All you can eat / Johannes Bauer-Marschallinger (AT), Photo: Johannes Bauer-Marschallinger
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K
Wed 6. Sep 2023 15:00 – 16:00

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Wealth distribution statistics are very abstract for most people. All you can eat is intended to give people a playful and more intuitive access to such facts. Furthermore, the work should make it tangible that small advantages at the beginning can be more important than constant hard work.

All you can eat achieves this in the form of an interactive game for 2-8 people with minimalistic design and few simple rules. A positive feedback-loop ensures an unbalanced outcome. As such, this deep space installation quickly brings out feelings of superiority as well as frustration. The outcome is compared to real wealth statistics. Multiple runs with varying intensity of the positive feedback-loop offer opportunities to reflect on one’s own point of view.

Please Note: Limited capacity, registration required – in addition to a valid ticket, you need a (free) ticket reservation for the respective event in advance. Reservations for Deep Space 8K events must be scanned on-site no later than 15min before the programme starts.

Johannes Bauer-Marschallinger (AT)

Johannes Bauer-Marschallinger has a scientific background in biomedical imaging. Currently, he works as an engineer for Fronius Int. He is studying Time-based and Interactive Media at the University of Arts Linz. His artistic works refer to sustainability, equality and science. He lives near Linz, Austria.