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Eurogym Space Debris

MON Sept. 11, 2017, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM, Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K

Credit: Lukas Oppenauer

Europagymnasium Baumgartenberg (AT)

Help us clean up Deep Space! Having fun with space junk? Eurogym Space Debris, a game developed by high school students at Europagymnasium Baumgartenberg, makes collecting cosmic garbage a competitive challenge.

Each player is issued with a spaceship; then they see who can gather the most rubbish floating around in an asteroid belt. The project’s mission is to raise awareness of the growing problem of space debris, though not by inducing a state of collective melancholy; the approach here is gaming fun produced by a program developed especially for Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center. Maybe future players will find a solution to this very real problem. It remains to be seen whether the creators and the players aren’t indirectly contributing to the space-junk debacle!


Schüler der 6. Klassen, WPG Informatik: Jonas Dierneder, Johannes Dorfwirth, Paul Langeder, Maximilian Leitner, Lukas Oppenauer

Coach: DI Gerald Landl