Mozilla Hubs

With Mozilla Hubs, an open source project by Mozilla that allows anybody to create and design virtual rooms, we introduce another powerful tool to the online festival that investigates how communication in mixed reality can come to life. This year, more than 60 Mozilla Hubs with a multitude of content were created by Ars Electronica and its partner gardens worldwide, which you can visit from September 9 to 13, 2020. All you need is an up-to-date Internet browser on your computer or smartphone. If you activate your speakers and microphone, you can also hear and talk to other visitors. A pair of virtual reality glasses is not a must, but will intensify your experience by another level. A maximum of 25 visitors can stay in a virtual room – if this number is exceeded, another clone of the room opens for the next 25. Start right away in our departure hall or choose one of the Mozilla Hubs from our list…

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Mozilla Hubs Team:

Roman Senkl (Creative Lead & Direction) is a Dortmund and Berlin-based writer, dramaturg and director. His work focuses heavily on hybrid and (post)digital theatre and technology. He worked as a dramaturg at Schauspiel Dortmund (2018-2020) and the Academy for Theatre and Digitality. He co-founded the art collectives, Digitale Dramaturgie, Initiative Interface, minuseins and „Die Plattform Graz“.

Nils Corte (Tech Lead & Coding) is a Berlin-based programmer, author and producer of theater plays. His artistic focus lies on the visualisation and utilisation of virtual reality in performance contexts. He developed the award winning multilayer visualisation software Pepper’s Holosuite and recently wrote and produced the holographic theatre play Murder on the Holodeck (2019).

Together, they work as realityFix aka minuseins – a Berlin and Dortmund-Based digital theatre and arts project with a strong focus in innovative technologies and interactive storytelling. Together they research, develop and produce mixed and virtual reality theatre, interactive software and (post)digital media arts.
Currently they are researching new ways of interaction and visualization at the intersection of hybrid spaces, between offline and virtual reality, at the Academy for Theatre and Digitality in Dortmund. In Cooperation with Nils Gallist (3D Design / Animation), Armin Luschin (Coding / Cloud Administration), David Seul (3D Design / Animation), The Talking Animals Collective (3D Design / Animation), Max Schweder (Audio Reactive Visuals) and Harald Günther Kainer (Sound / FX) they created and present Kepler’s Virtual Gardens – Ars Electronicas version of mozilla hubs social vr platform.

Team :
Nils Gallist (3D & Graphic Design) “Hey, I´m studying Mediatechnology and Design at the UAS Opperaustria. Throughout the year I am working as a Graphic designer for companies like Red Bull and Ars Electronica. Since I am free to fill this short biography to my heart´s content: Hire me, I need a new car!”

Armin Luschin Tech-loving business graduate, serial-entrepreneur. Education : Business & Economics, Undergrad studies @ University of Innsbruck/ HU Berlin 2005-2010, Grad studies @ University of Vienna / NOVA Lisboa 2012-2013. Experience: Co-founder social achievement platform “Daily Challenge” 2011-2012. Product Manager Infernum 2013-2014. Founder local discovery app “Kaiku” 2014-2016. Freelance Designer & Developer: Alexa Skills, ReactJS, GatsbyJS 2016-2017
Co-Founder & CEO @ Tribe Smart Contracts Gmbh 2017-2020

David Seul (3D Design), born in Andernach, is a Visual Effects Artist and Colorist. He works in automotive commercials, feature films, animated movies, music videos, art exhibitions and VR experiences. He studied filmmaking at University of Applied Arts and Sciences Dortmund, where he learned how to craft images that drive a story.

Talking Animals Animation Collective (3D Design) are a collective of award-winning animation filmmakers, united as Talking Animals since 2009. They produce short films, music videos, animated documentaries, animation for advertisement, explanatory movies. Their styles range from artistic 3D, over cutout and 2D drawn animation to analogue stop motion under the camera.
Max Schweder (Audio reactive 3D Animation) is a musician, perfomer and visual artist. As a fellow the Academy for Theatre and Digitality in Dortmund, he recently researched sound visualisations as a means of accessibility for performances in the development environment Unity.

Harald Günter Kainer (Sound Design) – sound-artist, musician; studied with Clemens Gadenstätter and Marko Ciciliani at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz (AT); focused on creating electronic music, video and installation art; as a musician active in music groups and as a solo performer;