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Saturday, March 28 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Long Time, No See?

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Long Time, No See? is a new form of participatory, environmental futures project, designed for individuals and groups. It uses a smartphone app to guide processes of individual or group walking at any chosen location—encouraging walkers to think in radical new ways about how to best prepare for "stormy" environmental futures ahead. As part of their personal journeys, participants contribute site-specific micro-narratives in the form of texts, images and sounds, captured via the app during the loosely guided walk. These responses are then uploaded and synthesised into an ever-building audiovisual and generative artwork/"map" of future-thinking affinities, viewable both online at long-time-no-see.org (in Chrome) and at the same time on a large screen visualisations at QUT’s Cube Centre in Brisbane, Australia. The artwork therefore spans both participants’ mobile devices and laptops. Long Time, No See? has been developed over the past two years by a team of leading Australian artists, designers, urban/environmental planners and programmers.

The real-time visualisation software used in Long Time, No See? is programmed to draw together covalent ideas in order to evolve an imaginary universe of linked islands, set within an audiovisual storm. Common threads between users around "foundational questions" of ecology are highlighted and become the basis for online audiences' investigative navigations and interactions; these audiences are then invited to develop their own responses by conducting their own walks, causing the work to grow exponentially. In all of these ways the app and artwork prompt a rich imaging of each participant's relational engagements within the socio-ecological systems of which they are innately a part. The experience of walking with Long Time, No See? therefore offers conference participants and the general public powerful opportunities to develop and share their thinking around sustainability — demonstrating ‘care’ for the future of their community and beyond. The workshop will include an introduction from Keith Armstrong and a guided workshops around the ASU Campus.

Download the app and participate during Balance-Unbalance: http://explore.long-time-no-see.org/map 

Meet at the entrance to the Art School Building, near Neeb Plaza. 

Currently the APP runs only on iPhone or iPAD with 3G/4G Sim card.  (Wifi only ipads do work but will mean you can only walk within the reliable parts of the ASU network)

If you are on an Android phone please consider coming for the talk before regardless,  and then hopefully we can team you up for a walk with an iPhone/Ipad person and share a walk together



Keith Armstrong

Keith Armstrong has specialised for 18 years in collaborative, hybrid, new media works with an emphasis on innovative performance forms, site-specific electronic arts, networked interactive installations, alternative interfaces, public arts practices and art-science collaborations... Read More →

Linda Carroli

Linda Carroli is a writer and urban practitioner. She has worked across community, communications and cultural contexts, and is currently working with Harbinger Consultants on a diverse range of planning, placemaking, engagement, and research projects. As an award-winning writer... Read More →

Roger Dean

Roger Dean is a researcher and a composer/improviser. His early research was in molecular cell biology, and since 1989 he has also been involved in musicology, particularly with reference to improvisation. Since 2007 his research focus has turned to music cognition and music computation... Read More →

Gavin Sade

Gavin Sade is a designer, educator and researcher in the field of interactive media, with a background in music and sonology, and is currently the Head of Interactive and Visual Design in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology. In 2003 he formed... Read More →

Saturday March 28, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST

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