Telefónica I+D and LABoral organise NEXT THINGS 2016 –VISIBLE, The Fifth Global Challenge on Art and Technology

‘Next Things 2016 - Visible’ is presented as the fifth Global Challenge on Art and Technology and is aimed at boosting the potential brought about by the artists' creativity and vision on open-source technologies. The deadline for submitting proposal is April 12, 2016 and the selected project will be developed during a 6-month residency at Telefónica I+D and LABoral

Published: Mar 09, 2016
Telefónica I+D and LABoral organise NEXT THINGS 2016 –VISIBLE, The Fifth Global Challenge on Art and Technology

Environment dress, 2015. María Castellanos y Alberto Valverde. Winner project Next Things 2015

Telefónica I+D and LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial organise NEXT THINGS 2016 –VISIBLE, a call aimed at finding innovative, multidisciplinary and ground-breaking on the Internet of Things in the framework of art and technology.

The Fifth Global Challenge on Art and Technology is looking for art and research projects exploring the conflicts generated between freedom on the web and the privacy of users, between public presence and the private domain, between control and transparency. Moreover, it is aimed at understanding what is the role of technology in these conflicts and the way artists use it. The aim is to reflect upon these frameworks of work and to explore the impact of the Internet of Things, Machine-Machine interactions (M2M) on our lives, in a scale ranging from individuals to society as a whole.

The artists proposals must be an object that can be manufactured at the spaces that the residence programme provides to the selected project.

The winner project of ‘Next Things 2016 - Visible’  will be awarded a 6-month artist grant, funded jointly by LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (through Plataforma Cero. Production Centre) during three months and Centro de Telefónica I+D in Barcelona during three months. The grant is aimed at helping the winner produce the chosen idea.

Telefónica R&D will provide a work space in its location, equipment as well as access to technological knowledge and Telefonica's technology platform.

LABoral will provide lab space, equipment and technical support as well as access and exchange with other artists and creators at the centre. LABoral also provides accommodation in Gijón.

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

The call is open to all creators in the space between art and technology. Basic ability to build the project on your own, with occasional support from Telefónica R&D and LABoral, is required: knowledge of open hardware platforms such as Arduino and general programming skills.

NEXT THINGS 2015 is looking for ideas that can be prototyped and built within the course of six (6) months, based on open hardware platforms such as Arduino connected to the Internet.

The proposal must be submitted -by April 12 at noon- through the web platform that LABoral has enabled for this purpose: http://nextthings1.laboralcentrodearte.org.

Links of interest:

http://www.laboralcentrodearte.org/es/r/convocatorias/nextthings2016

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