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Mon 7.9. 14:00 – 15:00

Brucknerhaus History Stage

With Elisabeth Gottfried

The Prix Ars Electronica Archive Presentation

Sun 06.09. 14:00 – 15:00

Brucknerhaus, History Stage

With: Jutta Schmiederer, Martina Wagner, Michael Badics


Fri 4.9.
09:00 AM – 11:00 AM Ars Electronica Center, Seminarraum
11:30 AM – 05:00 PM Kunstuniversität, Kollegiumgasse 2

Sat 5.9.
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Uhr Kunstuniversität, Kollegiumgasse 2

At the Crossroads of Media Arts&Science and Technology
Education in the 21st Century-What is to be Done?


Update on the Leonardo Education Forum’s mission and activities. Arts, science, design, technology, computer science and communication studies are key disciplines brought together in contemporary media arts, however relevant technologies develop rapidly and often separately from educational institutions. Consequently, a gap exists between the technological developments and their application in formal education worldwide at academic institutions as well as at middle school level and in hybrid educational scenarios.

Presentation of “Media Design” the new Teacher Training Programme for secondary schools of the University of Art and Industrial Design, Linz (www.ufg.ac.at).

Target group / Participants: educators, artists, scientists, policy makers in the field, general public
Invited speakers: Christa Sommerer (AT) & Laurent Mignonneau (FR), Nicoletta Blacher (AT), Mindaugas Gapševičius (D), Patricia Olynyk (US) tbc, Erika Katalina Pasztor (HU), Angelika Plank (AT)
Organisers: Nina Czegledy (HU), Daniela Reimann (D/AT), Lynn Hughes (CA)
Hosts: Ars Electronica Center and Kunstuniversität Linz (Department of Art Education, Department of Interface Cultures)

V2 Test_Lab: Summer Session


Fri 4.9. 2:00 PM – 5:00 Uhr

Brucknerhaus, History Stage

“V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media“ is an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). “V2_Lab” is a place for artistic research and development (aRt&D) where generic technical solutions are developed that are relevant to the fields of art and culture and made available under open-source licenses whenever possible.

Selected for the 2009 summer residencies were artists Tarik Barri, Melissa Coleman and David de Buyser, who developed projects in the fields of, respectively, augmented reality, wearable technology, and interactive organic environments. “Test_Lab: Summer Sessions” presents the outcomes of the residencies.

The presentation as well as the public testing of the artworks will lead up to a discussion of the role of media labs today in the presence of experts and representatives from other international labs.

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ISEA Foundation and 2010 RUHR Forum


Sat 5.9. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Brucknerhaus, History Stage

ISEA2010 will bring the ‘International Symposium on Electronic Art’, then in its 16th edition, to Germany for the first time. August 2010 will see a variety of exhibitions, performances, concerts, talks and public art projects in the cities of the German Ruhr region (Dortmund, Essen, Duisburg). The festival curators present the main themes and elements of the programme and are available for questions regarding the ‘Call for Submissions’ (deadline 15 September 2009). ISEA Foundation is the governing body for the ISEA Symposia. Recently ISEA Foundation has established a Headquarters in partnership with University of Brighton (UK) and also launched an online archive of previous Symposia proceedings. The forum will feature an update on recent activities.

With: Andreas Broeckmann (artistic director), Stefan Riekeles (programme manager) and Julianne Pierce, Chair ISEA Foundation.


MISSION FUTURE @ Ars Electronica

Sun 6.9.   10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Kunstuniversität, Kollegiumgasse 2

The Initiative to Create Our Tomorrow MASS CREATIVITY: How the power of “we & technology” transforms the economic world


By invitation only

The third MISSION FUTURE @ ARS ELECTRONICA will address the „creative mass“. It´s a fact that the „creative class“, proclaimed by Richard Florida five years ago, transformed itself into a majority. Digitally upgraded, these knights of the Twitter Round Table change our world and economy in breathtaking speed. The old boxing rule “do or die” seems to be their guideline when they organize their civil disobedience in Iran overnight or when the anti-copyright-movement Pirate Bay becomes the nightmare of the music- and movie industry. The power of the creative mass gets obvious when an individual like Aston Kutcher gathers one million followers faster then CNN.

Intelligent brands like Apple, Mini, Nokia or Adidas use the potential of these co-creators, formerly known as consumers. But more than that an entire new type of innovative enterprises show up based on tools like Linux, Java, Wikipedia, Facebook und App Store. The creative mass lives their own rules: “The bit …. (information, music, video, art, design, object, company) I need I create for myself.“ The creative mass makes that happen supported by fabricators, kind of personal nano-factories. Mission Future will scrutinize in detail with it´s speakers how this creative world of tomorrow will look like.

