Post City Kit Exhibition

THU September 3-MON September 7, 2015, 10 AM-7 PM
Post City Kit

Post City Kit is a toolkit of ideas, strategies, devices and prototypes for the city of the future. The city is and will remain – a scene of a permanent human life and survival experiment. In condensed form here culture(s), social systems and economic and political policies of their time are coming to light. Get to know more about the Post City Kit… The Post City Kit Exhibition shows with numerous prototypes and project presentations possible development directions towards the urban habitats for the upcoming human generations.


F 015 Luxury in Motion

The F 015 not only represents the technical realization of autonomous driving. It also shows how self-driving cars are going to change our society as the automobile moves beyond its role as a means of transportation to become a mobile living space.

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Halluc IIx

Halluc II is a robot/vehicle that can cope with the natural and rough environment.

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ILY-A is a three-wheel one-person compact electric mobility vehicle that transforms into four configurations to meet the needs of a wide variety of situations.

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ON THE FLY is an innovative infotainment system which integrates paper with digital media.

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J1 Electric Motorcycle

The J1 Electric Motorcycle is a futuristic electric cruiser with innovative energy technology and first series motorcycle with a range of 200 km.

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Cargo Cult Segway

The cargo cults are strange mockups of imperialism, and at the same time the preservation of old traditions.

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Fahrradi Farfalla FFX

Following the tremendous success of the predecessor object Ferdinand GT3 RS, the current model Fahrradi Farfalla FFX is an attempt to further develop the concept of the mimicry encasement based on muscle-driven drive technique (muscle car) in an evolutionary manner.

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Big Robot Mk1

The Big Robot Project in the PhD program in Empowerment Informatics, University of Tsukuba, aims to develop the world’s largest robot in which a pilot can ride and move.

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Robots in Architecture

Robots in Architecture

Robots in Architecture presents ideas and projects, that demonstrate how robots can be put to good use in design and production processes by those working in the creative field.

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With the eMotionSpheres, Festo shows how several flying objects can move in a coordinated manner and within a defined space.

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Noramoji Project

The Noramoji Project is a Website and an Opensource project. The old fonts used on the signs of local stores may not be as sophisticated as a precisely designed commercial font, but these “stray letters” (Noramoji) still have their own unique charm.

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Internet Yami-Ichi

The Internet Yami-Ichi (Black Market) is a one day flea market which deals “Internet-ish” things, face-to-face, in actual space.

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Renaming the City

In conjunction with the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival, South African artists Marcus Neustetter and Stephen Hobbs are focusing on Volksgarten. Their “Renaming the City” project invites folks living in Linz to name a route on which lots of us love to stroll—the main promenade through Volksgarten.

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The FOCUS application for mobile devices is a camera function with a fun new wrinkle.

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The Kuruma-Iku Lab is a research and development initiative that focuses on the relationships between people and cars and invites children and creators to join the investigation into sustainable roles for cars in our future society.

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The Quasar series comprises of three sculptural helmets and interactive experiences, fifteen photographs and three VR screen captures.

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Beauty Technology

With Beauty Technology the Brazilian artist Katia Cánepa Vega plays with the possibility of using skin and other body parts as interfaces for controlling technology.

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A Wearable Studio Practice

Hannah Perner-Wilson (AT) and Andrew Quitmeyer (US) have designed a vest with lots of functional features that let a wearer attach various electronic gadgets and wear them right on his/her body.

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Post-City Kits from the University of Tsukuba (JP)

During the 2015 Futurelab Academy programme with the Empowerment Informatics PhD programme at Japan’s University of Tsukuba, a leading research university with a visionary focus in human-centred cybernetics, two student teams have produced experimental projects

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Vivid Dresses

In Vivid Dresses Dorota Sadovská takes as her theme natural creative processes, the deformation of nature, and the self-inflicted distortion of human nature.

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Biopresence creates Human DNA Trees by transcoding the essence of a human being within the DNA of a tree in order to create “Living Memorials” or “Transgenic Tombstones”.

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Urban Death Project

The project‘s mission is to create a meaningful, equitable, and ecological urban alternative for the care and processing of the deceased. The Urban Death Project is a compost-based renewal system.

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The FlyFactory

In the Fly Factory Búi Bjarmar Adalsteinsson uses the cocoons of fly maggots raised in species-appropriate fashion on organic garbage as well as a common, everyday mixer and a microwave to make a product resembling tofu.

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The Indonesian female art collective XXLab works on a program to create fashion while dealing with environmental problems.

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K-9_topology researches the co-evolution of genes, evolution psychology, behavioral ecology, and hence cultural evolution through the paradigm wolf-dog-human.

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bell takes up an ancient tradition and hooks it up to a Geiger counter so the bell chimes as soon as the sensor picks up even the slightest hint of radioactivity.

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So similar, so different, so European

Produced under the auspices of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, “So similar, so different, so European” is a campaign that addresses the enlargement of the European Union.

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Flashlightinstallation #1

How do flashes of light affect our perception? This installation space equipped with 64 electronic flash units from disposable cameras invites visitors to experience the effects of randomly flashing light impulses on their own bodies.

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Rethinking Linz, Rebuilding Linz

City planning concerns all city residents and not just the experts. With a Shadowgram Wall the Post City Kit offers an opportunity to articulate ideas and wishes for the habitat of the 21st century and to share the ideas with the other festivalgoers.

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CITIZENFOUR is a real-life thriller in which dramatic events unfold by the minute right before our eyes, the breathtakingly exciting account of the courageous step taken by a young whistleblower—urgent, disturbing, politically explosive.

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Design Your City

Take part and improve the urban environment with your ideas! Design Your City allows you to experiment with the cityscape easily, quickly and playfully, to start discussions and to share it as a picture with other people.

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Wearable Studio Practice Workshop

As part of the Wearable Studio Practice Exhibition, Hannah Perner-Wilson (AT) and Andrew Quitmeyer (US) open their mobile electronics lab for up to 10 participants at a time. Volunteers are made familiar with the equipment, tools, and wearable furniture comprising the mobile laboratory.

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