Learn about the Internet of Things, new approaches to story telling, and create a work of digital art in this five day intensive workshop. CADA, Broken Dimanche Press and FACT are seeking artists, writers, architects, and practitioners from other fields to participate, contributing to ‘city-centric’ releases of ground-breaking digital artwork using a smart phone app.
A Moeda (The Coin) is a software system which engages and reflects on the Internet of Things (IoT). The workshops will explore the storytelling potential created by the exponential growth and availability of data when internet-linked connectivity is extended to everyday objects. They will also provide a space for discussion on the social, cultural and ethical dimensions of the IoT’s deployment.
This is a unique opportunity, and each workshop will set a creative challenge designed to immerse participants in the IoT’s complexity, broaden its public participation and diversify its present narratives.
Over five days, members from CADA, Broken Dimanche Press, FACT and invited guests will introduce and actively examine the IoT’s infrastructures and assumptions. Learning about this paradigm through exploration and play, sessions will include novel narrative techniques, computational thinking, data visualization and interface design, with a strong emphasis on generating collaborative work and participants’ individual practice.
Material from the workshops will be used to produce ‘city-centric’ versions of the software which capture and express the cultural dimensions of European cities where the ‘coins’ are ‘minted’. These will be released as a free mobile phone application through subsequent launch events in Lisbon, Berlin and Liverpool.
There will also be the opportunity for participants to contribute to a project ebook. All workshop contributors will be fully credited on all outputs and their respective city software releases.
Deadline for applications: 18 November
To apply, visit amoeda.eu and provide a few sentences about why you want to participate. Please include links to websites, projects, etc and upload any accompanying documents e.g. CV or portfolio. We will then contact prospective participants. Places are limited so early application is recommended.
This opportunity is open to all, from students to professors, amateurs to professionals. We want individuals who are intellectually curious and want to approach the complexity of the Internet of Things from an artistic perspective.
No technical skills are required, and lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the course.