PAST EXHIBITIONS / TECH AND THE CITY
OCTOBER 13 DECEMBER 22 2001
TECH AND THE CITY showcases work that takes digital
content off of the screen and into our streets, buildings and
even furniture. Mobile technologies have changed the way that
we communicate, letting us talk to and text-message friends from
the street, train or shopping mall. The launch of new 3G or Third-Generation
phones in the next year will introduce audio, video and games
alongside new ways of communicating with friends and information
services. How will this affect the fabric of our towns and cities?
What happens when you can text message a building? How can artists
and designers create work that travels with us as we go between
our homes, offices and streets?
TECH AND THE CITY builds on The Media Centre's
innovative research into mobile technologies by showcasing the
work of artists and designers from across the UK, including:
Greyworld Urban Sketches
A mini-retrospective of installations by GREYWORLD one
of the UKs leading developers of interactive digital art
for urban spaces.
The Phone Book commission 'micro-stories' - short narratives under
150 words designed to be read from mobile phones or on the web.
A showcase of recent research projects from The Media Centre and
its tenants, including Rachel Baker's TIGERTXT, SMS Poetry from
and Interactive Solution's LOSTWORLD.
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