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SMAL国際会議「デジタルの裏庭」2013年1月10日〜12日

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Digital Backyards
Sapporo / Japan
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Digital Backyards | International Conference Jan 10-12, 2013 at SMAL | Sapporo

2013.01.10

The three day conference „Digital Backyards“ has been initiated by smal.jp and berlinergazette.de.

In Sapporo it gathers bloggers, entrepreneurs, researchers, cultural workers, journalists and programmers. The aim is to explore future forms of networking in the field of knowledge production. The awareness towards the digital monopolism of companies based in Silicon valley is growing in all over the world - also in Japan. But what are alternatives to Google and Facebook? The conference „Digital Backyards“ claims: The answer can not be yet another internet giant of Japanese origin to rival Google and Facebook.

A real alternative would be to empower diversity. The resources for alternatives to an increasingly centralized internet landscape lie dormant in Japan's diversity itself:
tinker garages, corporate hotbeds, grassroots hubs, institutional labs, hacker bedrooms, editorial outposts etc. In those digital backyards various stakeholders in the field of knowledge production have been pursuing their innovative work over the last decades.

However its potential has not been exhausted yet. What can be done about this? The conference invites open minded people to explore synergies between their work. Here they discuss why they network in the first place and what they see as emerging trends: alternative web services? decentralized strategies? To think and network beyond the given (infrastructures) and dominant (cultures) is one of the major issues of the conference.

Above all it is about exploring dormant potentials: How can Japan's digital backyards catalyse networking cultures in a sustainable way? How can they revitalize a country in deep crisis? And how can they help to connect Japan anew with world society? „Digital Backyards“ is a kick off event for a series of meetings in Japan/Asia and a follow up to a three day conference held in October in Berlin, autumn 2012.

Have a look at the documentation of the Berlin event:
Have a look at the program of the Berlin event:
 
The conference is partitioned into a semi-open „Networking Lounge“ and „Public Talks“ that are accessible to a broad audience.
 
„Networking Lounge“ | Jan 10th + 11th, 2013| with registration
 
The barcamp-style „Networking Lounge“ takes place on Jan 10th and 11th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Journalists, activists, bloggers, researchers, entrepreneurs, cultural workers and programmers define their own issues and questions.
 
Location
PORTO-SAPPORO MEDIA ARTS LAB(SMAL)
Minami 1-jo Nishi 22-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, JAPAN
 
Opening Hours
10.+11.Jan.2013
10 am - 6 pm
 
12.Jan.2013
1:00pm - 5:00pm
 
Resgistraion required
details see below
 
12.Jan.2013
Free admission
 
Registration(Open Call)
For the „Networking Lounge“ (10.+11.Jan.2013) please register until December 23rd with a short letter of motivation here: join(at)smal.jp
 
Conference Language
Japanese and English are the conference languages.

„Networking Lounge“
Both days of the „Networking Lounge“ are composed of four parallel workshops. Here we explore concrete possibilities of cooperation as well as future scenarios of networking. At the end of the respective day we present to all the results of the workshop groups for open discussion. 
 
Thursday | Jan. 10th | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at PORTO(Sapporo) http://goo.gl/maps/xfHmB
We discuss concrete projects in four parallel workshops (up to 10 people per
workshop). After lunch break we filter possible results and ways of presenting
them to a wider public.
 
Introduction: Mitsuhiro Takemura, Krystian Woznicki
 
“Social Impact” (Japanese/English)
Input: Sean Bonner, media activist, Los Angeles, http://safecast.org
Input: Norifumi Ogawa, developer, Tokyo, http://hakatte.jp
Input: Andreas Schneider, researcher, Tokyo, http://iidj.net/map
Moderator: Krystian Woznicki, founder, Berlin, http://berlinergazette.de
 
“Collaborative & Open: Publishing Reloaded” (Japanese/English)
Input: Chris Piallat, net policy advisor, Berlin, http://gruene.de
Input: Taketo Oguchi, founder, Sapporo, http://www.shift.jp.org/
Input: Keiko Tanaka, online-editor, Tokyo, http://jp.globalvoicesonline.org
Moderator: Magdalena Taube, researcher, Berlin, http://www.hu-berlin.de
 
“The Art of Tomorrow” (Japanese/English)
Input: Kyoko Tachibana, program director, Sapporo, http://www.s-air.org
Input: Satoshi Hata, fringe director, SIAF (Sapporo International Art Festival)
Input: Junichi Oguro, sound artist, Sapporo, http://junichioguro.com
Input: Mami Odai, art project manager, SIAF (Sapporo International Art Festival)
Input: Stefan Tiron, curator, Bukarest, http://vladotron.blogspot.jp/ (via Skype Video)
Input: Tomofumi Okada, director, Tokyo, http://creativecluster.jp/
Input: Keiko Miura, researcher, Iwamizawa, http://www.hokkyodai.ac.jp/english/
Moderator: Mitsuhiro Takemura, director, SMAL, Tokyo/Sapporo, http://smal.jp
 
