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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 phenomenon.
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...Äů
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 Äě 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 FestivalÄô06 is produced by
Postmasters Productions in partnership with the
Museum of the Moving Image and Polytechnic University, New York.