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research mobile media lab
. mobile media lab

. mdcn

. the haunting

. digital cities project

2008

Co-lab Director with Barbara Crow and Kim Sawchuk

The Mobile Media Lab (MML) is an interdisciplinary research team exploring wireless communications, mobile technologies and locative media practices. MML brings together a unique configuration of expertise in art, design, engineering, new media, cultural theory, social science and policy studies. We have produced projects exploring the cultural and aesthetic dimensions of media rich content for mobile platforms using an assemblage of cell phones, PDAs, GPS systems, custom built Bluetooth sensors, and open source software.

Our creative research probes how these subtle technologies augment, enhance, deplete, mediate and foster new sensations of temporality in urban contexts and outdoor spaces. As such, our projects treat physical territory as an active and volatile interface using networked technologies to connect the physical to the virtual.

www.mml.hexagram.ca

webdesign: julien berthier| photography: michael longford|studio documentation: julie delisle