Ars Electronica Futurelab director Hideaki Ogawa teaches an online course entitled „Artistic Journalism“ at Keio University SFC. This experimental series of classes discusses artistic journalism through a unique guided tour and dialogue in the Ars Electronica Center.
In the year 2020, we are faced with COVID-19 and the various social changes cascading from it. How will we face these dramatic changes, how will we have our own compass, and how will we live in the future? In this course, we envision artistic journalism as a new media, place, and system for broadly experiencing and discussing the future.
Through the activities of Ars Electronica Center, based in Linz, Austria, we will create a dialogue with new knowledge that cannot be conveyed by books, newspapers and online media alone, and discuss how to apply this dialogue to future life and society.
In the final lecture, Hideaki Ogawa takes us to the Ars Electronica Deep Space 8K, a unique space where 16 x 9 meters of wall and another 16 x 9 meters of floor projection, laser tracking and 3D animations allow for stunning media arts, in-depth science presentations, concerts – the possibilities for using this special infrastructure are limitless. Together with Manuela Naveau, professor for Critical Data at the University of Arts and Industrial Design Linz, he speaks on the topic of critical data, artistic journalism and research.