Dissertation defense of Jürgen Scheible on Thursday 27.5.2010 at 12:00 o’clock in Sampo hall of Media Centre LUME, School of Art and Design, Hämeentie 135 C.
Creating art with mobile phones in public spaces is an emerging form of artistic expression. This dissertation investigates the design of mobile art applications for creating and sharing interactive art experiences in public spaces. It explores new ways of deploying mobile and ubiquitous computing for art making that foster creativity and community. This is done by developing a series of novel prototype applications, with a focus on multimodal interfaces that are put into use in authentic environments for validation by real people.
The results of this research inform future design of new types of artistic and social activities that may eventually become everyday actions of creative expression and exploration.
Jürgen Scheible’s dissertation defense is complemented by an art exhibition called ‘MobiSpray – Paint My City’ which is on display at the Media Centre LUME Gallery from 23.5. until 4.6.2010. It shows photographs and videos of art works made by Jürgen Scheible using MobiSpray, one of the mobile art applications developed during his doctoral research. The works were created over the last two years during Scheible’s travels around the globe, ‘painting’ more than 130 buildings, places and objects in over 50 cities. The exhibition opening will take place directly after the dissertation defense on May 27th. Welcome.
Jürgen Scheible, Diplom-Ingenieur (FH), is a media artist, researcher and musician. During his doctoral studies at the Aalto University School of Art and Design in Helsinki he ran the MobileHub, a prototype development resource for mobile applications with a strong focus on artistic approaches and creative design. He has previously worked for 8 years at Nokia and in 2006 he was a visiting scientist at MIT, Boston, USA. In 2009 Scheible was recognized as a Forum Nokia Champion for his driving vision to be a bridge builder between art, engineering and research. He is the author of the book ‘Mobile Python – Rapid prototyping of Applications on the Mobile Platform’ (Wiley, 2007). Scheible has been giving innovation workshops on rapid mobile application prototyping in academic and professional settings e.g. at Stanford University, MIT, NTU Taiwan, Yahoo and Nokia.