25th january 2013 to 15th march 2013

Telefónica I+D and LABoral are proud to organize NEXT THINGS 2013 – NEXT SPACE, the Second Global Art & Technology Challenge

NEXT THINGS 2013 – NEXT SPACE is looking for innovative and disruptive ideas on the Internet of
Things in the interplay of art, technology and architecture: art that uses connected / smart objects / spaces as medium, or art that reframes, rethinks and reflects on what the role of the Internet of Things could be(come) in relation with the physical space.

This call, with reference to the public space and its appropriation, is specifically aimed, at the generation of artistic proposals related with the goals of “locative media”. It seeks to expand the concept of “media” to accommodate new media and technologies, particularly those dealing with the concept of “Internet of Things” and “M2M”. Preferably the proposals that use these concepts and technologies will be aimed at the activation of new functions of public space, outlining new possibilities for relationships between citizens in the space, permanently or temporarily.

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 Cero, its Research, Production and Resource 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 a one page idea proposal, a one page visual description and a CV. The proposal should outline the project and describe -on a high level- the building blocks required to make it.

Please send the document in PDF format before March 15th 2013.

Check the rules for the call [+]

The jury, gathered on April 12th, agreed to award with the grant Next Things 2013 / Next Space, the project Flone, the flying phone, by Lot Amorós, Cristina Navarro and Alexandre Olivier

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