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Fri 4.9.
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Brucknerhaus, Mittlerer Saal

10:30 – 10:45 AM
Welcome by Gerfried Stocker

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Friedrich Kittler

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Hiroshi Ishiguro

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Talk: Friedrich Kittler, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Derrick de Kerckhove

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Fri 4.9.
1:30 PM– 3:00 PM

Brucknerhaus, Mittlerer Saal

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Eduardo Kac

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Josef Penninger

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Round Table: Eduardo Kac, Josef Penninger, Jens Hauser

This Human Nature Lecture is part of the Prix Ars Electronica Forum Hybrid Art.

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Sun 6.9.
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Brucknerhaus, Mittlerer Saal

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Michael Schmidt-Salomon

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Maja Petrovic-Steger

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Derrick de Kerckhove

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Round Table: Michael Schmidt-Salomon, Maja Petrovic-Steger, Derrick de Kerckhove

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Sun 6.9.
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Brucknerhaus, Mittlerer Saal

Moderation: Andy Cameron (UK)

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Bernhard Fink

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Shinsuke Shimojo

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Lawrence Malstaf

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Round Table: Bernhard Fink, Shinsuke Shimojo, Lawrence Malstaf

This Human Nature Lecture is part of the Prix Ars Electronica Forum Interactive Art.

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Cloud Intelligence Symposium

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Sat, 5.9.2009
10:30 AM – 5:50 PM

Brucknerhaus, Mittlerer Saal

Curatorial Statement by the Guest Curators Isaac Mao (CN) & David Sasaki (US)

For 80 days the world will come to Linz. Inspired by Jules Verne’s epic 19th century journey “Around the World in 80 Days”, we too shall take advantage of the latest technologies of our day in order to explore and experience some of the most remote and fascinating locations on our planet; from the ship-wrecking yards of Gadani, Pakistan to the skyscrapers of Dubai to the bustling markets of Bangladesh, and far beyond.  For 80 days, from June 17th until September 4th, digital artists based around the world will take us on a tour of what our world has become. On September 5th, the 81st day of our voyage, we will chart new maps of where our world is heading.

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Prix Forum: Hybrid Art

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Fri 4.9.
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Brucknerhaus, Mittlerer Saal

The Award of Distinction winners in the “Hybrid Art” category

Steve Lambert (US) member of Because We Want It – The New York Times Special Edition
David Haines (UK), Joyce Hinterding (AU) – EarthStar

Participants of the Forum

Jens Hauser (DE/FR) – Member of the Jury
Steve Lambert (US)
David Haines (UK), Joyce Hinterding (AU)

Prix Forum: Interactive Art

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Sun 6.9.
3:30PM – 4:30 PM

Brucknerhaus, Mittlerer Saal

The Award of Distinction winners in the “Interactive Art” category

Osman Khan, Kim Beck (US) – when laughter trips at the threshold of the divine
Jens Wunderling (DE) – default to public

Participants of the Forum

Andy Cameron (UK) – Member of the Jury
Osman Khan, Kim Beck (US)
Jens Wunderling (DE)

Prix Forum: Digital Musics

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Mon 7.9.
10:00 AM – 11.30 AM

Brucknerhaus, Mittlerer Saal

The prize winners in the “Digital Musics” category

Bill Fontana (US) – Speeds of Time versions 1 and 2 – Golden Nica
Tristan Perich (US) – “Active Field” for ten violins and ten-channel 1-bit music
Antoine Schmitt, Jean-Jacques Birgé (FR) – NABAZ’MOB

Participants of the Forum

Sabine Breitsameter (DE) – Member of the Jury
Bill Fontana (US)
Tristan Perich (US)
Antoine Schmitt, Jean-Jacques Birgé (FR)

Prix Forum: Computer Animation / Film / VFX

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Mon 7.9.
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Brucknerhaus, Mittlerer Saal

The prize winners in the “Computer Animation / Film / VFX” category

Iriz Pääbo (CA) / National Film Board of Canada – HA’Aki – Golden Nica

Jeremy Clapin, Jean-François Sarazin (FR) / DARK PRINCE – SKHIZEIN
Glenn Marshall (UK) – The Nest That Sailed The Sky

Participants of the Forum

Jürgen Hagler (AT) – Member of the Jury
Iriz Pääbo (CA)
Jeremy Clapin, Jean-François Sarazin (FR)
Glenn Marshall (UK)

