Mobilefest 2008: Call for Participation [br São Paulo]

mobilefest.jpgMobilefest 2008: International Festival of Mobile Arts and Creativity: Call for Posters, Papers, Projects and Products – Deadline: June 30, 2008.

How can mobile technology contribute to democracy, culture, art, ecology, peace, education, health and third-sector?

KEYWORDS: 3g, activism, art, augmented reality, bluetooth, citizen videos, culture, cyberculture, democracy, diy, ecology, education, electronic art, electronic music, gprs, gps, health, innovation, interactive and networked performance with mobile and wireless devices, interactive architecture, lbs, live cinema, locative, mesh networks, mms, mobile activism, mobile and wireless games, mobile applications, mobile education, mobile music, mobile narrative, mobile streaming, open networks, peace, rfid, sensors, sms, third-sector, trends, video production and distribution, wearable technologies, wi-fi, wi-max, zigbee, etc.

Mobilefest is an event that aims to question and discuss the advent of the new mobile technologies in their relationships with the various segments of society, being the first International Festival of the kind.

The main objective is to provide a multifaceted and heterogenic environment of discussions, actions and creations that seek intelligent and innovative solutions, through the virtualities of the new mobile technologies, to solve or even discuss the issues that trouble contemporary societies.

The effort of the event in regards to the new communication technologies is based on the perception of its potential growth – there are more than 3 billion active mobiles nowadays. The increase of its use is not only for communication between people, but also for activities of education, social inclusion, varied artistic productions, entertainment, security, content production and distribution, socialization networks, activism actions, health, commerce, advertising, etc.


The I Mobilefest was launched in November 2006, with an international seminar that took place in São Paulo, at Sesc Paulista, with live and free transmission via the Internet. In its first edition, it broached the social, cultural and aesthetic implications that the mobile ands mobile technologies have been promoting in global scale The festival discussed the main outlining of the relationships between mobile technologies (like mobile, handhelds, etc.) and the many segments of the society listed above. Besides the discussion, the event is made of technical and cultural activities and also includes an expositive exhibition and the launch of a recognition award of the best mobile works in the following catgories: SMS Writing – Micro Stories and Poetry, Photojournalism, Video, Moblogs and Videologs , the I Mobilefest Awards.

The seminar gathered 14 foreign artists and researchers and 20 Brazilian artists and specialists. The II edition of Mobilefest (2007) gathered together artists, researchers and panelists from many countries and had considerable increase in the size of its programmation. It was 5 days of seminars, 2 days of bootcamp and 30 days of exhibition. The big innovation in 2007 was the realization of simultaneous events in England (University of Westmister), in The Netherlands, (The Waag Society) and in the United States (New York University – ITP). In the audiovisual section, Mobilefest consolidated the wish to creat a network of international festivals about mobile content production. Aside from Telemig Arte Mov (Brazil) and Mobifest (Canada), already present in the previous year, other festivals were shown, such as Movilfilm Fest (Spain), Pocket Shorts (England and Scotland), Pocket Films (France), Microfilmes (Portugal) and The 4th Screen (United States). The extensive Mobilefest schedule also includeded: videoconferences, meetings, seminars, Mobileactive at Mobilefest and the International Exhibition. In this year also, Mobilefest Festival became and oficial part of the calendar for the city of São Paulo.

* Popularise mobile technology as to contribute to social inclusion through the generalisation of knowledge, its use and possibilities of interaction promoted by these new communication media.

* Offer the audience the an award specialised in recognising works that use mobile technology.

* Promote cultural interchange among national and international researchers and producers of this area.

* Incentive the creative thought and production about the new technologies aiming to expand the possible hardware and software functions in the mobile technology sector.

* Stimulate the production of content in the mobile technology segment in Brazil in terms of production in the industrial segment as well as from the point of view of the independent creator, thus intending to seek for balanced ways of relationships between these two players which will not mean mutual negation.

* Enable the participation of all interested in producing and distributing content through the mobile communication networks.


How can mobile technology contribute to democracy, culture, art, ecology, peace, education, health and third-sector?

The deadline for posters, projects and papers is June 30th 2008.
Earlier email correspondence with the festival is more than welcome!

