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. Since 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.
The theme of the third lecture is “Welcome to Planet B”. Our planet “Earth” is facing a serious situation due to various impacts inflicted by mankind, as exemplified by the climate crisis. In this open class, participants will experience the Ars Electronica Center’s exhibition “There is No Planet B” with Christophe Kremer, Managing Director of the Ars Electronica Center, to explore a creative question, “A different life is possible. But how?”. In addition, together with Martin Honzik, Chief Curatorial Officer and Managing Director of Ars Electronica Festival, Prix, and Exhibitions, we will envision futures literacy for survival on a future planet.