Welcome by European Commission
Ralph Dum (AT)

Ralph Dum, Senior Expert at the European Commission, Physicist, Initiator of S+T+ARTS, welcomes the participants of the conference.

Residency. But How?
Christian Rauch (DE), Aimee Van Wynsberghe (CA), Irakli Sabekia (GE), Marjan Žitnik (HR), Robertina Šebjanič (SI)

Residency programs offer an opportunity for Artists or Scientists to swap their respective point of view – from working in an atelier to testing their skills in a laboratory context and vice versa – thus encouraging the exchange of ideas and building of new conceptiual models for problem solving.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Misinformation and Climate Change
Gianni Riotta (IT), Bernd Hezel (DE), Marta Handenawer (ES), Mark Farid (GB)

In order to ‘land’ on planet B, as Bruno Latour would formulate, people need to be aware of the actual mechanisms implied in climate change, in every aspect: economic, social, geological… The story we tell ourselves and narratives we share with like-minded people are key to new perception and action.

Spotlight by Forensic Architecture
Forensic Architecture

What roles does current technology play in the manipulation and misinformation of citizens? In a spotlight talk, Shourideh C. Molvi highlights the threats that possibilities of global communication at a mousclick brings with it.

Visionary Pioneers Lecture by Laurie Anderson with Laudatio by Charles Amirkhanian
Laurie Anderson (US), Charles Amirkhanian (US), Gerfried Stocker (AT)

Ars Electronica honors internationally renowned artist Laurie Anderson (US) as the 2022 “Visionary Pioneer of Media Art”.

Network Ecologies: Commitment to Change as a Way out of Crisis
Francesca Bria (IT), Giulia Foscari (IT), Eva Franch I Gilabert (ES/CAT/US), Carlo Barbante (IT)

The extreme conditions found in the Southernmost continent of planet Earth are the result of an underlying climatic cycle which is prone to human interference. This panel looks at why Antarctica has been called the ultimate continental laboratory and how the data obtained by research teams will enhances the prediction of future climate scenarios and the development of proper mitigation strategies.

Spotlight by Giulia Foscari
Francesca Bria (IT) , Giulia Foscari (IT)

The architect, researcher, activist and S+T+ARTS Prize winner Giulia Foscari gives insight into her artistic work that moves in the field of tension between art, technology and science: Antarctic Resolution was conceived by Giulia Foscari / UNLESS to catalyse global attention to one of the world’s few Global Commons and create a constituency for the only continent without an indigenous population, with the ambition of contributing to the protection of the Antarctic, and in turn, of the human species.

Repairing the Present :REWORLD :REWILD and :RETOOL
Manuel Cirauqui (ES), Mariana Pestana (PT)

As a kickoff event to the S+T+ARTS exhibition series Repairing the Present :REWORLD :REWILD and :RETOOL, to be held respectively at MEET (Milan), MAXXI (Rome), and ZKM (Karlsruhe) throughout the fall 2022, series curator Manuel Cirauqui speaks with renowned curator and researcher Mariana Pestana about design futurity, the current state of climate emergency, the post-pandemic condition, and the performativity of creative processes on a collective level, as key factors in a time of accelerating eco-systemic transformation.

Spotlight by Selina Neirok Leem
Selina Neirok Leem (MH)

Communities like those of the the low-lying Majōl (Republic of Marshall Islands), a sprawling chain of islands and islets in the Pacific Ocean, are at the frontlines of climate change. They are at risk of losing everything including their very way of life – to a crisis they did not create. By ways of a stirring poem and talk, Seline Neirok Leem explains why she refuses to give up the fight against climate injustice.

Spotlight by Holly Herndon & Mathew Dryhurst
Holly Herndon (UM), Mathew Dryhurst (US), José Luis de Vicente (ES)

Holly Herndon is an American multidisciplinary artist based in Berlin. In her work, she develops new technologies to experiment with her voice and its image, supported by critical research in artificial intelligence and decentralized infrastructure.