NewBraveWorld, a series of workshops around Internet of Things, Ubicomp and Locative Media it’s now opening the Workshop 2: Hybrid Scrapyard with Jonah Brucker-Cohen and Katherine Moriwaki, from 19 to 24 May 2008 at Imal, for a maximum of 15 participants.
The workshop will introduce how ubiquitous computing (Ubicomp) and network technologies allow the design and deployment of augmented objects connected to the Internet. We will address how the Internet and our online behaviors can be made tangible in the physical world and how our physical acts have roles, presence or consequences in the cyberspace.
Workshop attendees learn how to build a variety of projects from found and/or discarded objects which will be augmented with embedded computing and connected
to the Internet or configured iinto network of communicating objects.
An “Internet-of-Things” is under construction with technologies for unique digital identification (RFID), geolocation (GPS), embedded computing (ubiquitous or pervasive computing) and mobile networking (e.g. wifi, wimax, umts/3g). Places and objects become linked to digital media which can be everywhere people are.
Our digital life and social interactions are going to happen through tangible augmented objects and our physical environment will become the playground of new social and artistic behaviors, interventions, actions both in data and media spaces.
“New Brave World” proposes 4 workshops exploring the roles of artists, designers, media makers and creative scientists/developers in this context of the merge of digital and physical spaces. NewBraveWord is produced by iMAL with the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund.