Related Projects

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Center for Land Use Interpretation
The Center for Land Use Interpretation is a research organization involved in exploring, examining, and understanding land and landscape issues. The Center employs a variety of methods to pursue its mission - engaging in research, classification, extrapolation, and exhibition. It is based in the United States and serves as a successful model of an organization that exists at the intersection of multiple boundaries. It has produced a number of significant recent exhibitions.

Land Arts of the American West
Land Arts of the American West is an interdisciplinary field program expanding the definition of land art through direct experience with the full range of human interventions in the landscape, from the inscriptions of pictographs and petrogylphs to the construction of roads, dwellings, and monuments, as well as traces of those actions. Land art includes gestures both small and grand, directing our attention from potsherd, cigarette butt, and mark in the sand to human settlements, monumental artworks, and military/industrial projects such as hydroelectric dams and decommissioned airfields.

London Fieldworks
One of the groups invited to attend Paralelo, who are unfortunately unable to come along - and whose work is highly relevant to the agenda - is London Fieldworks. They are a duo, Jo Joelson and Bruce Gilchrist. They work in various localities around Europe and beyond, with an intensive approach to practice based research methodologies which have led to some sublimely beautiful and always interesting/stimulating projects that can reflect also on scientific experiments but always achieve aesthetic and collaborative manifestation. They have worked consistently with specialists from other disciplines across the scientific and technological spectrum. Jo is currently a 3 year AHRC Research Fellow based at South Bank University in London. You can see more about their work at their website. We have also invited Jo and Bruce to contribute to the discussions on this site as they are (for personal reasons) unable to join us for the meeting in Sao Paulo this time round. They have had some previous experience of Brasil however having been part of a small workshop held in the north east a year or so ago and we have invited them to tell us some of their thoughts on that experience and other things that may be useful for us to consider at our meeting which relate to the broader Paralelo themes.[]

Luminous Green
Luminous Green is a series of gatherings about the world. About the world that supports life today and about the possible worlds that can support more luminous life in the future. With these events, the interdisciplinary laboratory FoAM calls upon the creative sector to enrich the public debate around environmental sustainability, ethical living and eco-technology.


IV MOBILEFEST 2009 - International Festival of Mobile Art and Creativity
Call for Papers, Projects, Prototypes and Products.


How can mobile technology contribute to democracy, culture, art, ecology, peace, education, health and the third-sector?


Brazil 2009: over 150 million mobile phones.

Mobilefest - International Festival of Mobile Art and Creativity, an event that intends to question and discuss the coming of new mobile technologies in their relations with the most varied sectors of society, being the first international festival of its kind. Our main objective is to provide a multifaceted and heterogeneous environment of discussions, actions and creations that through the virtualities of the new mobile technologies, aim intelligent solutions to solve and discuss questions that afflict contemporary society.

The efforts upon new communication technologies is based on the perception of its exponential growth - over 4 billion active mobile phones in the world nowadays - and its crescent use not only in communication between people but in activities related to education, social inclusion, varied artistic productions, entertainment, safety, content production and distribution, making of social nets, activist actions, health, commerce, advertising, etc.


The I Mobilefest was launched in November, 2006, an international seminar and exhibition, that happened in Sao Paulo, at Sesc Paulista, with free and live transmission over the internet. The seminar counted with the participation of 36 artists and researchers, 16 of which from abroad, and 20 from Brazil. The II Mobilefest (2007) gathered 26 artists and researchers from abroad and 28 Brazilian artists and researchers. We held a 3 day seminar, 2 day boot camp - MobileActive at Mobilefest - and a 30 day international exhibition at Sesc Paulista Gallery.

Mobilefest's third edition took place at MIS - Museu da Imagem e do Som (Museum of Image and Sound) and amplified its activities including artistic performances in areas of heavy traffic of Sao Paulo's citizens like underground stations where over 2 million people circulate daily. The Exhibition and Seminar had 14 foreign artists and researchers and 27 from Brazil, generating excellent background for interchange among them and the audience as well.


