Clothing made of desert plants or organic plastics, rediscovered technologies and state-of-the-art high-tech top the list of attractions at DE/MATERIALIZE, a showcase of exciting work being done by students in Linz Art University’s Fashion & Technology program, on November 23, 2017 in Ars Electronica’s Deep Space. Fashion designer Ute Ploier, the program’s director, gave us a preview in this discussion of fashion, technology, sustainability and the future of the fashion industry.
Chris Noelle has come up with a wrinkle that takes the photographic technique of light painting to the next level! He uses the precision and speed of an industrial robot to create “brushstrokes” of light in space.
For more than half a millennium the altar of St. Wolfgang expresses the latest highlights of medieval art creation before the Reformation. Now the Linz photographer Florian Voggeneder has made a high-resolution gigapixel of the Pacher-Altar. In Deep Space LIVE theologian Dr. Michael Zugmann and art historian Dr. Lothar Schultes presented the details of this outstanding altar.
Conventional image formats are definitively too undersized – the Austrian photographer Johann Steininger is specialized in wide panoramas where the viewing angles range up to 360 degrees. Now he presents a collection of them in the Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center.
“Urfixed Light Animation” is a fascinating stop-motion video featuring hectic light-painting backed by a high-energy soundtrack. It shows Linz’s semiannual Urfahr Fair from a totally new perspective.
Jeffrey Martin, photographer and founder of the online platform 360cities.net gives an insight into his working methods and thinks aloud about the next trend of panoramic recordings: 360 degree videos.
Thomas Bredenfeld, expert in the field of panoramic photography and author, talks about the fascination of wide-format pictures and how these can be created today. On THU December 12, 2013, Thomas Bredenfeld speaks during a Deep Space LIVE at the Ars Electronica Center.
“Is it always the case that you are getting so thirsty?”, Julia asks while the brain computer interface is being removed together with its wiring from her head. The pupil has just successfully painted her first picture with the power of her mind only.
We recently published an interview with Oliver Bimber, head of the Institute of Computer Graphics at Johannes Kepler University Linz, in which we went into the subject of light-field photography. On January 31, 2013, our interviewee will be the star of a Deep Space Live. To provide a sneak preview of what light-field photography is all about, we asked David Schedl, a leading light on Bimber’s staff, to go on a photo safari in and around the Ars Electronica Center and to take along a Lytro, a very popular, compact camera to photograph light fields.