Deep Space 8K: The Conduit

Fri 9 September 2016 8PM-9:30PM
Ars Electronica Center
Credit: Friedrich Kirschner

The Conduit is part performance, part interactive installation that investigates social engagement and the consequences of speculative technological and political frameworks. Participants will negotiate an eight-bit simulation of the future and its effects on our everyday social interactions.The Society for Cultural Optimism poses questions about the way new media, interactive devices and rule-sets, both technical and social, offer insights into a different everyday, and how through playful engagement and theatrical and participatory performances, one can establish a fictional reality that bridges the physical and the virtual.

Access restrictions: Minimum age 18 years. Max. 40 participants, Max. 15 viewers.
Registration required by email to or directly at the infodesk of the Ars Electronica Center.

Credits: Team Linz: Friedrich Kirschner, Monica Rikic, Maike Drexler, Clara Fritsche, Thea Emilia Girtler; Team Brisbane: Friedrich Kirschner, Christiane Hütter, Lena Fay, Stefano Trambusti, Katharina Halus, Stellan Grung, Daniil Shchapov. The Conduit was developed as part of the TRANSMIT³ residency at QUT the Cube for Queensland University of Technology in cooperation with Ars Electronica.