  • Popularise mobile technology so to contribute with social inclusion through generalisation of knowledge, its forms of usage and possibilities of interaction opened by these new communication medium.
  • Offer the first specialized awards in recognition of works that use mobile technology
  • Promote cultural interchange between national and international researchers of this field.
  • Incite creative thought and production on the new technologies aiming to expand possible hardware and software functions in the mobile technology segment.
  • Encourage content production in the mobile technology segment in Brazil be it in terms of industrial or independent production.
  • Make the participation of all those interested in producing and distributing content through mobile communication networks possible.


The deadline for call for papers registration is 15th June 2009.
Announcement of selected works will happen until 15th July 2009.


Registrations should be sent by 15th June 2009 via email to 2009(at) with the information as follows below:

** MOBILEFEST is a transdisciplinary event. The more interconnection of information, the better.


Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, England, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Holland, India, Italy, Luxemburg, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Scotland, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Uruguay, Sweden, USA, Zimbabwe.

Festival Internacional de Arte e Criatividade Móvel
Pôsters, Papers, Projetos, Protótipos e Produtos.

Como a tecnologia móvel pode contribuir para a democracia, cultura, arte, ecologia, paz, educação, saúde, e o terceiro setor?

3g, aplicativos móveis, arquitetura interativa, arte eletrônica, arte, ativismo móvel, bluetooth, cibercultura, cinema ao vivo, mociologia, cultura, democracia, design de inclusão, ecologia, educação móvel, faça você mesmo, gprs, gps, LBS, inovação, jogos móveis e wireless, lbs, locative, mms, geotagging, música eletrônica, música móvel, m-health, m-payment, m-gov, narrativa móvel, paz, performances interativas em rede com dispositivos móveis e wireless, intercâmbio, produção e distribuição de vídeo, realidade aumentada, redes abertas, redes mesh, redes sociais, rfid, sala de aula expandida, saúde, sensores, sms, streaming móvel, tecnologias vestíveis, tendências, terceiro setor, vídeo cidadão, vídeo chamada, TV no celular, wi-fi, wi-max, zigbee, etc.

Brasil 2009: + de 150 milhões de celulares.

O Mobilefest - Festival Internacional de Arte e Criatividade Móvel é um evento que busca questionar e discutir o advento das novas tecnologias móveis em suas relações com os mais diversos âmbitos da sociedade, constituindo-se no primeiro festival internacional do gênero. O objetivo principal é proporcionar um ambiente multifacetado e heterogêneo de discussões, ações e criações que visem, através das virtualidades das novas tecnologias móveis, soluções inteligentes para a resolução ou mesmo discussão das questões que afligem as sociedades contemporâneas.

O empenho do evento sobre as novas tecnologias de comunicação é baseado na percepção de seu crescimento exponencial - são mais de 4 bilhões de celulares ativos no mundo atualmente - e de sua crescente utilização não só para a comunicação entre as pessoas, mas em atividades de educação, inclusão social, produções artísticas variadas, entretenimento, segurança, produção e distribuição de conteúdos, conformação de redes de sociabilidade, ações ativistas, saúde, comércio, publicidade, etc.

O I Mobilefest foi lançado em novembro de 2006, a partir do seminário internacional, realizado em São Paulo, no Sesc Paulista, com transmissão ao vivo e gratuita pela Internet. O Seminário contou com a participação de 16 artistas e pesquisadores estrangeiros e 20 artistas e especialistas brasileiros.
O II Mobilefest (2007) reuniu 26 artistas e pesquisadores extrangeiros e 28 artistas e pesquisadores brasileiros. Foram 5 dias de seminários, 2 de boot camp - MobileActive no Mobilefest - e 30 dias de mostra expositiva na Galeria do Sesc Paulista.

Com o crescimento de sua programação, a grande novidade foi a realização de eventos simultâneos na Inglaterra (University of Westminster), na Holanda (The Waag Society)e no Estados Unidos (New York University - ITP e California - USC) através de videoconferências e encontros presenciais nestes países.

No setor de audiovisual, o Mobilefest consolidou o desejo de criar uma rede internacional de festivais sobre produção de conteúdo móvel. O evento contou também com o lançamento da premiação de reconhecimento dos melhores trabalhos e aplicações móveis, o I Prêmio Mobilefest, que premiou os melhores trabalhos nas categorias Foto Jornalismo, Escrita SMS (Poesia e Micro conto), Vídeos e Moblogs e Videologs. Ainda em 2007 o Festival Mobilefest se tornou parte oficial do calendário para a cidade de São Paulo.

