Linz

Tabakfabrik

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Untere Donaulände 68
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The grounds of what used to be Linz’s tobacco processing plant will be the extraordinary featured venue of this year’s Ars Electronica Festival. The Tabakfabrik’s history goes back to 1850, when the Austrian State Tobacco Company began producing cigars and pipe & chewing tobacco here. The plant was expanded in stages and production stepped up over the years. The workforce grew rapidly; over 1,000 people (mostly women) were already working here by 1855.

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Ars Electronica Center

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Ars-Electronica-Straße 1
at- 4040   Linz
Nearest station: Rudolfstraße; streetcar line 1, 2 or 3
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The new Ars Electronica Center in Linz is an ambitious architectural undertaking that went up in record time. A multilevel structure was built immediately adjacent to the existing facility. Subsequently the entire ensemble was wrapped in a glass shell: the AEC’s spectacular 5.100 m LED facade which consists of 1085 windows colored red, green, blue and white in size of 3x1 meters. The LED lights are attached in groups to the building‘s facade (horizontal and vertical). The colors and intensity of the lights can be changed group by group (RGB based colors). The media facade can be operated by a ‘Simulator’.

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Cerebra Electronica

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Cerebra Electronica

'Cerebra Electronica' aims to create a unique connection between the festival visitors and the Ars Electronica - Museum of the Future. This time, tiny electrical impulses generated by neurons will be amplified to interface the human brain to 5200 square meter interactive facade of the AEC. 'Cerebra Electronica' affords each participant an immersive experience by taking a sneak peek inside their brain through a building that is itself infused with the city’s environmental, cultural and social perspectives.

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Onur Sönmez

Onur Sönmez is a designer, who has a wide range of interest in interaction design research, especially human/machine & machine/machine interaction. He exhibited and attended workshops in many places such as Venice Biennale, Ars Electronica, Amsterdam, Medialab Madrid, Istanbul, Hyperwerk Basel, Iamas Japan and currently trying to obtain his Masters degree of Interface Cultures at the Kunsuniversitat Linz.

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The Colors of the Times: Linz Bunt Blitz

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The Colors of the Times: Linz Bunt Blitz

Every day, the text content from a list of local newspapers websites, blogs, and twitter feeds from Linz and the province of Upper-Austria would be aggregated. These contents will be stored and analyzed using computational and psycholinguistic methods which results the characteristics of the text (i.e. positivity, negativity, formality, informality). These characteristics will be mapped using varying shades, colours, and patterns to give a general feeling of the texts collected during the day.

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Shervin Afshar

After graduating as a software engineer in 2006, he started working as an independent media artist in Tehran, Iran. Between 2006 and 2008, he collaborated with Iranian young curator and media artist Amirali Ghasemi and his artist initiative called Parkingallery. In September 2008, he joined Ars Electronica Futurelab as a creative engineer. His works and collaborative projects have been presented in various exhibitions in Tehran, Budapest, Istanbul
(SocialBits exhibition), Germany (TypoBerlin 2009), and United States (Digital Ritual). The focus of his works is on the role of time-based and live online data and textual information as a base for creating new experiences using the digital media. He is currently attends the graduate programme in Interface Cultures at the University of Arts and Design in Linz, Austria.

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robotcowboy: The Threat from Planet X

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robotcowboy: The Threat from Planet X

Upon receiving a distress call from the frontier, Space Ranger headquarters sends robotcowboy to investigate reports of an unknown enemy ravaging the colonies. Is it disgruntled aliens, mining machines gone haywire, or the machinations of mutinous government officials? Join the crew of the rocketship Terra 5 as they set out on their latest mission to uncover and combat this hidden menace.

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Dan Wilcox

Dan Wilcox is a performer, musician, and artgineer who is interested in combining live performance techniques to experimental electronics and software. His ongoing project is the robotcowboy wearable a/v performance system which he has taken around the world to festivals, conferences, bars, and houses shows. He hails from the Rocket City, Huntsville AL USA, and strives to move forward, get ahead, and give the past a slip.

Dan currently works as a Creative Engineer for the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz, Austria and will be pursuing an MFA at Carnegie Mellon University in the fall of 2010.

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Radio VJ - Joint Broadcasting Event

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Radio VJ - Joint Broadcasting Event

After the Gala evening of the Ars Electronica Festival on September 3rd, FM4 radio station will provide a musical event in the Danube Park. Various DJs and VJs will be invited play and turn the music into light visualisation on the Ars Electronica Center facade. The event will be streamed online by FM4 and local VJs in other European cities involved in MFF Europe 2010. They will be invited to create simultaneous visualisations for their local media facades.

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Ars Electronica Center

This event is a joint event between FM4 radio station and Ars Electronica.
Different artist will be joining.

www.aec.at

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DATES OF EVENTS:
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 03. 09. 2010 21:30 - 23:00
Brussels iMAL 03. 09. 2010 21:00 - 00:00
Linz Tabakfabrik 03. 09. 2010 22:00 - 23:00
Liverpool FACT Facades 03. 09. 2010 21:45 - 23:00
Madrid Facade of Medialab-Prado 03. 09. 2010 21:30 - 23:00


LummoBlocks

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LummoBlocks

LummoBlocks is inspired by the legendary ‘Tetris’ game and designed to create social interaction between people in the public space where a digital facade is used to visualise the game. The mechanics of the game are similar as in ‘Tetris.’ Players must try to solve the largest possible number of lines in order to prevent the stacked pieces from reaching the top of the screen. The aim is to create a playful interactive space located experience.

