Event: UPGRADE! AMSTERDAM: [TAG & TRACK}
When: wed. March 21st 2007 || start 20.30 hrs. / doors: 20.00 hrs.
Where: Melkweg, Theater, Lijnbaansgracht 234 A, Amsterdam | free entrance |
LIVE webcast: www.fabchannel.com
‘Locative media’ are hot: from cell phones to GPS, to other means of satellite communications. A world without the latter seems unthinkable, or perhaps even non-navigationable. Experiments with locative media within the arts have mostly focused on and taken place within an urban context.
Upgrade! Amsterdam [tag & track] offers a counterbalance and highlights projects where the technology itself is not the main feature, but rather how their usage functions within specific contexts, and generates a multitude of meanings and experiences: from Fulani nomads in Nigeria to what the migration mapping of Montagu’s Harrier brings about between ornithologists from Groningen and farmers in Mauritania.