Spectropolis: Mobile Media, Art and the City is a three-day event (OCT 1-3, 2004) in Lower Manhattan that highlights the diverse ways artists, technical innovators and activists are using communication technologies to generate urban experiences and public voice. The increasing presence of mobile communication technologies is transforming the ways we live, construct and move through our built environment. The participants of Spectropolis make obvious or play with this shift, creating new urban perceptions and social interactions with cell phones, laptops, wireless internet, PDAs and radio.
In addition to twelve projects presented in City Hall Park, there will be several hands-on workshops and two panels free to the public.
Spectropolis is curated by Wayne Ashley, LMCC's curator of new media and public programs, and artists Yury Gitman and Brooke Singer.
Spectropolis is produced by Dana Spiegel, Director of NYCwireless, Jordan Silbert, and Jordan Schuster; and co-sponsored by the Downtown Alliance, NYCwireless, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
The Brooklyn Museum, Pace University and the New School University are generously hosting Spectropolis events.
For more information, please visit http://www.spectropolis.info.