Mirjam Struppek on Tue, 2 Sep 2008 22:17:52 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> Urban Screens Melbourne 08 - Registration Reminder

Apologies for cross-posting

Registration Reminder: Urban Screens Melbourne 08
?Mobile Publics¹ Conference:
BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne, 3-5 October 2008
?Connected Communities¹ Multimedia Program:
Federation Square, 3-8 October 2008

Urban Screens Melbourne 08 (USM08), hosted by Fed Square Pty Ltd, is the
first international urban screens conference and exhibition to be staged in
the Asia Pacific region, following successful events in Amsterdam in 2005
and Manchester in 2007. USM08 will present an integrated conference program
of keynote lectures and panel sessions in the BMW Edge Theatre and an
outdoor multimedia program of curated screenings, skype enabled
"townmeetings", joint broadcasting, interactive and participatory
screen-based projects.
Registrations are now open for the Mobile Publics conference, which will
explore the impact of digital technology and new media on the public space
of contemporary cities in relation to urban screens. Keynote speakers will
* Aaron Tan, renowned architect and Director of RAD, Hong Kong, who has been
a driving force in the urban development of Asian cities,
* Andreas Broeckmann international curator, founding Director of the
prestigious Transmediale Festival for Art and Digital Culture in Berlin,
* Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University,
and eminent globalisation scholar who wrote the seminal text The Global
A range of panels will be presented on themes such as ?Art, Technology and
Public Space¹, ?Strategies for Urban Regeneration¹ and ?Cross-Cultural
Public Networks¹ with guest speakers from Australia, Japan, Korea, Germany,
Netherlands, Taiwan, UK, and USA including: Professor Ien Ang, ARC Fellow,
Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney; Patrick Fox,
Manager of the tenantspin project at FACT, Liverpool; Mike Gibbons, Head of
Live Events London 2012; Manray Hsu, curator of the 2008 Taipei Biennial;
Yann Le Bellégo, Sales Director, Barco Media, Asia Pacific; Dr Yoshitaka
Mori, Tokyo University of the Arts; Dr Melinda Rackham, Director of the
Australian Network for Art and Technology; Jan Schuijren, curator of
Contemporary Art Screen Zuidas in Amsterdam; Mirjam Struppek, President of
the International Urban Screens Association; Professor Leon van Schaik AO,
Architecture, Innovation Chair, RMIT Melbourne; Soh Yeong Roh, Director of
Art Center Nabi in Seoul.
Full conference programme and registration information is now available at:
Further information under: info(@) urbanscreens.net
There will be single tickets available for the keynote session on Friday
night and also on Saturday night.  They must be booked in advance.
USM08 is initiated by the International Urban Screens Association and
developed by Federation Square, in association with the University of

Best regards,
Mirjam Struppek
Artistic Director 

International Urban Screens Association

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