Ö1 (AT), Ars Electronica (AT)
Almost traditionally Ars Electronica Festival and cooperation partner Ö1 stage the Mobile Ö1 Atelier. The living cooperation with Austria’s cultural public-radio broadcasting station is once again located at the entrance to the festival’s main quarter, POSTCITY.
In 2017 the Ö1 Mobile Atelier is designed by any:time, the Linz-based architect team Jürgen Haller and Christoph Weidinger. The industrial-style pavilion is constructed out of logistics elements, such as intermediate bulk containers, and thereby continues the architectural structure of the POSTCITY into the courtyard outside.
Throughout the festival, visitors not only get information about Ö1 and the Ö1 festival program and events at the Ars Electronica Festival. First and foremost, people can experience and get information about a scientific project from the Ars Electronica Futurelab together with Wacker Neuson, an Austrian company producing construction machinery: Together they make it possible for festival visitors to pilot a big digger shovel using nothing but their thoughts and their eyes, by getting attached to a brain-computer interface mask.