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Tyson Yunkaporta


Lisa Roberts


Sandy Sur


Michelle Maloney


Andrew Constable


Kate Genevieve


Nola Turner-Jensen


Leah Barclay


Earthlings Café Hosts

David Merleau

July 3th 19h-20h BST

Andrew Stuck

July 6th 19h-20h BST

Sylvie Marchand

July 8th 19h-20h BST

Rich Blundell

July 10th 19h-20h BST

Yannis Ziogas

July 12th 19h-20h BST

Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio

July 14th 19h-20h BST

projects proposals created by the participants

Zoom presentation of the results of the summer school 2020


Eman Abdou, Laura Apolonio,Tracey Benson, Chari Cámara, Bob Drake, Kate Elliott, Nourhan Heysham, Christiana Kazakou, Veronika Constantinou, Luke Fair, Kavita Gonsalves, Christopher Kaczmarek, Joan Kelly, Deirdre Macleo, Tássia de Matos Bianchini, Nikos Menoudakis, Jason Murphy, Linda o Keeffe, Raffaella Pagogna, Ariadni Pediotaki, Elspeth Penfold, Sachini Perera, Carlos Queiroz, Robert Rattle, Hira Sheikh, Fay Stevens, Carla Sophie Tapparo, Cielo Vargas, Anne Versailles, Stephanie Whitelaw, Yichao Zhao.

about this course

LMO is a 2.5 week course - workshop/conference program designed to engage participants across Oceania and beyond to develop location based artworks. The focus is on using locative media technologies and other collaborative tools to codesign projects concentrating on a number of key themes - water, climate change, ecosystems health and deep time.

What’s it all about?

We will invite 36 participants from around the world to join us for 2.5 weeks this Sept/Oct to learn about and experiment with how locative media can be used to understand issues of water, climate change and deep connection to place. If you are interested in how this technology can be used to engage in these locally-global issues, then this course is for you!

What can I expect?

Our 2.5 week program will be delivered online. It will involve asynchronous and synchronous learning activities including scheduled online lectures with experts in the field of locative media, cultural knowledge holders and scientists. There will be discussion seminars, technical tutorials, panel presentations, interactive games and group projects.

What will I be asked to do?

Participants will be encouraged to attend live online lectures and seminar discussions with the course leaders and invited guests. They will also be expected to work in groups of 6 people to produce a locative media project that will be showcased at the end of the course. Participants will be matched in groups taking in account their level of experience and their background. The course is designed so that participants will work 2 hours per day on a scheduled program, and be able to access a cyber cafe for additional interactions.

What do I need to sign up?

Participants from a broad variety of fields and practices are encouraged to apply. This school is aimed at beginners and intermediate participants alike. No previous experience with locative media or specialist technologies is necessary. Prospective participants need to have:

• An interest in locative media • An interest in local and global geographical and ecological issues • An interest in independent group working • An interest in water as a research topic • A smartphone and access to the internet

Check the bibliography of the course before we start.

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Trello is an online tool we use to play collaborative games. If you have a free Trello account you will be able to become the game master of your team but it is not mandatory at all.

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coordination crew

Geert Vermeire

Artist, Poet and Locative Media Expert. Co-founder of walk listen create, team member of noTours and collaborator of escoitar, and core team member of CGeomap

Tracey M Benson

Artist, researcher and founder of Treecreate. Trustee of Intercreate Trust. Works at the nexus of ubiquitous tech, ecological systems and citizen engagement.

Fred Adam

Location based media explorer, co-founder of the CGeomap project and founder of the Lab GPS Museum

Supported by the Centre for Applied Water Science, University of Canberra

The Meeting of the Waters Online Course 2021 organised by....