Exposition

Aware: Rengo (Re-presented as a mobile media performance / text) (last edited: 2015)

Andrew Paterson

About this exposition

This collection of texts, images and mobile video-clips re-presents a media art and design project entitled 'Aware: Rengo', in which two producers, including the author, invited five multi-disciplinary students into a prototyping workshop and related guided tour, as a contribution to a symposium of electronic arts in Helsinki, Finland during summer 2004. The article starts with a background on an early prototype mobile media system used by the author and utilized in the project. The historical and contemporary Japanese linked-verse practice called renga is introduced as inspiration, and related to ideas of sharing mobile media in the early 2000s. The production process of the project is introduced, referring to the choice of the site-specific 'guided-tour' presentation format for telling about mobile interaction. The different elements of the production process, from workshop to prototyping interactions that was presented in the final 'guided-tour' presentation are explained. Transcribed dialogue is used from the 'guided tour' in 2004 to include the voices of different persons presenting and attending the event. Issues such as micro-interactions between participants are raised, as well as reflections on practice and challenges of early mobile media interfaces. A selection of 'linked-verse' mobile video-clips are aligned with photo-documentation of the workshop and presentation events, recovering associations and connections between past practice and remaining archives. In summary, representing the narrative 'Aware: Rengo' one year or ten years later has been challenging due to the nature of our performance approach to presenting a collaborative workshop process, but also the instability of the mobile media platforms we used, and changing focus and attention in collaborative project work over time. However, it presents an example of a media archaeology of early mobile interaction and artist experiments with contextual media technologies.
typeresearch exposition
date09/01/2014
last modified27/08/2015
statusprogress
share statuspublic
affiliationAalto University
licenseAll rights reserved
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/56573/56574


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61160 aware-platform-graphic_webposter_credit-markus-ort Markus Ort All rights reserved
61060 aware-rengo-isea2004_11_archive_credit-markus-ort Markus Ort All rights reserved
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60985 aware-rengo-arabianlenkki-doc_00_track_credit-markus-ort Markus Ort All rights reserved
60984 aware-rengo-arabianlenkki-doc_00_exercise_credit-markus-ort Markus Ort All rights reserved
60979 aware-rengo-kesamokki_05_bodystorming-mobiles_credit-john-evans John Evans All rights reserved
60978 aware-rengo-kesamokki_04_bodystorming-mobiles_credit-john-evans John Evans All rights reserved
60977 aware-rengo-kesamokki_03_bodystorming-renga_credit-john-evans John Evans All rights reserved
60976 aware-rengo-kesamokki_02_bodystorming-renga_credit-john-evans John Evans All rights reserved
60975 aware-rengo-kesamokki_01_warm-ups_credit-john-evans John Evans All rights reserved
60974 aware-rengo-kesamokki_00_exercise-board_credit-andrew-paterson Andrew Gryf Paterson All rights reserved
60880 aware-rengo-isea2004_10_free-form-participation_credit-tony newitt Tony Newit All rights reserved
60879 aware-rengo-isea2004_09_walking-the-route-again_credit-tony newitt Tony Newit All rights reserved
60878 aware-rengo-isea2004_08_new-image-capture_credit-tony newitt Tony Newit All rights reserved
60877 aware-rengo-isea2004_07_workshop-participant-representing_credit-tony newitt Tony Newit All rights reserved
60876 aware-rengo-isea2004_06_audience-run-run-run_credit-tony newitt Tony Newit All rights reserved
60874 aware-rengo-isea2004_05_walking-the-route-again_credit-tony newitt Tony Newit All rights reserved
60873 aware-rengo-isea2004_04_producers-introduction_credit-tony newitt Tony Newit All rights reserved
60864 aware-rengo-isea2004_03_introduction-to-walk_credit-markus-ort Markus Ort All rights reserved
60853 aware-rengo-isea2004_02_outside-taik-lume_credit-markus-ort Markus Ort All rights reserved
60852 aware-rengo-isea2004_01_aware-stall_credit-andreas-schwankl Markus Ort All rights reserved
60851 aware-rengo-isea2004_00_auditorium_credit-markus-ort Markus Ort All rights reserved
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60848 aware-rengo-arabianlenkki-doc_10_renita-hands-to-meri_credit-markus-ort Markus Ort All rights reserved
60836 aware-rengo-arabianlenkki-doc_compilation_credit-markus-ort Markus Ort All rights reserved
60832 aware-rengo-isea2004-presentation-sketch-map_credit-andrew-paterson Andrew Gryf Paterson All rights reserved
60825 aware-rengo-arabialenkki-walk-path2-23 Iiris Konttinen All rights reserved
60824 aware-rengo-arabialenkki-walk-path2-22 Niko Pyrhönen All rights reserved
60820 aware-rengo-arabialenkki-walk-path2-21 Susanna Neiglick All rights reserved
60816 aware-rengo-arabialenkki-walk-path2-08 Meri Laitinen All rights reserved
60809 aware-rengo-arabialenkki-walk-path1-31 Susanna Neiglick All rights reserved
60808 aware-rengo-arabialenkki-walk-path1-30 Meri Laitinen All rights reserved
60801 aware-rengo-arabialenkki-walk-path1-29 Renita Niemi All rights reserved
60797 aware-rengo-arabialenkki-walk-path1-28 Iiris Konttinen All rights reserved
60736 aware-rengo text: smaller headline agryfp All rights reserved
60733 aware-rengo text: bigger headline agryfp All rights reserved

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