THU September 8-MON September 12, 2016, 10 AM-7:30 PM
POSTCITY, Ground Floor/Trainhall
dommuneCredit: DOMMUNE Archives

Social Media Project
Art Division Jury Recommended Work
Ukawa Naohiro (JP)

A multi-talented artist Ukawa Naohiro founded the live streaming channel DOMMUNE on March 1, 2010. “Commune and the next step” is the motto. With The Final Media DOMMUNE he has created something like a commune in the digital age. As a mixture of live talk show and club night, DOMMUNE has been broadcast via livestream from a little studio in Shibuya, Tokyo on weeknights from 19:00 to 24:00 since March 2010. The studio, with attached bar and dance floor, accommodates a maximum of 50 people; at the same time, an infinite number of other guests around the world can join the event from their homes, in trains and even from behind their desks via the website With the microblogging site Twitter, remote viewers can send in their thought and comments live. It is an interactive project where people at different places share in a party with the same music at the same time.

Project by Ukawa Naohiro (MOM/N/DAD Productions)

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Livestream Talks @POSTCITY Ground Floor

THU Sept 8, 2016,  3PM-4PM Opening of Ars Electronica
MC: Martina Mara
Speakers: Naohiro Ukawa, Hiroshi Ishii, Martin Honzik, Hideaki Ogawa
FRI Sept 9, 2016, 3 PM-4 PM Prix Ars Electronica + Japan Media Art Festival
MC: Emiko Ogawa
Speakers: Naohiro Ukawa, Ai Hasegawa, Yoichi Ochiai, Prix Winners 2016
SAT Sept 10, 2016, 3 PM-4 PM Isao Tomita Memorial Session
MC: Martin Honzik (Shoko Takahashi)
Speakers: Hannes Leopoldseder, Tetsuya Komuro, Ei Wada
SUN Sept 11, 2016, 3 PM-4 PM The Alchemists of Our Time
MC: Hideaki Ogawa + Naohiro Ukawa
Speakers: selected artists from Ars Electronica Festival 2016

Livestream Performances

THU Sept 8, 2016, 9 AM-0:30 AM (Opening)
FRI Sept 9, 2016, 8 PM – 0:30 AM (Nightline)
SUN Sept 11, 2016, 10:30 PM – 0:30 AM (Big Concert Night)

Japan Media Arts Festival