What a fantastic 5 days! I couldn’t attend the full 14 because I have to go out to IMPACT in Australia, but what I did see was full of great papers and really interesting talks! I really enjoyed a panel about 6 x 6/36: An Artists Book/ Exhibition project where they were using QR code stickers distributed in small books. The French group “nunc” are exploring similar areas to me, in terms of the physical artefact being augmented with digital content but coming at them from slightly different perspectives. Jesvin Yeo of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore also gave an interesting talk about experimental typography in the gallery using RFID tagging to trigger interactive works.
A boat trip on one of the evenings was also a great way to see Istanbul, both the Asian and European sides from one viewpoint in the middle, though after a long day of conferencing, a 3 hour networking event (sans drinks & nibblies) with even more talks was maybe a little too much… still I felt that I got in as much as could!
I would have loved to have stayed longer to see a bit more of Istanbul, which is an incredible city and I would have loved to have seen a bit more of the Biennale, but the next conference calls, and off again I go to my next destination!