First Feature Film to be Delivered via Mobile Phone…was a while ago

Hungama Mobile — part of Hungama, the largest aggregator, developer and publisher of Bollywood content in the world — premiered the first entire feature film, Rok Sako To Rok Lo, on mobile…in 2004. It was streamed live to Airtel EDGE users at a scheduled time on 9th December, one day before theatrical release. Neeraj Roy, the Managing Director and CEO of Hungama … Read moreFirst Feature Film to be Delivered via Mobile Phone…was a while ago

SMS Theatre: SimpleTEXT in Canada

SimpleTEXT *a cell phone enabled interactive performance* by Family Filter URL: When: Saturday, September 16, 2006 (3 pm) followed by Jonah Brucker-Cohen’s show opening at 5pm Bring your Cell phone and/or Wireless Laptop! Where: OBORO 4001, rue Berri, local 301, Montreal (Quebec) Canda, H2L 4H2 Tel: (514) 844-3250, Fax: (514) 847-0330 E-mail:, Web … Read moreSMS Theatre: SimpleTEXT in Canada

MipCom Mobile Content Awards Call for Works

MipCom has a call for works for their Mobile Content Awards: Established media companies and small innovative firms alike are responding to the rapid growth of Mobile TV and video services by producing content especially made for mobile devices. The MIPCOM Mobile TV Screenings & Awards recognise outstanding achievement in mobile film and video content … Read moreMipCom Mobile Content Awards Call for Works

empyre this month: Mobile Media artists

The listserv empyre is having a discussion this month with Mobile Media artists.

Mobile Media are increasingly present in our daily life because networks are more flexible and widespread. Currently, connecting is not only about accessing something that is /not here/, but also about moving along with the flow. /From here to elsewhere/: beyond browsing (which was the Web approach), towards physical traces of relational data. Real time maps of cities allow people to exchange and retrieve information based on its location. GPS games explore the possibilities of mixing urban and data landscapes. Mobile phones become moving infotainment platforms. By using such devices, our culture is shifting even further towards nomadic procedures that blur the boundaries between frontiers and stable knowledge.

Space becomes an important category, since making sense of this continuously moving and interweaving collections of text, image, sound, video and binary depends on an understanding of their trajectories. But there is a dark side of this moon: such devices allow tracking and surveillance, making their user more and more exposed. RFID tags are, probably, the most evident example of a new, distributed panoptic. This month, Paula Roush, Joanna Callaghan, Luis Silva, Heather Corcoran, Marina Vishmidt and, time permitting, Lucas Bambozzi will discuss how mobile media is affecting our culture.

You can sign up to participate or lurk at the empyre list. They have great themed discussions every month but for some reason the website hasn’t been updated for a while. 🙁 You can check out the archives though. Here is the listing of the invited guests (though everyone can discuss):

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Talk on Cross-Media Entertainment at AFTRS

The Australian Film, Television and Radio School has asked me to come in a give a lunchtime seminar on Cross-Media Entertainment. It is for practitioners across the whole school but outsiders are welcome to come too. Tomorrow at 1pm. Apologies for the late notice as I was waiting for the very sexy poster that you … Read moreTalk on Cross-Media Entertainment at AFTRS