Highlights of Ars Electronica Japan
Open City @ Matsudo City International Science Art Festival
Matsudo City International Science Art Festival, October 16-17, 2021
The International Science Art Festival in Matsudo, Japan, took place for the fourth time, on the theme of “OPEN CITY — Inspirational City”. Numerous exhibitions and workshops by Japanese and international artists have been curated in close collaboration with Ars Electronica.
Isao Tomita Special Prize
The Isao Tomita Special Prize is a joint initiative between TOMITA information Hub and Prix Ars Electronica to commemorate Isao Tomita and his creative spirit. The Isao Tomita Special Prize will be awarded in 2021, 2023, and 2025 in parallel with the biennial Digital Music & Sound Art category in the Golden Nica award.
Program for Next Cultural Producer Incubation Project
The Agency for Cultural Affairs of the Government of Japan and Ars Electronica has started a very special training program in Linz, Austria since 2021. During a six-month residency, participants will have the opportunity to experience the many facets of Ars Electronica.
Resonant Media — Possibilities of 8K Visualization
Tokyo, March 14-31, 2021
"Resonant Media — Possibilities of 8K Visualization" takes an artistic and scientific approach to explore the new possibilities of 8K from diverse perspectives. As part of the “8K Future Projects” collaboration between Japan’s largest public broadcaster NHK and the Ars Electronica Futurelab, the exhibition presents a diverse range of projects that explore the future of 8K. The exhibition was held in Shibuya, Tokyo from March 14 to March 31, 2021.
Future Ink - Bio Ink / AI Ink / Space Ink
The Future Ink Project is a collaborative research project between Wacom and Ars Electronica Futurelab to explore the future of creativity from all aspects of ink. The journey of the project started in 2020 with one creative question — Where is My Soul? In 2021, we continue to explore the concept from three diverse perspectives under the concept of "Noise".
Art Thinking Program
Art Thinking Program (ATP) is a joint consulting program between Hakuhodo, a leading communication design and marketing solutions company in Japan, and Ars Electronica Futurelab to incorporate the method of Art Thinking into the management and R&D of companies, research institutions, and government organizations. Since 2014, Hakuhodo and Ars Electronica Futurelab have worked together to introduce the Art Thinking methodology in Japan.
Tokyo Midtown: School of the Future Festival 2020
Tokyo Midtown, February 20-24, 2020
The "School of the Future Festival" in Tokyo, Japan, is an extracurricular place with inspiring impulses of media art, which should not only entertain, but also stimulate reflection on the future of our society.
Swarm Arena @Miraikan
The Japanese telecommunications company NTT and the Ars Electronica Futurelab have been investigating these questions since 2017 and have repeatedly been able to present new results and approaches to their cooperation in recent years. While the focus of the joint research was initially on drone based navigation and signage, the approach quickly expanded to more complex applications of swarm technologies using both drone and ground robots.