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[Nettime-nl] Video Vortex Workspace December 18 – 22: FattoriaMediale
Marieke Istha on Mon, 17 Dec 2007 11:00:34 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-nl] Video Vortex Workspace December 18 – 22: FattoriaMediale

Video Vortex Workspace

December 18 – 22

Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

FattoriaMediale presents two FattoriaMediale projects in the Video Vortex Workspace: Trading Mercator Stories and the Placewear Project.

Through these projects we intend to provide the audience (residents as well as visitors) with an impression of the Baarsjes and the Bijmer neighborhoods which differs from a guided tour led by a person or suggested by a book. Our approach aims at fostering and supporting social debate and interest in the areas and eventually hopes to stimulate community discussions and awareness. It may also encourage a new style of tourism designed for multicultural and disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Both projects are powered by the Placeware, an open source software platform developed by FattoriaMediale in order to deliver it multimedia location aware experiences to the public.

Trading Mercator Stories
The Trading Mercator Stories (TMS) project is a place based narrative experience that combines stories and places through a location aware mobile display platform. The aim of the TMS project is to communicate the atmosphere, characters, personality and needs of the Baarsjes, a specific urban neighborhood of Amsterdam, characterized by it multicultural population and poor reputation in the media. By interpreting the community's voice, anecdotes and local color, TMS intends to portray the neighborhood’s stories from the grassroots as opposed to the big-issue histories reported by books and tour guides. TMS aims at interpreting the complex fabric of the neighborhood to uncover its rich and vibrant multiculturalism which flourishes despite its disadvantaged reputation.

Trading Mercator Stories video's are produced in association with:
Can Oskay, Adem Ozkaya, Hajar Makboul, Youssri Daoudi, Oguz Aogan, Erwin Adriaens (Workshop by Shivalinge), Lotje Terra, Manon Peters, Floortje Zonneveld, Fem Petraeus, Beer van Geer, Simon Muskitta (Students HKU, InsideOut seminar)


Trading Mercator Stories is a FattoriaMediale project funded by Digital Pioneers and the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst. Trading Mercator Stories was realised with the help and collaboration of Lesley Moore, Mercatorplein Library, Stichting Beeher, Stichting Shivalinge and the KHU students from the InsideOut seminar.

Placewear project
Experience Amsterdam’s Southeast the multimedia way. Your tour guide is a smartphone that presents short audiovisual story fragments. Placewear connects places with the memories and local anecdotes of the Bijlmer inhabitants, changing viewer's impressions of this neighborhood forever. The Placewear project was developed as a commission to media artist Valentina Nisi as part of the Imagine IC tracks and trails series.
The audiovisual stories were produced in collaboration with Pierre Heijboer, Floortje Zonneveld, Mike Cijntie, Jaap de Vidder and Lisa Hartog.


Placewear is realized by Valentina Nisi in collaboration with FattoriaMediale and Lesley Moore.
Sponsored by SKOR, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Stadsdeel Zuidoost, Fonds Europese Unie.

FattoriaMediale is a non-profit foundation managing its own research agenda, art projects, and events. It focuses on digital media and culture to provide novel and thought provoking experiences. The foundation was set up in 2006 by Valentina Nisi and Martine Posthuma de Boer, as a follow up to a successful collaboration in the Locating Stories workshop at the Virtueel Platform

Valentina Nisi is originally a visual artist, but has been focusing on narrative and new media the past 7 years. She has completed a PhD on interactive narrative for mobile technology at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). She worked as a researcher at MIT Media Lab Europe and TCD from 2000 till 2006 and then moved to Amsterdam to develop her first screenplay at the Binger Film Lab during the spring 2006 screenwriting course. Since then she has been working as a freelancer in the area of new media and location based stories.

Martine Posthuma de Boer is a cultural producer with a focus on the intersection of new media, education and society. Currently she works for Cinekid as a producer in the educational department. Her current focuses are innovation in new media and education and international networks. Previously Martine worked as a program manager at Virtueel Platform, a network for new media and culture in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She has also worked freelance on cultural new media projects.

The third member of the foundation is Ian Oakley. With a background in both psychology and computer science, he spent three years at Media Lab Europe (2001 through 2004) and collaborated with Valentina on an interactive narrative project entitled the Media Portrait of the Liberties. Subsequently he has divided his time between two research posts in South Korea, where he studied multi-modal interfaces, and a healthy amount of rest and recreation in South America, Australasia and Asia. Ian has recently taken an assistant professorship at the University of Madeira as part of a large-scale joint project between Carnegie Mellon University and a range of institutions in Portugal.



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_**Video Vortex.2
*8/12/2007 – 3/2/2008
*Video Vortex.2* is een vervolg op de tentoonstelling Video Vortex waarin gereageerd werd op het Web2.0 fenomeen. /
Gesloten van 23 december 2007 t/m 7 januari 2008. /*
Video Vortex.2* is a sequel to the Video Vortex exhibition that responded to the Web2.0 phenomenon. /
//Closed December 23, 2007 through January 7, 2008./

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