A Terceira edição do Mobilefest aconteceu no MIS - Museu da Imagem e do Som e ampliou suas atividades incluindo performances artísticas em locais de grande circulação de publico de São Paulo como o Metro, por onde passam mais de 2.000.000 de pessoas por dia. A Mostra e o Seminário contaram com a participação de 14 artistas e pesquisadores de estrangeiros e 27 palestrantes brasileiros criando um excelente cenário de troca e intercâmbio com o público do evento


  • Popularizar a tecnologia móvel de maneira a contribuir com a inclusão digital, através da generalização do conhecimento, de suas formas de utilização e das possibilidades de interação abertas por esses novos meios de comunicação.
  • Oferecer ao público a primeira premiação especializada no reconhecimento de trabalhos que utilizam a tecnologia móvel.
  • Promover intercâmbios culturais entre os pesquisadores e produtores nacionais e internacionais deste meio.
  • Incentivar o pensamento e a produção criativa acerca das novas tecnologias visando expandir as funções de hardware e software possíveis no âmbito da tecnologia móvel.
  • Estimular a produção de conteúdo no setor de tecnologia móvel no Brasil tanto em termos das produções de âmbito industrial, quanto do ponto de vista do criador independente.
  • Possibilitar a participação de todos que se interessem em produzir e distribuir conteúdos através das redes móveis de comunicação.

A data limite para as inscrições na chamada de trabalhos é 15 de junho de 2009.
Os selecionados serão comunicados ate 15 de julho de 2009.

As inscrições devem ser enviadas até 15 de junho de 2009 via email para 2009(at) com a informação abaixo:

Categoria proposta (democracia, cultura, arte, ecologia, paz, educação,
saúde, terceiro setor ou ‘todos’ **)

**O MOBILEFEST é um evento transdisciplinar, quanto mais interconexão entre os conhecimentos, melhor.

- Abstratcts precisam ter no mínimo 300 palavras
- Papers precisam ter no mínimo 1000 palavras
- Os papers enviados podem ser escritos em português, espanhol, inglês ou italiano.
- As apresentações deverão ser feitas em Inglês ou Português
- Os trabalhos enviados estarão limitados à 45 minutos de apresentação
- O paper deve estar em anexo no email em arquivo nos formato .txt, .rtf, .doc ou .pdf.
- Rider técnico: planta da instalação, fotos, vídeo e descritivo completo.
- Envie quantos projetos quiser, limitado a um por e-mail enviado.
- Workshop/Demonstração -
Formato: 30 minutos até 2 horas de demonstração / workshop

Alemanha, Argentina, Áustria, Bangladesh, Bélgica, Brasil, Canadá, China, Colômbia, Coréia do Sul, Escócia, Espanha, EUA, Finlândia, Estônia, Finlândia, França, Holanda, Índia, Inglaterra, Itália, Luxemburgo, México, Peru, Portugal, Servia, Suécia, Uruguai, Zimbábue.

Se você faz parte de um Festival Mobile e deseja participar dessa rede, por favor, entre em contato conosco via e-mail no videos2009(at)

O Mobilefest criou uma rede de Mobilefest "Nodes" em Universidades, Centros de Mídia, e Institutos de Pesquisa ao redor do mundo. Se você quer que sua instituição seja ligada ao Mobilefest, por favor, entre em contato conosco pelo videos2009(at)


My Green Guerilla

Call for Papers
Network Ecologies: The Ethics of Waste in the Information Society

Call for Papers for Vol. 11 (08/2009) by Soenke Zehle, Matthias Feilhauer

* Deadline for extended abstracts: May 1, 2009
* Notification of acceptance to authors: May 15, 2009
* Deadline for full articles: July 15, 2009
* Deadline for revised articles: August 15, 2009
* Publication: August, 2009

The (emergent) transnational network of organizing around environmental and social justice issues in the global networks of electronics production is arguably the most vital area of 'network culture' when it comes to broader ecopolitical concerns. Given the fetishization of dematerialization-through-technology of an earlier generation of cyberlibertarian theorizing, we consider these efforts to have significance beyond the already broad array of issues related to the toxicity of computers and its implications to workers, users, and the environment.

