[rohrpost] urbanscreensconference_calls

susanne jaschko sj at sujaschko.de
Mit Feb 14 10:59:12 CET 2007

Hallo zusammen!

You may have heard that the Urban Screens Conference in Amsterdam in 
2005 will be followed this year by the Urban Screens Conference in 
Manchester, UK. This email informs you about the two open calls for 
papers and project proposals. These calls will be followed by a third 
call particularly for interactive and participatory projects at the end 
of this week. We are looking forward to your proposals. And please feel 
free to distribute and publish these calls.


Urban Screens Conference
Manchester 07


11 + 12 October 2007


CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE March 2, 2007 (date of arrival)

The upcoming Urban Screens Conference focuses on the development of 
non-commercial content for big urban displays such as LED, LCD, plasma 
screens and media façades.

What characterises these huge displays as media platforms in urban 
space? Which particular spatial, perceptional and social situation do 
they create? How does creative content flow from this?

We will discuss
- urban screens as channels for alternative public broadcasting in times 
of Web 2.0, YouTube, increasing broadband rates and Creative Commons.
- which interactive and participatory applications could enrich urban 
life beyond simple entertainment.
- which linear artistic productions such as animations, video, film or 
text suit a presentation in public space.
- how displays can be integrated into the urban environment in 
meaningful ways.
- which economies drive and limit both the implementation of urban 
screens in public space and the commissioning of creative content.
- the evaluation of creative content with regard to its perception.

For the Urban Screens Conference we are looking for proposals for papers 
that deal with the above mentioned topics or other related fields of 

Please email proposals for papers in the form of a 500 word max abstract 
and your/the presenter’s CV by March 2, 2007 to 
info at manchesterurbanscreens.org.uk


CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS – DEADLINE March 2, 2007 (date of arrival)

The conference is accompanied by an inspiring programme of public events 
and exhibitions, including screening programmes as well as 
performance-based and participatory art projects which make use of the 
BBC Big Screens Network. We are looking for existing and potentially 
adaptable projects which employ one ore more permanent or temporary screen.

We are particularly interested in projects
- exploring web-based content and streaming media
- connecting screen audiences in various places
- interactive and participatory works using bodily interfaces and 
ubiquitous communication devices
- text pieces, video and animation which suit airing on urban screens
- performance-based works including audiovisual performance/VJing

For detailed information on the BBC screens’ system please download the 
tech sheet by following this link 

Please send project proposals in the form of a project description, 
illustrative material and the author’s CV by March 2, 2007 to:

Urban Screens Conference
70 Oxford Street
Manchester M1 5NH
United Kingdom

Susanne Jaschko
curator Urban Screens Conference Manchester 07