I've organized three events coming up in Auckland that should prove
interesting to folks on the list. The series is broadly around the politics
of contemporary information technologies, but each evening focuses on one
particular topic. The format brings together academics and theorists with
artists, architects and technologists for an interdisciplinary dialogue.
Conversation #1: Space
How does the production of data also produce new spatial arrangements and
Dr. Thomas Mical + Scott Meekings
Conversation #2: Origins
How do the origins of computation actively shape the contours of thought
Dr. Frederick Kroon + Dr. Cris Calude
Conversation #3: Intimacy
How does the self shift when subjected to processes of informational
Paulette Benton-Greig + Juliet Carpenter and Gregory Kan
Location: Colab, AUT University
WG Sir Paul Reeves Building
2 Governor Fitzroy Place
Auckland, New Zealand
More information about the themes and series is available on the website:
If you need any more info, or are even interested in participating in
future Conversations, drop me a line.
#MINA2017 - International Mobile Innovation Screening - Call for mobile, smartphone & pocket films
In its 7th edition MINA, the Mobile Innovation Network Australasia, will present a public screening of smartphone, mobile and pocket films at ACMI (Australian Centre for Moving-Image) in Melbourne, Australia and at Ngā Tonga Sound and Vision (New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound) in Wellington, New Zealand in October 2017.
MINA is the longest running film festival dedicated to celebrating mobile and smartphone filmmaking internationally. MINA creates connections between filmmakers, communities and the creative industries.
The #MINA2017 International Mobile Innovation Screening will showcase short films (7 min maximum duration) produced on and with smartphones, mobile and pocket cameras.
In the last six years MINA featured new developments in narrative and non-narrative explorations, in documentary, experimental and abstract filmmaking. Last year MINA successfully introduced drone, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) productions as part of the screening program. These mobile and smartphone videos can include project showcases and documentation (maximum duration 4min).
In 2017 MINA will present
– an open call for mobile, smartphone and pocket films
– a retrospective screening – Past-Present-Future
– New Voices – a category for young filmmakers
– Smart Geographies for AR, VR, mixed reality, drones and pocket cameras.
Submission via https://filmfreeway.com/festival/MINA <https://filmfreeway.com/festival/MINA>
Deadline: 30th July [Earlybird deadline 30th May]
Screening: 25th October
MINA Screening Partners:
Beastgrip / Film Convert /Luma Touch
Supported by: Swinburne University of Technology (AUS) / Ryerson University (CA) / RMIT University (AUS)
7th International Mobile Innovation Screening
Smartphones provide opportunities to see the world in a new perspective and change the viewpoints of representation. With the rise of MoJo (mobile journalism), mobile-mentaries (mobile documentaries) and transmedia storytelling filmmakers, artists, activists and designers establish new forms of connectivity and sociability. Collaborative and co-creative filmmaking practices empower communities around the world to express themselves. With the constant innovation of camera technology and image/video processing applications, mobile and smartphones aesthetics are shaping new experiences and enable storytellers to cover new ground.
Associate Professor Gerda Cammaer, Co-Curator, Ryerson University
Dr. Patrick Kelly, Co-Curator, RMIT University
Adrian Jeffs, Co-Curator, Filmmaker
Dean Keep, Co-Curator, Swinburne University of Technology
Dr. Max Schleser, Screening Director & Co-Founder of MINA, Swinburne University of Technology