Abstract

Mobilizing is an experimental computer programming language destined for authors without specific computer programming expertise and who wish to include mobile screens in their artistic practice. We began this research project around 2008 and the language capabilities evolved enough to be used during various workshops or for the creation of mobile screens oriented art pieces. With Book Tales, a series of interactive tableaux we produced with Mobilizing on iPad, the intentions of the language’s different integrated functionalities can be fully appreciated. From a theoretical point of view, this research led us to redefine the notion of “image-object” and the renewed relationship between the screen, the hand manipulating it and the image it displays that nowadays mobile screens can provide.

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