Locative Art and ICT Interdisciplinarity: An Experience with Public School Teachers in Brazil

By Andreia Oliveira, Felix Rebolledo and Lissandra Boessio.

Published by The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts

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This article outlines contributions to the field of locative art and information and communication technologies (ICT) education, specifically towards the interdisciplinary use of mobile devices in elementary level classrooms. Our present endeavour is part of a larger on-going research project—Art and ICT: interdisciplinary contributions to teacher training—underwritten by the Brazilian Ministry of Education through their ProExt university extension program. Our current work has two aims: the first, to give public school teachers a working knowledge of hypermedia and the development of digital narratives; the second, to acquaint teachers with the theoretical underpinnings of these practices to allow them to better articulate the workings of the twofold assemblage of technology and society within contemporary technical culture. To carry this out, we set up a practice-based methodology made up of eight workshops on the use of tablets as well as a seminar at the Federal University at Santa Maria (RS, Brazil) to discuss relevant aspects of the thought of Gilles Deleuze, Gilbert Simondon, Lucia Santaella, and André Lemos. The results from the implementation of these devices in elementary classrooms in Southern Brazil are still under consideration and contributions are being mediated through a Moodle platform. Preliminary results reveal issues around the technical qualification and certification of Brazilian public school teachers in terms of the use of mobile devices in educational settings.

Keywords: Locative Art, Information and Communication Technologies, Mobile Devices

The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts, Volume 9, Issue 3-4, April 2015, pp.9-17. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 591.869KB).

Andreia Oliveira

Professor, PPGART/CAL, UFSM – Brazil, Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Prof. Felix Rebolledo

Professor, Cinema, UNIFRA, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

Lissandra Boessio

Student, PPGTER, UFSM, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil