From a multitude of perspectives, the Urban Screens Manchester 07 conference explores the conditions for urban screens. The conference explores in particular the creation of content, commissioning / funding, curatorship and the architectural possibilities of urban screens in the 21st century.
The omnipresence of public displays such as LED, LCD, plasma screens, large scale projections and media facades demands a critical reflection on their impact on the city and on our perception. At the same time, they offer new possibilities for artistic and non-commercial use, for community development and play.
The conference is accompanied by a dynamic four-day programme (11-14 October) of free live art events on three giant screens around the city centre.
To register as a delegate and for more details of the public programme as well as speakers and schedule of the conference go to www.manchesterurbanscreens.org.uk
Particularly recommended for: media specialists, designers, artists, architects, urban planners, broadcasters and theorists.
The Manchester conference is a follow-up to the first groundbreaking conference in this area, Urban Screens 2005 in Amsterdam by the Institute of Network Culture.