“WE-DO: Trends in user generated content” (Japanese)
Input: Motohiro Sunouchi, media architect, Sapporo, http://labs.43d.jp
Input: Hiroyuki Ito, CEO, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crypton_Future_Media
Input: Yuka Fukuura, author, Otaku Magazine, http://otakumag.com/en
Input: Kazushi Mukaiyama, associate professor, Hakodate, http://www.kazushi.info
Input: Takumi Yoshimura, Manager, Sapporo, http://www.h-food.or.jp/
Moderator: David Lindsey Wright, researcher, Brisbane/Sapporo, http://www.thecube.qut.edu.au/
 
Friday | Jan. 11th | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Before continuing the group work we have one big workshop about the big picture
in which our projects and approaches are embedded - with key notes by Joi Ito
and Yvonne Spielmann. After lunch break the groups #1-4 from Friday workshops
continue their work to prepare results for Public Talks on Saturday.
 
“Something like Digital Japan/Asia” (Japanese/English)
Input: Joi Ito, director, http://www.media.mit.edu (10:00 a.m.)
Input: Yvonne Spielmann, http://www.lasalle.edu.sg (10:45 a.m.)
Guest Speaker: Fumio Ueda, Mayor of Sapporo City, http://www.city-sapporo.jp
Moderator: Mitsuhiro Takemura, director, SMAL, Tokyo/Sapporo, http://www.smal.jp
Moderator: Krystian Woznicki, founder, Berlin, http://berlinergazette.de

Saturday | Jan. 12th | 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at PORTO (Sapporo) http://goo.gl/maps/xfHmB
The third day of the conference consists of four successive panels which
present the results of the workshop groups to a bigger, open public. Each
speaker has up to 10 minutes time to give input about his/her project. Each
panel lasts not longer than one hour. An EnglishJapanese simultaneous interpreter is prepared.
 
Opening Address: Fumio Ueda, Mayor of Sapporo City
Introduction: Mitsuhiro Takemura, Krystian Woznicki
 
1:30 p.m. “Social Impact” (English)
Input: Sean Bonner, media activist, LA/Tokyo, http://safecast.org
Input: Andreas Schneider, researcher, Tokyo, http://iidj.net/map
Chair: Krystian Woznicki, founder, Berlin, http://berlinergazette.de
 
2:35 p.m. “Collaborative & Open: Publishing Reloaded” (Japanese/English)
Input: Chris Piallat, net policy advisor, Berlin, http://www.gruene.de
Input: Taketo Oguchi, founder, Sapporo, http://www.shift.jp.org/
Input: Keiko Tanaka, online-editor, Tokyo, http://jp.globalvoicesonline.org
Chair: Magdalena Taube, researcher, Berlin, http://www.hu-berlin.de
 
3:40 ~ 4:25 p.m. coffee break
 
4:30 p.m. “The Art of Tomorrow” (Japanese)
Input: Kyoko Tachibana, program director, Sapporo, http://www.s-air.org
Input: Satoshi Hata, fringe director, SIAF (Sapporo International Art Festival)
Input: Junichi Oguro, sound artist, Sapporo, http://junichioguro.com
Input:  Mami Odai, art project manager, SIAF (Sapporo International Art Festival)
Input: Tomofumi Okada, director, Tokyo, http://creativecluster.jp/
Input: Keiko Miura, researcher, Iwamizawa, http://www.hokkyodai.ac.jp/english/
Chair: Mitsuhiro Takemura, director, SMAL, Tokyo/Sapporo, http://www.smal.jp
 
5:35 “WE-DO: Trends in user generated content” (Japanese)
Input: Motohiro Sunouchi, media architect, http://labs.43d.jp
Input: Hiroyuki Ito, CEO, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crypton_Future_Media
Input: Yuka Fukuura, author, Otaku Magazine, http://otakumag.com/en
Input: Kazushi Mukaiyama, associate professor, Hakodate, http://www.kazushi.info
Input: Takumi Yoshimura, Manager, Sapporo, http://www.h-food.or.jp/
Chair: David Lindsey Wright, researcher, Brisbane/Sapporo, http://www.thecube.qut.edu.au/
 
Beyond the conference: Krystian Wosnicki
 
Closing Address: Masako Aiuchi, President of Hokusho University

 
Sponsorship & Partnership:

Berliner Gazette

City of Sapporo

Prism

Crypton Future Media

SHIFT

Hokusho University

 

 



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