Festival Enrollment

Supported by Sparkasse Oberösterreich

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Sat Sep 11, 2021, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sun Sep 12, 2021, 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
Linz, In Kepler's Gardens, WE GUIDE YOU Desk / Kepler Hall
Price: € 15,- / € 11,50 (includes the necessary daily entrance fees)
Program language: English
Limited number of participants (registration required)

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Immerse yourself in the first Festival University of Johannes Kepler University and Ars Electronica! In the form of a “Festival Enrollment”, you can experience the Festival University in the context of Ars Electronica 2021 through a selected program.

3 weeks, 100 international students and those technologies that will change the world permanently: The internationally renowned festival for art, technology and society, the Ars Electronica Festival and Upper Austria’s largest educational institution, Johannes Kepler University Linz, are hosting Festival University.

Robotics, brain interfaces, artificial intelligence, digitization, the circular economy or the energy forms of the future: these technologies will change our world. But HOW these topics shape everyday life is in our hands!
Together with top international scientists, e.g. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other world-leading research institutions, and artists who are usually only known from YouTube, 100 international students are considering, planning and developing ideas for digital transformation:

  • What are the great challenges of our time?
  • How do we create awareness of the problems and a willingness to find solutions?
  • How can we initiate, shape and master change?
  • What should our future look like?

It will be discussed and experienced how education in the 21st century can be shaped with digital tools. This pilot project will also – but not only – be implemented against the backdrop of the new technological university in Linz. The Festival University is made possible by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research and the province of Upper Austria. Everything that is developed within the framework of the Festival University should bear long-term fruit and leave lasting traces in Upper Austria. Therefore, Sparkasse Oberösterreich offers festival visitors an exclusive insight into the Festival University!


SATURDAY Sept. 11, 2021

13:00-13:30 Welcome by the Ars Electronica Festival Management
13:30-14:30 Call to Action Panel (FESTIVAL UNIVERSITY STAGE at JKU Campus)
15:00-16:30 Workshop: Prepare to become Transxxeno: Deeper Time with Adriana Knouf (workshop language English) alternative
15:30-17:00 AI x Media Literacy: A Communication Problem?
17:00-18:00 Guided Tour through the create your world Festival at the JKU Campus
18:00-19:00 Live Performance: Frau Sammer (FESTIVAL-STAGE at JKU Campus)
19:00-20:00 Performance: Zanshin (FESTIVAL-STAGE at JKU Campus)

SUNDAY Sept. 12, 2021

12:00-14:30 Meeting with the Festival University students
16:00-17:30 SPOTLIGHT Tour (en) – Theme Exhibition at JKU Campus