September 8, 2022

Futurelab Day 2022 is over. We look forward to welcoming you next year at the 2023 festival.

With an extensive “Open Futurelab” program-for all people who want to explore and actively shape the future, the Ars Electronica Futurelab is offering lots of new ideas and inspiration all day long on September 8, 2022. The motto of this year’s Futurelab Day as part of the Ars Electronica Festival is “Creative Resilience for a Planet B.” The focus is on the question: How can creativity, art and technology support society to get through crises, overcome challenges and actively create a positive future together? With roundtable discussions, workshops, and unique experiences in Deep Space 8K, spend the day exploring these and many other questions about the future with the Lab’s researchers and artists. Join us for Futurelab Day with Morning Inspirations, Afternoon Experiences and Night Performances – and help shape the future!

Morning Inspirations

In the Morning Inspirations Session, members of the Ars Electronica Futurelab, its partners and the artistic community will discuss “Creative Resilience for a Planet B” together with the audience: How can creativity, art and technology support society in the face of many crises? How can resilience be transformed from a personal responsibility into a social phenomenon? Be inspired and discuss with us how creativity can help to overcome challenges and shape a positive future together!

11:00 – 13:00 | KEPLER’S GARDENS | Keplergebäude | Lecture Hall 1
Morning Inspirations: Creative Resilience for a Planet B EN

Opening by Gerfried Stocker, Co-CEO/Artistic Director of Ars Electronica

Inspiration Shower by Sigrid Bürstmayr (AT) – exhibition designer and design activist, Rashin Fahandej (US/IR) – Professor of Emerging and Interactive Media at Emerson College, Research Fellow at MIT Open Documentary Lab – Adrian van Hooydonk (NL), Sr. Vice President BMW Group Design, Jung Hsu (TW) – researcher and new media artist, Prix Ars Electronica 2022 Golden Nica for Interactive Art+ – “ Resist like bacteria”, Tom Lamberty (DE) – People Experience, Innovation Fellow Cisco Systems, Yuima Nakazato (JP) – fashion designer and founder of Yuima Nakazato Co., Ltd., Marcus Neustetter (ZA/AT) – artist & CEO “The Trinity Session”, Natalia Rivera (CO) – Emergent-media artist, Prix Ars Electronica 2022 Golden Nica in Interactive Art+ for “ Resist like bacteria”

Open Fishbowl discussion

Afternoon Experiences

With the Afternoon Experiences, the Futurelab Day later offers a free space the own experiment and self-experience with the latest future perspectives and innovations: Set out on a Guided Tour into the future or let keynotes, panel discussions, workshops and symposia lead you not only into the Future of Media, mobility and work, but also into that of humanity, and much more. Get your Survival Guide for the Future and discover how human body signals are becoming a new form of ink as an audio-visual expression of creative resilience in the brand new Life Ink exhibition. Let Dataspace explain the global impact of Russia’s war on Ukraine or or develop a new awareness of the social and ethical framework of neuro-wearables and brain-computer interfaces with “The NeuroRight Arcades”: the installation by Flemish artist Roel Heremans, who is doing the 2022 Artist Residency at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, will be available for this purpose throughout the festival. Or let us take you on a thought experiment into finitude to develop a new relationship to the future with the workshop Re-writing the Script.