Last week I took part in a week-long workshop, entitled “Mobile Technology, Activism, and Art”, led by Barcelona-based artist Alberto Tognazzi. During these five days we held discussions regarding the opportunities created by the current state of mobile technology from a content creator and consumer standpoint; we explored trends related to the future of mobile devices; and we collaborated on a project that leveraged mobile technology to capture the an intimate relationships that musicians share with their cities.
Over the next couple of days I will share more about these various aspects of the workshop. Today I will focus my attention on our discussion regarding the future of mobile technology. To kick-off and inspire our conversation Alberto shared with us the presentation below, which provides a “collaborative outlook” about mobile technology in 2020 and was compiled by Rudy de Waele.
There is so much content covered in these slides and our conversation that I will limit my sharing to a short list of interesting directions for the future of mobile:
- mobile healthcare sensing, monitoring and delivery solutions
- backlash against always on culture
- mobile advertising and brand experiences
- internet of things and augmented reality
- interactive mobile entertainment experiences
- data management and privacy considerations
- evolution of perspective on digital media copyright