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Posted by: Mónica Mendes in Conferences ISEA Networking PhD research Play with Fire Presentations 6 years, 6 months ago
Sadly Valentina and Nuno couldn't come and present the project with us, but overall the paper session and our Play with Fire presentation went very nicely. It started with Bin Jiang's presentation of his Ecotopia concept, a really thought provoking idea to build structures that host a countryside ecosystem inside a big city, fostering self sustainability and jobs for urban communities. Our presentation also fostered some interesting discussion on forest fire paradoxes, the unstable balance of nature without human intervention and some valuable references and figures to help consolidate the ongoing research.
It was good to get feedback on the project concept from Julian Oliver regarding facts and figures of forest fires and the effect of human intervention on natural cycles, and from Lindsay Grace later on regarding the concept's "interesting tension".
After the session we also met Lorenzo Taiuti, Valentina's thesis advisor in the Fine Art Academy (way back more than a dozen years ago) who dropped by to see his old student presenting, showing that ISEA's ability to attract a widespread community of digital art practitioners can be a forum to meet old friends too.
And last but not least we also had the pleasure of having Anna Barros dropping by our session to say Hi.
The rest of ISEA program was very good and it was really hard to balance it with all the unmissable historical locations, art exhibits and events vying for our attention in Istanbul.
Among the highlights were the fantastic keynotes by Oliver Grau, Roman Verostko and Sara Diamond, the two Art Market boat cruises on the Bosphorous for the networking and project presentations, and Jenny Leary's workshop on how to make magnetic latex impressions of your credit card.
It was also great to meet again so many friends from my recent stay in LA, like Jenny Leary, Sci|Art colleague Pinar Yoldas, and Melissanthi Saliba. It was also really nice to have the chance to meet personally Victoria Vesna's Art|Sci collaborators Roy Ascott, Sara Diamond and Christiane Paul.
The Portuguese participation at the conference was very strong, with really nice work presented by Ricardo Lobo from AZ Labs, Ana Carvalho, Miguel Carvalhais, Helder Dias, Margarida Carvalho, Maria Manuela Lopes and Paulo Bernardino, and the other Nuno Correia ;)
Overall we had a fantastic time at ISEA2011 and we hope to be a part of this community again next year in Albuquerque. Many thanks and congrats to the Artistic Director and Conference Chair, Lanfranco Aceti, for the excellent work and kindness during the event and also the whole process. As for Istanbul, it's definitely a city to return to someday to pick up on all the wonders left unseen.
Posted by: Mónica Mendes in Networking PhD research RTiVISS TEI 7 years, 1 month ago
A big hug saying *congrats* and *thanks* to everyone involved in this great event, especially Valentina, Ian, Ellen, Mark, Pedro, Amon, Edward, Denzil, Mayur, and Ricardo, who contributed to make the whole experience to become possible and wonderful!
Posted by: Mónica Mendes in ACM Multimedia Conferences Networking PhD research Presentations RTiVISS 7 years, 4 months ago
Posted by: Mónica Mendes in Digital Media Entrepreneurship Networking PhD research 7 years, 7 months ago
I participated in an entrepreneurship workshop, and one of the assignments was to ask some open questions to entrepreneurs. I thought this could be an interesting opportunity for a skype video talk to get to know more about these entrepreneurs and the great projects they are involved in, so then I spread the word at the workshop presentation and also online.
I had a very nice input from all of them, and then I edited the recorded video of the interviews in a non-linear application to integrate all the contributions. Here is the link to the non-linear video of the interviews I edited using Korsakow
It is now available from my website main page directly at the at the "Interviews Entrepreneurs" text box link »
Watch it several times and explore it the way you want to, you will get a different experience everytime – anyway, I recommend you to click on the lower right button for the full screen mode. The interviewed entrepreneurs are Juliana Rotich, John Brennan, Pedro Ângelo and Teddy Ruge. *Thank you so much to you all*
Posted by: Mónica Mendes in Entrepreneurship Networking PhD research RTiVISS 7 years, 8 months ago
Os documentos apresentados como trabalhos do curso estão online acessíveis através da minha página principal:http://www.monicamendes.info
I. "UL Empreender Course" e "PSP" remetem para o mapa conceptual geral, que por sua vez tem também os links para a apresentação e as entrevistas. Pode ser acedido directamente através dehttp://www.monicamendes.info/entrepreneurship
II. "Interviews Entrepreneurs"
III. "PSP" com a apresentação/slideshow, acessível atraves dos links no título em cima e ao centro no mapa conceptual do cursohttp://www.monicamendes.info/entrepreneurship e directamente emhttp://www.monicamendes.info/entrepreneurship/Entrepreneur_MonicaM_present.pdf