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Futurelab Day

THU, September 8

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Thu Sep 8, 2022, 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
Ars Electronica Center, Ars Electronica Futurelab, KEPLER'S GARDENS

The Ars Electronica Futurelab is the think-and-do tank of the Ars Electronica, developing new concepts for an autonomous future society in an inspiring field of tension between disciplines and transnational cooperation, all the while placing humans at the center of its research. Thursday’s extensive all-day program, based on the Ars Electronica Futurelab’s work, is aimed at people who want to explore and actively shape the future. With many crises at hand, Futurelab Day explores how creativity, art and technology support society to through crises and aid in overcoming challenges in order to actively create a positive future together.

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Morning Inspirations

In the Morning Inspirations Session, members of the Ars Electronica Futurelab, its partners and the artistic community will discuss “Creative Resilience for a Planet B” together with the audience: How can creativity, art and technology support society in the face of many crises? How can resilience be transformed from a personal responsibility into a social phenomenon? Be inspired and discuss with us how creativity can help to overcome challenges and shape a positive future together!

Time Title
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Morning Inspirations: Creative Resilience for a Planet B ENKEPLER'S GARDENS, Keplergebäude, Lecture Hall 1

Afternoon Experiences

With the Afternoon Experiences , the Futurelab Day later offers a free space the own experiment and self-experience with the latest future perspectives and innovations: Set out on a Guided Tour into the future or let keynotes, panel discussions, workshops and symposia lead you not only into the Future of Media , mobility and work, but also into that of humanity, and much more. Get your Survival Guide for the Future and discover how human body signals are becoming a new form of ink as an audio-visual expression of creative resilience in the brand new Life Ink exhibition. Or let us take you on a thought experiment into finitude to develop a new relationship to the future with the workshop Re-writing the Script.

Time Title
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Dataspace: Global impacts of the Russian war on Ukraine ENArs Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Futurelab Guided Tour ENArs Electronica Center, Foyer (Meeting Point)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mobility of the Future Workshop ENKEPLER’S GARDENS, Transformation Lounge
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Keynote by Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker (DE)KEPLER'S GARDENS, Keplergebäude, Lecture Hall 1
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Revivification Workshop ENArs Electronica Center, BioLab (Floor -1)
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Media of the Future ENArs Electronica Center, Sky Loft (Floor 3)
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
CoBot Studio – Research Insights into Human Robot Collaboration ENArs Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K
2:50 pm – 3:50 pm
Earth4All – A Survival Guide for HumanityKEPLER'S GARDENS, Keplergebäude, Lecture Hall 1
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Bio Ink Experience Workshop EN, DEArs Electronica Center, BioLab (Floor -1)
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Space Ink Experience Workshop EN, DEArs Electronica Futurelab, Studio (Floor -2)
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Re-Writing the Script Workshop ENArs Electronica Center, Foyer
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Humanity of the Future ENArs Electronica Center, Sky Loft (Floor 3)
4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Work of the Future ENKEPLER'S GARDENS, Keplergebäude, Lecture Hall 1

Night Performances

Composed of a concentrated load of data, creativity and innovation, the Night Performances in Deep Space 8K on the evening of Futurelab Day will provide even more creative impulses as valuable resources for the newly awakening collective resilience with stunning visuals and data-driven performances. Between immersive visuals and electric noise from the rendering engines of artists and deep neural networks, Futurelab Day is approaching its zenith with a veritable fireworks of creativity. Curious? – Perfect, secure your ticket and just come by!

Time Title
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ars Electronica Futurelab: Night PerformancesArs Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K

Program and schedule are subject to change. Please check for updates.

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