Mobile Innovation Network Australasia is an international network that promotes cultural and research activities to expand the emerging possibilities of mobile media.
MINA aims to explore the opportunities for interaction between people, content and the creative industry within the Pacific region.
This year MINA is pleased to announce that RMIT University (AUS) will host #mina2015 –International Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium in Melbourne – Australia, in collaboration with Colab (AUT University, NZ), Te Rewa O Puanga – School of Music and Creative Media Production and Toi Rauwharangi, the College of Creative Arts (Massey University, NZ) .
The symposium provides a platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, researchers and industry professionals to debate the prospect of mobile and ubiquitous technologies.
Building on a highly successful five years, including the publication of an edited collection of essays called Mobile Media Making in an Age of Smartphones by Palgrave, the Journal of Creative Technologies Mobile Special issue and Ubiquity: Journal of Pervasive Media in 2015, the 5th MINA Symposium will be presenting papers, presentations, panel discussions and a special Mobile FIlm Screening, from practitioners, researchers, academics and activists working in the area of mobile media. These papers/proposals will be published in themed special issue academic journals.
The International Mobile Innovation Screening 2015 will showcase short films produced on and with smartphones, mobile, pocket cameras and drones.
Working in collaboration with Super 9 (Portugal), Mobile Motion Film Festival (Switzerland),Cinephone (Spain), Mobil Film Festival (USA), Mobile Film Festival (Macedonia), Mobile Screenfest International (Australia), MINA showcases mobile filmmaking projects from around the world at the 5th International Mobile Innovation Screening.
The MINA showcase will include micro-movies and micro-formats (Vine, Vyclone and live streaming apps), travel, mobility and adventure films (i.e. sports or skate videos) including projects realised with GoPro and/or drone cameras.