Art X Company (IN), Arts & Culture Resources India (IN)
The session will cover four key areas of the festival experience by 4 speakers.
$teven Ra$pa (US), Agnieszka Wykowska (IT), Rashin Fahandej (US), Agnieszka Pilat (US), Jillian York (US) , Martin Rauchbauer (AT)
Als treibender Faktor des gesellschaftlichen Wandels muss die Digitalisierung verhandelt werden. Damit jedoch die „eigentliche Arbeit“ beginnen kann, ist ein universelles Engagement dafür, die soziale Dimension in den Mittelpunkt der technologischen Entwicklung und Digitalisierung zu stellen, ein Schlüsselfaktor. Unter dem Schirm des „Digitalen Humanismus“ diskutieren die PodiumsteilnehmerInnen, wie – durch die Kombination von kritischem künstlerischen Engagement und Zusammenarbeit zwischen wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen – digitale Technologien so gestaltet werden können, dass sie als Mittel zur Stärkung und Verbreitung humanistischer und sozialer Werte dienen.
Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)
Alchemists of the Future führt Sie auf eine Reise durch Visionen und Ideen aus dem Ars Electronica Futurelab. Werfen Sie einen Blick in die Blackbox der Technologien der Zukunft, um zu entlarven was dahintersteckt, und erwerben Sie fundiertes Wissen über neue Trends und deren Auswirkungen auf weite Bereiche unseres täglichen Lebens. Lassen Sie sich in Guided Journeys von unseren Infotrainer*innen, in Special Guided Journeys durch Künstler*innen und Forscher*innen aus dem Ars Electronica Futurelab oder auch online in die Zukunft führen.
Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)
Mit dieser Online Video Journey lädt Hideaki Ogawa, Director im Ars Electronica Futurelab, Sie dazu ein, Teil einer gemeinsamen Mission zu werden. Was Sie auf Ihrem Weg durch die Ideen und Visionen aus 25 Jahren Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft der “Alchemists of the Future” erwarten können, erfahren Sie in dieser Video-Tour, die Sie durch die Exponate im Ars Electronica Center führt.
Domestic Data Streamers (INT/ES)
In this workshop the creative team at Domestic Data Streamers will walk you through 8 invisible contemporary violences that have a great impact in our everyday lives. The team will talk about the conceptual research behind the project, how they’ve turned such complex information into an interactive exhibition and will end up with a live collective debate on meaningful questions around the topic.
Elham Dehghani (IR)
The performance named „Inspiration“ by Elham Dehghani is an experience revealing the relationships between human and environment, which can be regarded as a discovery.
Chun-Chieh Lien (TW), Po-Han Lee (TW), Vick Wang (TW), Wu-Ching Chang (TW), Yu-Ting Hsueh (TW)
Imagination is a superpower. When imaging ourselves in the world of animation, every one of us has become a superhero. In the Animated Tour, viewers can devote themselves to the characters via different programs, abstract or figurative in terms of visual style, to experience anxiety and frustration all the way to happiness and growth. Getting rid of this disappointing reality, viewers shall continue the “Taiwan Grand Tour” through their imagination.
Santiago Latorre (ES), Sara Paniagua (ES), Nieves Arilla (ES)
“The Architecture of Friendship” is a collective project inspired by the notion of ecosystem and the value of interdependence, led by the Spanish composer/engineer Santiago Latorre. The group takes its name from the words of Hannah Arendt, who after being accused of lack of love for the Jews, responded: „You are quite right. I don’t love any people – neither the French nor the North American nor the Jewish nor the Blacks. I love only my friends.“
Morehshin Allahyari (US) Sarah Allen (UK) Stephanie Dinkins (US) Suzanne Kite (US) Melanie Lenz (UK) Jonas Lund (SE) Irini Mirena Papadimitriou (UK) Anna Ridler (UK) Tamiko Thiel (US)
On Art & AI is a two-day conference exploring how artists engage critically, conceptually and artistically with discourses around artificial intelligence, creativity, intelligence, labour and ethics.
Hiba Ali (US, CA, PK) Bill Balaskas (GR) Lauren F. Klein (US) Mushon Zer-Aviv (IL) Erinma Ochu (UK) Joana Moll (ES) Memo Akten (TR) Prodromos Tsiavos (GR) Stop LAPD Spying Coalition (US)
On Art & AI is a two-day conference exploring how artists engage critically, conceptually and artistically with discourses around artificial intelligence, creativity, intelligence, labour and ethics.
Diana Marincu (RO), Sanja Kojić Mladenov (RS), Danica Bićanić (RS), Andrea Medar (RO), Liliana Mercioiu Popa (RO), Oana Paula Vainer (RO/DE), Dragan Vojvodić (RS), Anica Vučetić (RS)
Art dialogue: As two geographically and culturologically close cities and proclaimed European Capitals of Culture 2021, Novi Sad – Timisoara has been an integral part Danube Dialogues Festival continuously since 2016.
CERTH (GR), Refik Anadol (TR/US), Maurice Benayoun (HK/FR), Tyson Hosmer (UK), Anastasios Tellios (GR), Stefanos Vrochidis (GR), Georgakopoulou Nefeli (GR)
Architecture today is a multidisciplinary knowledge platform, combining input from engineering, the humanities, and the environmental, cognitive and social sciences.
Andrés Felipe Gaviria (CO), Gabrielle Couillard (CA), Kasey Pocius (CA), Mario H Valencia (CO), Oscar Ceballos (CO), Leah Barclay (AU), Ricardo Dal Farra (AR/CA), Rob La Frenais (UK/FR), Felipe Londoño (CO), Roger Malina (US), Pablo Suarez (AR/US)
“Balance-Unbalance: The Future started Now” is the second encounter in a series of roundtables gathering scientists, artists, architects and curators to help us think about what we should do today to change course and to have a possible future, considering the serious risks we face given the growing environmental crisis.
Sofian Audry (CA), Edwige Armand (FR), Gisèle Trudel (CA), Navid Navab (CA), Danny Perreault (CA)
Can nonhuman machines and processes have any pretension to “originate anything”? Can art exist outside of its human framework, decoupled from the socio-techno-cultural context in which it is produced? How can we (re)imagine artistic creation in this new posthuman paradigm? In this round table, the participants approach these questions through the themes of metacreation, nonhuman creation in plants, ecosystems, environments, and excitable matter(ials), as well as human-nonhuman collaboration and co-creation.
