Ars Electronica in the Knowledge Capital – Playware (Vol. 9)

Knowledge Capital Osaka, Japan
January 16, 2019 – March 31, 2019

With an inspiring mixture of exhibition, lectures and workshops, “Ars Electronica in the Knowledge Capital” brings media art to Osaka, Japan. The 9th edition of this event series is dedicated to the theme “Playware”. The playful approach has accompanied the development of the computer from the very beginning. After all, playing is one of the most important behaviors for human beings when it comes to acquiring new knowledge and skills. The exhibition deals with the importance of modern gaming and the playfulness of society. “Musical Shadows” by the Canadian artist duo Daily tous les jours invites the visitors to play with their own shadows. The Japanese media artist Jun Fujiki presents several projects that playfully deal with algorithms. With “Flower of Time”, Ars Electronica Futurelab brings another participative element into the exhibition – visitors can visualize and collect ideas on how to use time.