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'The Art of Mobility' Professor Martin Rieser, Art & Design

Professor Martin Rieser, Professor from the Faculty of Art and Design at De Montfort University gives his inaugural lecture.

Screen cultures today are dominated by narrative and its modes of framing. The advent of 'Pervasive' or 'Ubiquitous' tools such as smart phones with GPS sensing enables dispersed forms of narrative interaction in public.

This convergence of mobile technologies and embedded computing is creating a world where information-rich environments may be mapped directly onto urban topologies.

This poses a series of questions around changing concepts of space and place for a wide range of traditional disciplines ranging from Anthropology, Art and Architecture to Computer Studies, Cultural and Media Studies, Fashion and Graphic design.

The talk will be illustrated by examples from Professor Rieser's recent practice, including 'The Third Woman' interactive mobile film.

Professor Rieser has always been fascinated by the possibility of creating fragmentary narrative structures and interactive stories using digital technology.

This has led him into explorations using mobile sensing and large-scale interactive video experiences. His art practice has been seen around the world including Cannes, Paris, Vienna, Thessaloniki, London, Belfast, Milan and Melbourne.

Author of numerous essays on digital art including New Screen Media: Cinema/ Art/Narrative (BFI/ZKM, 2002), he has recently edited The Mobile Audience, a book on locative art due out this year from Rodopi.

He is Joint research Professor between the Institute of Creative Technologies and The Faculty of Art and Design at De Montfort.


Professor Martin Reiser | talks


Date and Time:

28 January 2010 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



Professorial Lecture Series
De Montfort University
The Gateway

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To book a place or for more information please email Daniel Jones at djones@dmu.ac.uk or telephone 0116 257 7452

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Places must be booked in advance as there are limited places. There will be a free drinks reception afterwards for guests to be able to further discuss the event.

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