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Saturday, August 15 • 9:30am - 5:30pm
W11 People, Places & Things: A Mobile Cultural Mapping Workshop

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This practical hands-on workshop will instruct participants in current narrative practices that use locative mobile media and Google Earth mapping tools. Cultural production is about people (both contemporary and historical); places (existing situations, and their connections with the past); and things (artifacts and archives). In this workshop participants will learn how to explore people, places, and things through the creation of personal narratives, in small collaborative groups. They will visit and locate their stories in public spaces at nearby places of cultural significance in the historic Woodward’s mixed-use redevelopment in the old Gastown neighbourhood of Vancouver, participating in the creation of new media works that connect with potential audiences both local and remote, through mobile storytelling, and interactive GPS mapping within the Google Earth dataset.

Participants are suggested to bring mobile phones with GPS, photo and/or video recording capabilities, or alternatively a digital camera with upload capabilities.
Dear workshop participant:

Thanks for registering for our ISEA workshop, “People, Places &
Things: A Mobile Cultural Mapping Workshop”.  This email reminds you
of the workshop date and location and provides instructions to prepare
for our workshop.

Time: Saturday, August 15th 2015, from 9:30am to 5.30pm.

Place: Room 2340, Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the
Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3.

Items to Bring:
1) Fully-charged GPS-enabled mobile device (required)
2) It is helpful to have a data connection for your mobile for our
outdoor explorations (optional)
3) Your mobile device charger (optional)
4) A USB stick (optional)
5) If possible, a laptop computer (optional)
6) Dongles or adapters that you may require for A/V (optional)

To help prepare for the workshop, please download the MapMyWalk app to
your mobile device (free at http://www.mapmywalk.com/app/) and Google
Earth to your laptop (free at

We will be exploring the Woodword’s historical area for an estimated
duration of 1.5 hours (so be sure to wear comfortable shoes). The
forecast for Saturday is 21⁰C with a chance of rain, so bring an
umbrella just in case.

If you have any questions, please contact Glen Farrelly at
glenfarrelly@gmail.com or visit the workshop website at

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Dr. Martha Ladly, Glen Farrelly, and Ana Jofre 

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Glen Farrelly

PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
Glen Farrelly is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. His research examines mobile applications, locative technology geoinformatics, and user experience. During his ten years working in digital media, Glen helped launch one of Canada’s first mobile... Read More →
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Ana Jofre

Ana Jofre received her PhD in Physics from the University of Toronto, did Post-doctoral work at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in Gaithersburg MD, and taught -and did research - at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte for six years before transitioning... Read More →
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Dr. Martha Ladly

Professor, OCAD University
Dr. Martha Ladly is a designer and an artist, a technologist, and a philosopher, with a backstory in the tech and entertainment industries, and a former career as a musician and songwriter. She is a Professor at OCAD (Ontario College of Art & Design) University in Toronto, Canada... Read More →

Saturday August 15, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm PDT
Room 2340 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

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