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<nettime-ann> [event] [Boston] Floating Points 3: March 15th


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Floating Points 3: Ubiquitous Computing

DATE: March 15th, 7:00 p.m.
PLACE [NEW VENUE]: Emerson College, Cabaret, 80 Boylston Street, Boston,
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and
LIVE ONLINE at http://institute.emerson.edu/floatingpoints/06/index.php

Panelists: Adam Greenfield, Preemptive Media (Beatriz da Costa, Brooke
Singer), and Michelle Teran
Moderator: Helen Thorington

Emerson College and New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc./Turbulence.org
announce the second panel discussion in their series, "Floating Points =
3"
[FP3] that will address the subject of "Ubiquitous Computing" or =
"Ubicomp",
where computing and wireless capabilities are so integrated into the =
fabric
of everyday life (clothing, cars, homes, and offices) that the =
technologies
recede into the background and become indistinguishable from everyday
activities. [more at
http://institute.emerson.edu/floatingpoints/06/index.php]

ADAM GREENFIELD is an information architect and user-experience =
consultant
whose principal concern over the past half-decade has been "the =
restoration
of human users and their needs to a place of rightful centrality in the
design of technical systems." He is the author of "Everyware: the =
dawning
age of ubiquitous computing," to be released this month, which he hopes
=
will
explain just what Ubicomp is, how it might effect us, and how we can =
effect
its eventual development. Greenfield is principal of Studies and
Observations, a New York City design consultancy. He was previously lead
information architect for the Tokyo office of Razorfish. =
http://www.v-2.org/

PREEMPTIVE MEDIA (BEATRIZ DA COSTA, BROOKE SINGER) reengineers your =
thinking
about mobile digital technologies imbedded in everyday environments. In
=
live
performances and real time actions the PM art, technology and activist
collective disturbs, dislodges, and redesigns new media technologies =
that
are often ignored, like the bar codes on driver's licenses or radio
frequency information devices used for EZ pass on highways. At the =
forefront
of what is called locative media, Preemptive Media repositions highly
specialized technologies within the democratic discourse of low-tech
amateurism. PM will focus on their latest project "Zapped" which =
addresses
the mass implementation of RFID and its contribution to the ever growing
field of technology-enhanced surveillance practices.
http://www.preemptivemedia.net/

MICHELLE TERAN is a Canadian media artist who explores the performative
potential of objects and space. Within her practice she examines the
intertwining of social networks and everyday social spaces with their
technological counterparts, and creates performances, installations and
online works that are concerned with issues of communication, =
surveillance,
psychogeography, presence, intimacy, social ritual, collaboration and =
public
participation. Teran is co-founder of "LiveForm:TeleKinetics" (with Jeff
Mann). http://www.ubermatic.org/misha

HELEN THORINGTON is co-director of Turbulence.org

Floating Points is co-presented by Emerson College and New Radio and
Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA), a not-for-profit media organization with
offices in Boston and New York. It is funded by Emerson College's Office
=
of
Academic Affairs, Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary =
Studies,
School of the Arts, and Department of Visual and Media Arts.

For more information please visit
http://institute.emerson.edu/floatingpoints/06/index.php

Jo-Anne Green, Co-Director
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.: http://new-radio.org
New York: 917.548.7780 . Boston: 617.522.3856
Turbulence: http://turbulence.org
New American Radio: http://somewhere.org
Networked_Performance Blog: http://turbulence.org/blog
Upgrade! Boston: http://turbulence.org/upgrade=20




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