Mobiles Ö1 Atelier

Thu 3.9. – Tue 8.9.
daily 10:00 – 21:00
Sat 5.9. 10:00 – 00:00


The Mobile Ö1 Atelier has been designed especially to serve as a center of public dialog. It offers visitors the opportunity to engage in direct communication and reflection. Plus, there’s a special entertainment feature this year—a presentation of Japanese media art in the field of game design.

The Mobile Ö1 Atelier set up on Linz’s Hauptplatz will showcase prizewinning works from the Japan Media Arts Festival. Visitors are invited to get active and try these games out for themselves. You’ll see how much contemporary media art and game design influence one another and overlap to such a great extent that it can be called an artform in its own right.

Radio Österreich 1 will focus on “Human Nature,” the theme of this 30th Ars Electronica Festival. How are people portrayed in these game worlds? Are modes of behavior and the tasks players have to accomplish ethically acceptable? What changes are the perception and design of landscapes and architecture undergoing? How do we behave in virtual parallel worlds? Can art create completely new realities, or do we just repeatedly return to old, familiar experiential spaces?


Playing games has been an essential aspect of human cultural history at least since Antiquity and probably much longer. In Japan, the global leader in entertainment electronics, the merger of everyday life, hobbies and computer games has progressed with particular intensity. Experience a part of Japanese culture in Linz and give free rein to your passion for gaming.

Presented works:
Retro: Super Mario Bros. / Donkey Kong / Packman / Xevius
Versus beat’ em-up: Monster Hunter 2 / Virtua Fighter 5
Sports: Wii Sports
Music: Taiko no Tatsujin / Pixel Junk Eden


Fri 4.9. 11:00 – 12:00
Sun 6.9. 18:30 – 19:30
Mon 7.9. 12:00 – 13:00

OK Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich

Visual imaginativeness and unconventional narrative forms characterize animation made in Japan. This program curated by the Japan Media Arts Festival showcases a cross-section of artistic productions from recent years.