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research mobile digital commons network
. mobile media lab

. mdcn

. the haunting

. digital cities project

2004-2007

Co-principal Investigator with Sara Diamond

The MDCN is a collaborative research project launched by Concordia University and the Banff New Media Institute funded by Canadian Heritage. The MDCN explores the connections between human beings, urban and wilderness settings, and mobile technologies. By developing interactive mobile experiences and observing the dynamics inherent in wireless immersive environments, each of the MDCN projects making up the network moves us closer to understanding how these technologies augment, enhance and transform our culturally situated experiences of urban and outdoor spaces.

The MDCN brings together an interdisciplinary group of artists and designers, computer scientists, engineers, and communication scholars from a number of institutions including the Ontario College of Art & Design, York University and Hexagram: Institute for Research Creation in Media Arts & Technologies. Industry partners include New Emerging Wireless Technologies (NEWT) in Calgary, TRlabs (Edmonton), and BravoFACT! (Toronto). Other partners include Ile sans fil (ISF), a community WiFi organization in Montreal.

www.mdcn.ca

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