Joaquín Fargas (AR), Alejandra Marinaro (AR)
There is no doubt that digital art has changed a lot because of blockchain and the appearance of the NFT. Cryptoart is not just a new medium to express digital art, it could be part of the process itself. Through the example of works like „Cellular Seeds“ by Alejandra Marinaro (AR), and the series „Cryptobody“, by Joaquín Fargas (AR), we can explore the future of the digital world.
Science Gallery Dublin (IE) featuring work by Mushon Zer-Aviv (IL), Libby Heaney (GB), Johann Diedrick (US), and Noah Levenson (US)
Explore AI, ethics, trust and justice by spending some time navigating and interacting with a brand-new exhibition platform designed exclusively by Science Gallery Dublin for online use.
Dr Jelena Slivka (RS), Dr Nikola Luburic (RS), Jelena Joksimovic (RS), Danijela Vucicevic (RS), Marko Milic (RS)
The video includes various artistic and scientific perspectives on the creative process while working on BINEMA, the winning project of the art+science AI Lab national selection for 2021, done in collaboration with the Clean CaDET AI project funded by the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia.
Mira Loew (AT/ UK), David Altweger (AT/ UK), Philipp J. Ehmann (AT)
The workshop “Postit-ing Dornbirn_Disrupting Invisible Barriers,” which will be facilitated by the game designer Philipp J. Ehmann (play:vienna) aims at developing methods of playfully transgressing the boundaries between public and private, visible and invisible, presence and absence. Parallelly, an interactive and continuously growing installation “Body Hi/story(ies)” by Salon Flux explores the imaginaries of places, psychogeographies of spaces, and spatial transformations through body movement.
Die diesjährige Themenkonferenz geht der Frage nach, wie das Internet unserer kollektiven Freiheit und der ökologischen Nachhaltigkeit dienen sollte. Branch Magazine, Gewinner des erstmals vergebenen Ars Electronica Award for Digital Humanity, bietet vier Panels zu den Themen Klimagerechtigkeit, „Solarpunk“, nachhaltige Digitalisierung, Solidarität sowie kohlenstoffarmes Design und Bildung.
Ellen Pearlman (US), Julie Phelps (US), Shamsher Virk (US)
As cultural producers who hold space for artist residencies, incubators, and exchanges, we are confronted with constraints of all kinds. Responding to the ever-changing conditions of the contemporary world, we must adapt to the limitations encountered and decipher the possible.
LIT Robopsychology Lab, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz (AT), Center for Human-Computer Interaction, Universität Salzburg (AT), JOANNEUM RESEARCH – ROBOTICS (AT), Polycular OG (AT), Österr. Forschungsinstitut für Artificial Intelligence OFAI (AT), Blue Danube Robotics GmbH (AT), Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)
Wenn Menschen und Roboter zusammenarbeiten, ist das nicht immer einfach: Verbreitete Skepsis und fehlende Paradigmen in der Kommunikation werden in Zukunft für neue Herausforderungen am Arbeitsplatz sorgen. Wie kann Vertrauen und Akzeptanz entstehen? Wie können Arbeitsumgebungen für Menschen und Roboter gestaltet sein?
Irina Nalis (AT), Mark Neuner (AT)
As part of the project „The Common Space City Model“, Mostlikely addresses the question of how new typologies can be integrated to foster public spaces and communally used spatial resources. Topics such as new work, production in the city or the redesign of markets are examined from the perspective of ecological, social and economic sustainability and the opportunities and risks of the digital.
Creative School (INT), Pier Giacomo Sola (IT), Andrew Newman (AU/AT), Jo-Anne Sunderland Bowe (UK), Deborah Hustic (HR)
Im Rahmen des Projekts Creative School werden Lernmodule für Kinder und LehrerInnen entwickelt, die selbstgesteuertes Lernen sowie kritisches und visuelles Denken fördern, indem sie Inhalte des kulturellen Erbes nutzen, die von den Partnerorganisationen in Europa zur Verfügung gestellt werden. In diesem Panel werden einige der im Rahmen des Projekts entwickelten offenen Bildungsressourcen vorgestellt.
Helena Nikonole (RU), Oxana Chvyakina (RU), Olga Vad (RU), Natalia Fedorova (RU), Olga Zubova (RU)
The panel is dedicated to the challenges of curating hybrid events in times of pandemic: Helena Nikonole, Oxana Chvyakina, Olga Vad, Natalia Fedorova and Olga Zubova will present their hybrid (online\offline) projects and share their curatorial experiences and perspectives.
Panel guests: Federica Fragapane (IT), Michela Milano (IT), Iolanda Pensa (IT), Valentina Tanni (IT), Moderated by: Federico Bomba (IT)
How can data help us in better understanding environmental and social challenges? Data are not good or bad, they simply are. Their aim is, or it should be, empowering our knowledge about the complex ecosystem we live in. But they do not speak for themselves: someone – or something – must present them in a shape so that they can produce new awareness.
Michael Kneidl (AT/ DE), Magdalena Haidacher (AT), Margarita Köhl (AT)
The first workshop (facilitated by Michael Kneidl) of this series is dedicated to disruptive life prototyping. The participants will experiment with existing tools and new technologies, de-construct and redesign them to accomplish new tasks for them. In the second workshop of this series, “Mapping the (Im)possibility of Change”, Magdalena Haidacher and Margarita Köhl will explore the ways of thinking and practicing sustainable development beyond an all-pervading logic of growth together with the participants. Additionally, impactful projects created by InterMedia BA and MA students at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences will be featured in the frame of an online exhibition.
Mat Denney (UK), Céleste Mueth (FR), Nella Piatek (PL), Joana Nuñes (PT), Qingyi Ren (CN), Jiayi Liu (CN), Em Argiro (US), Tinayi Ren (CN), Shrey Kathuria (IN), Shenghe Xuan (CN), Melissa Schwarz (DE)
During the UK lockdown of January 2021, the students of MA Interaction Design at UAL’s London College of Communication were isolated in their homes, most of them having only arrived in the country two months previously.
