NEXTCOMIC Festival at the Ars Electronica Center

NEXTCOMIC Festival at the Ars Electronica Center
THU March 14 – SAT March 23 2019

(Linz, March 12, 2019) To mark the 10th anniversary of the NEXTCOMIC Festival, everything at the Ars Electronica Center from March 14 to 23 will revolve around interactive comics, or more precisely Augmented Reality Comics by the Linz School of Communication Design: using a mobile phone and an app, visitors will not only be able to view the real environment, but will also be able to expand it with new design elements. Short cut-out animations will then be created on Saturday, March 16, and on Thursday evening students of the Master School of Communication Design Linz will present a series of Augmented Reality posters in 16 x 9 meter format, telling about the process of comic design and animation.

Workshop: Augmented Comics (for 8- to 12-year-olds)
SAT March 16, 2019 / 2 PM – 5 PM
Together with the students of the Meisterschule für Kommunikationsdesign Linz children create short cut-out animations and learn more about the phenomenon Augmented Reality. The focus is on the smartphone as a creative instrument. Registration under 0732.7272.0 or required.

Deep Space LIVE: NEXTCOMIC Festival: From Idea to Augmented Reality Comics
THU March 21, 2019 / 7 PM – 8 PM
The students of the Meisterschule für Kommunikationsdesign Linz will use the 16 x 9 meter projection screen of the Deep Space 8K to present the creative process of comic design, illustration and animation. Other speakers will be Gottfried Gusenbauer, director of the NEXTCOMIC festival and artistic director of the Karikaturenmuseum Krems as well as Codin Popescu, CEO of the Augmented Reality startup artivive.

Augmented Reality Comics / Fotocredit: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion