The Campus Exhibition at this year’s Ars Electronica Festival showcases Linz Art University’s Interface Cultures program. “Made in Linz” includes recent works of media art by undergraduates. The program’s founder and director, Christa Sommerer, offers some pre-show insights.
China’s history is awesome, full of tales and traditions passed down from time immemorial. How do students at Tsinghua University deal with this monumental cultural heritage when they approach it in terms of media art? In this interview, Prof. Wang of the Academy of Arts and Design tells us about his college. We also get a sneak preview of the Campus exhibition.
Media are now available anytime and anyplace; in fact, it is becoming difficult to switch them off and remain “off-grid”. But we are also beginning to realize that all of this is not really necessary. A kind of protest movement is emerging in this “post-Google” and “post-Snowden” world.
To mark the 10th anniversary of Interface Cultures, a master’s program at Linz University for Art and Design, the annual Interface Cultures-Campus Exhibition at 2014 Ars Electronica Festival is being expanded to include a program including network talks, an alumni meeting and a Bring Your Own Art event.
The featured guest institution at this year’s Campus exhibition is the ARTS2 art academy in Mons, Belgium, the 2015 European Capital of Culture. In this interview, Professors Michel Cleempoel and François Zajéga offer a close-up look at the school’s multidisciplinary Digital Arts program.
Javier Lloret (ES) is an artist and designer. And he likes to solve Rubik’s cubes, for example on the media-facade of the Ars Electronica Center.