The Ars Electronica Futurelab designed the media infrastructure and created the visuals for the conference held to strengthen Europe’s creative industries in accordance with the EU’s i2010 strategy.
In addition to orchestrating the three large-scale projection screens that displayed the images accompanying contributions to a seminar in Vienna’s Hofburg, the Ars Electronica Futurelab also arranged an elaborately mediatized banquet in the Museumsquartier. Twelve screens with a total projection surface of 800 m² took invited guests on an excursion through digital domains featuring a comprehensive cross-section of artworks ranging from a graphical interpretation of Mahler’s Second Symphony to real-time visualizations of some of the sumptuous interiors in Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace.
During the Austrian Presidency of the EU the Federal Chancellery organized the Expert Seminar with the title Content for Competitiveness – Strengthening the European Creative Industries in the Light of the i2010-Strategy in close cooperation with the European Commission. The Seminar took place in Vienna (Hofburg) from 2 to 3 March 2006.