FBI Lab (TW)
Taiwan was lucky to survive the COVID-19 attack last year. In May of this year, we could not escape from the real challenge of COVID-19. The whole Taiwan suddenly entered the third level of alert. During the epidemic, many things had to be adjusted and redesigned in time. Every building entrance is covered with QR-Code, everyone has become a “sticker man” and a “mask man”. People “qualify” to enter buildings only if they wear masks, get a temperature sticker and scan the QR-Code. Under the epidemic, everyone’s right to life is equal. The society has produced an alternative democracy. The order of freedom and rights are reorganized. We launched the “Diaries in the Deal of COVID-19″ campaign, and encouraged everyone to create and record his diary during the epidemic. On September 10th, we will hold a press forum where everyone will show their diary and share their thoughts and life experiences during the epidemic.
Michael Bromley (GB)
The Digital Aesthetics Garden will be at the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, with a specific program for the days of the festival. It will exploit “Chromata”, a work by Michael Bromley, to create an active experience of digital culture that integrates science, technology and aesthetics.
Alitza Cardona Collazo – PR – Speaker, Irene Esteves Amador – PR – Speaker, Antonio Martínez Collazo – PR – Speaker
This Webinar Series presents different documentation approaches and methods using digital technologies for cultural heritage conservation and preservation.
Prof. Dr. Frank Fitzek (DE), Dr. Luca Oppici (IT), Prof. Ph.D. Shu-Chen Li (DE /TW), Dipl.-Ing. Lisa-Marie Lüneburg (DE)
The next generation internet will enable new forms of digitized communication between humans and machines, which has the great potential to change the way we teach and learn new skills. Taking the example of piano playing, we show first insights in our ongoing research at the Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop (CeTI).
Tom Jarrett (UK)
Learn about the environmental impacts of the internet and digital technology and join a workshop exploring how to think about designing digital products and services more sustainably.
Rocio Berenguer (FR) Léa Deshusses (FR) Benoit Favre (FR) Tyler Reigeluth (FR)
This excerpt from AI Summer School “The Ethics of Disruption: From AI to Bioethics in Art and Research”, explores the constituent parts of an ethics framework for approaching, understanding and regulating disruptive technologies focusing on responsible research and innovation.
André Chiang (TW), Billy Chang (TW), Hsin-Chien Huang (TW), Wen-Chieh Chang (TW)
The plants growing on earth nourish us, and someday we will all return to the ground. It is where life ends as well as begins. Soil is no doubt the stop for the transition of life. Thus, in the program “Earth Tour”, viewers will participate in a performance art called “Taste Soil”, which intends to rethink the relationship between humans and land by means of “eating.”
Manuela Hillmann, Pablo Bes Alonso
Manuela Hillmann (Producer of Online Gardens) and Pablo Bes Alonso (Project Manager) cordially invite to a journey to a life space created out of the combination of Creativity, Humanism and Ecology that Garden Seoul, London and Vilnius bring to the Ars Electronica Festival 2021. The three gardens lead us onto a path about how to deal with our lives during and after the pandemic and about how narratives on casual life processes, repetitive habits, and social practices are part of the human relationship with everything in the human’s environment.
Maaya Makino, Andrew Newman
In the world of ‘A New Digital Deal,’ we need interdisciplinary ability to think about art, technology, and society from multiple perspectives. How can we teach this invisible skill to the future generation? In this Guided Tour, we would like to introduce various Gardens focusing on Education for young people.
FLOW Architecture (IT), Andrius Arutiunian (NL), Andrej Boleslavský (CZ), Adam Donovan (AU) & Katrin Hochschuh (DE), Mark Farid (GB), Moritz Simon Geist (DE), Sophie Hoyle (GB), Karen Lancel (NL) and Hermen Maat (NL), Kasia Molga (PL/UK), Margherita Pevere (IT), Quimera Rosa (FR), Silvia Rosani (GB), Birk Schmithüsen (DE), uh513 (María Castellanos & Alberto Valverde) (ES)
Our bodies are being measured and analyzed, dissected and optimized. What are the limits of our self-knowledge? What is the actual essence of human life or where is it to be found? Must we or do we want to transcend the familiar limits of our bodies and enter into a post or transhuman age in order to have any future at all? The bodydatasphere reveals the data and secretions of our bodies.
Su-Ch Hsu (TW), Chen-Hua Lu (TW), FBI Lab (TW), Chiao-Chi Chou (TW), You-Yang Hu (TW), Jiahe Zhao (CN), Xuezhi Liu (CN), Shih-Hung Ku (TW), IoA/NTHU (TW), Yuan-Fu Yang (TW) & Iuan-Kai Fang (TW)
With the rapid development of science and technology, many changes have occurred in society, politics and life. There are many different “entrances” in science, in society, in emotion, and in ecology. Some of these entrances allow us to explore the roots of life, some make our society a paradigm shift, some make subtle changes in emotions between people, and some even bring a huge change in the world.
Sava Stepanov (RS), Venelin Shurelov (BG), Stevan Kojić (RS), Ana Prvčki (RS/DE), Antoni Rayzhekov (BG), Anna Vasof (GR)
Contemporary society has found itself in circumstances of forced reality and that is exactly what is presented (and proven!) by the central exhibition of the Danube Dialogues 2021. At the same time, the exhibition emphasizes the importance of new artistic aesthetic and ethical systems by which the participants from Germany, Austria, Serbia and Bulgaria try to make „repairs to the world in crisis“, as Bonami once wrote.
Diana Ayton-Shenker, Leonardo/ISAST, CEO: ASU-Leonardo, Executive Director (US)
The rapid digitization of human culture intensifies the urgency for a corollary to humanize digital culture. Humanizing digital culture is critical to advance a New Creative Agenda and apply a creativity lens that augments and accelerates regeneration with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
experiments in free-drumming I is a performance of improvisational drumming motivated by digital sounds and visuals which are generated in real-time via a motion-capture suit. The performance engages the body as a sonic mediator between the physical and virtual spaces. The performer engages digital sound through hand motions and gestures, amplifying and softening frequencies while experimenting with various rhythmic sequences.
Jasmin Fischbacher (AT), Michael Kneidl (AT/ DE)
The first workshop of this series, titled Spatial Co-Lab (facilitated by Jasmin Fischbacher), will start with an audio-walk that lets us immerse ourselves in the future, from which we move back to the present. The second part of this workshop series, the Disruptive Life Hacking Lab by Michael Kneidl (AT) will be dedicated to the question of how design can add to fostering planetary consciousness.
Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)
Klimawandel, Migration und digitale Transformation: Wir alle stehen vor großen Herausforderungen – und einfache Lösungen für die großen Probleme der Welt gibt es nicht. Der technologische Fortschritt in unserer Gesellschaft muss daher ganz im Interesse des Planeten und der Menschlichkeit stehen.
Garden Aotearoa (NZ)
The Garden Aotearoa Exhibition showcases over 20 projects from New Zealand’s artists, musicians, scientists and researchers in the form of prototypical installations, performances and talks.
Uwe Rieger (DE/NZ), Marc Aurel Schnabel (DE/NZ), Tane Moleta (NZ), Yinan Liu (NZ)
Following a traditional pōwhiri (welcoming), the opening event brief overview of the development of digital expression, research and exploration in Aotearoa and will introduce the works of the 20 selected projects for Ars Electronica AOTEAROA.
Our round-table discussion will unite specialists in media history, semiotics of contemporary art, game studies, digital art and design — our goal will be to rethink perspectives of the online-based condition humaine.
Prof. Dr. Frank Fitzek (DE), Dr. rer. nat. Annika Dix (DE), Dipl.-Ing. Emese Papp B.A. (HU)
The workshop will open with two keynotes on 6G technology and augmented multisensory perception. The main body includes hands-on experiments and a follow-up discussion on novel multisensory technologies and future applications.
Christiaan Zwanikken (NL)
As part of the plant becomes a machine becomes a plant project of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Waag Society, V2_the lab for unstable media and Zone2Source, Christiaan Zwanikken started an experiment to grow a variety of red-leaved basil plants under hyper-gravitational conditions. Hypergravity is able to stimulate plants at a cellular level and changes the physiology in interesting ways.
Ami Wu (TW), Chi-Yen Chiang (TW), Ghung-I Hung (TW), Hsiao-Yue Tsao (TW), Hsin-Chien Huang (TW), Nina Barbier (FR), Shih-Chou Wen (TW), WenChieh Chang (TW)
VR comes with a memorable immersive experience, making it possible to temporarily transcend the limitations of time and space, letting audiences experience freedom of movement and their desire to explore the world. Therefore, in “Immersive Tour,” as the first part of the “Formosa Grand Tour,” viewers can wander among the mountains, oceans, and rivers in the digital world, even outer space!
ARTNORI: Ark Park(KR), Junghoon BakShim(KR), Jun Ryu(KR), Minah Kim(KR), Jiyoung Hong(KR), Hyeri Lee(KR), Wonjeong Lee(KR), Sol Yoon(KR), Jeongwoo Park(KR), Woogyeong Lee(KR), Juyeong Park(KR), Jeongwook Goh(KR), Hongseok Lee(KR), Dongyoung Won(KR), Junghoon Han(KR), DarwinTech Corp.(KR), Yunjeong Kim (VRChat PD)
Due to the coronavirus, we lost our space to listen to music and dance. We want to recreate the joy of fantasy in a virtual space, play and dance with global people. Club culture has been centered on Western music and Western dance so far. ARTNORI will invite you to the ‚Jang-gu in the Club‘, where anyone can dance excitingly with traditional Korean sound based on Samullori Instrumental Music.
Gallery Bel Art (RS)
The journey „Danube Dialogues“ gives an impression of the garden Novi Sad and its topics.
National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci (IT)
The journey „Digital Aesthetics“ will give an impression of the garden Milan and its topics.
Hexagram (CA/QC), Université du Québec à Montréal (CA/QC), Concordia University (CA/QC)
Jungsoo Lee(KR), Seuli Lee(KR), Eunkyeong Kang(KR), Hyun Cho(KR), Teo Bahk(KR), Youngju Kim(KR), Insoo Park (KR), Jinsoo Kim(KR), Myeongjin Yang(KR), Laura Welzenbach(AT)
The documentary video features the journey of K-Arts X Ars Electronica Academy. The international creative academy had run in a non-face-to-face manner to strengthen the global capabilities of students from the Korean National University of Arts despite the limited movement between countries.
UAI Universidad Abierta Interamericana (AR), LatBiolab – Laboratorio Latinoamericano de Bioarte (AR), Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PR)
They Journey „The Pulse of Earth“ will give the online visitors an impression of the garden Buenos Aires.
Journey – The Lehar Theatre In Bad Ischl hosts a physical exhibition showcasing works of students from the master’s semester studio (University of Innsbruck) & the artist in residence at AUF! AUF! Residency.
Ars Electronica Research Institute “knowledge for humanity (k4h+)”
This work focuses on the following three core areas of the recently funded Ars Electronica Research Institute “knowledge for humanity (k4h+)”: Digital Humanism and critical reflections on technology; Knowledge for Emergency – COVID19 related experiments and interactions, Academic Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals. This series of diverse interactions of various formats is designed uniquely for Ars Electronica Festival 2021 and curated by Eveline Wandl-Vogt. You are invited on a journey of discovery, aiming to drive social innovation-based activism and critically reflect on what we call “intelligence” (artificial and human alike), where you can join k4h+’s learning journey in a community of purpose.
Speakers: Luka Frelih (SI), Veronika Liebl (AT), Miha Turšič (SI/NL) Moderator: Jurij Krpan (SI)
In this panel discussion we intend to look at the experiences of establishing konS ≡ Platform, a national network of institutions as hubs of investigative learning, radical art-making and translating art ideations into possible innovations for a more ethical coexistence of technologies, man and nature, by comparing it with the experience of two other platforms – Ars Electronica in Linz and the Waag Society in Amsterdam, which intensively engage in the inclusion of all social groups into the processes of critical societal transformation.
Asa Bagheri (IR), Maede Sabzalipour (IR), Iman Mohamadzadeh (IR), Ramona Moslemi (IR), Nima Masoudi Khorsand (IR), Kasra Noghredoost (IR), Azam Mousavian (IR), Diana Moslemi (IR)
Playreading. The story is about Little Old Lady set in the carriage of a moving London underground train. Two youngsters, an old lady, and others if extras can be afforded. At one of the stations a thuggish young man enters and begins to smoke. Smoking is forbidden. The old lady challenges him to put it out. He refuses. She asks the others to join in with her protest.
