As part of a public dissemination impact activity within the Mediating Presence project of EIT ICT Labs in 2013, partners were invited to a series of Mediated Seminars, seeking to identify valuable trends relating to the future of the media industry in general, and to smart spaces in a particular. The participants reviewed and discussed all the recent publications available via the EIT ICT Labs Web site (www.eitictlabs.eu/publications), as well as a wide range of publicly available reports and white papers. As a result of this process, the idea was put forward to produce four films that would trigger reflection within the research community about the technical development relating to "smart spaces". This represents a new and experimental form of outreach and dissemination for the activity.
The workshop was successfully concluded, with preliminary drafts for scripts, intended for the creation of four short films, handed over to four different film producers by responsible activity researchers in four different cities (Delft, Helsinki, Luleå, and Stockholm). Tentative versions of three films were screened according to plan at the Espoo SSP Results Day event in December, from which valuable feedback was received, allowing for the first three films to be slightly revised and completed at the end of December. In parallel, the fourth film was realised in two parts and completed at the end of December: Analogue Friday 1 and 2.