The A Moeda Workshop - Storytelling with an Itinerant Data Object

25 - 29 November / 10am - 5pm / FREE

Learn about the Internet of Things, new approaches to story telling, and create a work of digital art in this five day intensive workshop. CADA, Broken Dimanche Press and FACT are seeking artists, writers, architects, and practitioners from other fields to participate, contributing to ‘city-centric’ releases of ground-breaking digital artworks using a smart phone app.


A Moeda (The Coin) is a software system which engages and reflects on the Internet of Things (IoT). The workshops will explore the storytelling potential created by the exponential growth and availability of data when internet-linked connectivity is extended to everyday objects. They will also provide a space for discussion on the social, cultural and ethical dimensions of the IoT’s deployment.


This is a unique opportunity, and each workshop will set a creative challenge designed to immerse participants in the IoT’s complexity, broaden its public participation and diversify its present narratives.


Over five days, members from CADA, Broken Dimanche Press, FACT and invited guests will introduce and actively examine the IoT’s infrastructures and assumptions. Learning about this paradigm through exploration and play, sessions will include novel narrative techniques, computational thinking, data visualization and interface design, with a strong emphasis on generating collaborative work and participants’ individual practice.


Material from the workshops will be used to produce ‘city-centric’ versions of the software which capture and express the cultural dimensions of European cities where the ‘coins’ are ‘minted’. These will be released as a free mobile phone application through subsequent launch events in Lisbon, Berlin and Liverpool.

There will also be the opportunity for participants to contribute to a project ebook. All workshop contributors will be fully credited on all outputs and their respective city software releases.


Click here for more information and to apply - deadline 18 November.

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