Keynote Speaker: Gerfried Stocker
Photo Credits: Nicolas Ferrando, Lois Lammerhuber
Among the many initiatives that are centered around Art and Technology, Ars Electronica is somehow outstanding because of its long time existence since 1979 and also because of its strong orientation towards participation and involvement of the general audience.
From the early audience participation projects in 1979 to the visitor labs of the new Ars Electronica Center, this presentation will give an overview of best practice examples from more than 30 years of Ars Electronicas work with Art, Technology and Society.
Gerfried Stocker is a media artist and telecommunications engineer. In 1991, he founded x-space, a team formed to carry out interdisciplinary projects, which went on to produce numerous installations and performances featuring elements of interaction, robotics and telecommunications.
Since 1995, Gerfried Stocker has been artistic director of Ars Electronica. In 1995-96, he headed the crew of artists and technicians that developed the Ars Electronica Center’s pioneering new exhibition strategies and set up the facility’s in-house R&D department, the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
He has been chiefly responsible for conceiving and implementing the series of international exhibitions that Ars Electronica has staged since 2004, and, beginning in 2005, for the planning and thematic repositioning of the new, expanded Ars Electronica Center.
The invitation of Gerfried Stocker to Next Library 2013 is supported by Goethe Institut Dänemark
Photo Credit: Rubra