A joint venture of four media labs (ZKM, C3, V2 and AEC) within the framework of the ENCART program.
ENCART (European Network for Cyberart) was set up in 1998 to provide a forum for media labs—the term used here for facilities that work with new technology and art in a cultural context. ENCART’s primary objective is to permanently link up member labs on the basis of broadband technology.
On February 20-21, 1999, staff members of the most important European development labs met in Linz within the framework of the ENCART program to work out measures for more effective collaboration.
The labs participating in this workshop were C3 from Hungary, V2 from Rotterdam, ZKM Karlsruhe and the host, the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
The ENCART members tried out a walk-through network as a new format for mediating the encounter with network art. More than 40 “networkers” from all over the world were already gathering a week before the start of the Ars Electronica Festival in order to put the final touches on their projects on-site.
C3: Miklos Peternak - management/content
Andras Tudos - technical management/networking
Marton Fernezelyi - backup tech.
V2: Anne Nighten - management
Alex Adriaansens - content
Aadjan van der Helm - technical management/networking
Neil de Hoog - backup tech.
ZKM: Gerhard Blechinger - management/content
Rudi Borner - technical management /networking
Ralph Pfeifer - backup tech.