The concept of mobility used in this POST CITY Symposium is very broadly defined. It encompasses a spectacular R&D prototype of a self-driving car, a survey of urban mobility worldwide as well as the mobility of data, and all the millions of people who are now migrating to cities.
How future Smart Cities can best draw upon the imagination and inventiveness of their inhabitants will be investigated from a variety of perspectives by Connecting Cities–Connecting Citizens.
Both the public sphere as well as the private, personal sphere have changed fundamentally in recent decades—both online and offline. The process of change, which is far from complete, confronts city planners and architectural designers with a tremendous challenge.
Just like the exhibition of the same name, the Habitat 21 symposium also focuses on various exemplary ways and means to successfully handle the challenges of the urbanization process in the 21st century.
Two programs will occupy the focal point of the Post City Kit activities in the context of the Future Catalyst Program – a toolkit of ideas, strategies, devices and prototypes for the city of the future: The Future Innovators Summit and the Connected Intelligence Atelier.
Together with seven well-known artistic and cultural institutions, Ars Electronica launched the European Digital Art and Science Network, a Europe-wide initiative offering artists the chance to spend several weeks at the ESO or CERN followed by a stay at the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
The Post City Kit Exhibition shows with numerous prototypes and project presentations possible development directions towards the urban habitats for the upcoming human generations.
At the Interface Cultures Symposium, an interesting lineup of scholars and artists will discuss the latest developments in media art as well as post-media issues and interface critique from an artist’s perspective.
The u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD exhibition showcases the 15 best works submitted to the Prix Ars Electronica for prize consideration this year by artists, programmers and tinkerers under 19 years of age.
The Diaspora Machine is dedicated to the phenomenon of scattering, diffusing, disseminating. The gigantic spiral packet chutes in the former Postal Service logistics center on the grounds of Linz’s main train station stand like a pre-modern mechanical signal warning of the diasporas.
This guided tour of PostCity for youngsters age 8-14 will venture far beyond the friendly confines of the u19–CREATE YOUR WORLD Future Festival of the Next Generation. It’s offered in English on Saturday at 3:30 PM.
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.
Is a society conceivable which also gives newcomers symbolically a place by expressing values and languages of immigrants in urban space and street names? (German language only)
Familiarize yourself with Werner Jauk on the way through the POST City, where you can experience through auditory installations that music is not just sound. (German language only)
Post-Internet: The internet has become so commonplace that it seems to make no difference whether something is happening in digital or in real space. (German language only)
This year’s Interface Cultures student project exhibition constitutes a provocative answer to the new post-media trends. The projects presented are futuristic, retro, post-, pre-, post-post or just art.
(Deutsch) Bei drei Workshops in der Soya C(o)u(l)ture-Schauküche haben die FestivalbesucherInnen selbst Gelegenheit, sich im Upcycling der Abwässer aus der Sojaherstellung zu versuchen.
This session focuses on the Post City Kit all over the world. By inviting both creators and facilitators creating the Post City Kit into society together, this meeting aims to share and exchange ideas of the Post City Kit Initiative.
A whole day full of music and sounds! Ars Electronica dedicates the last day of the Festival to sound installations. Lecture-performances offer deeper insights into the works of music and sound art that were presented over the last four days.
Theory makes the transition into practice in the form of an extended sound parcours over the course of which musicians and sound artists present their works and take the time to talk about what’s just been heard.
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.
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.
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.
(Deutsch) Mit dem künstlerischen Forschungsprojekt Soya C(o)u(l)ture hat XXlab (ID) ein Verfahren entwickelt, Nützliches aus dem bei der Sojaherstellung anfallenden Flüssigabfall zu gewinnen.
False Positive deploys text messaging, stealth infrastructure, street intervention, and data visualization to enact a surveillance conspiracy engaging the public in an intimate, techno-political conversation with the mobile technologies on which they depend
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Ubiquitous Commons (UC) is an international research effort dedicated to the production of a legal and technological toolkit which enables individuals to express how they wish their data to be used.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spanning a period of around 18 months, TPB AFK documents the continuing battle between the state prosecution in Sweden and the site’s runners Gottfrid Svartholm, Fredrik Neij, and Peter Sunde.
Mythogenesis embodies the observations of a new media researcher. Its purpose is a visual analysis of propaganda videos that have become a source of the mythogenesis process of the new Ukrainian hero.
In 2015 the Austrian Motorist and Touring Club ÖAMTC approached the University of Art and Design Linz, asking students and teaching staff members to reflect on how mobility will change in the future.
Knowledge Capital is a center for the creation of new intellectual values through interaction and collaboration, and a core facility at Grand Front Osaka established by private companies, the multi-purpose complex of commercial facilities, offices, hotel and service apartments.
Nutrition has to be organic! Lots of folks are convinced of this, especially the farmers who have gotten organized in a group named BIO AUSTRIA. Pretty much all the food and beverages offered to POSTCITY festivalgoers is organic too.
The Alfred Fried Photography Award is more than just a photo contest; it’s the world’s only competition that asks entrants to visually answer the question of what peace looks like.
Artist Norbert Artner’s high-quality photographs taken between 2010 and 2014 recorded the process of reflection involving the two Hallstatts in Austria and in the southern Chinese Province of Guangdong.
The Russian Sound Art Showcase is a spatialtechnical ambience set up near the SoundArtist Platform for the presentation of what’s happening now in the Russian sound art scene.
The Platform Exchange explores how digitisation can best be used for facilitating access to and participation in culture and creativity, with a view to strengthening democratic participation.