Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 12, 6pm

Jonathan Harris Oct 27

Harris combines elements of computer science, anthropology, visual art and storytelling to explore the human world. Projects range from building the world’s largest time capsule to documenting an Alaskan whale hunt on the Arctic Ocean.

Jordan Weisman Nov 3

CEO and Founder of Smith & Tinker, a company reinventing play for the Internet connected generation. He has been the creative and motivating force behind the founding and success of a number of entertainment companies.

Kevin Slavin Nov 12

Co-Founder of Area/Code, a studio that makes cross-media games and entertainment that take advantage of today’s enviroment of pervasive technologies and overlapping media.


Nov 13 – 11am to 6pm

This day of presentations and panel discussions will explore how emerging networked devices are changing the ways we communicate, play, and explore the city. The day will feature nine presentations grouped around three themes: Geospatial Media, Mobile Games, and Emerging Interface. This is an open event, registration is not necessary.



Nov 14 – 10am to 5pm

What do you want to learn about mobile media? A series of morning and afternoon workshops will introduce working with different mobile technologies and concepts. All workshops will take place at UCLA and are offered through The Public School, a program of LA nonprofit organization Telic Arts Exchange. You can propose workshops and sign up at The Public School website.

Workshops are now scheduled; you can sign up below. They are free for UCLA students and alumni and $25 for the public.

Python + Arduino + Nokia N810

This workshop will introduce developing for the Nokia N810 with Python and how to communicate with Arduino. No prior knowledge of any of the technologies covered will be required. Participants will not be required to bring their own Arduinos or Nokia N810s.

Intro to iPhone SDK

Get a basic iPhone app up and running. Cover broad strokes of the iPhone SDK. Build an app. Watch it run on your phone.

Writing the Mobile Web

Learn techniques for creating websites optimized for use on iPhone, Android, and WebOS. Particular attention will be paid to advanced CSS techniques, CSS3, HTML5, client-side storage, and accessing GPS and hardware features using JavaScript.

Workshops organized by Chandler McWilliams, Sean Dockray, Nikita Pashenkov, Casey Reas


UCLA Broad Art Center, Room 1250

Lectures and the symposium are free and open to the public. Workshops are free for UCLA students and alum and open to the public for a small fee.

Mobile Media is sponsored by the Nokia Research Center, Hollywood.

Directions and Parking

UCLA School of Arts and Architecture
The Public School