Magister Raffaello 2020 - Talk
Magister Art (IT), Jelena Jovanovic (IT)

Conceived to celebrate the 500th death anniversary of the renaissance artist Raphael, Magister Raffaello is a new cultural project by Magister Art, digital innovators in cultural heritage content creation, production and promotion. It combines the high scientific value with the constant experimentation of new languages and media, to create an ‘augmented narration’ and a ‘total’ cognitive experience. Magister Raffaello is shown in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Vienna.

Immersify: The Translucent St. Stephen’s Cathedral – Artist Presentation
ScanLAB Projects (UK), RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems (AT), Dombauhütte St. Stephan zu Wien (AT), Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)

The Translucent St. Stephen’s Cathedral invites Deep Space 8K visitors to an interactive 3D-journey through high-resolution 360° images of the Viennese St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The images, consisting of more than 21 billion laser points, together make up the multiple layers of transparency of the beautiful sacred building.


A metaverse for sound art and music EXHIBITION & CONCERTS.


Live: TechnoGAN, Trial#1, DJ3XXICA + Shinsekai


Live: merge and dissolve, FlashRust, Paul Gründorfer, A distributed location performance (2020)

Inside Festival: Documentary

During the 5-day festival, filmmaker Yazdan Zand and his team set out with their cameras to capture the festival events from a variety of angles. The main actors of the film are Leonhard Lass and Gregor Ladenhauf. They both form the artist duo DEPART.


Live: Fantasy Island, A Certain, Christoph Punzmann, Duo 3-Kanal, Reclaiming Time - ElektroMagnetikSpektrum

Keynote Lynn Hershman Leeson
Lynn Hershman Leeson (US)

In this lecture, Lynn Hershman Leeson will give an overview of her work, particularly related to cyborgs, from 1966’s Breathing Machines , to 2018’s Antibody and 2020’s Gravity’s End.

Uncanny Fictions
Jiré Emine Gözen, Barbara Eder, Barbara Eggert, Gloria Meynen

Moderation: Gloria Meynen

Keynote Janina Loh
Janina Loh (DE), Thomas Matzner

Loh’s research interests lie in the field of trans- and posthumanism (espe- cially critical posthumanism), robot ethics, feminist philosophy of technology, responsi- bility research, Hannah Arendt, theories of judgement, and ethics in the sciences.

Uncanny Agents
Gunter Lösel, Pamela Scorzin, Anna Bromley, Marcus Burkhard

Moderation: Marcus Burkhard

Keynote Thomas Macho
Thomas Macho (AT), Gloria Meynen

Since 2016 Thomas Macho has been director of the International Research Centre for Cultural Studies (IFK) at the University of Art and Design Linz in Vienna. In 2019 he was awarded the Sigmund Freud Prize for scholarly prose by the Ger- man Academy for Language and Poetry, and in 2020 the Austrian State Prize for Cultural Journalism.

A staged conversation
Ann Cotten, Gloria Meynen

Moderation: Gloria Meynen

AIxDemocracy by IMPAKT: Radicalization by Design
Richard Rogers (US/NL), Bharath Ganesh (US/NL), Marc Tuters (CA/NL), Arjon Dunnewind (NL)

Social media platforms are feeding the raw material of youth culture directly into the nationalist populist insurgency that is currently sweeping through the planet. Evoking the fear of an existential enemy at the gates of Fortress Europe – or more often, an enemy within – this new political style is especially successful in the online culture wars. Radicalization by Design will discuss the question of whether our media are radicalizing us. In connecting us, are social media also tearing us apart? How do trolls, conspiracy theories, memes and fringe platforms impact politics today? The panel discusses issues of freedom of speech, extreme speech and deplatforming.

Gallery Performances III
Jaskaran Anand, Vicky Michalopoulou, Razieh Kooshki & Vahid Qaderi, Afra Sönmez & Nursinem Aslan

In-between Privacy, Happy 365, Vivid Q, Onisma - Livestream.

Bring Your Own Art

Bring Your Own Art is the open stage for artists, students and researchers, who want to present their current works in 5-10 minutes, after the ‘first come, first present’ principle - Livestream.

State of Online Communities
Carla Zamora, Indiara Di Benedetto, Tiia Suorsa, Iosune Sasarate, Smirna Kulenović, Vicky Michalopoulou, Artemis Gryllaki, Rita Graça

COCO-lands, Happy 365, Syster Papyri Magicae, Networks of Care - Livestream.

Gallery Performances II
Jaskaran Anand, Alejandro Quiñones Roa, Octavian Albu

In-between Privacy, Cascada, Reconnect

State of Online Culture
Tiia Suorsa, Balínt Budai, Mario Romera, Pedro Sá Couto, Giulio Interlandi

Under the Rock, #beatthefuckathome, Proof of Consensus, Tactical Watermarks, Designing Interaction for Enactive Storytelling Experiences - Livestream.

Intimacy, Embodiment & Technology
Jaskaran Anand, Indiara di Benedetto, Nomi Sasaki, Octavian Albu, Gabriele Ragusa

In-between Privacy, Track-track: Let’s Follow the cat!, Reconnect, Untitled at the Strafsachengallery - Livestream.