Opportunity: digital networks and physical space workshop

Just a few lines to remind you of the Digital Networks and Physical Space production-oriented workshop and seminar at the Medialab Prado in Madrid. There’s only a few days (deadline is January 30) left to send your projects.

Projects and papers should deal with the relationship between digital networks and physical space: how new locative technologies are changing the way citizens perceive the physical and geographic space and how these media are reorganizing civic communication and interaction (from “geobrowsers” to the Local Web 2.0 or the “hyperlocal” journalism). The aim is to explore how we “tag the world” with new devices and how the digital and the physical world interact, creating new artistic tendencies as well as new kinds of human relations. The projects don’t have to focus strictly on geo-localizing and gps. The scope is broader: place blogging, locative media gaming, or public art connected to digital networks…

The two week production workshop which will also include seminars, lectures and mini-workshops (for other examples of the results from Medialab Prado workshop see my ongoing coverage of visualizar and of interactivos?)

People whose projects will be selected are provided with travel costs and accommodation. Collaborators will get accommodation.

The workshop is directed by Juan Martín Prada. With the participation of: Julian Oliver, Lalya Gaye, Hackitectura, and Michelle Teran.

Place and time: Medialab-Prado, Madrid. from 3 to 14 March 2008

More information and application guidelines at inclusiva-net.org.