March 22, 2005

ISEA 2006: Interactive City

by Andrew Stern · , 5:20 pm

From the call for proposals for one of 4 themes of the next ISEA, in San Jose:

The Interactive City seeks urban-scale projects for which the city is not merely a palimpsest of our desires but an active participant in their formation. From dynamic architectural skins to composite sky portraits to walking in someone else’s shoes to geocaches of urban lore to hybrid games with a global audience, projects for the Interactive City should transform the “new” technologies of mobile and pervasive computing, ubiquitous networks, and locative media into experiences that matter. … Interactive City proposals should embrace aspects of the city of San José and/or the surrounding metropolitan San Francisco Bay Area specifically. We are seeking projects that are large in scale, require advanced or special planning and/or permissions.

Alright folks — think big! Early proposals due April 22.

Read about what went on at last year’s ISEA in Scandinavia, from four of us who made the trip: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8.