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22 OCTOBER 2012

Connecting Cities: Artist's Call for Proposals

"The European Urban Media Network for Connecting Cities is a project initiated by Public Art Lab in co–operation with Ars Electronica GmbH Linz, BIS Body Process Arts Association Istanbul, FACT Liverpool, iMAL Brussels, m–cult Helsinki, Medialab Prado Madrid, Media Architecture Institute Wien, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Riga 2014, Videospread Marseille, in association with University of Aarhus, Marseille–Provence 2013 and MUTEK Montréal and funded by the European Union.

Our aim is to create a networked infrastructure of urban media facades to circulate artistic and socio–cultural content throughout the whole of Europe. Media facades and digital big screens provide new opportunities for communication in the public space. Through modern Information and communication technologies (ICT), they are membranes between the digital and the urban spaces. All over the world we can evidence an increase of urban screens, media facades and media technologies like mobile phones: 5,9 of 7 billion people have meanwhile access to the internet. What is the potential of urban media besides the commercial usage for advertisement? How can they catalyse communication and awareness of our environments and contribute to a lively society? How can we create an exchange between local scenes and neighbourhoods thus giving a voice to the public audience? Which impact will they have for our global communities?"



Aarhus • Ars Electronica • Ars Electronica GmbH Linz • augmented spaceBerlin • big screens • BIS Body Process Arts Association Istanbul • Brussels • connecting cities • Connecting Cities (project) • digital cultureEuropean Union • European Urban Media Network Connecting Cities • FACT Liverpool • global communitiesHelsinki • iMAL Brussels • information in contextIstanbulLinz • lively society • Liverpool • m-cult Helsinki • Madrid • Marseille • Marseille-Provence 2013 • Media Architecture Institute Wien • media facades • media technologies • Medialab Prado Madrid • membrane • mobile phones • Montreal • Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb • MUTEK Montrea • neighbourhood • networked infrastructure • physical and digital interaction • Public Art Lab • public audience • public space • Riga • Riga 2014 • socio-cultural • socio-cultural content • University of Aarhus • urban media • urban media facades • urban screens • urban spaceurban spacesurban speculation • Videospread Marseille • Viennavisual communicationvisual designvisual spectaclevisualisationZagreb


Simon Perkins
01 MAY 2011

ART-e-FACT : STRATEGIES OF RESISTANCE / / an online magazine for contemporary art & culture

"In the digital age – in which power lies neither in institutions nor on the streets but on the Web, that is, in the communications system – we seek to exchange ideas about the questions of both culture and art, and of society at large and encourage possible answers."


Fig.1 Egle Budvytyte 'The Story of The Fish In the Times of Science and Techno mythologies', Video, 09'06, Amsterdam, 2008

Impressum: ART–e–FACT : STRATEGIES OF RESISTANCE / / an online magazine for contemporary art & culture ISSN 1845–5301

Publisher: Omnimedia d.o.o., Branimirova 57, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia, ph.+ 385 1 3636–830, + 385 98 350 860, e–mail:, For the publisher: Dalibor Martinis

Editors: Nada Beroš, Trudy Lane, Antonia Majača (editor–in–chief), Dalibor Martinis, Tihomir Milovac, Leila Topić

Guest editors: Žarko Paić, Marina Gržinić, Zoran Erić



activismappropriationart and cultureart projects • art-culture-technology • ART-e-FACT • artistic and cultural paradigms • borderlinebranded commoditiescapitalismcommunication systemscontemporary artconvergencecritical theorycritiqueCroatia • cultural consumption • digital agedigital culture • digital gadgets • disseminationexchange of ideas • geopolitically • global context • global cultural economy • global outreach • globalisation • globally accepted paradigms • gloc-art • glocalglocalization • glocalogue • local • local flavour • local habits • local tastes • localitymarketingmedia art • multinational companies • new medianew media technologiesonline magazinepower • predatory capitalism • questions of culture and art • representationresistancesocial change • strategies of resistance • technologytechnology reshaped by artists • technomythologies • theoreticians • transformationtransformed by technologyutopiavirtual realitywebZagreb


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