At the Stadtwerkstatt’s Ars Electronica Driving Range, players shoot for their alter egos in virtual space. The large-format screen is the interface. The ball’s velocity and trajectory as it leaves the clubface provide the data to compute its subsequent flight in virtual space. The round is played in simple 3-D spaces with a variety of user interfaces. The output of a bluebox system confronts the player with his/her exact likeness, which can be positioned in the virtual landscape by means of simple hand motions. Through this process of duplication, the player becomes not only a driver and quasi-joystick but a target as well.
Hours of Play: 10:00 – 24:00 (with occasional breaks)
Daylight Play: Practice Mode, 10:00 - 20:00
Pro-supervised practice to hone skills for tournament participation. To qualify for the evening competition, players
need to amass a certain number of points.
Evening Play: Tournament Mode, ca. 21:00 - 24:00