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Lummo team

Lummo team - Carles Gutiérrez, Javier Lloret, Mar Canet and Jordi Puig - is a group of friends, artists, and professionals working together to create interactive spaces using a creative approach with the technology and developing different new media arts concepts. They work in multidisciplinary projects intersecting many fields such as architecture, electronics, graphic, interaction, information and industrial design as well as computer generated graphics.
Now they play with architecture to activate public spaces, mixing digital and physical design focused on interactive spaces.
They have shown art projects in Ars Electronica Festival (Linz), FILE (Sau Paulo), Node festival (Frankfurt), Stuttgart Film Festival (Stuttgart), Robot Festival (Bolonia), El Grec (Barcelona), SantralIstambul (Estambul), [e]Star (Lima), Observatori (Valencia), Innmotion (Barcelona), Cellsbutton#03 (Yogyakarta), Cinemacity (Novi Sad).

Collaborators: Fabiana de Barros, Francesco Ozzola, Montfagüe F. Lavandera, Nacho Cossío, Óscar Mora, Max Neupert, Sebastian Hundermark, Nenad Katic, Nina Valkanova and Abraham Manzanares.

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DATES OF EVENTS:
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 11. 09. 2010 22:00
Linz Tabakfabrik 05. 09. 2010 22:00 - 23:00
Madrid Facade of Medialab-Prado 11. 09. 2010 22:30 - 00:00


Live Coding Performance

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Live Coding Performance

Kitchen Budapest will present ‘No Copy Paste’ performance when the members of the event generate music and visuals in real time, utilising live coding which emphasises the expressive possibilities afforded by programming languages as a means for defining and manipulating computational processes. A Live Coding Performance will take place simultaneously on 3 September in all participating MFF Europe 2010 cities.

www.ncp.kibu.hu

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Kitchen Budapest

Gábor Papp, Ágoston Nagy, Zoltán Csík-Kovács, Dániel Feles, Krisztián Gergely

Kitchen Budapest, opened in June 2007, is a medialab for young researchers who are interested in the convergence of mobile communication, online communities and urban space and are passionate about creating experimental projects in cross-disciplinary teams. We are working in groups on cultural projects that based on technology from the software developing through the design prototypes till the interactive installations. Our researchers are coming to KIBU from different background: programers, designers, video artists, architects, engineers, vj-s and dj-s, and social scientist share their ideas with the community and work together. KIBU founded by Hungarian Telekom.

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DATES OF EVENTS:
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 03. 09. 2010 20:30 - 21:30
Brussels iMAL 03. 09. 2010 20:30 - 21:30
Budapest Screening at Kitchen Budapest 03. 09. 2010 20:30
Linz Tabakfabrik 03. 09. 2010 21:00 - 22:00
Liverpool FACT Facades 03. 09. 2010 20:30 - 21:30


Air Hunger

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Air Hunger

The project creates a large-scale interactive projection, where the breathing pattern of a participant generates a landscape for a virtual character to move.
People can participate in the projection by wearing a wireless breath rate-monitoring belt around their chest. The belt is given to one person at a time and he/she can walk freely in front of the projection area, while producing an undulating landscape in real time via the Bluetooth modem.

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Hanna Haaslahti

Hanna Haaslahti is a media artist whose artworks challenge expectations of representation and control. Her interactive installations and films have been presented internationally. She has received the AVEK Media art award (2005) and the Honorary Mention at Vida 6.0 Art and Artificial Life awards (2003).
The piece is produced for the Media Facades 2010 festival by Fantomatico and realised in collaboration with software designer Jani Turunen and fashion designer Tuula Pöyhönen.

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DATES OF EVENTS:
Brussels Flagey Screen 11. 09. 2010 19:00 - 22:00
Helsinki Various projections in Helsinki 27. 08. 2010 21:30 - 00:00
Helsinki Various projections in Helsinki 28. 08. 2010 20:30 - 23:00
Helsinki Various projections in Helsinki 29. 08. 2010 20:30 - 23:00
Linz Tabakfabrik 06. 09. 2010 23:00


Action Flocking

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Action Flocking

Action Flocking is a collective action painting project, where movements of people are visualised into graphics and particle animations projected onto the screen in real time. The project explores and demonstrates collective game and visualisation concepts that are based on tracking user movements via camera and RFID sensing.
The concept includes a variety of game scenarios and visualisation techniques where some can be played between cities. The purpose of the project is to invent new participatory and playful forms to urban events.

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OiOi

Action Flocking is developed for the Media Facades 2010 festival by the OiOi collective consisting of young media and software professionals Sami Kämppi, Antti Kaukinen, Antti Onttonen and Tuomas Arokanto.

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DATES OF EVENTS:
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 03. 09. 2010 23:30 - 01:00
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 10. 09. 2010 22:30
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 27. 08. 2010 22:00 - 23:30
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 28. 08. 2010 21:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 29. 08. 2010 21:30
Linz Tabakfabrik 05. 09. 2010 21:00 - 22:00