The contemporary environmental justice movement has already (and successfully) criticized conceptual frameworks that consider
environmentalism a post-materialist luxury rather than a matter of survival, and made visible the 'colonialism' of a wilderness tradition that had underwritten territorial expansion across the US and in other parts of the world. Yet while its organizational dynamic already
involves questions of historical and political epistemology, few people look to ecopolitics as a vehicle to advance broader causes of
(cultural, economic, political, social) justice. Which is why, for this issue of IRIE, we would like to invite suggestions on how our new
(and old) networking machines might become the pragmata of a new ecopolitics, true "matters of concern" (Bruno Latour) of info-ethical reflection.

With this issue, IRIE, dedicated to the development of information ethics as reflexive practice and conceptual horizon, aims to engage
the broad range of materialities involved in acts and processes of communication, information, and knowledge production. This includes,
but is not limited to, the very instruments we employ, use, and discard in ever-shorter cycles of consumption, outpacing our efforts
to develop appropriate mechanisms of disposal and recycling : from old television sets to LCD and plasma displays, from old disk drives to
flash cards and RFID chips. Used locally, but designed, produced, and discarded across the world, the usage of these instruments - things - raises a host of questions whose technical and political questions are increasingly being explored, but whose info-ethical dimensions deserve greater attention as they may requires us to revisit cherished assumptions regarding the scope and desirability of information-societal developments as we know them.

Electronics activism has already defined an agenda of environmental and social justice, drawing on number of perspectives such as
environmental debt, environmental and resource rights, political and social ecology, resource efficiency, and occupational health and
safety. In addition to giving rise to concrete initiatives in the areas of fair production, procurement, and disposal, these activisms
also encourage a re-appropriation of notion of sustainability. Since the UN 'Earth Summit' in 1992, sustainability has featured prominently in policy initiatives. And while for some, it has been discredited by its vagueness and widespread subordination to corporate visions of self-regulation it might be revitalized to refer to the outcomes of (inevitable) ecological distribution conflicts, encouraging ecopolitics to venture beyond consensus-oriented paradigms of environmental governance. Such broader ecopolitical perspectives (or network ecologies, the term we would like to suggest as an umbrella concept) can serve as an integrative idiom to combine important vectors of inquiry that open up more general descriptions of the contemporary conjuncture.

We therefore invite contributors to reflect on the question of a 'sustainable' information society from within an ecopolitical, info-ethical horizon. Suggested topics include:

* No single injunction to reuse or recycle will resonate across all net.cultures. What role do questions of translation, inter- and transculturality play in the articulation of new ecopolitical perspectives?
* Can info-ethics avoid the conceptual dead-end of a culture/nature divide in its exploration of a politics of nature by way of engaging process oriented, procedural perspectives on political ecology? If so, how does it address questions of agency and accountability?
* What is the link between such network ecologies and aesthetic regimes, from postcolonial analysis of how 'we' have looked at nature to artists developing an ecopolitical aesthetics of disappearance?
* What role might the open, decentralized creation of hard- and software play in the creation of sustainable ICT infrastructures?
* The transnational networks of design, production, and disposal involve large numbers of migrant workers, often concentrated in export-orientated economic zones partially exempt from national (environmental, social) regulation. What role do questions of labor and the transformation of sovereignty play in the articulation of new ecopolitical perspectives?
* What role do ICTs play in other ecopolitical controversies (climate change, water, food security)?


