One of the three focus areas of TAMK University of Applied Sciences research and development activities is Digital Services and Technologies. Ubimedia is one of the most interesting future area of digital media applications. Organising a worldwide competition in Ubimedia enables us to analyse the newest trends and innovations in this field.
The Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Award is a worldwide unique competition to award the best ubimedia products. The award ceremony takes place during the annual MindTrek Conference in Tampere, this year October 1-2. The competition is open to artists, producers, researchers and companies everywhere.
Ubi(quitous) Media is a form of human-computer interaction which is integrated into things and environments. It is technology that is embedded "everywhere".
The Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards is arranged by TAMK University of Applied Sciences, MindTrek, Nokia, EMMi Lab. – Tampere University of Technology (TUT)and the Tampere Region Centre of Expertise in Ubiquitous Computing.
The purpose of the competition is to encourage makers of digital media to generate ideas and develop new and innovative ubiquitous media products & services. The entries are expected to take a stand on the question, how ubiquitous computing affects intelligent media environments and what the future of location-and context aware media services might look like.
The entries are expected to take a stand on the following questions, for example:
- How does ubiquitous computing affect media environments?
- What are intelligent media environments like?
- What will the location- and context-aware media services of the future be like?
Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards
Download the Ubimedia 2008 report
Wikipedia about Ubiquitious Computing
Pictured: In the centre 2008 First Prize Winner Peter Frohlich (Point-to-Discover, Telecommunication Research Centre, Austria), on left Head of Jury Björn Stockleben, RBB, Germany and on right Competition Chair Artur Lugmayr, Tampere University of Technology.