Going to the Country - St. Florian

Talks, Discussions, Lecture Performances


11:45 - 13:15
Oliviero Toscani (Photographer, IT)
Donatella della Ratta (Media researcher, IT)
Wolfgang Blau (Journalist, DE/US)

How pressure exerted by mass media to simplify messages is ruining politics and democracy.
English only




15:00 - 16:00
Bill Buxton (Microsoft Research, CA)
Bernd Wiemann (Vodafone Research, DE)
Marko Ahtisaari (Nokia Design Strategy, FI)

How software developers, hardware producers and service providers are trying to create user-oriented technologies.
English only




16:00 - 16:30
Premiere of John Maeda's new book "The Laws of Simplicty"
English only




16:30 - 18:00
Thomas Macho (Cultural Theoretician, DE)
Peter Wippermann (Trend Scout, DE)
Artur Boelderl (Philosopher, AT)

How the wish for deceleration and simplification is manifesting itself in commerce, culture and religion.
German only




Alto Monte Saal
11:45 - 12:30
John Maeda, (US)
Burak Arikan (TR)
Olga Goriunova (RU)
Jason Kottke (US)

How a new generation of designers is dealing with the growing complexity of our world.
English only



Alto Monte Saal
12:30 - 14:00
Tmema (Golan Levin and Zachary Lieberman) feat. Erkki Huhtamo (FI/US)
This lecture-performance brings together interactive visuals & sound performances and media archeology, and builds an artistic bridge to the speeches by the interface designers.
English only




Alto Monte Saal
15:45 - 18:00
Inside - Toshio Iwai (JP)
One of the most interesting personalities in interactive media art today is Toshio Iwai, a native of Japan and this year's Ars Electronica featured artist. His career path, philosophy and works will be the focus of a two-hour presentation including some demos and a live performance.
English only




11:45 - 14:00
Pixelspaces - Goblin City I
This year's Ars Electronica Futurelab conference deals with the media projection surfaces of our cities.
English only


The Graffiti Research Lab: James Powderly (US), Evan Roth (US)
denCity.net - augmented urbanism: Philipp Hoppe, Kai Kasugai (DE)
ShiftSpace - a public space on the web: Dan Phiffer, Mushon Zer-Aviv (IL)
Ist Linz schön? Europäische Kulturhauptstadt 2009: Maren Richter (AT)
Moderation: Pascal Maresch (Ars Electronica Futurelab, AT)




15:00 - 15:45
A Journey into Sound Poetry
Charles Amirkhanian conducts his audience through more than 50 years of artistic work with voice and language as tonal and musical material, and presents the works he has selected for the sound installation in the monastery's ambulatories.
English only




17:00 - 18:00
Make it Simple-Demos and Presentations
David Cuartielles and the participants in the open hardware workshops present their projects and discuss open-source thinking's relevance to hardware.




10:30 - 18:00
Ein Diagramm ist (k)ein Bild - Gerhard Dirmoser (AT)
The systems analyst and tireless producer of gargantuan semantic networks dealing with media art themes presents examples of his work and elaborates on their analyses and principles of depiction.
German / English Workshops




Fronius Galerie
11:30 - 14:30 and 15:00 - 18:00
Origami Workshops
Japanese origami master Tsuneko Ipp teaches the art of folding.




Primitzstock 6 + 7
11:45 - 18:00
Make it Simple - Arduino Open Hardware
David Cuartielles and the participants in the electrolobby workshops reveal the secrets of simple hardware and software.



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