Ars Foyer

As the successor to open x and electrolobby, Ars Foyer is the latest response to the need to provide within the Ars Electronica Festival format an informal setting for production, presentation and discussion. The name says it all: the lobby of the Brucknerhaus as open forum in which people from all sectors and walks of life are welcome to intermingle and interface. Primary emphasis is on the presentation of artistic projects by the artists themselves. Ars Foyer thus offers the opportunity to shed light on background aspects of festival projects as well as to make attendees aware of material not directly connected with the festival proceedings such as publications on media art and media culture in general.This format constitutes Ars Electronica’s take on a development in the book market: the heightened interest among publishers and readers in how artistic and scientific fields are reflected in digital culture and the cultural discourse taking place within the new media landscape. What remains unchanged is the format’s function as a showcase. This year, the spotlight will be on the OF lab project and the results from the wide array of applications of openFrameworks, software developed by artists themselves.The exhibit documenting the Prix Ars Electronica’s Digital Communities category will also be on display in the Ars Foyer.
Ars Foyer Lounge is sponsored by KIKA Linz. Special thanks to Weltladen.

Ars Foyer

A New Cultural Advertising Project

04.09. - 09.09. | 10:00-19:00

Brucknerhaus

A New Cultural Advertising Project is an experimental new form of advertisement using T-shirts. In this project, using the Ars Electronica Festival 2008 as its target “product”, the artists break the traditional boundaries of advertising to regain its value, effectiveness, and appeal.

Ars Foyer

Ars Foyer Stage

04.09. - 09.09. | 10:00-19:00

Brucknerhaus

As the successor to open x and electrolobby, Ars Foyer is the latest response to the need to provide within the Ars Electronica Festival format an informal setting for production, presentation and discussion.

Ars Foyer

Bank of Common Knowledge (BCK)

04.09. - 09.09. | 10:00-19:00

Brucknerhaus

Bank of Common Knowledge (BCK) is organized as an open source model of knowledge transfer, a laboratory for inventing and trying out new forms of production, education, organization and distribution, involving new roles for producers and receivers, experts and amateurs, teachers and students etc.

Ars Foyer

Digital Communities Exhibition

04.09. - 09.09. | 10:00-19:00

Brucknerhaus

Here, the presentation of projects singled out for recognition in the Prix Ars Electronica´s Digital Communities category will be more extensive than in previous years.

Ars Foyer

Godmode

04.09. - 09.09. | 10:00-19:00

Brucknerhaus

You draw a creature on a piece of paper, put it on the machine and press "copy".The machine uses a home-made algorithm to find a skeleton-structure in the creature you just invented. Then it brings your creature to life by animating it according to this skeleton.

Ars Foyer

LICHTFAKTOR

04.09. - 09.09. | 10:00-19:00

Brucknerhaus

The members of LICHTFAKTOR use light to give expression to their creativity. They take advantage of a variety of light sources to produce photos and videos in cities by night.

Ars Foyer

OF lab

04.09. - 09.09. | 10:00-19:00

Brucknerhaus

Zachary Lieberman and Theo Watson, originators of openFrameworks, an open source, C++ toolkit for artists and creative technologists, are transforming the 1st floor of the Brucknerhaus into an experimental laboratory: OF lab. The idea is to build a space where a dozen or so hackers, tinkerers and researchers will hang out and experiment, make art, create guerrilla exhibitions around the festival and document their progress and discoveries. The OF lab will focus on creating new works that come directly out of suggestions from the festival audience members, and over the course of the event, create a feedback loop between suggestions, experimentation, making projects, exhibiting the results and most importantly, exposing the process.

Ars Foyer

Ten Thousand Cents

04.09. - 09.09. | 10:00-19:00

Brucknerhaus

Ten Thousand Cents is a digital artwork that creates a representation of a $100 bill. Using a custom drawing tool, thousands of individuals working in isolation from one another painted a tiny part of the bill without knowledge of the overall task. Workers were paid one cent each via Amazon's Mechanical Turk distributed labor tool.