An Austrian premiere concludes the Festival on Monday, September 11, 2017. Maki Namekawa will perform all 20 of Philip Glass’ piano etudes accompanied by artist Cori Olan’s real-time visualizations. The duo will also present a daily demonstration of their virtuosity in Deep Space 8K. Maki Namekawa tells us more in this interview.
The water comes in; the water goes out. Since time immemorial, human beings have been fascinated by the sea. Artist Mathieu Le Sourd alias maotik has captured its motions and translated them into a walk-through interactive visualization in Deep Space.
On Kristallnacht in November 1938, a mob acting on orders of the Nazi regime broke into the Linz Synagogue—like so many other Jewish houses of worship that night—ransacked it and set it ablaze. All that remained of the synagogue was a burnt-out ruin.
Legendary concert halls like the Disney Hall of the L.A. Phil are famous for their forwardthinking events. Fittingly, the Ars Electronica Futurelab was invited to visualize Maurice Ravel’s famous cycle of fairytales, “Mother Goose” on three consecutive nights between the 12th and the 14th of February.
By combining art and science Akira Wakita examines design classics from the 20th century. He has developed a software to visualize the airflows of objects and thus to move the product design of furniture in a new light.
Archaeologists are increasingly using laser scanning technology, as shown in the example of the Upper Austrian Provincial Museum in collaboration with EF Tech. It allows to capture historical places and buildings as three-dimensional objects and thus to preserve them for posterity.
What intelligence agencies, IT corporate giants and customized apps do to create profiles of perpetrators, users or customers is precisely what takes place for purely artistic purposes under the aegis of a project named “Soul of the Cube.” Data gathered by Queensland University of Technology and the Ars Electronica Futurelab are applied to visualize the mood on campus.
It took 21 years for him to be able to spell his name correctly. Even as a schoolboy, Indian-born artist Aakash Odedra struggled with dyslexia. He ultimately discovered dance as the mode of expression that’s right for him.
The Spaxels, the 3d-Pixels that the Ars Electronica Futurelab has created based on quadcopter-technology, have proven their skills to paint logos and animations into the sky a number of times. Currently, the next step is being tested, and it looks amazing.
“Poking Florian” made an impact at the 2013 Ars Electronica Festival as part of the TOTAL RECALL – The Evolution of Memory theme exhibition by cleverly bridging the gap between artistry and practical usage in everyday life. Now, Alexander Köhn of Fraunhofer MEVIS explains why this installation is also of significance for the future of medicine.
Aakash Odedra, a british dancer, has teamed up with the Ars Electronica Futurelab to create a dancing performance including all sorts of technological adds such as tracking, visualizations, projections and more. During his visit in April, when he came to Linz together with his choreographer Lewis Major, there was some time to talk about the project which is centered on dyslexia.
When you sit face-to-face with Tosca—that is, the duo of Rupert Huber and Richard Dorfmeister—you’re enveloped by a certain sense of composure. Both musicians have accomplishments to their credit; they’re consummate artists. But at the same time, there are these facial expressions—when they discuss their new album, upcoming concerts, expressive possibilities now available to them on stage. Suddenly, there’s a radiant glow, enthusiasm that can’t be simulated. It shows that Tosca isn’t anywhere even close to resting on their laurels and is still burning with artistic energy. Including the prospect of joint projects with the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
The Ars Electronica Futurelab’s quadrocopter formation that debuted at the 2012 voestalpine Klangwolke has created a sensation, one that commenced on site during the extravaganza itself and has continued online ever since. Internet für recht ordentliche Wellen gesorgt. But since, as we all know, laurels aren’t for resting on, Futurelab staffers are already hard at work taking their Spaxel concept to the next level of development.
Seed was one of the big partners of THE BIG PICTURE, were responsible for an exhibition and one panel of the symposium. Seed is also behind visualizing.org, a plattform that’s a hub for designers, reseachers and everyone else interested in datavisualisation. From November 9th to November 11th they will be hosting the biggest competition in this field worldwide, the Visualizing Global Marathon 2012.
Beijing is the fastest-growing megacity in the world, almost 20 million people walk the streets of this giant, which is growing constantly. The challenges a city of this size has to face, the amount of data that has to be processed and interpreted, can be overwhelming. GeoCity Smart City is exactly the right tool to help and there’s probably no better place than Beijing to show what this installation has to offer.