Deep Space 8K

The Nature of Systems

Sebastian Pirch (AT), Norbert Unfug (AT), Christiane V. R. Hütter (AT), Jörg Menche (DE) 

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Thu Sep 8, 2022, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
All times are given in Central European Time (CET / UTC +1).
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K
Admission with ticket only. Tickets for this presentation in Deep Space 8K will be available on the same day starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Infodesk of the Ars Electronica Center.

We live in the anthropocene, where human and natural ecosystems collide. In this interactive visualization, we explore the emergence and breakdown of complex systems from the cellular to the planetary scale. Life emerges from the interactions of biomolecules, cities from connecting people, the global society from sharing ideas. These systems can be beautiful, but also fragile. Local mutation, manipulation, or pollution can spread through the connected system and result in global disruptions.   


Sebastian Pirch is a 3D artist and programmer working at the intersection of digital media technology and science. He studied digital arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. His work revolves around the design and development of augmented reality applications and virtual reality analytics platforms in a biomedical context.

Norbert Unfug aka Martin Chiettini is a Vienna based artist who studied digital media at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, with a focus on creating augmented and virtual realities spanning from experimental interfaces to level design, interactive music, performance art and sculptures.

Christiane V. R. Hütter is a trained computational bioengineer with a background in architecture. She operates at the intersection of designing virtual spaces with biomedical data focusing on the analytical three-dimensional exploration of large-scale biological networks in digital environments.

Jörg Menche is professor at the University of Vienna, where he holds a dual appointment at the faculty of mathematics and the Max Perutz Labs. His interdisciplinary team combines backgrounds ranging from biology and bioinformatics to medicine, physics, mathematics & arts. The broad ambition of his group is to elucidate the complex machinery of interacting molecules that constitutes the basis of health and disease states.

This year’s Festival programme in Deep Space 8K is kindly supported by Dorotheum and Linz AG
DorotheumLinz AG