PLAN workshop at the ICA

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd February 2005

A two day event bringing together leading international figures to review the emerging fields of locative and pervasive media.

Wireless and locative technologies are enabling people to break away from traditional computer interfaces. Mobile devices are mediating new kinds of social interaction and responding to physical location and context.

What kinds of creative, social, economic and political expression become possible when every device we carry, the fabric of the urban environment and even the contours of the Earth become a digital canvas?

The event launches a new international network (PLAN), bringing together artists, activists, hardware hackers, bloggers, game programmers, free network builders, semantic web philosophers, cartographers, economists, architects, and university and industry researchers.

Speakers include Duncan Campbell, Anne Galloway, Matthew Chalmers, Matt Adams, Bill Gaver, Eyal Weizman, Sally Jane Norman, Giles Lane, Usman Haque, Katherine Moriwaki, Julian Priest, Rob Van Kranenburg, Franz and Nicolas (representing the Exyzt collective), Richard Hull, Jo Walsh, Teri Rueb, Minna Tarkka, Tapio Makela, RIXC, Pete Gomes, Saul Albert, Susan Kennard, Michael Longford, Steve Benford, Drew Hemment, Ben Russell. Music in the bar from Xela (City Centre Offices, Type Records), XFM Flo-Motion DJ Nick Luscombe and Apachi61. [Full list of speakers below]

Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH, UK

Tickets are available from:


ICA Box Office: 12 Midday - 9:30 pm

Tel: +44 (0)207 930 3647


If you would like to be included in the PLAN networking activities and delegate list, or have further questions about the event email


Pervasive and Locative Arts Network

PLAN is a new international and interdisciplinary research network in pervasive media and locative media funded as part of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Culture & Creativity programme.

The network brings together practitioners from a range of disciplines including artists, technology developers and ethnographers, with the aim of advancing interdisciplinary understanding and building consortia for future collaborative projects.

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PLAN email:


February 1st 2005

ICA London

9:30am registration 10am start

10am Introduction by the steering committee

Steve Benford, Drew Hemment, Ben Russell

Matthew Chalmers - Glasgow University

Bill Gaver - RCA

Eyal Weizman - Professor of architecture, Academy of fine arts in Vienna

Sally Jane Norman - Culture Lab, University of Newcastle

Cliff Randell - Computer Science Department, University of Bristol

Wilfried Hou Je Bek - Socialfiction

Giles Lane - Proboscis

Matt Adams - Blast Theory

Usman Haque - Haque design + research

Franz and Nicolas - representing the Exyzt Collective

Richard Hull - Hewlett-Packard Laboratories

Constance Fleuriot - Bristol University

Jon Dovey - Bristol University

Debbi Lander - Futurephysical

Giulio Jacucci - Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT)

Advanced Research Unit (ARU)

Annika Waern - Swedish Institute of Computer Science

Mara Traumane - RIXC

Jaanis Garancs - RIXC

Pete Gomes - Architectural Association

Saul Albert - Twenteenthcentury, Limehouse Townhall

Susan Kennard - The Banff New Media Institute, The Banff Centre

Michael Longford - Mobile Digital Commons Network

Tobias C. Van Veen - Mobile Digital Commons Network

Naomi Spellman - UC San Diego

Brett Stalbaum - UC San Diego

Julian Priest - Informal

Rob Van Kranenburg - Virtueel Platform

Minna Tarkka - M-cult

Tapio Makela - M-cult


February 1st 2005

ICA London


Xela (City Centre Offices, Type Records)

XFM Flo-Motion DJ Nick Luscombe


In association with Baked Goods and Futuresonic


February 2nd 2005

ICA London

9:30am registration 10am start

Duncan Campbell - IPTV, The Guardian

Anne Galloway - Carleton University

Katherine Moriwaki - Trinity College Dublin

Jo Walsh - Co-author 'Mapping Hacks'

Schuyler Erle - Nocat, Co-author 'Mapping Hacks'

Teri Rueb - RISD

Erich Charles Harris - Interact Lab, Informatics, University of Sussex

Lalya Gaye - Future Applications Lab, Viktoria Institute

Martin Rieser - Bath, BFI

Ewen Chardonnet - Ellipse

Sarah Kettley - Napier University

Andrew Wilson - Blink Media

Karl-Petter Akesson - SICS

Jen Southern - University of Huddersfield

Russell Beale - Advanced Interaction Group, School of Computer Science

University of Birmingham

Steve Benford - MRL Mixed Reality Lab

Drew Hemment - Futuresonic, University of Salford

Ben Russell - Headmap / Locative / Notfree

Full details of the programme can be found at


July 2006

Final report, exhibition, workshop and conference at Futuresonic 06

Final PLAN exhibition call for proposals

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Ben Russell

Pervasive and Locative Arts Network (PLAN)
Mixed Reality Lab
University of Nottingham
Computer Science Building
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB


Pervasive and Locative Arts Network (PLAN)