This is the second time that Ars Electronica was invited to stage an exhibition at ITU’s conclave. In an approximately 200-m2 exhibition space, “The Lab” showcased a selection of innovative projects at the interface of art, technology and society.
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During ITU Telecom World 2014 Mohammed A. ElRaffie offered workshops for building the world’s simplest robots. The participants experienced for the first time how inspiring their everyday surrounding can be and how simple it is to use commonplace stuff as components to build something new.
One of the creative, future-oriented projects presented in "The Lab" is Rotor, a moderately priced, small, mobile power plant that delivers a “plug-and-play,” instant solution to the problem of providing electricity to regions beyond the grid.
On Sunday, December 7 2014, this year's ITU Telecom World 2014 started in Doha. In the context of an open laboratory situation Ars Electronica Linz and ITU Telecom World 2014 present "The Lab".
On December 1, 2014 Linz was incorporated as the City of Media Arts in the Creative Cities Network of UNESCO. We chatted with one of the driving forces behind the effort to bring this about.
C… what it takes to change. What do we need to enable social innovation and renewal to unfold? The Ars Electronica Festival held September 4-8, 2014 in Linz, Austria staged symposia, exhibitions, performances and concerts that took multifarious approaches to the matter of change.
Paper isn’t the only thing that can be folded. This is the message Matthew Gardiner, artist and team member of Ars Electronica Futurelab, wants to convey. In an interview, he explains why we’ll soon be dealing quite a bit more with folding things.
A very special highlight kicked off this international surgical congress: Operations being performed simultaneously at three ORs at Linz’s Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Schwestern (Hospital of the Sisters of Mercy) were broadcast directly to the Ars Electronica Center.
"Truths unveiled by time", as Daniel Crooks also likes to call his "Real Imaginary Objects" were shown at the Ars Electronica Festival. For the festival he even created a room-high sculpture out of plywood.
Dr. Tom Melia, theoretical particle physicist at CERN talks about the inspiration he got by the cooperation with the Collide@CERN residency winner Ryoji Ikeda and about what it means to him to be Ikedas inspiration partner.
Do you remember when movies were run on bicycles? Meet the artist Scott Hessels in this interview about his Device Art that can be seen at the Ars Electronica Center.
"The more powerful this technology and the machines are, the more powerful is also the code that drives these machines". Gerfried Stocker talks about the relationship between code and art.