Hybrid Playground Presentation
Location: Theater Kikker
Panoramas and annotations in the sandpit of social networ king sites, mobile services and linked applications. To what extent are users aware of the implications of their online behavior, how much liberty do sites like Hyves, Flickr and Google allow their users? How much of our life do we want to share with the rest of the world through the Internet? Next to the artists who are represented on the festival, NetNiet.org and Alchemyst, KKEP and the Utrecht based organization z25 will also present their projects.
The Utrecht based organization z25 will present their projects DatA en DataMe. The z25.org Foundation was established in 2003. Its mission is to initiate significant experiences by innovative application of new media. By putting new media in a cultural and artistic context, the foundation seeks to explore the potential of new media as a narrative medium and touch the hearts of an audience.
Amsterdam based KKEP created, together with Twones the ParaPlay project. By means of the iTunes playlists of, for instance, visitors of a dance night, ParaPlay establishes their mutual connections on a big screen, reveals similarities and manipulates the visitors – who in turn inter act with each other. And the visitors determine which music is played! The top 50 of most regularly played songs from the attendants’ playlists are played and mixed by the DJ. You earn points with your playlist, you can vote for songs, send each other text messages and come into contact with musically likeminded people in a totally unique manner.
Gifted – NetNiet.org
Hyves, YouTube and many other social websites dominate the Internet. Are we heading towards a future in which social net works will also dominate real life? At the Impakt Festival, this future becomes a reality. With your mobile phone, you can judge the performances and especially the people around you, for instance, on whether they are sexy, or dangerous. The way in which you are judged by people eventually also determines your experience of the festival: your popularity becomes tangible. Do you get an extra cookie to go with your tea?
The Roomware Project – Alchemyst
The Roomware Project is an open source framework for interactive spaces. Roomware detects the presence of people through their mobile phone and reveals their mutual relation on the basis of profile data. By linking Flickr to Bluetooth, Roomware is also able to give visitors a peep into each others’ photo albums.
Bliin – KKEP
Bliin is a free service by means of which users take their mobile phone to inform each other of their live locations and share their activities and experiences in realtime. Community members can localize and follow each other on a world map. Bliin brings friends, family and col leagues within reach, every where in the world. With your mobile, you can upload photos and trips which become immediately visible right at the spot where they are taken. Photos are tagged with a location and in this way can also be traced by others. Bliin is available for both fixed and mobile Internet. www.bliin.com
Klaas Kuitenbrouwer― Moderator
Klaas Kuitenbrouwer teaches, writes and gives lectures on different aspects of interactive media and various crossroads of culture and technology. He plays improvised music and develops sonic games in OORBEEK. Since 2009 he works at the Virtual Platform, and develops crossover programs to share useful knowledge and clever practices between people from different flavours of electronic culture. From 1999 till 2008 he has been developing, assembling and coaching workshops for Mediamatic – in which participants together with invited makers and thinkers develop concepts and applications of current (media) technologies. Kuitenbrouwer studied Contemporary History at the University of Utrecht, became an artist for a while, and as such he mainly made radio, interactive theatrical installations, and performed improvised music and texts.