Assembled by Giselle Beiguelman and Jorge La Ferla, Technological Nomadism is the result of an international symposium organized by Fundación Telefónica Space (FTS) – Argentina and by Sergio Motta Institute (SMI) – Brazil in 2009. The book will be launched on December 7, at 18:30, at Livraria da Vila, Fradique Coutinho St., 915, Vila Madalena in São Paulo.

It is a unique volume in the study area on the impacts of telecommunications in contemporary society, and will certainly become a standard. Emphasizing on the subject of mobility, a key issue nowadays, the book promotes a multidisciplinary approach to the subject, discussing new cultural practices, arising aesthetics, sociological impacts, consumer habits, economic and geopolitical changes.

This diversity of approaches is carried forward by a team of internationally renowned experts coming from major research centers and universities like Brown University, Ontario College, Universidad de San Andrés, PUC –SP and the University of Buenos Aires, among others.

The publication contains an introduction by the organizers, and 14 texts from each of the experts: Alejandro Artopulos, André Lemos, Andrea di Castro, David McIntosh, Giselle Bieguelman, Lucas Bambozzi, Lucia Santaella, Marcus Bastos, Mariela Yeregui, Martha Ladly, Nelson Brissac Peixoto, Tim Creswell, Wendy Chun e Wolfgang Schäffner.

About the organizers

Giselle Beiguelman (São Paulo) is a media artist and university professor. She develops works in the field of media art creation and criticism. She was a communication and semiotics graduate professor at PUC-SP (2001-2011) and is currently a lecturer with FAU-USP. She curated Nokia Trends
festival (2007 and 2008) and was the artistic director of Instituto Sergio Motta (2008-2010). Information on her artwork and critical essays are available on her website: www.desvirtual.com

Jorge La Ferla (Buenos Aires) is a full professor at the University of Buenos Aires, at the University
of Cinema Foundation, Buenos Aires, and at the University of Los Andes, Bogota. He has
edited thirty books on art and media. He’s the author of Video en la Puna: Los viajes de Valdez
(Nueva Librería, 1994) and Cine (y) digital. Aproximaciones a posibles convergencias entre el cinematógrafo y la computadora (Manantial, 2009), among others. He’s an internationally acclaimed cinema, video, and new technologies curator who participates in events all over the world.

Synopsis

This collection focuses on the extensive and intensive use of mobile technologies such as cell phones, and also the artistic theory and practice resulting from these recently introduced electronic resources, bringing the important arguments of experts about the implications of these technologies, both regarding, for example, the possibilities of communication and articulation of social network users and as referring to the growing electronic harassment aimed at encouraging more consumption of different goods and services.

Info
Price: R$59,90
Number of pages: 280
www.editorasenacsp.com.br

Technological Nomadism launching event
December 7 2011
Wednesday, from 18h30 to 21h30
Livraria da Vila
Fradique Coutinho Street, 915. Vila Madalena.
Sao Paulo – SP
Check out our Flickr for photos of the Symposium held in 2009