Welcome to Planet B - Deep Space
There are many concepts to combat the climate crisis, but which measures are the most promising? "Welcome to Planet B", the new program by the Ars Electronica Futurelab, lets visitors of the Deep Space 8K choose: In a virtual reality based on data from Earth, they decide on various climate issues to better assess the consequences.
Water in (post)Anthropocene
Robertina Šebjanič (SI), Gjino Šutić (HR)
The workshop brings the invisible world of contemporary microscale and nanoscale/molecular water pollutants - the smallest but potent residues of human activity; unsustainable consumerism, urbanization, and exploitation of the world waters and life within.
Fortune of Planet B
Silke Grabinger (AT)
Beim Ars Electronica Festival setzt sich Silke Grabinger — diesmal ausgestattet mit VR-Brille, Controller und „Wahrsagefeature“ — in der performativen Installation Fortune of Planet B mit den Fragen der heutigen Gesellschaft auseinander. Sie verkörpert den Inbegriff des Orakels, das schicksalhafte Zukunftsszenarien vorhersagt und als prophetische Figur auftritt.
Ars Electronica Animation Festival - Young Animations
Every year young, gifted filmmakers from Austria submit their weird, subtle, witty, utopian, critical and dystopian works for the Prix Ars Electronica’s category of u19—create your world. They show us their strong imagination, their deep understanding of certain topics, all expressed through their abilities within one medium. This program is a selection of Animations coming from young creatives and young professionals from different age groups (17-19) and skill sets.
Ars Electronica Futurelab: Life Ink Demo
Wacom Co., Ltd. (JP); Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)
In the Life Ink exhibition, the Ars Electronica Futurelab presents wearable gear for the real-time visualization of brainwave and body signals as digital brush strokes, called Life Ink. The project explores the inner mechanism of creativity in our brain and body to develop a new form of ink. In the workshop some of the visitors can try out the gear, creating their own Life Ink. Life Ink is part of the lab's Future Ink research project with Wacom, with Festival workshops and demonstrations.
Ars Electronica Futurelab: Bio Ink Experience
Wacom Co., Ltd. (JP) Yoko Shimizu (JP), Ars Electronica Futurelab
In the Bio Ink Experience, visitors draw and write with living ink comprised of various microorganisms. The data from Wacom pens and tablets is digitally extracted while the artworks morph into beautiful patterns in a new ecosystem of creativity. Bio Ink is part of the lab's Future Ink research project: To experience the latest developments, visit the brand-new exhibition on Life Ink in the Ars Electronica Center with prototype demonstrations and a performance during the Festival.
Re-Writing the Script Workshop
Denise Hirtenfelder (AT)
The end is a frightening phenomenon for humankind, but our relationship to it has changed. The global North lives in a society of endless opportunities, yet we are stuck in a culture of impermance. The workshop "Re-Writing the Script - A New Relationship to Finitude" urges us to look back at our present as if it was already history.
Dataspace: Global impacts of the Russian war on Ukraine
Nikkei Innovation Lab (JP), Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)
Dataspace proposes a "newspaper of the future": Here, the Ars Electronica Futurelab and financial newspaper Nikkei's Innovation Lab demonstrate, how art and journalism can help to listen carefully to facts and think deeply rather than just consuming and reacting to news.
Space Ink Experience Workshop
Wacom Co., Ltd., Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)
In the Space Ink workshop, visitors can draw with light: Using Wacom pens and tablets, you control luminescent drones to draw in three-dimensional space via the Ars Electronica Futurelab's operating system SwarmOS.
Bio Ink Experience Workshop
Wacom Co., Ltd., Yoko Shimizu (JP)
In the Bio Ink workshop, visitors draw and write with microorganisms: living ink! The data from Wacom pens and tablets is digitally extracted while the artworks morph into beautiful patterns in a new ecosystem of creativity.