites paper proposals relating (but not limited) to; mobile lens media, iPhoneography, mobile video production, mobile-mentaries (mobile documentaries), mobile network and transmedia, mobile communities, mobile media and social change, mobile visual arts, mobile locative media, citizen journalism, mobile visual literacy, mobile media in education and mobile technologies and civic media.

Mobile phones have evolved rapidly from a communication device to a creative and educational tool. For communities world-wide mobile technologies provide access to a vast amount of new services. Mobile media has also established new forms of connectivity and sociability within contemporary art and design practices. The current mediascape can be described as a dynamic ecosystem that has seen the emergence of new media aesthetics and formats, such as iPhoneography and mobile-mentary (mobile documentary) filmmaking. The participatory turn in media culture (collaboration, co-creation and crowd-sourcing) also creates new opportunities and challenges for visual communication design. (Mobile phone) users (or rather pro-d-users), artists, designers, filmmakers and independent creatives can define new modes of mobile media practices transcending the realm of established disciplines and transform the contemporary mediascape. Innovative business models utilise mobile apps and redefine the distribution of media content. Mobile devices enable us to see the world from new viewpoints and angles. The 2nd International Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium will explore these developments and dynamics in a transdisciplinary context.
Paper proposals should be submitted by the 15th August 2012. MINA also welcomes presentations in a variety of formats including workshops, poster presentations, performances, project showcases and screenings. The international symposium will also provide the opportunity to present papers via live video and live web-broadcasts.
Papers will be published in the Intellect Journal Ubiquity #MINA2012 Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation special edition (http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/weblog/view-Post,id=56679/).
Please send a proposal of approximately 350 words including a title and brief biographical note to max@mina.pro"

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