Maia Morgenstern (RO), Constantin Basica (US/RO), Romeo Cornelius (RO), Irina Margareta Nistor (RO), Alexandru Berceanu (RO), Deep Prateek Verma (US), Alexandru Ponoran (RO), Grigore Burloiu (RO), Bucharest Garden
Lost Interferences We lost objects. We lost information. We lost friends. We lost dear ones. We lose hope, cells, memory, and sometimes we feel that we lose the future. We get lost. When we lose something, we sometimes get desperate, we sometimes get lonely, we isolate. We, Alexandru, Constantin, Maia, Romeo, Prateek, and Grigore want to know how you felt when you lost something. What made you feel weak? How did you regain your sense of identity?
Christopher Salter (US/CA), David Rokeby (CA), Angélique Wilkie (BE/CA)
In this Hexagram special Keynote panel, three artists researchers (Chris Salter, Angélique Wilkie and David Rokeby) engage in an open discussion on the emerging phenomena in machine-body interaction.
Sharon Brunt (UK), Kelly Vero (CH)
Birmingham’s highly established Maker Monday event teams up with Ars Electronica for a special workshop. In this interactive session, our amazing special guests Sharon Brunt and Kelly Vero will explore what empathy is and how to use it to design everything from apps, tool and games that are sensitive to users needs, and uplift their lives.
Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)
The Ars Electronica Futurelab is a think tank of artists, researchers, and experts from a wide variety of disciplines; a creative system that for 25 years has been creating the framework for overcoming the limits and possibilities of the present. For a common goal: technological progress in our society must be in the interest of humanity.
MindSpaces (INT), University of Maastricht (MU), Eina Idea (ES)
MindSpaces resident artists translate and present their residency research into virtual experiences to be hosted at Sonar+D festival in October. The proposed content of the exhibition will feature MindSpaces resident artists in a virtual game-like experience.
Ariella Vidach – IT Claudio Prati – IT AIEP’s VR dance company – IT
Move in VR! is a performative workshop to propose to a group of 15 participants – from remote locations and through Oculus viewers – a virtual reality experience that will give them the opportunity to physically experience a new dimension, creating and dancing in a participatory choreography.
This video depicts a revisit of a soundwalk that provided me countless inspiration and solace during the past year. Recorded with contact microphones chiseled and wired in the soles of my shoes, the soundtrack brings us back to last autumn, whereas my camera dangles in the summer heat, and my mind wanders across time.
HjkEg Collective: Heeju Kim(KR), Eugene Godunov(MD)
‚Neo-Human Scale‘ involved research into various topics such as proxemics, the scale of human history, microbial community distribution, the concept of distance in biology, and cosmology. It incorporates images of the natural environment including images of microbial communities, drones, human social distance, and the distance in space and the galaxy.
Chanho Kim(KR), Yongho Heo(KR), Young Yim Doh(KR), Sun Park(KR) Jing Yang(HK), Clarence Ng Kian Peow(SG), Gilles Jobin(CH), Kiheon Shin(KR)
The Lecture series notes humor as a human-specific value, especially for the current post-corona situation, which has rapidly shifted to digital society. To share various discourses surrounding humor as a language of empathy and communication, it consists of three days: „Day 1. Humor for Community“, „Day 2. Humor for Play“, and „Day 3. Humor for Future Creativity“. Through the lectures of experts working in various fields such as cultural anthropology, psychology, games and art, we will discover how to turn the crisis into an opportunity and explore the value of humor as a possibility for the future.
Anna Kaufmann (AT), Sonja Groiss (AT), Michaela Schober (AT), L. Vanessa Gruber (AT), Beate Absalon (DE), Andrew Newman (AU/AT)
Während die Vorteile des persönlichen Lehrens und Lernens in den Schulen unersetzlich sind, bietet die Online-Bildung die Möglichkeit, die Klassenzimmer für die breite Gesellschaft zu öffnen, wo die SchülerInnen von KünstlerInnen, ForscherInnen, AktivistInnen, BranchenführerInnen und anderen ExpertInnen auf ihrem Gebiet lernen können.
Hop Step: Doyeon Kim(KR), Minjae Kwak(KR), Jungsoo Lee(KR), Hyun Cho(KR) / Ingrowing Liaison Office: Seuli Lee(KR), Teo Bahk(KR), Moses Yu(KR), Jiwon Kwak(KR), Jinkyung Her(KR) / No-Normal: Eunkyeong Kang(KR), Jihye Park(KR), Bora Youn(KR), Jisoo Lim(KR)
‚Interactive +‘ is an online showcase to introduce the creation of the K-arts X Ars Electronica Academy, a creative education program run in cooperation with the Ars Electronica Export.
30,000ft: Kyoungbin Son(KR), Jihyo Han(KR), Sejun Lee(KR), Jiyoung Park(KR) / ARTNORI: Ark Park(KR), Junghoon BakShim(KR), Jun Ryu(KR), Minah Kim(KR), Jiyoung Hong(KR), Hyeri Lee(KR), Wonjeong Lee(KR), Sol Yoon(KR), Jeongwoo Park(KR), Woogyeong Lee(KR), Juyeong Park(KR), Jeongwook Goh(KR), Hongseok Lee(KR), Dongyoung Won(KR), Junghoon Han(KR), DarwinTech Corp(KR) / Inter-cumulation: Jeeyoun Kim(KR), Minjin Jeong(KR), Sooyeon Choi(KR), Jun Ryu(KR), Teri Seo(KR) / MANANA: Yunji Kwon(KR), Minhee Kim(KR), Minyoung Lim(KR), Wangwon Lee(KR), Jahyuk Koo(KR) / On and Off: Jiyoung Park(KR), Jihyo Han(KR), Lime Gwon(KR), Sujin Park(KR), Jeongeun Park(KR), Heesu Mun(KR)
‚Immersive Performance‘ is an online showcase to introduce the creation of the K-arts X Ars Electronica Academy, a creative education program run in cooperation with the Ars Electronica Export. Part 2. Immersive Performance is designed to experiment with a real-time Immersive Content creation process by attempting to merge virtual reality into performance.
