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Future in a Nutshell – Future for All

“Future in a Nutshell – Future for All” stands for an intensive examination of the most important technological developments that are imminent over the course of the coming decade. Internationally renowned experts from various fields present highly relevant topics in concise keynotes. They highlight the most important technical research areas that are about to change our lives, our economy and our society far beyond the reach of past technological trends.

Asemic Languages

Characters are a means of visual communication and recording a language. Civilizations throughout the world have created various characters that convey their culture and history. This project focuses purely on the form of the characters rather than their meaning.

Zo: Tangible AI

Zo: Tangible AI is a tangible interface that enhances physical engagement in digital communication between the audiences and a social chatbot.

Made in Linz

Students in the Interface Cultures master’s program experiment with the development of interactive prototypes, musical interfaces, conceptual installations and interaction critiques and also broaden their view by encountering and collaborating with other international fellows who are investigating these topics from a different cultural context. All the artworks, prototypes and various interfaces in this year’s exhibition have been made in Linz.


Kissenger is a haptic device for mobile phones designed for people to better express intimacy and emotion over the Internet through kissing. It aims to fill in the missing dimension of touch in traditional digital communication, which largely focuses on verbal and audio information.

Hello Machine—Hello Human

When technologies reach obsolescence our relationship with them changes, but what never changes is our need to reach out to others, connect and share. But what if no one is on the other end of the line? Who is there to hear us?

Natural Intelligence—NI

Natural Intelligence—NI is a selection of artworks from the research group GIIP and its partners. The assistive interfaces pursue the development of devices to enable people with physical and mental disabilities and/or immobility to talk, produce and teach arts—including three-dimensional scenery and sound.