at the Ars Electronica Festival 2021

The basic purpose of the European Media Art Platform (EMAP) program is to enable European artists to collaborate on projects and consequently to create closer bonds between European media organisations.

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?

Solar Protocol: Reimagining Our Relationship to the Internet
Alex Nathanson (US), Tega Brain (AU) and Benedetta Piantella (IT)

This workshop will introduce participants to the conceptual and technical aspects of the Solar Protocol project.

AI x Digital Humanism
$teven Ra$pa (US), Agnieszka Wykowska (IT), Rashin Fahandej (US), Agnieszka Pilat (US), Jillian York (US) , Martin Rauchbauer (AT)

As the driving factor of societal change, digitalization needs to be negotiated. However, in order for the “real work” to begin, a universal commitment to putting the social dimension at the core of technological development and digitalization is a key factor. Under the umbrella of Digital Humanism panelists come together to discuss how – through combining critical artistic engagement and collaboration across scientific disciplines – digital technologies can be shaped to serve as a means of strengthening and disseminating humanistic and social values.

AI x Media Literacy: A Communication Problem?
Kyriaki Goni (GR), Meredith Broussard (US), Martina Mara (AT), Kanta Dihal (NL), Katrin-Cécile Ziegler (DE)

Artificial intelligence is a hot topic in the media. General interest and awareness regarding artificial intelligence (AI) has increased strongly. Therefore, media coverage of AI has become more and more prominent. But what image of AI is transmitted to the public through the media? What aspects do media focus on, what are the images transmitted? What are the possible effects on social perception of AI?

Branch Magazine Symposium: Intercitizenships and the Internet(s) of Solidarity and Care
Speakers: Eliza Anyangwe (CM/UK) Storyteller and editor. Founder of The Nzinga Effect, Felipe Castelblanco (CO/US) Multidisciplinary artist, researcher and initiator of The Para-site School, Pia Mancini (IT) co-founder & CEO at Open Collective, Host: Andres Colmenares, Co-director, IAM & The Billion Seconds Institute (CO/ES)

In this panel we will discuss how words can help us shape better worlds and become thinking tools to address the ongoing crisis of imagination by cultivating a shared sense of identity and belonging to Planet Earth. We’ll explore this idea through a set of hypothetical questions around the concept of intercitizenships.

move to… EMAP Garden exhibition
Nico Angiuli (IT), Andrius Arutiunian (NL), Kat Austen (GB/DE), Marco Barotti (IT) / WRO Art Center (PL), Florent Di Bartolo (FR), Andrej Boleslavský (CZ), Clusterduck (FR/DE/IT), Gil Delindro (PT), DISNOVATION.ORG (FR), Anna Dumitriu (GB) & Alex May (GB), Adam Donovan (AU) & Katrin Hochschuh (DE), Mark Farid (GB), Doug Fishbone (GB), FLOW Architecture (IT), Forms of Ownership (HK/MK/IE/US), Moritz Simon Geist (DE), Daniel Hengst (DE), Darsha Hewitt (DE), Sophie Hoyle (GB), Konrad Korabiewski (DK/IS), Kentaro Kumanomido (DE) & Teaque Owen (DE), Chloé Galibert-Laîné (FR) & Kevin B. Lee (DE/US), Stefan Laxness (GB/IS), Carolin Liebl (DE) & Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler (DE), Karen Lancel (NL) & Hermen Maat (NL), Aay Liparoto (BE), MAEID (AT), Kasia Molga (PL/UK), Joana Moll (ES), Wouter Moraal (NL), Martin Nadal (ES), Robertas Narkus (LT), Aleksandra Niemczyk (PL), Margherita Pevere (IT), Liliana Zeic (PL), Anna Ridler (GB), Quimera Rosa (FR), Silvia Rosani (GB), Rybn.org (FR), Birk Schmithüsen (DE), Robertina Šebjanič (SI) & Gjino Šutić (HR), Taavi Suisalu (EE), Total Refusal (AT), uh513 (María Castellanos & Alberto Valverde) (ES)

The Werkleitz Festival 2021 move to... sociosphere ecosphere bodydatasphere is a correspondence location of the 2021 Ars Electronica. During the past 4 years, the artists and collectives at 11 institutions of the European Media Art Platform have been researching the most urgent challenges of our age. The virtual closing exhibition will feature 44 works produced with the support of Creative Europe.

Black Movement Library
LaJuné McMillian (US)

BML is a library for activists, performers & artists to create diverse XR projects, a space to research how and why we move, and an archive of Black existence. BML seeks to grow community through the use of performances, XR experiences, workshops, conversations and toolmaking.

European ARTificial Intelligence Lab Journeys

In addition to scientific, technological and economic aspects, the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab focuses strongly on legal, cultural, educational and ethical dimensions of Artificial Intelligence. This allows a holistic model that considers human values and elementary questions of what AI should or should not do, as well as how AI systems are developed, deployed, used and monitored, and by whom.