Science Gallery at Michigan State University (US) featuring work by Lena Chen (US/CN), Maggie Oates (US), Goofy Toof (US)
Created by sex workers and allies, OnlyBans is an interactive game that critically examines the policing of marginalized bodies and sexual labor to empathetically teach people about digital surveillance and discrimination faced by sex workers.
Cristina Olivotto (CH), Maria Vicente (PT/NE), Andrew Newman (AU/AT), Matteo Merzagora (FR), Pandora Sifnioti (GR), Shaun Ussher (IE), Open Science Hub Network (INT)
Dieser Workshop schließt an das Panel A New Digital Deal for Transnational Collaboration an und wird vom Team des Open Science Hub Network geleitet, einem Konsortium aus neun europäischen Partnern, das vom H2020-Programm der Europäischen Kommission finanziert wird und Schulen und lokale Akteure dabei unterstützt, Forschung und Innovation als Instrumente zur Bewältigung lokaler Herausforderungen und zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung der Gemeinschaft einzusetzen.
Iza Awad (NL)
In a world of rapid consumption, we constantly deplete natural resources to deliver new fashion trends. Iza Awad, a master’s student in chemistry, a joint degree of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam, tackled this issue in his research project by producing fabrics from cellulose material that constantly grows in kombucha, a fermented tea drink. Awad also showed that the biopolymer is especially well suited to contain living plants and other photosynthetic organisms.
Sammie de Vries – NL Mila Moleman – NL Mathieu Preux – FR Lucia Redondo – ES Zalán Szakács – NL
Oxytocina Machina ist ein VR-Projekt, das von einem multidisziplinären und transnationalen Team aus 5 jungen KünstlerInnen entwickelt wurde: Sammie de Vries, Mila Moleman, Mathieu Preux, Lucia Redondo, Zalán Szakács.
Nicole L’Huillier (CL), Cristóbal Cea (CL), Valentina Montero (CL)
Upon entering this space, visitors will be faced with multiple formats, sounds, colors, and emotions representing the results of an open call for young artists under the age of 30 conducted in July, under the premise “To Question and Reflect on the Visual Representation of a Forest”.
Claudia Müller (CL), Elisa Balmaceda (CL), Etienne de France (FR), Gregorio Fontén (CL), Marcos Sánchez (CL)
The virtual journey this audiovisual exhibition sets us on – flowing down from the sky, onto the middle-layer forest, exploring the insides of trees, down to their roots and into the bodies of water, to finalize in an exploration of new forms of future natural elements – is a combination of visions.
Paul Merchant (GB), Catalina Valdés (CL), Green Art Lab Alliance – Cocina CoLaboratorio, Pollinaria, Fundación Mar Adentro, Undecided Productions, Polyco Contemporary Art Initiatives, Temporary Art Platform, Yasmine Ostendorf (various countries in South America, Asia and Europe)
Bringing together art and science practitioners and cultural actors to touch upon different forms of collaboration within the field of art & ecology, visitors will be able to tap into pre-recorded encounters and navigate through an interactive visual map created within a Miró board to hear the voices of practitioners across latitudes and longitudes.
SaaWee: Sita Chay(KR), Jihye Kim(KR), Insoo Park(KR)
‚New Ritual‘ is a spiritual performance that combines Korean shamanic rhythms, traditional mask dance, and modern musical language to embrace humanity and heal the wounds of modern society. The performance has five sections and begins with an entry into an artistic spiritual trance through counterclockwise motion.
Insun Park’s ‚The Purpose of the Talchum‘ (2021) approaches the Korean traditional mask dance from a modern perspective, focusing on the roles of women and disability in the mask dance. It also poses questions on how the mask dance can reach out to and interact with audiences.
Prof. Maurice Benayoun (HK/FR); Dr. Martin E. Rosenberg (US); Prof. Beatrice de Gelder (NL); Dr. Tanya Ravn Ag (DK); Dr. RAY LC (HK/US); Lisa Park SoYoung (HK/KR); Prof. De Kai (US/HK)
Is post-human art far too human? Taking this question as a starting point, the five speakers of this panel expand this inquiry in five disparate trajectories. Media artist Maurice Benayoun (HK/FR) questions how artworks can open new perspectives by engaging the world as subjects rather than objects.
Kwan Q Li (HK/US), Pohao Chi (TW/US), Weihan Jiang (CN/US), Weilu Ge (CN/US), Kelon Cen (CN/US), Ieva Viksne (LV), Gustavs Lociks (LV), Jung Eun Lee (KR/DE), Christina Vinke (DE)
“..to live means first and foremost to look, taste, feel, and smell the world around us.” (Emanuele Coccia, 2016) With more recent enhancements of immersive and sensing technologies, our ’sensoriums‘ have intensified and become more mediated than ever before. Art and concepts (that are our “strange tools” – coined by contemporary philosopher Alva Noë (2015)) are perfect instruments to stimulate our perception.
Joaquín Fargas (AR), Giselle Aviles (PR), Carola Cintrón (PR)
This program opens with a welcome from our host institution, the UAGM Museum. Soon after, Joaquín Fargas’ performance will take place, effectively connecting Garden Buenos Aires with Garden Puerto Rico. The performance will attempt to showcase the Earth’s lifeforce as it relates to our human body, where information is dispersed in every cell, while also being interconnected as a whole – a sort of crypto body.
Katarina Blažič (SI), Irena Gatej (SI), Sandra Jovanovska (MK), Ivana Kalc (HR), Aljaž Lavrič (SI), Boris T. Matić (HR), Anja Paternoster (SI), Ana Prebil (SI), Miha Reja (SI)
Through pre-existing impressions of sensitivity, the student film program questions the transience, limitation, silence, closeness, voice, touch, pleasure, fears, long before the arrival of the “new corona reality,” which threatens to engulf everything in us, and paralyze an even more uncertain future.
