Event: UPGRADE! AMSTERDAM: [TAG & TRACK}

On: March 14, 2007
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About Anne Helmond
Anne Helmond is Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Culture and Program Director of the MA New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam. She is a member of the Digital Methods Initiative research collective where she focuses her research on the infrastructure of social media platforms and apps. Her research interests include digital methods, software studies, platform studies, app studies, infrastructure studies and web history.

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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
www.melkweg.nl/upgrade

‘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.

3 Responses to “Event: UPGRADE! AMSTERDAM: [TAG & TRACK}”
  • March 14, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    Sounds interesting!
    Who’s going?

  • March 15, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    think i will

  • March 15, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    shame that it’s the same night as the bruce sterling lecture..

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