Disperse is one of fourteen proposals commissioned by Proboscis for Public Reveries, Private Spaces (PRPS), a SoMa reaserch project, from leading artists and designers addressing the theme of converging media technologies (internet, radio, interactive television, wireless & mobile communications etc.) and their social and cultural impact on the shifting relationship between private and public spaces.
“PRPS is an intervention in the development of new media networks and services. It introduces innovative and experimental work into the public sphere to challenge as well as to inspire companies, regulatory agencies and researchers involved in the design and building of the new media ecology. PRPS is a framework for experimental projects that investigate the implications of these new networks and converging platforms and services.
Proboscis intends to trigger debate and argue for closer involvement of creative producers (artists and designers etc.) in the planning and implementation of technologies and services in the new electronic public domains.”
Submitted July 2001