Submissions should be sent by June 30th 2008 via email to 2008(at) including information bellow:

Complete name:
Organization / Company:
Short bio:
Summary / Abstract:
Includes a demonstration? YES/NO
A new tool or version is released during this event? YES/NO
Format: Conference / Workshop / Demonstration Internet connectivity needed? YES / NO
Telephone number:
Mobile number:
University (optional):
University level (optional):
Proposed category (democracy, culture, art, ecology, peace, education, health, third-sector or “all together**)

** MOBILEFEST is a transdisciplinary event, the more interconnection, the better.

– Abstracts must be 300 words minimum
– Papers must be 1000 words minimum
– The submitted paper must be written in English, Portuguese, Spanish or Italian
– Papers submitted are limited to 45 minutes presentation
– The paper must be attached to the email in .TXT, .RTF, .DOC or PDF files.
– Projects must have documentation: blueprint, photos, video and technical rider.
– Submit as many works as you want, one mail submission for each.
– Workshop / Demonstration – Format: 30 min to 2 hours demonstration / workshop

Adriene Jenik, Alan Kay, Alberto Magno, Alberto Tognazzi, Alexandre Matias, Ami Dar, Amyris Fernandez, Andri Lemos, Andreas Blazoudakis, Bngela Bardin, Armin Medosch, Becky Faith, Brenda Burrell, Camille Baker, Carmen Maia, Carol Mafra, Cisar Jartorelli, Christian Wiener, Clsvis Borges, Cory Ramey, Cyrus Frisch, Daniel Arazjo, Daniel Florjncio, Daniel Oelsner Lopes, David Barnard, David Cavallo, Douglas Nadalini da Silva, Duncan Kennedy, Eduardo Bicudo, Eliezer Muniz, Eva Weber, Evgeny Morozov, Fabio Fon, Felipe Albuquerque Pereira, Fernando Teco Sodri, Gabe Sawhney, Geandre Tomazoni, Geert Lovink, Gilson Schwartz, Giselle Beiguelman, Graham Brown-Martin, Graziela Tanaka, Gustavo Mansur, Heather A. Horst, Hernani Dimantas, Howard Rheingold, Hyejin Choi, Irene Karaguilla Ficheman, Jackson Filho, Jane Placca, Jason Lewis, Javier Rodrigo, Jean-Nokl Montagni, Jinwoo Chung, Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Juan Carlos Zuqiga Torres, Juca Varella, Karinna Bidermann, Kate Bauer, Kati Hartman, Kati London, Katrin Verclas, Liana Brazil, Lisa Roberts, Lucas Bambozzi, Lucas Longo, Lucie Bilanger, Marcelo Nunes de Carvalho, Marcelo Tas, Maroussia Livesque, Martin Owen, Maurmcio Hirata, Mauro Rubens, Max Leite, Max Schleser, Mieke Gerritzen, Mimi Ito, Norene Leddy, Oleksandr Demchenko, Otakar Svacina, Paulo Henrique Ferreira, Pedro Paranagua, Rachel Jacobs, Rachel Payne, Renato Cruz, Renato Rollemberg, Rob van Kranenburg, Robson Lisboa, Rogirio da Costa, Ronald Lenz, Ronaldo Simco da Costa, Rosana Herman, Roseli de Deus Lopes, Russ Rive, Shawn Van Every, Sheila Kinkade, Soraya Braz, Suely Rolnik, Tamaryn Nelson, Toni Eliasz, Victor Rebougas, Volker Grassmut, Wagner Martins, Zico Gses

Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, EUA, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Luxemburg, Peru, Portugal, Scotland, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Uruguay, Zimbabwe.

MOBILEFEST has started in 2007 a network of mobile content festivals, if you are connected with a festival not listed bellow and wish to take part of this network, please contact us at 2008(at) Our partners

– Mobifest | Canada
– Pocket Shorts | UK
– Pocket Films | France
– Arte Mov | Brazil
– Microfilmes de Lisboa | Portugal
– The 4th Screen | USA


MOBILEFEST has started in 2007 a network of Mobilefest Nodes in Universities, Media Centers and Researches Institutes around the world , if you want your institution to be connected with Mobilefest , please contact us at 2008(at)

Our partners include:
– Waag society | The Netherlands, Amsterdam
– Westminster University | UK, London
– New York University – ITP | USA, New York

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