Prix Forum: Digital Communities

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Mon 7.9.
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Brucknerhaus, Mittlerer Saal

The prize winners in the “Digital Communities” category

HiperBarrio – – Golden Nica

WikiLeaks –

Piratbyrån –

Participants of the Forum

David Sasaki (US) – Member of the Jury
Gabriel Jaime Vanegas, Álvaro Ramírez Ospina (CO)
Daniel Berg (DE), Julian Assagne (AU)
Rasmus Fleischer (SE)

Prix Forum: u19 – freestyle computing

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Fri 4.9.
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Ars Electronica Center, SkyLoft (Ebene 3)

The prize winners in the “u19 – freestyle computing” category

Robot Control with Mobile Phone Motion – Honorary Mention
Leo Höckner

CityFlow – Urban Climate Simulation – Honorary Mention
Oliver Spies, Andreas Mursch-Radlgruber, Michael Kappel, Stefan Pozar

Buddytown.AT – Honorary Mention
Daniel Stocker

Sound Machines – Distinction
HLW des Schulvereins der Kreuzschwestern

Sat 5.9.
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

80+1 Basecamp, Hauptplatz

Lego Chemie – Merchandise Prize u14
Hauptschule Dr.-Aloys-Weissenbach Telfs

Firesnake – Winner Bugnplay – Schweiz
Sandro Bertozzi
Sven Fässler

marry your pet – Winner MB21 – Deutschland
Caroline von Eichhorn

History Talks

History Talks are get-togethers of Ars Electronica protagonists and will get into individual points of view, experiences and reminiscences having to do with content and events. For example, guests will be elaborating on their favorite projects and justifying their selections on the basis of material culled from the Festival Archive. Guests are invited to go though the whole catalog of superlatives: their biggest disappointments, most moving experience and most inspiring moment.

Moderation: Christine Schöpf

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Pixelspaces 2009 – Do-it-Together!

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Fri 4.9. – Mon 7.9.

Ars Electronica Center

This year’s Pixelspaces, the annual symposium held under the auspices of the Ars Electronica Futurelab, is dedicated to art by new and not-yet-institutionalized bridge-builders, focusing on the novel poetic forms of expression that result. It focuses on the “Do-it-Together!” of art and science before the backdrop of converging technologies. The new Ars Electronica Center provides a setting for a new conference format: a nomadic symposium staged along the topography of the facility’s exhibits and their component installations.

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See this Sound – Symposium im Lentos Kunstmuseum



We 2.9. – Thu 3.9. 2009

Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1, 4020 Linz

Organizer: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research
Concept: Dieter Daniels & Sandra Naumann

Overall Director of the Conference: Dieter Daniels and Sandra Naumann
An event in conjunction with SEE THIS SOUND
A cooperation between the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research. and the Lentos Art Museum Linz with Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture

See this Sound – Sound-Image Relations in Art, Media and Perception

The project SEE THIS SOUND explores the past and present of the link between image and sound in art, media and perception. The starting point is the fact that our world of experience today is marked by an omnipresence of audiovisual products and structures, in which the cultural production of image and sound is closely intertwined artistically, and in terms of media technology and market strategy. SEE THIS SOUND reacts to this by presenting and discussing different realizations of contemporary art and art studies. The current fields of reference range here from pop culture to the theory of perception and media technology.

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Scenes & Structures

As the first festival of its kind, Ars Electronica has attracted a great deal of attention from the very beginning. This enthusiastic reception can be attributed to the festival’s pioneering role, one it still plays today, as well as to its reputation and function as a trading place for information, an exchange hub for ideas and projects whose impact extends beyond the scope of the festival itself.

Ars Electronica has always made an effort to offer younger festivals, initiatives and media art laboratories diverse platforms on which to present their work to a wider audience. This has given rise in recent years to an important endeavor – diverting the spotlight focused on the Ars Electronica project onto related enterprises and their concerns.

In its 30th year, Ars Electronica is exerting an even stronger pull thanks to its anniversary’s coincidence with Linz’s year as European Capital of Culture, and through the opening of the new Ars Electronica Center. This constellation provides an opportunity to give what has up to now been somewhat of an informal presentation its own festival format for the first time, thus lending it a higher profile. Not as a program with a defined thematic structure, but rather as an open stage – as *Scenes and Structures*. This will cast a more focused light on what has already been a tradition for several years.

