Ars Electronica
THU September 3 - MON September 7, 2015, 10 AM-7 PM
POST CITY, West Avenue

You won’t find popcorn or a big silver screen in POST CITY Kino. What it does have is high-tech. The Zeiss VR One is the first and, at present, only virtual reality headset to combine a stylish contemporary design with world-class precision optics by Zeiss (DE). The VR One is compatible with all commercially available smartphones. An app enables users on the go to experience VR games and videos at an unprecedented level of quality.

Critics of the System as Movie Stars

Perfect film viewing technology is one thing; films worth seeing is another matter entirely. The two films Ars Electronica will be projecting onto the VR One, Citizenfour by Laura Poitras and TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard by Simon Klose, feature NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and the proud copyright brigands of Sweden’s Pirate Bay, and thus protagonists who have scored hits on the world’s political and media systems at their most sensitive spots.

Urban Entropy

A Connecting Cities Research Residency 2015 Project
Dietmar Offenhuber (AT)

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The façade as a display of complaining and repair, a drama of maintenance and things that do not work.

Deep City

A Connecting Cities Research Residency 2015 Project
Ursula Feuersinger (AT)

An interactive data visualization experiment investigating the collective information that defines a city’s present and future.


A Connecting Cities Research Residency 2015 Project
nita. (AT)

An audiovisual performance as the poetic trial of freedom in a world of monitoring and data superabundance. More information on

Ars Electronica Futurelab Credits: Veronika Pauser (AT), Claudia Schnugg (AT)

Connecting Cities is initiated by Public Art Lab in cooperation with Ars Electronica Futurelab Linz, Medialab-Prado Madrid, FACT Liverpool, Videospread Marseille, iMAL Brussels, Riga 2014, BIS Istanbul, m-cult Helsinki, Media Architecture Institute Vienna, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, in association with Aarhus University, Marseille-Provence 2013, MUTEK Montreal, Quartier des Spectacles Montreal, Foundation Bauhaus Dessau, Verve Cultural Sao Paulo, Federation Square Melbourne, xm:lab Saarbrücken, Sapporo Media Arts Lab, ETOPIA Zaragoza, The Concourse Sydney and 403 International Arts Center Wuhan.
With support of the Culture Programme 2007-2013 of the European Union.

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