NEXT THINGS 2014 – PERSONAL
Telefónica R&D and LABoral are proud to organize NEXT THINGS 2014 – PERSONAL, the Third Global Art & Technology Challenge
NEXT THINGS 2014 - PERSONAL pursues innovative and breakthrough ideas on the Internet of Things in the context of art and technology.
In this edition we focus at the personal level, trying to go beyond the implications of Personal Data, understood strictly as data and software.
Participants are invited to explore the extent and implications of the existence, collection, use and distribution of personal data, also from the point of view of physical devices -internet of things and M2M.
In particular we want to explore the balance or imbalance, symmetries or asymmetries between privacy and control of personal data. Participants are encouraged to question and amplify the very definition of “personal data” itself. Participants are encouraged to explore the management of personal data in centralized or distributed fashions and the balance, confrontation or collaboration in this area between public and private approaches. Also the relationships between transparency and control, including the personal and collective management of personal data. The relationship between opportunities opened up by protecting or sharing personal data is also a field of exploration. Participants are invited to explore these dimensions with respect to the actions and reactions around technology (including the internet of things) that can be actively developed by individuals themselves considered as isolated entities or as organized groups or movements.
The call is open to all creators in the space between art and technology.
The selected project will be awarded with a six (6) month artist fellowship, split between LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (through Plataforma 0. Porduction Centre) in Gijón for (2) two months and Telefónica R&D (Telefonica's technology research and development arm) in Barcelona for (4) four months. The goal of the fellowship is to enable the fellow to bring the chosen idea to life.
The artist will receive twelve thousand euros (12,000 €) gross as fees and a grant of up to two thousand euros (2,000 €) gross for travel, accommodation and expenses at LABoral.
Please send the document in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org before January 16th 2014.