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Posted by: Mónica Mendes in Activism AZ residency 5 years, 7 months ago
At the AZ Labs Creative Politics residency, we worked on the forest fire open data research. Me and Pedro mapped the available data in Portugal and Europe about forest fires. We're still sifting through the available data and waiting for the answer to Filipe's letter about missing data to add this to the Play with Fire forest fire info mashup.
Posted by: Mónica Mendes in Activism ARTiVIS Environmental arts Real-time video 6 years, 7 months ago
The acronym for this exploratory project and research agenda is ARTiVIS, which stands for Arts, Real-Time Video and Interactivity for Sustainability and connects with the symbolic meaning association of Art and Activism.
Why are publications prior to the 2011 Fall season spelling RTiVISS in the place of the actual ARTiVIS? The project initially started as ARTiVISS, then simplified as RTiVISS – to be read with an english accent. By interviewing the Portuguese population and making them participate in the installations (Hug@ree Summer) we realized the need of a clearer and broader communication, readable by people of every language. By then, people either did not spell it as it was meant, and did not connect the RTiVISS acronym with art or activism. As the research becomes more focused on the use of real-time video for artistic explorations and interactions with the local population, we recognize the relevance to make the name understandable and memorable to all cultures. ARTiVIS is the actual proposal that keeps the essence of art and real time-video for sustainability, and brings more evidence on the connection of arts with an activist approach.
Posted by: Mónica Mendes in Activism Climate change Hug@ree Interactive installations PhD research 7 years, 8 months ago
Posted by: Mónica Mendes in Activism Climate change Environmental arts Forests protection Hug@ree PhD research Sustainability 7 years, 8 months ago
Participate today » 10/10/10 Global work party » hug a real tree and send the video/photo to Hug@ree » http://www.350.org/en/hugree
Simply hug a real tree anywhere in the world, and then send the 5 to 10 seconds video or a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org !
This action on 10/10/10 will trigger your registration in the Real-Time Interactive Video Systems for Sustainability virtual world and screen you at the interactive installation we will be exhibiting at Popup Lisbon. Hug@ree will be symbolizing the complicity between urban beings and the forest to express cities’ new values regarding sustainability.