The main idea behind the concept of Cooperative Aesthetics is to build an immersive, interactive space in which the users can produce a collaborative audiovisual aesthetic experience. Using the whole floor as an interface, people can influence and animate the audiovisual outcome by their positions and movements. An essential aspect is the interaction between all users, their communication and collaboration. So the concept of Cooperative Aesthetics has a strong social component to bring people together.
Cooperative Aesthetics is the result of a close long-term cooperation between Ars Electronica and the study program “Time-based and Interactive Media” at the Art University of Linz, where Prof. Gerhard Funk and his students have the opportunity to use the Deep Space 8K with its laser tracking system. For this year’s festival, new selected works from this series will be shown.
Gerhard Funk (AT)
Fabian Terler (AT)
Christian Berger (AT)
Sound: Gerhard Funk (AT), Clemens Niel (AT)
Şehmus Poyraz Birusk (TR)