Morning Session:

Christoph Santner (future-expert and co-founder Mission Future) and Philippe Souidi (trend-expert and co-founder Mission Future):
10 trends that will shape our future

Lectures, discussions and breakout sessions see http://missionfuture.trendpool.com/

This conference will be followed by a performance of the social art project think new (Gabi Lück) including a concert of Anna F. and Lima.

Book presentation Interactive Art Research

Sat 5.9. 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Brucknerhaus, History Stage

Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneau, Gerfried Stocker (Eds.) Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau – Interactive Art Research, 2009. Springer Verlag Vienna/New York. English, with DVD. Authors include: Gerfried Stocker, Peter Weibel, Christiane Paul, Mathias Michalka, Itsuo Sakane, Erkki Huhtamo, Christine Schöpf, Hannes Leopoldseder, Ingeborg Reichle, John L. Casti, Machiko Kusahara, Tomoe Moriyama, Florence de Merèdieu, Oliver Grau and Roy Asott

Download PDF of Invitation

Vida 12.0. Art and Artificial Life International Awards

Sun 6.9. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Brucknerhaus, History Stage

With: Mónica Bello

VIDA 12.0 rewards works of art developed with artificial life technologies and related disciplines: robotics, artificial intelligence, etc. It is looking for works of art with emerging behaviours, which evolve over time, react with their environment and seem to have a life of their own. VIDA 12.0 is searching projects that relate technology with biology and that research synthetic characteristics of modern life.

In previous editions, prizes have been awarded to artistic projects created with robots, avatars, recursive chaotic algorithms, knowbots, cellular automata, computer viruses, virtual ecologies that evolve with user interaction, interactive architectures, augmented reality pieces and works that explore the social aspects of A-life.


Introducing The FutureEverything Award and FutureEverything Festival


Sun 6.9.
14:00 – 15:00

Brucknerhaus, History Stage

With: Drew Hemment (Director and CEO of FutureEverything and Futuresonic)

Launching a new international art award, The FutureEverything Award, recognising outstanding achievement for innovation in the arts, society and technology, and announcing the dates of the inaugural FutureEverything festival: 12-15 May 2010.

After 15 years, Futuresonic is changing its name to FutureEverything, introduced here by the Director and founder of the festival, Drew Hemment. FutureEverything and its acclaimed conference, the Social Technologies Summit, is a destination for a world-wide community of creative visionaries in digital media and contemporary art.

The FutureEverything Award celebrates creative projects which bring the future into the present. The prizes are awarded by an international jury following a rigorous and transparent assessment process.

An opportunity to learn about the new award, the motivation for the name change of Futuresonic to FutureEverything, and the evolving curatorial focus of the festival, followed by discussion on the changing international festival landscape.


banquet_nodes and networks

Sun 6.9. 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Brucknerhaus, History Stage

Net Culture in Spain

Presented by Karin Ohlenschläger

The publication »banquete_nodes and networks« guides us from neural micro worlds to the global dynamics of digital networking. It shows current positions in Spanish media art that deal with biological, social and techno-cultural networked systems. 27 essays analyse network structures and their functions in art, biology, communication, economy, ecology, neuroscience, sociology and urban planning. In the course of the publikation, new links are established that lead from Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s neuronal net theory in the late nineteenth century to Manuel Castell’s rise of the network society at the end of the twentieth.

Edited by Karin Ohlenschläger and Luis Rico
Published by State Corporation for Spanish Cultural Action Abroad, SEACEX
and TURNER, 2009, 367pages, approx 190 illustrations, Eng.
ISBN 978-84-96933-32-3 (SEACEX)
ISBN 978-84-7506-845-9 (TURNER)

Siggraph2009 – Computer Animation Festival

Mo 7.9.

Brucknerhaus, History Stage

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Screening “The benchmark for digital artists and scientists alike”

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM S. Carlye Archibeque: Anatomy of a Film Festival: How to get Nominated for an Academy Award
Drawing on 15-years of experience in the motion picture and visual effects industry as a producer and asset manager, this talk will focus on the practical aspects of the festival and short film award process including the submission process, formatting of your film and being your own producer, manager and marketing team.

Carlye Archibeque began her industry career at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences where she worked for 7-years coordinating the awards committees for the craft branches of the Academy and co-producing the Student Academy Awards and the Scientific and Technical Awards. in 2002 she moved to Sony Pictures Imageworks to function as the visual effects coordinator for Spider-Man 2 and after that served for 4-years as the asset manager for the marketing department at Imageworks. She has spent the last three years working on the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival as Assistant Producer in 2007, Producer in 2008 and this year as the Chair and Executive Producer. Additionally, in 2009 she served as a jury member on the Stuttgart Animation Festival in the feature length animated film category.

5:30 PM – 6:35 PM Franz Fischnaller, Projection/Screening and Talk: Is a point part of a line?
Convergence | Strategic technologies | Interactive Techniques | Computer Graphics Virtualization | Innovation | market | tendencies…

Talk/Intro: 5 minutes
Projection screening: 50 minutes