[csaa-forum] FW: Urban Screens Conference 2008 posting

Jean Burgess je.burgess at qut.edu.au
Tue Jun 10 12:40:20 CST 2008

Forwarded by request, apologies for cross-postings.

Urban Screens Melbourne 08
Mobile Publics Conference, Federation Square: 3-5 October 2008
Multimedia Program: 3-8 October 2008

USM08: Mobile Publics is a major international conference that will explore
the changing relations between media, culture and cities. Mobile Publics
will address the new forms of public participation and interaction created
by media-dense environments. By engaging a wide range of stakeholders with
distinctive interests in media and public space, the conference will promote
new multi-disciplinary frameworks for understanding innovative public uses
of technology, media and art in contemporary cities.

Art, Technology and Public Space
Urban Screens and Public Space Broadcasting: A New Public Sphere?
Strategies for Urban Regeneration
Cross-Cultural Public Networks

Confirmed speakers include: Prof. Saskia Sassen (USA) Lynd Professor of
Sociology Columbia University; Aaron Tan (HK) Director, Research
Architecture Design, Hong Kong; Prof. Ien Ang (AU) University of Western
Sydney; Dr. Andreas Broeckmann (D) Independent Curator; Patrick Fox  (UK)
Manager, tenantspin; Mike Gibbons (UK) Head of Live Sites & UK
Co-ordination, London2012; Manray Hsu (Taiwan) Independent Curator; Yann Le
Bellégo (AU) Sales Director, Barco Media, Asia-Pacific; Monica Narula (New
Dehli) Raqs Media Collective; Dr. Melinda Rackham (AU) Executive Director,
ANAT; Jan Schuijren (NI) Curator, Contemporary Arts Screen Zuidas; Mirjam
Struppek (D) President, International Urban Screens Association; Prof. Leon
van Schaik AO (AU) Professor, Architecture, Innovation Chair, RMIT
University; Soh Yeong Roh (SK) Director, Art Center Nabi.

Urban Screens 08: Mobile Publics is convened by the University of Melbourne
and Fed Square PL
Information and registrations: http://www.urbanscreens08.net/

Early bird registrations are available until July 31.

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