Open Futurelab is a platform within the Ars Electronica Festival to showcase and discuss Ars Electronica Futurelab’s latest research findings and collaborative projects with research partners. During this year’s festival from September 9-13, Open Futurelab will not only host physical exhibitions and talks in Linz, but also various experimental projects online to deepen discussions on how to envision the future for the new conditions facing humanity.
From Auckland to Johannesburg to Los Angeles, from Bergen to Antarctica, universities, museums, galleries, clubs, communities and businesses in 120 locations around the globe host hundreds of exhibitions, conferences, performances, concerts and workshops aimed at local audiences. During the Ars Electronica Festival 2020, many events will be streamed online via the four Festival online streaming channels:
Visit the four streaming channels
Ars Electronica Futurelab will be experimenting with social telepresence using Mozilla Hubs during the festival. Here, visitors will be able to share and discuss with other visitors the various experiments conducted by Ars Electronica Futurelab online.
The Ars Electronica Futurelab Virtual Show recreates a variety of the laboratory’s experiments and shows on Mozilla Hubs. The actual Ars Electronica Futurelab studios, Deep Space 8K and the surrounding environment of the laboratory are being converted to virtual experiment sites.
Door To Door is an installation that uses a door metaphor to connect real and virtual spaces. A physical door is installed in the actual laboratory and when the door is opened, it connects to Mozilla Hubs. There is also a door on Mozilla Hubs. Open that door and you will be connected to the real Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz.
Experience Ars Electronica Futurelab at Mozilla Hubs using the Firefox browser during the Ars Electronica Festival from September 9 to September 13, 2020:
|Time (UTC +2)||Location||Program|
|10:00 am — 10:45 am (UTC +2)||Futurelab||Guided Tour through Open Futurelab Exhibition|
|11:00 am — 11:45 am (UTC +2)||Futurelab||Guided Tour through Open Futurelab Exhibition|
|11:05 am — 12:25 am (UTC +2)||New World Channel||Art Thinking Forum: Humanizing Technology LIVE|
|11:30 am — 12:00 pm (UTC +2)||AEC Deep Space 8K||Immersify: The Translucent St. Stephen’s Cathedral|
|1:00 pm — 1:45 pm (UTC +2)||Futurelab||Guided Tour through Open Futurelab Exhibition|
|1:45 pm — 2:00 pm (UTC +2)||Selection Channel||Future Humanity Journey LIVE|
|2:00 pm — 2:45 pm (UTC +2)||Futurelab||Guided Tour through Open Futurelab Exhibition ’ ’ EN|
|3:15 pm — 3:45 pm (UTC +2)||Selection Channel||Ars Electronica Futurelab at Ars Electronica Festival 2020: Opening Talk|
|3:45 pm — 4:00 pm (UTC +2)||Selection Channel||Journey to Future Ink Open Lab|
|4:00 pm — 4:45 pm (UTC +2)||Futurelab||Guided Tour through Open Futurelab Exhibition|
|5:00 pm — 5:45 pm (UTC +2)||Futurelab||Guided Tour through Open Futurelab Exhibition|
PSNC – Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PL), Spin Digital Video Technologies GmbH (DE), Marché du Film — Festival de Cannes (FR), Visualization Center C (SE), Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)
The EU-funded project Immersify has been dedicated to current and future challenges that immersive media entail. The project researches technical possibilities with regard to video compression of immersive media and how immersive media content and tools can be designed interactively and promoted in the creative and media industry in Europe. Some of the content produced within the project will be showcased during this year's Ars Electronica Festival:
Journey to Future Ink Open Lab
Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)
In the Future Ink Open Lab, visitors are invited to the studio space of the Ars Electronica Futurelab, where the joint research team develops the Space Ink technology. Space Ink combines Wacom’s pen and tablet technology with Ars Electronica Futurelab’s advanced drone technology called Spaxels, to envision a future where we can draw in any space with a pen.
Ars Electronica Futurelab Creative Question Challenge (CQC)
Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)
The CQC brings together two speakers from different disciplines and backgrounds and a facilitator – called Catalyst – to create questions for the world to ponder within a 30-minute time limit.
Cascade – 8K Future Projects
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) (JP), Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)
In Cascade, a series of installations with diverse 8K contents in vertical formats is created to integrate the 8K technology into our daily lives in new ways. Three usage scenarios are defined to represent diverse styles of content.
During the festival, members of the Ars Electronica Futurelab offer 30 to 45 minutes long guided tours through the offices of the laboratory, which for the time of the festival is transformed into an exhibition and demonstration space and is exclusively accessible to the general public. Visitors are invited to get to know the Ars Electronica Futurelab’s current research and projects daily from September 9-13 at the following tour times:
10:00 am (UTC +2) 11:00 am (UTC +2) 1:00 pm (UTC +2) 2:00 pm (UTC +2) 4:00 pm (UTC +2) 5:00 pm (UTC +2)
You can book your ticket for the Open Futurelab Exhibition Guided Tours here.