Joe Zeph Thibodeau (CA), Marc-André Cossette (CA), Alexandre Saunier (FR/CA), Ceyda Yolgormez (TR/CA), Evan Hile (CA), David Jhave Johnston (CA), Sofian Audry (CA), Ionat Zurr (AU), Cynthia Noury (CA), Paloma Leyton (AR/CA), Gaelle Scali (FR/CA)
Chronogenica, Poetics of Otherness, Harvesting Signs in Post-Semiocapitalism, REⓒ Discussion
Puneet Jain (IN), Rilla Khaled (CA), Gina Hara (HU/CA), Allison Moore (CA), Ludovic Amaru (CA), Gabrielle Couillard (CA), Gaëlle Scali (FR/CA), Atypical (FR)
Umwelten, GAMERella 2021, CLOUD BODIES, SCALABILITÉ
Pavel Méndez Hernández (CU)
I believe in the power of art to de-automatize the gaze and my mission is to transform that aptitude into action. I develop philosophical works that focus on the human being, on the prejudices and external predispositions that underlie their experience.
Moderator: Johnny Lugo Vega, PhD (PR), Shirley McPhaul MA, PRSTRT-CHIP (PR)
This webinar series explores how technology access has a concrete (and potential) social transformative effect when applied to cultural heritage conservation and cultural production. When it comes to cultural heritage conservation, the decaying infrastructure of historic buildings is a real problem, even more so in rural areas. It is clear that digital tools facilitate cultural heritage preservation for future generations.
Rojin Sharafi (IR/AT), mHz (IR/NZ), Houman Hoorsan (IR)
Rojin Sharafi (IR/AT) is a Vienna-based, Tehran-born sound artist, performer and composer of acoustic and electronic music, freely crossing the borders between genres. She creates entirely unique musical textures using analogue, acoustic and augmented instruments, as well as digital tools of her own devising. She is currently pursuing her masters in sound engineering and composition at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. Her debut album “Urns Waiting to be Fed,” with Zabte Zote, has been lauded as “one of [2019’s] most ecstatic and fiercely original hours of music.”
Sote (IR/US), Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi (IR/CA), Navid Asadi (IR)
Ata Ebtekar aka Sote (b. Hamburg, Germany) is an Iranian-American electronic music composer and sound artist based in Tehran, Iran. In the past 30 plus years, his music has been published by various companies, such as Warp Records, Sub Rosa, Opal Tapes, Diagonal, Morphine and Repitch among others. (11 albums, numerous eps, singles and compilation appearances)
Saba Alizadeh (IR), Sohrab Motabar (IR), Reza Atashran (IR)
Saba Alizadeh (IR): Born in Tehran in 1983, Saba Alizadeh is an unparalleled figure at the forefront of contemporary Iranian music. Alizadeh subsequently studied experimental sound practices at Calarts in Los Angeles. He began expanding his musical cosmos utilizing different instruments and methods of composing. Apart from Kamancheh, no-input mixer, modular synthesizer, laptop have been the main instruments that Alizadeh has created his sonic cosmos with. Alizadeh also uses a lot of manipulated historic audio recordings and field recordings in a neo-musique concrète fashion. Treating sound as an object has always been Alizadeh’s fascination.
Robert Pierce (US), Elise Butterfield (US), Taylor Shuck (US), Maysam Al-Ani (US)
This presentation by artists and curators Robert Pierce, Elise Butterfield, Taylor Shuck, and Maysam Al-Ani will feature documentation of the performance and AR works made as part of the Start a Reaction project, an anti-nukes art and technology campaign. Additionally, an overview of the project’s intentions, significance, and history of the threat of nuclear weapons.
Sustainable Futures & New Pathways to Innovation is an interactive online experience that explores three concrete challenges tackled by artists who have participated in S+T+ARTS across three thematic areas: Tangible Data, Sustainable Futures and Navigating the Digital Realm.
Julie Walsh – US
A virtual exhibition curated by Julie Walsh – Finissage Immersed in the Mozzilla Hubs MEET space, the exhibition includes 12 digital artworks from international artists – Zhou Xiaohu, Miao Xiaochun, Martina Menegon, Claudia Hart, Tim Deussen and Manuel Zimmer, Sophie Kahn, Carla Gannis, Nancy Baker Cahill, Auriea Harvey, Rebecca Allen, Tamiko Thiel – which focus on the body as a vehicle to discuss a variety of themes: gender politics, personal data collection, search for identity.
Joaquín Fargas (AR), Johnny Lugo Vega (PR)
The Earth’s Pulse is a performance by Argentinian artist Joaquín Fargas, where the artist intertwines our Mother Earth with the Universe by connecting special seismometers to his own body, receiving signals sent by interacting audiences from all over the world, and sending the signals btained to outer space through radio telescopes. The audience will be able to interact with the artist iin real time during the performance, by sending words and relating a message of their choice to Mother Earth (Pacha Mama and Atabey) and to the Universe.
Charles Koroneho (NZ) Te Toki Haruru
“The Song” is a performance of poetic retrieval, a moment in time capturing the lives, voices and bodies of tribal artists living in 1950 -70’s New Zealand.
Daniel Kreuzsaler (AT), Bernd Baumgartner (AT), Linus Birkendahl (DE), Valentin Goham (DE), Steven Mark Kübler (DE), Matthias Holzmann (IT), Sara Schlierenzauer (AT), Cornel Entfellner (AT), Daniela Kasperer (AT), Gerlinde Radler (AT), Lara Schnepf (AT), Lea Wiednig (AT), Paulina Krasser (AT), Stefan Berger (AT), Stefanie Amberger (AT), Thomas Gschoßmann (AT), Zoe Vitzthum (AT)
The Lehar Theatre In Bad Ischl hosts a physical exhibition showcasing works of students from the master’s semester studio (University of Innsbruck) & the artist in residence at AUF! AUF! Residency. The exhibition comprises of Virtual Reality experiences, interactive projection mapping projects, a silent disco & interactive sculptures.
Margarita Köhl (AT) Angelika Simma-Wallinger (AT), Hanno Loewy (AT), Mira Loew & David Altweger (AT/ UK), Florian Ramsebner (AT), Marilena Tumler (AT) , Roland Bernhard (AT), Mark Neuner (AT), Wolfgang Simma-Wallinger (AT), Philipp J. Ehmann (AT), Karin Bleiweiss (AT)
Taking the notion of “disruptive innovation” as a starting point, the Garden Vorarlberg is set out to challenge prevailing, techno-economically driven ideas of future development. What is defined as disruptive, depends on those orders and systems that are interrupted, disturbed or destroyed by disruption. But how can we disrupt by design in the sense of contributing to societal change towards more ecologically and socially sustainable lifestyles and forms of living?
