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.
Conferences, Lectures, Workshops
The Ars Electronica Festival is a platform for exchange and encounter by and with outstanding scientists and artists. This year’s theme symposia will do some imagineering of the city of the future. What are the essential social, economic, ecological and infrastructural features that have to be designed into 21st-century urban habitats? The Future Innovators Summit will be a conclave of seasoned experts and young entrepreneurs, social activists, techies and scientists, and, of course, artists and designers to share ideas and know-how and disseminate mutual inspiration. The Prix Forums are fascinating talks involving Prix Ars Electronica jurors and prizewinners.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
As part of the Wearable Studio Practice Exhibition, Hannah Perner-Wilson (AT) and Andrew Quitmeyer (US) open their mobile electronics lab for up to 10 participants at a time. Volunteers are made familiar with the equipment, tools, and wearable furniture comprising the mobile laboratory.
In 2016, the European Commission will launch the STARTS initiative to encourage cross-sectorial collaboration between Science,Technology, and the ARTS.
This year’s instance of the sensing place/placing sense series investigates the pockets of informality inside the formal urban systems that structure our daily lives.
g.tec medical engineering (AT) develops and manufactures award-winning hardware and software for biosignal progressing so that severely disabled people are able to communicate.
Learn the essential usage of tools for lightpaintings with pixelstick, brushes, led sticks and flash to create your own stunning lightpainting photos and a stopmotion animation from an expert.
The objective of the Social Business City Program is to connect dedicated citizens, initiatives, companies and municipal authorities of a city and enable them to solve social problems and create sustainable social impact through social business.
This introductory workshop has the objective to provide the participants clear and concise background information on social business and the differences with NGO’s or profit-making business.
Engineers Without Borders Austria (IOG) helps people worldwide in areas such as water, energy, sanitation infrastructure or in building bridges to improve the daily living conditions in developing countries.
Open digital science — ODS – will analyse and stimulate openness of scientific knowledge, by and for everyone to access, acquire, and benefit from. The workshop is part of a current European Commission study on ODS and will explore, concepts and scenarios.
How is it possible to capture the real-time life of the city, using social networks, sensors, data, wearable devices, Internet of Things, domotics, and other sources of digital information?