tamas banovich on Sat, 1 Apr 2006 20:15:18 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> [call] The4thScreen: a global fest of art & innovation for mobile phones


The4thScreen: a global festival of art & innovation for mobile phones 
launches today with a call for works.

The4thScreen festival is the first event of its kind to focus on the 
mobile phone as an emerging social, cultural and technological 

The festival was conceived by Tamas Banovich, curator, co-director of 
Postmasters Projects and Postmasters Gallery, to bring together 
artists, technologist and other creative thinkers from all over the 
world working with mobile phone technologies.

"We are at the moment when everybody, from the media moguls to 
Vietnamese peasants - artists, hackers, activists and governments are 
trying to grasp the impact, the power, of this new phenomenon.... 
trying to claim a part of it. There is still a lot of space for great 
ideas, to fulfill dreams and real needs. I hope the Festival will 
serve as a catalyst and influence this process...=92=C4=F9

  The4thScreen focuses on both content created specifically for mobile 
distribution, as well, as platforms and tools that will broaden the 
scope of mobile technology.

Artists, designers, technologists, and all creative thinkers are 
invited to submit their creations, inventions and revolutionary ideas 
in one of two categories:
Moving images- including videos, animations, and games made 
specifically for mobile delivery
Wise technologies =92=C4=EC including SMS based projects, sound, software

art, software and hardware projects proposing new or extended use of 
mobile devices, applications that impact the life, the cultural, 
social and economical conditions of people living in diverse cultures.

The image-enabled cell phone is at the center of a radical cultural, 
technological, and social shift. With over two billion phones 
currently in use and hundreds of millions added annually, the mobile 
phone is not only becoming pervasive, but the shooting and sharing of 
still and moving images and the exchanging of text messages is 
similarly omnipresent. Once, a relatively simple communications 
device, the cell phone is now an all-in-one personal media device, 
enabling unprecedented access to the production, distribution and 
reception of information, entertainment and art. The mobile phone is 
bridging the digital divide.

The deadline for submissions is June 4, 2006

contact:  Tamas Banovich, Festival Director
phone 212 229 9736    mobile 917 400 2381

459 W19 Street New York, NY10011   USA

The4thScreen Festival=92=C4=F406 is produced by Postmasters Productions
partnership with the Museum of the Moving Image and Polytechnic 
University, New York.


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