Festival for Art, Technology and Locality.
August 30 - september 21
“Under the title of ‘Constructing Place’ Dislocate’s symposium will bring together artists, designers, architects, urban planners in the exploration of our conceptualization of space and the impact of emerging technologies upon our relationship with our surroundings. In a debate upon the components which formulate place and the shift in definitions which these are undergoing we will explore the terms under which we realize location and how technology can further ‘locate’ us.
participants: Hirakawa norimichi / Shikata yukiko / Exonemo / Blast Theory / Drew Hemment/ Venzha Christ / Georg Russegger / Opencity / Gonçalo Furtado / Taki Kentaro.”
(in: http://www.dis-locate.net/symposium2.htm, available 08/2008.
Gonçalo Furtado - JAPAN NET: WHAT SUGGESTED THIS SEMINAL DESIGN ENVISIONING OF OUR CURRENT ‘INFORMAL ENVIRONMENT’(To be confirmed)
“In the Dislocate Symposium Furtado will make an overview of Price and Pask’s design envisionings of the so call “Informational environment” - in which our society currently lives - and after discuss them with the audience in relation to contemporary perspectives. He will specifically focus in what is one of the most interesting design envisionings of the IE – i.e. Price’s Japan Net. It consists in an architectural-urban proposal, curiously made to a Japanese City about two about decades ago, in collaboration with the internationally awarded cybernetician Gordon Pask.“ (in: http://www.dis-locate.net/furtado.htm, available 08/2008)