Artist Barbara Nei's work with art and technology began after the September 11, 2001 attacks and the backlash that immigrants felt after that event. Her first project involved projecting student immigrants' writing on a building in South Minneapolis. Later she worked on a video project with students and noticed that all of her students had cell phones. She looked to find a way to use cell phone video cameras. Her introduction video explains this process and also shows a live example of using iPhones to help create narratives on the fly.
In the discussion that followed, Barbara and her colleague Hamil talked about the ethical challenges involved in their work.