Pixelspaces IV: The Labs as Repairshops?

5. 9. 14:00 – 17:00

If labs want to continue to lodge a claim to design excellence that they have rightfully earned, we’ll have to deal with the world around us. Incessantly progressing global warming, he widening of the so-called digital gap between urban areas and regions with lower-grade infrastructure and between industrialized and developing countries are just a few of the scenarios on which labs are expected to take a stand. The labs of the future will (have to) deploy their entire creative potential in order to utilize technology as a means of bringing about advances in other sectors (like social welfare and education) that have a major impact on culture.


  • 14:00 Introduction by Horst Hörtner (AT)
    Laboratory Director, Ars Electronica Futurelab, AT
  • 14:30 Angela Plohman (CA)
    Director of BALTAN Laboratories in Eindhoven (NL). Has worked for the last twelve years in the field of art and technology.
  • 15:00 Masa Inakage (JP)
    Dean and professor at Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University. Internationally-reknowned digital artist, director, and producer, one of Japan‘s leading authorities on emerging technologies and digital entertainment content production.
  • 15:30 Zachary Lieberman (US)
    Artist and co-creator of openFrameworks, an open source C++ toolkit for creative coding. He teaches at Parsons School of Design.
  • 16:00 Gary McDarby (UK)
    Expert in Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience, based in the Complex Adaptive Systems Laboratory in University College Dublin.
  • 16:30 Roundup and Discussion

Moderation: Horst Hörtner (AT), Laboratory Director, Ars Electronica Futurelab, AT

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