2nd International Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium

Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa

23rd -25th November 2012 
Massey University, Wellington, NZ

As part of the BLOW Festival 2012, the MINA symposium will take place in the College of Creative Art’s magnificent new Te Ara Hihiko building.

 MINA is an international network that promotes cultural and research activities to expand the emerging possibilities of mobile media. MINA aims to explore the opportunities for interaction between people, content and the creative industry within the context of Aotearoa/New Zealand and internationally.

The symposium will provide a platform for filmmakers, artists, designers, researchers, ‘pro-d-users’ and industry professionals to debate the prospect of wireless, mobile and ubiquitous technologies in art and design environments and the creative industries. MINA invites paper proposals relating (but not limited) to; mobile lens media, iPhoneography, mobile video production, mobile-mentaries (mobile documentaries), mobile network and transmedia, mobile communities, mobile media and social change, mobile visual arts, mobile locative media, citizen journalism, mobile visual literacy, mobile media in education and mobile technologies and civic media.

Mobile phones have evolved rapidly from a communication device to a creative and educational tool. For communities world-wide mobile technologies provide access to a vast amount of new services. Mobile media has also established new forms of connectivity and sociability within contemporary art and design practices. The current mediascape can be described as a dynamic ecosystem that has seen the emergence of new media aesthetics and formats, such as iPhoneography and mobile-mentary (mobile documentary) filmmaking. The participatory turn in media culture (collaboration, co-creation and crowd-sourcing) also creates new opportunities and challenges for visual communication design. (Mobile phone) users (or rather pro-d-users), artists, designers, filmmakers and independent creatives can define new modes of mobile media practices transcending the realm of established disciplines and transform the contemporary mediascape. Innovative business models utilise mobile apps and redefine the distribution of media content. Mobile devices enable us to see the world from new viewpoints and angles. The 2nd International Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium will explore these developments and dynamics in a transdisciplinary context. 

Papers will be published in the Intellect journal Ubiquity #MINA2012 Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation special edition.

Paper proposals should be submitted by the 15th August 2012. MINA also welcomes presentations in a variety of formats including workshops, poster presentations, performances, project showcases and screenings. The international symposium will also provide the opportunity to present papers via live video and live web-broadcasts.

Please send a proposal of approximately 350 words including a title and brief biographical note to

Further information:

Call for Mobile Films
Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa

2nd International Mobile Innovation Screening 2012 in partnership with IdN and the National Film Archive, Wellington, New Zealand

23rd November 2012

The International Mobile Innovation Screening 2012 will showcase short films produced on and with mobile devices by international filmmakers at the National Film Archive in Wellington, NZ. Selected mobile films will be featured in the IdN (International designers’ Network) Magazine v19n6 issue DVD. The MINA program is curated by Laurent Antonczak, Karen Curley, Benoît Labourdette and Dr. Max Schleser.

Deadline for submission of Mobile Films: 15th August 2012

The Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa [MINA] aims to explore the possibilities of interaction between people, content and the creative industries.

International designers' Network (IdN) is an international publication for creative people on a mission to amplify and unify the design community. It is devoted to bringing designers from around the globe together to communicate with, learn from and inspire one another. It has truly become what the initials of its title proclaim it to be — an international designers' network.

Deadline for submission of Mobile Films: 15th August 2012

Please send proposals of approximately 250 words including the mobile film title, two still images, link to online preview (if available) and a brief biographical note to

Dr. Max Schleser for further assistance regarding submission enquiries.
 mobile: +64 [0] 22 692 0872].

 Work can be sent in digital format, via post or courier:
 Dr. Max Schleser, c/o MINA, Institute of Communication Design, Po Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand

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