The Sound of Europe
Salzburg, 27.-28. Jan 2006

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Europe in Sight

Mediatizing the Conference's Main Hall

Interactive media installations

bullet European Soundscape
bullet Europe is Real
bullet Europe: A Landscape of Ideas
bullet Leading Opinions

Media Art Interventions

bullet Threshold to the Kingdom
bullet 27. Januar 1945
bullet This is your Victory
bullet Faces of Europe
bullet Strength and Opportunities
bullet Europe all Weather
bullet Ars Electronica Futurelab


Soundtrack of the Conference


"Europe all Weather"

TV Jam by Thomas Schneider

What could better express the social and cultural similarities and differences to be found in Europe than the way that TV programming is done here—from the design of the studios and the personalities of the moderators (showgirls or stiffly formal quizmasters) to which local issues are emphasized where.

The weather reports are especially fascinating. Where’s the next front coming from? Which way are the winds blowing? (One thinks about the “natural” America-orientation of the British and the Portuguese, about the significance of easterly winds from the Ukraine (Chernobyl) or about desert sand that the hot rain from the Sahara transports often several times a year as far north as Rome or even Liguria.)

"Europe all Weather " (avi, 89MB)


Cascading imagery amidst a cacophony of foreign tongues—the conference hall’s nine large-format display screens will deliver a presentation of the vibrant diversity as well as stifling, monotonous uniformity of the programming being broadcast by European television networks.


Idea: Klaus Wölfer.
Realization: Ars Electronica Futurelab, Thomas Schneider.