Second City

06.09. - 11.09.10:00 - 22:00


Pfarrplatz - Lido

Pfarrplatz, a square in downtown Linz, is the gravitational center of the festival. This will be the hub from which Second City radiates out into the urban sphere, where virtual and real worlds interface and blend. An old warehouse on Pfarrplatz will temporarily morph into the Festival Infopoint; the Press Bureau and the Bookshop are also situated there.

The design of the square alludes to the Festival logo, an aerial view of Bondi Beach, Australia, and thus associates it with a beach in Second Life. To achieve this, sand will be heaped onto the real Pfarrplatz to form a beach, and a replica of it will be installed in Second Life. Thus, the physical reality of the cityscape will blend together with the virtual world of Second Life to form a scenario in which festivalgoers and avatars moving about in this setting can interact.

Artists and Creators: Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT), Jakob Doppler, Roland Haring, HorstHörtner, Andreas Jalsovec, Dietrich Killer, Daniela Kuka, Christopher Lindinger, MarkusMurschitz, Gerald Priewasser, Nina Valkanova, Doris Zachhuber

All Dates:

06.09.  10:00 - 22:00
07.09.  10:00 - 22:00
08.09.  10:00 - 22:00
09.09.  10:00 - 22:00
10.09.  10:00 - 22:00
11.09.  10:00 - 22:00