The project Connected–how the world is more than the sum of its parts unveils the multifaceted nature of the Earth’s systems, unraveling a system’s underlying structural principles, from natural phenomena to human creations.
Through a transformative journey, visitors are invited in a captivating exploration of the Earth’s diverse biomes, guided by the perspective of three avatars: a fox exploring solid land, a turtle diving through open water and a bird discovering the seemingly endless sky.
Through the avatar’s eyes visitors experience macro to micro systems, from animal swarms, networks of flora, sprawling infrastructures, to the vast expanse of the world wide web and the human organism itself as a complex network of biomolecular interactions.
In a synergistic fusion of scientific inquiry and artistic expression, Connected invites the audience to embrace the beauty of Earth’s interconnected fabric, aiming to foster understanding of the intricacies that govern our world.
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.
The project Connected is an endeavor of artists and scientists of the Menchelab, a research group led by Prof. Dr. Jörg Menche at the Max Perutz Labs, University of Vienna located at the Vienna BioCenter.
This work is funded and presented in the context of the More-than-Planet project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Jörg Menche (DE)
Jörg Menche is a professor at the University of Vienna where he holds a dual appointment at the faculty of mathematics and the Max Perutz Labs. His team combines biology and medicine, physics, mathematics and arts to elucidate the complex machinery of interacting molecules that constitutes the basis of health and disease states.
Sebastian Pirch (AT)
Sebastian Pirch is a 3D artist and programmer working at the intersection of digital media technology and science.
Martin Chiettini (AT)
Martin Chiettini is a Vienna-based artist with a focus on AR and VR spanning from experimental interfaces to level design, interactive music, performance art and sculptures.
Felix Müller (DE)
Felix Müller is a theoretical physicist with a focus on the development of software tools for interactive analysis and interpretation of large-scale network data.
Christiane V. R. Hütter (AT)
Christiane V. R. Hütter is a trained architect and computational bioengineer, developing data exploration methods for large-scale data visualizations.