Garden of … knowledge for humanity reflects the most recent work of the Ars Electronica Research Institute knowledge for humanity (k4h+) in its global and unique context, bridging the gap between academic knowledge and socially relevant applications. In this year’s interactions, the mission statements of last year are introduced as living experiments you can actively participate in. The work focuses on the following three core areas of k4h+: Digital Humanism and critical reflections on technology; Knowledge for Emergency — COVID-19 related experiments and interactions; Academic Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals. It reflects our approaches of Humanity Centered Design (Federico Donelli), art-based, experimental Knowledge Co-Creation, against a background of Open Innovation methods and practices. Garden of … knowledge for humanity celebrates the wealth of diversity, addressing various formats and audiences, such as offering interactive 2D/3D visualizations, participatory environmental experiences and experimental interventions, art driven innovation and artistic activism. This series of interactions is designed uniquely for Ars Electronica Festival 2021, 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.
Firas Safieddine (LB/ AT/ ES), Eveline Wandl-Vogt (AT)
Emergent topographies is a video installation, created by using artificial intelligence in the form of generative adversarial networks for creative production. Given the complexity of intelligence, be it synthetic or biological, the artwork operates in the friction space between citizen data science, urban dynamics, artificial intelligence and neuroscience; exploring the interaction through generating mutant topographies of brain data and citizen urban data using creative algorithms.
Studio M.A.R.S. (Music Art Research Science), (DE/ AT/ UK/ ES/ CN/ KE)
Speculum Maius (The Great Mirror) is a ground-breaking new opera that merges pioneering live VR technology together with live performance, created by Studio M.A.R.S.
Aleyda Rocha (MX/ AT), Eveline Wandl-Vogt (AT), Mojdeh Siyadat (IR/ AT)
In a group of ten-fifteen people maximum (adjusting to covid rules), we will go on a walk at the surroundings of Ars Electronica; guided by a leader that will give instructions on the data collections to make; take careful notes about what happens and produce a series of experimental inventories or archives and a final cosmogram.
AI Artathon, Algorithm Inventarium (AI+) / AT, Embassy “knowledge for humanity” of the Republic of Užupis / UZ, Ars Electronica / AT, Ars Electronica Research Institute knowledge for humanity / k4h+ / AT, Austrian Academy of Sciences / AT, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society / US, Chist-Era / EU, Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) /EU, exploration space / AT, Der Wissenschaftsfonds (FWF) / AT, Harvard University / US, metalab (at) Harvard / US, MojArt / AT, M.A.R.S, NamSor / FR, PROVIDEDH / EU, Stadt WIen / AT, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) (CH)