Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Locative media in the wild

From Brett Stalbaum and Naomi Spellman comes an invitation to submit a letter of interest for a 4-day interdisciplinary workshop to be held in July 2005 at the Crooked Creek Research Facility in the White Mountains of Inyo County, California.

I can't seem to find it posted online, but here are the important bits:
The goal of this workshop is to share knowledge, methods, and tools between various research disciplines that have a focus on human interaction with space. Our hope is to identify common interests as well as blind spots among a range of disciplines, in order to enrich the various practices represented, and to inspire new areas of research. Four individuals will be chosen to participate. Each will be provided with overnight accommodations, all meals, travel expenses ($300 cap), and $500 compensation.

The fields of cognitive science, anthropology, archaeology, sociology, psychology, dance, art, computer science, the earth sciences, and geography are concerned with the negotiation of space. Recent advances in wireless telecommunications, sensor technology, and Geographic Information System tools have inspired a tide of experimental creative projects. These tools are being used to address how communication, navigation, and big data are played out in space. As the landscape and urban streets become the canvas for ubiquitous computing applications, what kinds of possibilities emerge? How can research across multiple disciplines enrich the various practices?

While the workshop is intended to yield useful tools and problem-solving methods for all workshop participants, we are most concerned with fostering an interaction among disciplines, and examining and expanding upon how researchers approach spatial problems. Discussion and facilitated activity will set up a framework for activity over the 3-day workshop. Participants will be asked to present and demonstrate their own approach to spatial problems, and to collaboratively address problems outside their discipline. The problem(s) addressed will be culled from workshop participants.

Participants may be at any stage in their career, and do not need to be affiliated with an institution, academic or otherwise.

Please email a short letter of interest to with "Locative Workshop" in the subject line. Attach your CV. Explain how your research activity or practice relates to this general theme. Include any specific information you deem relevant. Letters of Interest should be received by June 10, 2005.

Questions should be directed to or


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoyed a lot!


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