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Urban Screens is a series of events and seminars that has been organized around the theme of outdoor display screens (LED signs, plasma screens, projection boards, information terminals as well as intelligent architectural surfaces) in urban areas. It supports the idea of using public space as a platform for creation and cultural exchange, strengthening the local economy and encouraging public discussion.

Since the first Urban Screens event in 2005 in Amsterdam, related international conferences have taken place in Manchester in 2007 and Melbourne in 2008. The INC and the MediaLAB are proud to present a day-long program dedicated to current Urban Screens research and practice, in Trouw Amsterdam on 4 December 2009. The event will include a seminar with lectures by Urban Screens researchers and professionals, followed by the launch of the Urban Screens Reader, which is produced by the INC and the University of Melbourne.

Urban Screens as Architecture, with Matthijs ten Berge (Illuminate), Mettina Veenstra (Novay Research), and more. Moderator: Merijn Oudenampsen (Mute, Flexmens).
The Mobile Screen, with Martijn de Waal (The Mobile City), Nanna Verhoeff (Utrecht University), Annet Dekker (Goldsmiths and Virtual Platform), Auke Touwslager & Ursula Lavrencic (Cell Phone Disco). Moderator: Jan Simons (UvA).
The Mediatized City, with Theodore Watson (Graffiti Research Lab), Juha Van ‘t Zelfde (VURB) , Gijs Gootjes (MediaLAB Amsterdam), Visual Foreign Correspondents.
Urban Screens Reader Launch, with Sabine Niederer.

The Urban Screens reader draws together theories, technologies, histories and artistic deployments of urban screens in public spaces. Edited by Meredith Martin, Scott McQuire and Sabine Niederer. Contributions by Giselle Beiguelman, Andreas Broeckmann, Uta Caspary, Sean Cubitt, Annet Dekker, Erkki Huhtamo, Karen Lancel and Hermen Maat, Nikos Papastergiadis, Scott McQuire, Saskia Sassen and more.

Urban Screens 09 is organized by the Institute of Network Cultures, in collaboration with MediaLAB Amsterdam, Trouw| de Verdieping and the Urban Screens Association (Melbourne).
At the venue: installations by MediaLab Amsterdam, visuals by Visual Foreign Correspondents

Official Website: http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/urbanscreens/

Added by kaeru on November 19, 2009