Pixelspaces 2012

Sa/Sat 1. 9. 14:00 – 16:00
So/Sun 2. 9. 10:00 – 20:00
Ars Electronica Center, SKY Media Loft, Infodeck

Pixelspaces is a series of conferences that the Ars Electronica Futurelab has hosted annually since 2001. In conjunction with a symposium and an exhibition, participants address and discuss current issues having to do with digital culture and society in general.

For Pixelspaces 2012, the Ars Electronica Futurelab is becoming an open lab to offer behind-the-scenes looks at current projects. The Futurelab will also present a new artist- and scientist-in-residence concept.

Sa/Sat 1. 9.

Studiolab Public Forum: Hacks, Mutants, Synthesis, Uncertainty, Water and Networks

14:00 – 16:00
SKY Media Loft

This public forum presents outcomes from Studiolab: a synergistic network inspiring new approaches to environmental, technological and social challenges and providing a template for innovative art science collaborations. Studiolab involves interaction between 13 leading centres of scientific research, artistic excellence and experimental design across 12 European countries. www.studiolabproject.eu.

Moderation: Annick Bereaud (Leonardo / FR)

14:00 – 14:10 Matthew Gardiner (Ars Electronica Futurelab / AU/AT): Welcome
14:10 – 14:25 Annick Bereaud (Leonardo / FR): Water in the Air Workshop
14:25 – 14:40 Rasa Smite (Rixc /LV): Biotricity – A Vast Energy from Waste-Water
14:40 – 14:55 Pavel Sedlak (Ciant / CZ) Mutamorphosis
14:55 – 15:10 Teresa Dillon (Science Gallery / IE); Hack the City
15:10 – 15:25 David Benqué (Royal College of Art London / FR/GB): Mutant Products
15:25 – 15:40 Matthew Gardiner (Ars Electronica Futurelab / AU/AT): Living Logic
15:40 – 16:00 Panel Discussion and Questions

So 2. 9.

Pixelspaces 2012: OHMI – True Music Instruments & Disability

Technical Challenges & Possibilities
10:00 – 12:00
SKY Media Loft

The first panel on Sunday will focus on the technical challenges involved in designing musical instruments for people with special needs. Innovative input and concepts make possible completely new approaches to assignments of this type.

10:00 – 10:30 Stephen Hetherington (UK)
10:30 – 11:00 Christian Gouweleeuw, Ruud van der Well (NL)
11:00 – 11:30 Markus Fischer, Michael Platz (AT)
11:30 – 12:00 Peter Purgathofer (AT)

Ars Electronica Residency Network

13:00 – 14:00
SKY Media Loft

Ars Electronica conducts several artist-in-residence programs. They will be presented here, along with this year’s recipient of [the next idea] voestalpine Art and Technology Grant and two other competition nominees. Ars Electronica will also unveil its new scientist- and artist-in-residence concept.

13:00 – 13:10 Collide@CERN: Julius von Bismarck (DE)
13:10 – 13:15 Australia Council for the Arts: Matthew Gingold (AU)
13:15 – 13:20 Australia Council for the Arts: Jon McCormack (AU)
13:20 – 13:30 Winner [the next idea] voestalpine art & technology grant: Mathias Jud, Christoph Wachter (CH)
13:30 – 13:35 Honarary Mention [next idea] voestalpine art & technology grant: Doris Sung (US)
13:35 – 13:40 Honorary Mention [next idea] voestalpine art & technology grant: Sam Jewell (UK)
13:40 – 14:00 Gerfried Stocker (Artistic Director Ars Electronica / AT)

Participants: Joichi Ito (MIT / JP/US), Ariane Koek (CERN / UK), Lubi Thomas (QUT / AU), Maholo Uchida (Miraikan / JP), Stephen Hetherington (OHMI / UK)

Hertzblut II: Inside Futurelab

14:00 – 16:00
Infodeck, Main Gallery

This session offers insights into projects the Ars Electronica Futurelab staff is currently working on or has recently completed, and demonstrates its transdisciplinary approach on an international level.

14:00 – 14:10 Imanol Gomez (ES), Ali Nikrang (IR): Music Particles
14:10 – 14:20 Michael Platz (AT),: EMG Shield – Using muscle movement as an intuitive input device
14:20 – 14:30 Anna Lucia Kuthan (AT), Harald Moser (AT): ZeitRaum: An Overview
14:30 – 14:40 Kristefan Minski (AU): Technical Design and Creative Parameters: MedEl
14:40 – 14:50 Michael Badics (AT): GeoCity Peking
14:50 – 15:10 Stefan Fuchs (AT), Peter Holzkorn (AT), Petros Kataras (GR): ZeitRaum: A Symbiotic Form of Life at Vienna Airport
15:10 – 15:20 Veronika Pauser (AT): openAIR – Accessibility in Radio Production
15:20 – 15:30 Benjamin Mayr (AT): Finger Marathon
15:30 – 15:40 Roland Aigner (AT): (St)age of Participation – Review of first performance Letterbox in Deep Space
15:40 – 15:50 Cécile Bucher (CH): Swarovski Welcome Experience
15:50 – 16:00 Martina Mara (AT): Bridging an Android’s “Uncanny Valley” Through Science Fiction: A Psychological Experiment in the Ars Electronica RoboLab

The Making of voestalpine Klangwolke 2012

17.00 – 19.00
SKY Media Loft

A wide array of projects comprises this year’s voestalpine Klangwolke. The origins and interaction of the individual elements will be the subject of speeches and presentations.

Gerfried Stocker (Artistic Director Ars Electronica / AT): voestalpine Klangwolke 2012
Emiko Ogawa, Hideaki Ogawa (JP): Klangwolken-ABC
Joshua Gardiner (AU), Ray Gardiner (AU), Horst Hörtner (AT): Citymapping & Lightscapes
Marco Palewicz (AT), Chris Bruckmayr (AT), Michael Kaczorowski (AT): Klangwolkenminiaturen
Florian Berger (AT), Andreas Jalsovec (AT), Michael Mayr (AT), Benjamin Olsen (US):
Spaxels/Klangwolken Quadrocopters


By staging the world’s first flying formation of 50 multi-rotor drones (quadrocopters), the Ars Electronica Futurelab is not only mastering an enormous conceptual and technical challenge; it’s also—above all—launching a new mode of 3D visualization.