Chapter 4: Interfaces & Visualizations  


Intangible Worlds – The Reality of the Virtual.

In the fourth chapter of the FOUNDING LAB Fall Terms “Interfaces & Visualizations”, Fellows Dietmar Offenhuber, Jiabao Li and Barbara Lippe address the interfaces between social dynamics and the representation of data in physical and virtual worlds.

They question conventional notions of reality by changing perspectives and putting themselves in the shoes of other life forms such as animals. In an Animal Studies and Design workshop, they practise co-creation, reflect on animal observations and implement these in multimedia performances. The students develop scenarios in which non-human realities interact, collide or overlap and finally present interactive performances from an animal perspective with alternative forms of expression. The aim is to enrich the perception of the world through different perspectives and to promote a deeper understanding in an interconnected world. 

Hosted by the Fellows Dietmar Offenhuber, Jiabao Li, Barbara Lippe and Catalysts Peter Freudling and Peter Holzkorn 

November 26-29, 2023

Ars Electronica Blog: Discoveries beyond the surface: social dynamics, data visualisations and alternative realities