Our Spaceship Garden
This year, we join Ars Electronica In Kepler's garden online program, a collective effort among the global to reconnect. We created a digital spaceship to share the diverse portfolio from the initiative. Audiences are invited to immerse themselves in this digital world, walk around and encounter each other.
Presence of Absence: Guided Tour & Demo
by Prof. Hiroshi Ishii, Liang Zhipeng
We will host a live talk featuring some selected projects inside Tangible Media Group | MIT MediaLab in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the end audiences are invited to have an open conversation with us.
Presence of Absence: Garden
We will host an online garden to explore the “Presence of Absence.” Students and Professor Ishii from Tangible Media Group | MIT MediaLab will guide you through the future of Tangible Telepresence and Radical Atoms.
Digital Exhibition Sojourner 2020 – A conversation among all artists
Through the ages, artists, writers, and filmmakers have been inspired by space. Their visionary depictions of space as an environment for people have influenced the scientific and engineering feats we know so well today. How will artists continue to inspire the future of space exploration? What are the opportunities and challenges in the creation of art for our interplanetary futures?
Digital Exhibition: Sojourner 2020
In 2019, the Space Exploration Initiative announced an open call to invite artists to submit artworks for an exciting ISS launch opportunity. After three rounds of reviews, nine groups of artists are selected to be on board Sojourner2020, an international art payload. For this year's Ars Electronica In Kepler’s garden online program, we created a digital spaceship to share the diverse portfolio from the initiative. Audiences are invited to immerse themselves in this digital world, walk around and encounter each other.
A new moon landing
We are going to the moon again, and this time, to stay. But how should we do it this time and do it right?
Interplanetary Time, Communication, and Longevity
Che-wei Wang, Sands Fish
When distance is measured by light years, how do we learn from the past and make decisions for the future?
Wellbeing in Extreme Environment
How do we adapt to extreme conditions and how we care for each other? In the time of pandemic and isolation, can we learn from astronauts and people who have lived through hardships?
Presence of Absence
Tangible Media Group | MIT Media Lab (US)
The Cambridge Garden by Tangible Media Group for Ars Electronica Festival 2020, we will be featuring selected projects that materialize the Presence of Absence. Our garden introduces the latest in Tangible Telepresence research to engage people who collaborate across time and space with synchronized tangibles. We also feature a variety of dynamic computational materials we call Radical Atoms that foster a new form of human-material interactions.
Space Has Arrived
Space Exploration Initiative, MIT Media Lab (US)
At the Space Exploration Initiative, we are creating and deploying space technologies that envision a bold and culturally rich "new space age". The philosophy of "democratizing access to space exploration" - bringing moonshots and starshots into the purview of hackers and makers - courses through our work, and guides both our research platform and our extensive STEAM outreach efforts. In our garden, we will share the diverse portfolio of the initiative. As the audience "walks" around inside the garden, we want to immerse them in a digital space world: Wellbeing in Extreme Environment.