Within the scope of this format, for example, Andreas Broeckmann, artistic director of the ISEA 2010, will present the direction this symposium will take for the Ruhr Valley’s year as European Capital of Culture (D); the artistic and technical ensemble of the Dutch media center V2_ will present their relaunch and new concept; and the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, *Leonardo*, will introduce its recently developed education forum. The Spanish VIDA competition, whose twelfth edition will again focus on artificial-life technologies and the associated disciplines such as robotics and artificial intelligence, is just as much a part of *Scenes and Structures* as the performance of computer animations from Mexico and from the SIGGRAPH milieu, or the presentation of the latest publications by Linz artist Christa Sommerer.

FutureEverything will present The FutureEverything Award and the relaunch of Futuresonic as FutureEverything.

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Fri 4.9.
09:00 AM – 11:00 AM Ars Electronica Center, Seminarraum
11:30 AM – 05:00 PM Kunstuniversität, Kollegiumgasse 2

Sat 5.9.
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Uhr Kunstuniversität, Kollegiumgasse 2

At the Crossroads of Media Arts&Science and Technology
Education in the 21st Century-What is to be Done?

Update on the Leonardo Education Forum’s mission and activities. Arts, science, design, technology, computer science and communication studies are key disciplines brought together in contemporary media arts, however relevant technologies develop rapidly and often separately from educational institutions. Consequently, a gap exists between the technological developments and their application in formal education worldwide at academic institutions as well as at middle school level and in hybrid educational scenarios.

Presentation of “Media Design” the new Teacher Training Programme for secondary schools of the University of Art and Industrial Design, Linz (

Target group / Participants: educators, artists, scientists, policy makers in the field, general public
Invited speakers: Christa Sommerer (AT) & Laurent Mignonneau (FR), Nicoletta Blacher (AT), Mindaugas Gapševičius (D), Patricia Olynyk (US) tbc, Erika Katalina Pasztor (HU), Angelika Plank (AT)
Organisers: Nina Czegledy (HU), Daniela Reimann (D/AT), Lynn Hughes (CA)
Hosts: Ars Electronica Center and Kunstuniversität Linz (Department of Art Education, Department of Interface Cultures)

Gateway to Archives of Media Art (GAMA) Screening of Selected Works

Foto: with the courtesy of Jean Gabriel Périot

Foto: with the courtesy of Jean Gabriel Périot

Thu 3.9. – Tue 8.9.
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Brucknerhaus, History Lounge

Organizer: Gabriele Blome (LBI Media. Art. Research.) on behalf of the GAMA consortium

Eight European media art archives and collections are networked within GAMA portal. With it they provide a common online research platform and an improved access to media art. The content in the portal ranges from early in Hungary to documentations of the Ars Electronica Festival, from French and Dutch media art and installations to video art from Slovenia and experimental film from Sweden. In the History Lounge the archives are screening highlights from their collections.

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Archiving Media Art: Politics and Strategies, Workshop and Launch of the GAMA Portal

Sat 5.9.
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Kunstuniversität, Kollegiumgasse 2

Archives and collections of media art are closely related to the institution’s profile and mandate. Within the workshop experts discuss the significance of the institutional setting with respect to the creation of the repositories and their future perspectives. Additionally, on the basis of recent research activities, experts and artists present new ways of documentation of media art which tend to integrate the user experience into a documentation strategy for media art works – or even into the works themselves. On this occasion the new European online portal, the Gateway to Archives of Media Art (GAMA), is launched and presented.

Annet Dekker (Virtueel Platform, NL), Anna-Karin Larsson (Filmform Foundation, SE), Lioba Reddeker (basis wien, AT) Gerfried Stocker (Ars Electronica, AT), Matt Adams (Blast Theory, GB), Gabriella Giannachi (University of Exeter, GB), Caitlin Jones (Free curator and media theorist, US), Lizzie Muller (University of Technology Sydney, AU), Eva Kozma (C3 Center for Culture Communication Foundation, HU)
Moderators: Katja Kwastek (Ludwig Boltzmann Medien.Kunst.Forschung., AT), Andreas Spiegl (Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien, AT);
Concept: Gabriele Blome (Ludwig Boltzmann Institut Medien.Kunst.Forschung., AT) and Gaby Wijers (Nederlands Instituut Voor Mediakunst, NL).

