Conflicts in IP & copyrights in art & science collaboration

In interdisciplinary collaboration, the creation of an appropriate legal framework is essential not only for the cooperation during a project but also for the exploitation of innovative results.

Kepler‘s Garden Tour Keplerhall & Park

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Kepler‘s Garden Tour Somnium & LIT

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Kepler‘s Garden Tour Learning Center

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Kepler‘s Garden Tour Science Park & Lui

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Live Performances @ JKU Stage

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.

Adriatic Garden


On a Journey with Alma

Welcome to the Ars Electronica Festival 2020

Gerfried Stocker, Ars Electronica's artistic director, welcomes you to the Ars Electronica Selection Channel. He'll give you a brief overview of what to expect at the Ars Electronica Festival from September 9 to 13, 2020.

Key Note: Neri Oxman

A multi-disciplinary designer, Oxman founded The Mediated Matter Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010 where she established and pioneered the field of Material Ecology, fusing technology and biology to deliver designs that align with principles of ecological sustainability. Oxman became a tenured professor at MIT in 2017.

Demystifying AI with Music
Roberto Viola (IT), Elaine Chew (US/UK), Patrick van der Smagt (DE), Matthias Röder (DE)

What could be the role of AI in music then? The conversation will reflect on these questions also in the light of a European vision on ‘trustworthy AI’.

Key Note: Lorena Jaume Palasì

Founder of The Ethical Tech Society. Her research focuses on the ethics of digitalization and automation and, in this context, on questions of legal philosophy. 2017 Appointed by the Government of Spain in the Council of Eminent Persons on Artificial Intelligence. Former member of the High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence of the EU Commission. 2018 Theodor Heuss Medal "for their contribution to a differentiated consideration of algorithms and their mechanisms of action" with the AlgorithmWatch initiative.

Ars Electronica Futurelab Creative Question Challenge: Future Ink
What is the future of creative expression?

The CQC brings together two speakers from different disciplines and backgrounds and a facilitator – called Catalyst – to create questions for the world to ponder within a 30-minute time limit.

Key Note: Lynn Hershman Leeson
Lynn Hershman Leeson (US)

For over fifty years, Hershman Leeson’s practice mines the intersections of technology and the self. She is known for her groundbreaking contributions to media art from Artificial Intelligence to DNA programming, often anticipating the impact of technological developments in society.

Key Note: Joanna Bryson
Joanna Bryson

Joanna Bryson is Prof. of Ethics and Technology at the Hertie School. Her research focuses on the impact of technology on human cooperation, and AI/ICT governance. From 2002-2019 she was on the Computer Science faculty at the University of Bath. She has also been affiliated with the Dpt. of Psychology at Harvard University, the Dpt. of Anthropology at the University of Oxford, the School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim, and the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy

Jan van Eyck was here, there and is now everywhere …
Till-Holger Borchert (DE)

On the occasion of the Van Eyck Year 2020, Ars Electronica, in cooperation with the General Delegation of Flanders, Musea Brugge and with the kind support of the Belgian Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) and Art in Flanders; high-resolution images will be shown of Jan van Eyck's most famous masterpiece, the Ghent Altarpiece, as well as other images made by KIK-IRPA for the VERONA Project (Van Eyck Research in OpeN Access).

CyberArts 2020 Tour

The curators of OK im OÖ Kulturquartier guide you this year's CyberArts 2020. The OK im OÖ Kulturquartier has been presenting the CyberArts exhibition since 1998.

2020 - Finally Digital?!
Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt (US), Renger van Den Heuvel (NL), Sabine Himmelsbach (DE/CH), Nanne Dekking (US/DE), Alain Servais (BE), Paul Frey (AT), Alfred Weidinger (AT), Casey Reas (US), Kate Hollenbach (US), JiaJia Fei (US), Raina Mehler (US), Magda Sawon (US), Sharon De Mattia (US) and Thomas Kohler (DE)

2020 started with a bang that made the art industry pivot away from its established codes of conduct almost overnight for sheer survival. From the exchange of courtesies to remote work structures, old customs required immediate redesign in response to the crisis. As a result, the online space gained even more significance as the only platform for business and commercial transactions, affecting even the art industry and its age-old reliance on in-person interaction.