Poetic Systems, Cooperative Aesthetics, and lots of great videos to check out

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(Linz, 10.5.2021) Experience how an artistic approach can transform complex systems into a form we can easily grasp, witness how laser tracking is used to capture movements in space and transform them into curved lines as if by magic, or enjoy one of the many fascinating clips from Ars Electronica Home Delivery’s video-pool. This week, Ars Electronica Home Delivery is once again delivering a diverse program directly to the living room, kitchen, office, children’s room or classroom.

Inside Futurelab: 25th Anniversary Series – Episode Two – Poetic Systems
TUES 11.5.2021 / 6 p.m.

In the second episode of the Anniversary Series celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Ars Electronica Futurelab, Stefan Mittlböck-Jungwirth-Fohringer, artist and key researcher at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, sets out in search of poetic moments within the natural and artificially created systems that surround us. On the basis of various projects implemented in a collaborative process with partners* such as SAP, Vienna Airport or the Linz Brucknerhaus, the artist shows how technical systems, political or information systems can be brought into a form that we humans can grasp through an artistic approach.

Update: CCI Lab – Artistic Recipes & Scientific Protocols.
THU 13.5.2021 / 2:30 p.m.

The CCI Lab presents different projects as well as workshops that demonstrate the potential of combining artistic and industrial know-how and express the progressive interconnection of forms of knowledge. The workshop Artistic Recipes & Scientific Protocols focuses on the one hand on the different approaches and practices of scientific and artistic research, but on the other hand also tries to highlight common goals and interests and to establish connections between both fields. The presented projects present a variety of artistic approaches and technical interpretations based on the experiences of the collaboration with the ENAS Fraunhofer Institute and range from the interpretation of lab manuals and security protocols through machine learning to the forensic architectural analysis of lab spaces and the down-scaling and transcoding of the video documentation of a lab tour. The workshop is conducted in cooperation with the scientific partner Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS Chemnitz and the cultural partner Klub Solitaer e. V..

Cooperative Aesthetics: Curves – Gerhard Funk
SAT 15.5.2021 / 3:30 p.m.

Students of Time-Based and Interactive Media Art at the Linz Art University made use of the infrastructure of Deep Space 8K with its 16 by 9 meter wall & floor projections and laser tracking and developed various projects that they now present to the viewers of Ars Electronica Home Delivery under the motto Cooperative Aesthetics. In Curves by Gerhard Funk, movements in space create curved lines on the wall that are reflected on the floor. The distance of the participants from the wall influences the course of the curves. At the edge the lines are almost straight, in the middle they are strongly curved, in one half blue tones dominate and in the other half red tones.

Ars Electronica Home Delivery to review
“Informative,” “inspiring,” “fascinating,” “amazing,” “terrific”: these are the words with which videos from the Ars Electronica Home Delivery collection have been commented on by viewers from all over the world over the past few months. All of the clips that have been streamed so far can be viewed free of charge at ars.electronica.art/homedelivery/. The extensive range of topics spans astronomy, history, classical painting, neuroscience and live concerts: from gigantic star explosions and journeys into the depths of space to an “Inside Bruegel” in which the most famous paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder are examined in detail and a classical music concert in which Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies perform music by John Cage and Philip Glass.

Ars Electronica Home Delivery
“Ars Electronica Home Delivery” is a weekly program that includes Guided Tours of Ars Electronica exhibitions, excursions to Ars Electronica Labs, visits to the Machine Learning Studio, concerts featuring real-time visualizations, Deep Space LIVE sessions, workshops with engineers and talks with artists and scientists from around the world, as well as offerings for schools, universities and corporations. “Ars Electronica Home Delivery” aims to make the artistic-scientific examination of the future accessible to the widest possible audience.

Cooperative Aesthetics: Curves / Gerhard Funk / photo: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion

Inside Futurelab: Poetic Systems / photo: Denise Hirtenfelder / Printversion