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Mobilized! this weekend

Sun May 06, 2007 00:00 - Fri May 04, 2007


The Mobilized! conference is this weekend Saturday, May 5th and Sunday May 6th. Mobilized! is event that focuses on mobile communications media practices and technologies and the ways they are rapidly changing public space and social interaction.

Saturday, May 5 - 7PM EYEBEAM - 540 W.21st St. Bet. 10th & 11th Ave., NYC, www.eyebeam.org
Sunday, May 6 - 10AM - 8PM POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY - Six Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, http://www.poly.edu/directions

CUNYcolab, The Center for Social Media at American University, and a group of university programs doing work in digital media have joined to sponsor an event that brings together people making mobile media, designing software, and using mobile and locative technologies.

Mobilized! is an ‘unconference’ where content is driven and created by a convergence of students, designers, artists, scholars, activists, and media professionals in the spirit of the open source movement.

Mobilized! - a chance to look at what people are doing with mobile media, a chance to find out how to do it yourself, and a moment to reflect on the social significance of these practices.

Mobilized! will feature:

* A kickoff event with keynote by Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of The Anarchist in the Library.

*A showcase of student, artist, community and new business projects and mobile video and project awards.

*Workshops focused on creating platforms and projects on mobile devices including new tools like Python, Java Micro Edition (J2ME), Microsoft’s .NET Mobile Edition, Flash Lite, Google Maps and Mobile, Mobile Processing, and a look at how they are being used in areas from open source telephony and mobile video blogging, to mobile gaming and locative urbanism with noted designers, programmers and artists.

see http://mobilizednyc.org for more details

There is still room to present projects or conduct a workshop:
That means we’re looking for anyone, particularly but by no means exclusively, students, interested in doing a presentation of work, a workshop, a talk or discussion around mobile or locative technologies and public space, interpreted widely…

If you want to do a workshop, let us know. We have spaces with projectors, computers, etc. If you want to present work, either finished art, design, software, hardware, finished or a work-in-progress, let us know. We will have a presentation area.

Send a note to email: tellme (at) mobilizednyc.org

Doris Cacoilo
Rhizome at the
New Museum of Contemporary Art


NYU and Tiltfactor Lab Computer Science Colloquium

Fri Oct 07, 2005 00:00 - Mon Oct 03, 2005

NYU and Tiltfactor Lab Invite Virtual World Creator Philip Rosedale (Second Life, Inc) for Inter-University Colloquium

Computer Science Department, New York University and Tiltfactor Lab, Hunter College


Speaker: Philip Rosedale, Second Life Inc.

Title: Building a World with Digital Atoms

Friday, October 7, 2005 - 11:30 a.m.

Room 109 Warren Weaver Hall
251 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012-1185

Learn more about Second Life, the unique, online, 3D Society bringing issues of online intellectual property and user's rights to the forefront of discussions about digital culture. In Second Life, participants build their own communities, games, and economies. Second Life (SL) gives its users (referred to as residents) tools to shape the world. Much of the content in the SL world is user-created, and a hallmark feature of SL is users retain the intellectual property rights to the objects they create--a very distinct difference from other online community or game environments.

Philip Rosedale, Founder and CEO of Linden Lab, creator of Second Life, will discuss the challenges of using a distributed network of computers to create a persistent 3D online world where users can do just about anything they can imagine.

Philip Rosedale has an extensive background in the development and pioneering of streaming technology, having built his first computer in 4th grade, and started his first computer software company while still in high school. In 1995 he developed FreeVue, a low-bitrate video conferencing system for Internet-connected PC's, resulting in the acquisition of his company in early 1996 by RealNetworks. For 3 1/2 years, Rosedale served at RealNetworks as Vice President and CTO, where he was responsible for the development and launch of RealVideo, RealSystem 5.0, and RealSystem G2. In 1999 Rosedale returned to San Francisco, joined Accel Partners as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and began the basic research that would become the technology behind Linden Lab. Rosedale holds a BS degree in Physics from the University of California at San Diego.

Refreshments will be served at 11 am. This talk is open to the public and students from Parsons, CUNY, SVA, Pratt, the New School, and Columbia are especially encouraged to attend.

Hosts: Ken Perlin, perlin@cs.nyu.edu (212) 998-3386

Mary Flanagan, mary@maryflanagan.com

Directions: http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Location/directions.html

Colloquium Information:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/index.html