Cristina Olivotto (CH), Maria Vicente (PT/NE), Andrew Newman (AU/AT), Matteo Merzagora (FR), Pandora Sifnioti (GR), Erik Knain (NO), Open Science Hub Network (INT)
Die Erhaltung der Qualität der Flüsse in unseren Dörfern, die Überwachung der Luftqualität in den Vierteln unserer Städte, das Engagement unserer Gemeinschaften für einen nachhaltigeren Umgang mit Plastik, die Entwicklung von Strategien zur Bekämpfung von Fehlinformationen über den Impfstoff Covid-19, Wasserverschmutzung, Luftverschmutzung, Plastikverbrauch, Fehlinformationen über Covid-19, dies sind Herausforderungen– neben so vielen anderen –, mit denen sich Gemeinden auf der ganzen Welt tagtäglich auseinandersetzen und die sie bekämpfen. Lokale Herausforderungen mit globalen Auswirkungen.
Camille Baker (CDN/GB) – Artist/Artistic Director, Maf’j Alverez (GB/SP) – Interaction Designer /Unity3d Developer, Sarah Büttner (DE) – Tilt Brush and 3D environment artist, Bushra Burge (GB) – Haptic corset interaction/fashion designer, Kat Austen (GB/DE) – Sound Designer, Paul Hayes (GB) – Haptics Electronic Engineer/ Programmer, Andy Baker (GB) – Unity Technical Consultant, Annelies Lovell & Alexandra Butterworth(GB) – voice-over actors, Anonymous Stories – various contributing women
INTER/her is an intimate VR immersive exploration of the inner world of middle-aged women’s bodies and the post-reproductive diseases they suffer, such as endometriosis, fibroids, polyps, Ovarian and other cysts, cervical, ovarian, uterine and endometrial cancers – with a focus on female health as personal exploration, conversation starter, and community building.
Anna Shustikova (RU), Roman Solodkov (RU), Ivan Netkachev (RU)
Anna Shustikova (RU) – You can touch, You can play „Barbie Girl“ by Aqua. Through the experiments with much-talked-about CLIP (text-to-image) AI architecture, this project explores the biases around concepts of „beauty“ and „femininity“ within machine’s male gaze. And other projects…
Helena Nikonole (RU), Oxana Chvyakina (RU)
Curators of the “Uncanny Dream” exhibition will present the project, introducing young Russian new media artists and sharing their curatorial perspectives on digital art in times of the pandemic.
Fedor Balashov aka wasdswag (RU), Katya Galitskaya (RU), Mitry Grankov (RU), Gray Cake (Kate Pryanik, Sasha Serechenko) (RU), Anastasia Koroleva (RU), Yuliya Kozhemyako aka supr (RU), Eugene Kruglov (RU), Ivan Netkachev (RU), Nika Peshekhonova (RU), Alexey Ryabov (RU), Pavel Seldemirov (RU), Vladimir Sheshak (RU), Anna Shustikova (RU), Roman Solodkov (RU), Xenia Obukhovskaya (RU)
The “Uncanny Dream” is an exhibition focused on how young Russian artists, as digital natives, explore the impact of new technologies such as AI, AR and video games on art, culture and society. The project unites artworks reflecting on issues of the Coronacene epoch.
Luca Forcucci (CH/IT)
The power of the voice (s) allied with poetry and (deep) listening are perhaps ways to deal with urgent terrestrial and human problems caused to the biosphere, which have been urgent for a long time now. The work is a sonic collage, like a surrealist poem based on podcasts conducted since 2018.
Eyal Lally Bitton (IL), Marco Milevski Tomasin (IL), Tomer Damsky (IL), Pagit Bar Zel (IL), Amir Meir (IL), Carmel Riboch (IL), Yaara Haim (IL), Sam Braverman (IL), Ron Dahan (IL), Sapir Sharon (IL), Gilli Amar (IL), Tamar Balas (IL), Adi Ben Pazi (IL).
This is an invitation into the stalactite caves of the crowded consciousness, where the mind’s own voice is silenced by the flux of the tumultuous audience within, the countless mental voices gathered from memory, data and encounters with the outside world.
Mentors: Sabrina Verhage (NL), Jeroen van Loon (NL), Coralie Vogelaar (NL); Experts: Alya AlQarni & Sara Khaled (SA), Areej Mawasi (PS), Evgeny Morozov (BY), Morehshin Allahyari (IR/US), Miriam Rasch (NL), Nagla Rizk (EG)
Click on the website link above to hear more the curated list of experts we engaged to give talks and reflect on 4 main themes relating to data.
Ahmed Aiuby (EG), Ahmed Soleman (EG), Imane Ibrahim (EG), Mona Makhlouf (EG), Sabah Elhadid (EG), Shadwa Ali (EG)
Click on the website link above to learn more about the 6 Egyptian fellows and their exploratory projects that they developed during their 7 month fellowship.
Sarah Conway Brophy, Sydney Gush, Jung Ho Park, Charlie Dean, Jungwoo Lee, Justine Nalus Guzman, Kelly Yue Xi
The whole world experienced the struggles of life in confinement and how it boosted our relationship with the digital world. This collective experience marked a watershed in the way we experience life. WHERE WE EMERGE is a pop-up exhibition in which students of the Art & Technology Studies department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago reflect on this change in our society.
JERRY ADESEWO, ZAINAB KANWA, ISRAEL UDOCHUKWU, MOYINOLUWA ADESEWO, SHAMSIA UMAR
The Abuja ARS Garden is an evening of literary renditions and talks, participants are welcome to join us via zoom or YouTube and are welcome to drop their comments or participate live in the talk session where we’ll be discussing Women in Media Arts. The Abuja ARS Garden 2021 is an evening of literary performances dedicated to Women in the Arts in Nigeria, particularly in the City of Abuja located in central Nigeria.
Zaha Hadid Architects (UK) Tyson Hosmer (UK)
An interactive application called Workplaces.ai has been developed by Zaha Hadid Architects’ ZH-Social Research Group as part of the Mindspaces STARTS project. The team focuses on the development of a new methodology for the comparative appraisal of the social functionality of design options, by investigating the social interaction processes to be expected in architectural environments via agent-based simulations with differentiated agent populations and autonomous decision processes.