International Symposium on Wearable Computers

Fri 4.9.
2:30 PM – 6.30 PM

Sat, Sun
09:00 AM – 6:30 PM

09:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Ars Electronica Center, Seminarraum (Level -1)

ISWC’09, the thirteenth annual IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers, is the premier forum for wearable computing and issues related to on-body and worn mobile technologies. ISWC’09 brings together researchers, product vendors, fashion designers, textile manufacturers, users, and related professionals to share information and advances in wearable computing.

Registration desk opening hours
Fri 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Sat, Sun, Mon 08:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Registration Fee
Regular € 875,- / IEEE/OCG members € 695,- / Students € 535

Challenging Music, Dance and Performance: the Electronic Media Symposium und Tanzperformance


31. 8. – 2. 9. 09
Beginn am 31. 8. 09 um 11 Uhr

Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität, Wildbergstr. 18, 4040 Linz

Programm unter

Im Symposium werden Herausforderungen und Grenzen der Wechselwirkung von Kunst und elektronischen Medien thematisiert. Künstlerische Innovation und wissenschaftliche Reflexion vertiefen einzelne Bereiche elektronischer Medienkunst in Musik, Tanz und Performance, so etwa die künstlerische Gestaltung von Medienprojekten, Perspektiven der Komposition und Realisierung interaktiver Werke in Konzerten, Performances und Soundscape-Projekten sowie Anwendungsmöglichkeiten neuer Medientechnologien für künstlerische, wissenschaftliche und pädagogische Zielsetzungen.

Eintritt frei!


31. 8. Eröffnung & Tanzperformance download Video
31. 8. Keynote Lecture 1: Helga de la Motte (Berlin) download Video

Sektion 1 « Challenging the Electronic Media » Zur Geschichte und Gegenwart der Wechselwirkung von Kunst und elektronischen Medien

31. 8. Hartmut Krones (Wien) Elektronische Musik als politische Botschaft in der österreichischen Musik der 60er und 70er Jahre download Video
31. 8. Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer (Ottawa, CAN) Challenging the Electronic Media … R. Murray Schafer’s re-mind-ing nature download Video
31. 8. Andreas Weixler (Linz) Musical Inspiration and Digital Concepts download Video
31. 8. Christopher Salter (Montreal, CAN) Entangled: Real time Sound, Performativity and Embodied Machines download Video
1. 9. Keynote Lecture 2: Norah Zuniga Shaw (Columbus, Ohio, USA) Synchronous Objects: Visualizing Choreographic Information in Digital Mediums download Video

Sektion 2 « Dance, Moving, Bodily Expression and the Electronic Media »

1. 9. Elena Ungeheuer (Berlin) Mediale Artefakte und audiovisuelle Bewegung download Video
1. 9. Johannes Goebel (Troy, NY, USA) Seeing, Moving, Hearing through Space: An Overview of the Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Troy, NY, USA download Video
1. 9. Henner Drewes (Salzburg) Visualizing the (Derra de Moroda) Dance Archives: The Development of a Software Animation Tool for Dance and Movement Research download Video
1. 9. Nicole Haitzinger (Salzburg) “Virtuelle Tanzuniversität” download Video
1. 9. Deniz Peters (Graz) De- and Reconstructing Bodily Expression in Sound: The ‘Embodied Generative Music’ Project download Video

Sektion 3 « Medientheoretische und medienästhetische Aspekte »

1. 9. Marie-Luise Angerer (Köln) Framing the Frame – neue Bühnen für Bilder und Zuschauer_innen download Video
1. 9. Söke Dinkla (Duisburg) Urbane Narrationen. Ästhetik der elektronischen Kunst in public spaces download Video
1. 9. Werner Jauk (Graz) Music – a Role Model for a Theory of Media-Arts. The Hedonistic Body and a Virtualized World download Video
1. 9. Söke Dinkla (Duisburg) download Video

Sektion 4 « Performing (New) Media »

2. 9. Barbara Büscher (Leipzig) Performing (New) Media: Hybrid Space, Different Bodies, Similar Problems? download Video
2. 9. Valerian Maly (Bern) Trompe l’o(r)eil(le): Wahrnehmungsprozesse als zentraler Aspekt kunstsynthetischer Aspekte download Video
2. 9. Martin Kürschner (Leipzig) ‚Intermediale Komposition’ – ein ‚Kon-zert’ zwischen Sehen und Hören download Video
2. 9. Bernhard Lang (Wien) Transcribing the Body Version 1.2 download Video