About Meeting of the Waters: Locative Media Oceania (LMO)

LMO is a 2.5 week course designed to engage participants from around the world to develop location based artworks about the Oceania region. The focus is on using locative media technologies and other collaborative tools to co-design projects concentrating on a number of key themes:

  • Water
  • Climate change
  • Cultural connections to place
  • Ecosystems health
  • Deep time

Through locative media and storytelling we connect people with each other, their places and their ancestral knowledge.

The themes focus on a shared concern and the need to act for the restoration of ecosystems, living with climate change, plus the impacts of forced migration and the loss of biodiversity.

About the program

We will invite 36 participants from around the world to join us.

If you are interested in engaging in these locally-global issues, then this program is for you!

What can I expect?

LMO will be delivered online. It will involve asynchronous and synchronous learning activities including scheduled online lectures with experts in the fields of locative media, cultural knowledge holders and scientists.

There will be talks/lectures, discussion seminars, workshops, 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/talks, seminar discussions and workshops with the course leaders and invited guests
  • expected to work in groups of 6 people to produce a locative media project that will be showcased at the end of the course
  • matched in groups according to 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 range of fields, skill levels and practices are encouraged to apply. 

No previous experience with locative media or 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 or artistic topic
  • A smartphone and access to the internet