The festival starts with an Education Day
This question is the starting point of the two-day “Symposium Universitas“, with which the Johannes Kepler University, the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Danube University Krems start this year’s festival. It is about how digital technologies change university teaching, which new skills have to be taught and which new methods have to be implemented, how performance and scientific output can be “measured” in a meaningful way, and how transdisciplinarity should not only be attempted, but lived.
The fact that digital gadgets, algorithms and the Internet are increasingly shaping our lives is just as clear as the unfortunate fact that women are still heavily underrepresented in the development of all these technologies. As part of her initiative “Initiative Digitalisierung Chancengerecht” (IDC), Doris Schmidauer invites experts from education, technology, business, culture and media to a panel discussion and wants to know what are the causes of the digital divide between the sexes and with what concrete measures we can overcome this gap once and for all.
The conclusion of this “Education Day” and at the same time the official Opening of Ars Electronica 2021 will be the opening of the new “Circus of Knowledge” with which the JKU wants to contribute from now on to ensuring that the magic of knowledge and the magic of cognition are caught as early as possible here in Linz and that young people are encouraged to develop and pursue their own ideas for the future… The artistic highlight of this evening celebration at the interface of art and science is the new interpretation of Schubert’s “Winterreise” (Winter Journey) by Naked Lunch frontman Oliver Welter and exceptional pianist Clara Frühstück, impressively accompanied by digital visualizations by Cori O’Lan…
Johannes Kepler University Linz (AT)
How can young people get a head-start to prepare for the world of tomorrow and upcoming challenges? This symposium will explore digital technologies and their impact on society, especially regarding university teaching and research. The various topics in the program will spark discussion; topics include current positions and insight in regard to future skills, transdisciplinary collaboration in science and academia, innovative educational methods, micro-credentials, and alternative metrics to measure scientific output.
Education Conference: „Am Puls“- Science Talk
Elisabeth Rosemann (AT), Fares Kayali (AT), Gernot Hörmann (AT)
At the Ars Electronica Festival’s “Am Puls” Science Talk, educational researcher Fares Kayali and software developer and “Edutech” expert Elisabeth Rosemann (CoderDojo Linz) will take a look at the digital education of tomorrow. Moderated by Gernot Hörmann, they will discuss the consequences of technology and learning moving ever closer together.
Symposium Perspectives on Political Education: NEULAND – A Society on Expedition
Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich x Arbeiterkammer Oberösterreich
The world is in a phase of upheaval, virtually on an expedition to the NEW LAND. Science-based approaches and rational action are being disrupted by populism, conspiracy theories and religious battles. Social thinking and action as well as a basic humanitarian attitude are indispensable in such a situation. Education is an indispensable prerequisite.
Siri, such “Programmiererin”: Was tun gegen den Digital Gender Divide in Österreich?
Ars Electronica x Initiative Digitalisierung Chancengerecht, Ingrid Brodnig (AT), Christiane Spiel (AT), Gerfried Stocker (AT), Carina Zehetmaier (AT), Mariana Karepova (AT), Martina Mara (AT), Doris Schmidauer (AT)
In the context of Ars Electronica 2021, the “Initiative Digitalisierung Chancengerecht” (IDC) launched by Doris Schmidauer invites high-ranking experts from the fields of education, technology, business, culture and media to a panel discussion, which we will address the following questions: What are the causes of the digital gender divide? What concrete measures need to be taken in Austria to create digital equality of opportunity for women?