* Greenpeace. Chemical contamination at e-waste recycling and disposal sites in Accra and Korforidua, Ghana. 2008.
* Grossmann, Elizabeth. High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health. Washington et al: Island Press, 2006.
* Latour, Bruno, and Peter Weibel, eds. Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2005.
* Latour, Bruno. Politics of Nature: How to Bring the Sciences into Democracy. Translated by Catherine Porter. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004.
* Pellow, David Naguib. The Silicon Valley of Dreams: Environmental Injustice, Immigrant Workers, and the High-Tech Global Economy. New York: New York University Press, 2003.
* Smith, Ted, et al., eds. Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Elec-tronics Industry. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006.
* Stengers, Isabelle. "Un engagement pour le possible." Cosmopolitiques 1 (Juin 2002). 27-36.
* UNEP-Vital-Graphics. Vital Waste Graphics. E-Waste - The great e-waste recycling debate. October 2004.
* Schauer, Thomas, Markus Neuvonen, Matti Penttilae, eds. Information Technology, Competitiveness and the Environment.
* Schauer, Thomas. The Sustainable Information Society - Vision and Risiks.


* Good Electronics Network
* Taiwan Environmental Action Network
* Toxics Link
* Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
* Basel Action Network

Abstracts and Submissions
Potential authors must provide an extended abstract (max. 1500 words) by May 1, 2009. Abstracts may be submitted in the native language of the author though an English translation of this abstract must be included if the chosen language is not English. IRIE will publish
articles in English, French, German, Portuguese or Spanish. The author(s) of contributions in French, Portuguese, or Spanish must nominate at least two potential peer reviewers. Abstracts will be evaluated by the guest editors. The authors will be informed of acceptance or rejection by May 15, 2009. Deadline for the final article (usually ca. 3.000 words or 20.000 characters including blanks) is July 15, 2009. All submissions will be subject to peer review. Therefore the acceptance of an extended abstract does not imply the publication of the final text (August 2009) unless the article has passed the peer review. For more information about the journal see:

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10 Commandments for the 21st Century is an artwork by Tea Mäkipää, Commissioned by Sharjah Biennial 8 – 2007.
"The aim of the project is to evoke discussion, and to appeal to viewer's personal feeling of responsibility on the level of daily life and choices. The second aim is to relieve the confusion and frustration of facing ecological issues, by making the choices very simple. The project refers to current technical solutions, instead of better ideas and practices of the future. The artwork is non-commercial, trying to be accessible to people of any culture, age, religion or social status."

Open Source House
OShouse wants to make worldwide knowledge and creativity regarding architecture and sustainability accessible for a large group of people. OShouse aims to use a system for architects consisting of 7 simple rules that make the exchange of construction elements possible.

San Francisco USA:
Future Farmers
Free Soil
Lake District UK:
Los Angelos USA:
Fallen Fruit

Sustainable Dance Club B.V.
Enviu is one of the founders of the Sustainable Dance Club B.V. With the Sustainable Dance Club Enviu introduced a new way of clubbing. Through a combination of modern technologies and fashionable design SDC sheds new light on how to live a sustainable lifestyle. Doing your part for the environment doesn’t have to be boring, and you don’t have to stop doing the things you love. Having fun and doing it in a sustainable way, that’s the vision of Sustainable Dance Club. The Sustainable Dance Club has now been implemented in club WATT in Rotterdam and is on it's way to conquer the rest of the world with the States soon to follow. As one of the founders Enviu is now shareholder in de selfdependent Sustainable Dance Club company [].

In the year 2000 a series of art projects and exhibitions is launched by artcircolo DE. OVERTURES deals with a complex of issues having to do with Earth's natural resources. Indeed, there are ecological as well as mental aspects involved in how society is dealing with this. Then again, the growing scarcity of our essential raw materials is the item on humanity's agenda that requires urgent attention.
From its very inception, this has been designed to entail close cooperation among artists, curators, technologists, scientists, economists and media experts. From the consequences of climatic change, the details of which are still unforseeable, OVERTURES derives designs for alternative food for thought and points of view in order to provide society with options for actions that are artistically accented and thus intentionally left open.

How to Save the World in 10 Days at Vooruit in Gent
A crash between two large wooden cars in the middle of the Vooruit Café.
This image by German artist duo Kaltwasser and Köbberling offers a perfect summary of the exhibition at the game is up. Nothing screams pollution and consumption more than cars do, while wood stands for nature, sustainability and recycling.
All through the Vooruit building you can discover an exhibition with sculptures, installations and videos by artists who are all – to a varying degree – concerned with current global issues.


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