Presented in the frame of the Ars Electronica Festival 2014 FRI, Sept. 5 & SAT, Sept. 6, 2014, 5 PM Ars Electronica Futurelab, Studio Max. 50 persons (registration form tbd) With the second micro-performance of the art-based research project (St)Age of Participation, Klaus Obermaier and the Ars Electronica Futurelab have recourse to a historical movement Continue Reading

Based on the experiences drawn from the (St)Age of Participation project so far and our analyses of the micro-performance 1, we have written a research paper that is published in the journal Digital Creativity this month. Lindinger, C., Mara, M., Obermaier, K., Aigner, R., Haring, R., & Pauser, V. (2013). The (St)Age of Participation: audience Continue Reading

With “Letterbox”, the first series of micro performances has been successfully conducted at the Ars Electronica Center’s Deep Space. A test audience of more than 150 people participated in these events, exploring multi-media, interactive and three-dimensional technologies for stage performances of the future. After a period of reflection, a second micro performance will be developed Continue Reading

Together with choreographer Klaus Obermaier, the Ars Electronica Futurelab is currently carrying out research on multimedia, interactive and three-dimensional technologies for stage performances of the future. On the following evenings we would like to try out our developments in the form of a test performance in the Deep Space (Ars Electronica Center, EG) and invite Continue Reading

Impressions – Pixelspaces

Photo-Impressions of the Pixelspaces Conference – Panel 4 “Re-Scripting the Stage” at the Ars Electronica Festival (2011 theme: Origins) in Linz.   Participants: Martina Mara (Researcher, Ars Electronica Futurelab / AT) Roland Haring (Senior Research Lead – Interaction Ecologies, Ars Electronica Futurelab / AT) Klaus Obermaier (Media Artist and “(St)Age of Participation” project leader / AT) Johannes Continue Reading

The two-day Pixelspaces symposium that has become a fixture at the Ars Electronica Festival (2011 theme: Origins) is being held once again this year in Linz. And we’re proud to say that “(St)Age of Participation,” our artistic R&D project, will occupy the spotlight at a special two-hour panel entitled “Re-Scripting the Stage” at which project Continue Reading

Technolutions – Part 1

The (St)Age of Participation crew has been working for several days now on potential technologies for use in the first trial micro-performance. This R&D effort is focusing on innovative possibilities of tracking individual audience members. The operative concept here is active “spectators”—attendees who don’t just remain seated but rather move around freely in a completely Continue Reading

Kick-Off in Deep Space

Before the project gets underway, we held a meeting with Klaus Obermaier in the Ars Electronica Center’s Deep Space to discuss preliminary artistic and technical ideas. Since this facility, the world’s largest 3D projection space, will prospectively serve as the proving ground for the first micro-performance, this on-site gathering enabled the project’s crew to get Continue Reading