Earth from Space
ESA (EU), Ars Electronica Solutions (AT)

Die Sicht aus dem Weltraum auf die Erde ist die einzige Perspektive, welche es uns erlaubt, die Veränderungen auf unserem Planeten zu beobachten. Um die Relevanz und den Wert der Erdbeobachtung in Bezug auf ökologische und sozioökonomische Vorteile zu demonstrieren, führt uns die Reise mit einer virtuellen Präsentation zu aktuellen Themen rund um Klimawandel. Satellitenbildern liefern die beeindruckenden Ansichten der Erde, welche die Veraenderungen dokumentieren und bewerten.

Urban Auscultation
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.

Speculum Maius and Studio M.A.R.S.
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.

Emergent Topographies of Vienna
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.

Ecology + Humanism
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.

Roots & Seeds XXI: Campus Cartographies
Veronika Krenn (AT), masharu (NL/RU), Raphael Perret (CH), Tiziana Centofanti (IT), Andreas Zingerle (AT), Markus Puschenreiter (AT), Franz Stürmer (AT)

The Campus Cartographies are an exploration of plant diversity in and around the Kepler Gardens taking place during this year’s Ars Electronica Festival in the framework of Roots & Seeds XXI. Together with host Veronika Krenn, the participants dive into one aspect that has a critical impact on our plant life: the soil that is its basis for growth.

Roots & Seeds XXI - What is the Biodiversity Crisis?
Lucio Montecchio (IT)

During the last years, the discourses around the loss of biodiversity and more sustainable production and consumption models have advanced widely in the fields of natural sciences, social sciences and new technologies. How can we change this and co-create a more sustainable future?

Roots & Seeds XXI - ABOUT_ Multidisciplinary Garden Cartography
Claudia Schnugg (AT)

During the Roots & Seeds XXI workshops, participants from different fields (artists, scientists, philosophers, researchers, curators, cultural agents, and others), whose practices are linked to the plant world in different ways, will analyze the crisis of biodiversity with the intention of proposing sustainable ways of relating to nature. Through these workshops, Roots & Seeds XXI seeks to safeguard and promote botanical heritage, weaving scientific knowledge with storytelling and humanities.

An inspiration, a performance
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.

Hexagram (CA/QC), Université du Québec à Montréal (CA/QC), Concordia University (CA/QC)