York University
2001 TEL
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON  M3J 1P3
416.736.2100 ext. 33616

Concordia University
Department of
Communication Studies
7141 Sherbrooke W.,
L-CJ 3.329
Montreal, QC  H4B 1R6
514.848.2424, ext. 2535


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Definition and mission of the Mobile Media Lab

The Mobile Media Lab (MML) is co-located at York University in Toronto, and in Hexagram, at Concordia University in Montreal The lab is made up of an interdisciplinary research team exploring wireless communications, mobile technologies and locative media practices. MML brings together a unique configuration of expertise in art, design, engineering, new media, cultural theory, social science and policy studies.

Our projects treat physical territory as an active and volatile interface using networked technologies to connect the physical to the virtual.

We have produced projects exploring the cultural and aesthetic dimensions of media rich content for mobile platforms using an assemblage of cell phones, PDAs, GPS systems, custom built Bluetooth sensors, and open source software. Our creative research probes how these subtle technologies augment, enhance, deplete, mediate and foster new sensations of temporality in urban contexts and outdoor spaces.

The following questions shape the collaborative work of the Mobile Media Lab.