Unconsciously, fluidly, I touch my smart phone The flood of internet services washes over me A vast well of data and smart things begin to speak The development of digital and computing technologies alters experience in daily life, and transforms the scenery of our environment. Code, the language of the computer creates the shape of our new world. The theme of our first event of “Ars Electronica in the Knowledge Capital”, presented by Ars Electronica, creative and cultural institute in Linz, Austria, is Code: The Language of Our Time. Golan Levin, a veritable code magician is a pioneer in the field of interactive art, and Japanese artist group exonemo, a group that hacks code and has directs questions at information society, will present an exhibition, talk sessions, and a workshop at the Knowledge Capital in Osaka along with fellow Ars Electronic members. This program invokes a creative platform to discuss the world generated by art and code, and moreover, this event asks fundamental questions to the visitor: such as how will human-code, and how will society-code, define our future?
photo: Nicolas Ferrando,Lois Lammerhuber
Ars Electronica is a cultural institute for media arts, located in Linz, Austria.The Ars Electronica is consisted of 4 departments of “Ars Electronica Festival” for art, technology and society held in every September,“Ars Electronica Center” as museum of the future, “Prix Ars Electronica” international completion for media arts and “Ars Electronica Futurelab” as R&D function. Also many Japanese creators participates in their activities.
ARS ELECTRONICA : http://www.aec.at/
(Fee required for reception party only)
Capacity: 50 (Free)
Joint presentations by guest artists and Ars Electronica members
Capacity: 20 (Free)
Group discussion led by Golan Levin and Ars Electronica members
Thinking Logically & Casually : Teaching Computational
Thinking with Doodling and Word Games.
Important: Please note that participants in the programs held at Knowledge Salon must be at least 18 years of age.
Note: When the available participant spots in the programs are filled, no more applications will be accepted.
Knowledge Capital Association 06-6372-6530 (Open weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Inquire by email here firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist, engineer and researcher. Golan Levin has explored new modes of interactive art as an artist over 20 years, based in high tech research institutes such as MIT Media Lab, Ars Electronica Futurelab and Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology. In 2000, his project, Audiovisual Environment Suite, was awarded Distinction in Interactive Art Category of Prix Ars Electronica. Also a real-time drawing performance named Scribble was shown in the festival of Ars Electronica and it got a great feedback from over the world. Currently, he is teaching electric art at Carnegie-Mellon University as associated professor as well as his artistic activities all over the world.
Using anger, laughter and a text editor, the art unit exonemo have hacked many media technologies. In 1996, Kensuke Senbo and Yae Akaishi initiated their activities on the web. Since 2000, they’ve extended their expression into the real world; through installation, live and performance, event production and community organization. Through the flexible exploration beyond physical and virtual world, their artistic projects provoke discussions about relationship between technologies and users, they realize many experimental projects with humor and fresh perspectives. Their projects are shown in numerous exhibitions and festivals internationally. In 2006, their project, The Road Movies, was awarded the Golden Nica in the Prix Ars Electronica Net Vision category. In 2010, they received the RGB Award in Tokyo ADC Award for Antibot T-shirts. They take part in IDPW.
■Special Program Guests
Artistic director of Ars Electronica. He directs many creative projects internationally, as a core and representative person in Ars Electronica.
Artist, curator and researcher working in Ars Electronica Futurelab.As a key person in Ars Electronica, he has carved out inspiring projects all over the world.