“Trifter”, 2007 by Rainer Gamsjäger.


“Interactive Infrasonic Installation”, 2007-2008 by Reinhard Gupfinger combines a 250-inch long organ pipe, a wind generator and a video-tracking interface for multi-user interaction. Pace and direction of the movements of users create a variable subsonic environment.

“Thinking about Movie-Making”, 1998-2008 by Siegfried Fruhauf.

“Garden of Eden”, 2007 by Wollle shows eight pedestals, each of which is covered with an airtight Plexiglas box. Via the internet, the latest air pollution levels in the capitals of the G8-countries are obtained. The system reproduces these levels artificially inside these boxes, each of which contains a lettuce that serves an indicator of the quality of the air inside the capsules.

“Wissengewächs”, 2007 by Laurent Mignonneau and Christa Sommerer. Sensors measure the passerby’s presence and movements. A growth software relates these movements to the growth of artificial plants on the screens.


Ars Electronica 2007


Lesewald” by Katharina Lackner.


“Magic Car-Pet” by Any:Time.


“Hidden Town” by Gregor Graf.


The picture of two trains moving in opposite directions is exposed to the continuing process of digital compression. By first importing and then exporting the material of five seconds length into the software, the information of the footage is diminished step by step until the formerly concrete image vanishes into white. “Import/Export” by Wolfgang Bittner and Florian Kindlinger.

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“Teleklettergarten” – The facade of the art university in Linz was converted into a climing wall with oversized keyboard keys and buttons as a input interface for a computer. The visitors who participated in Teleklettergarten passed through a trainee programm and where trained as software developers. Through physical commitment the climbers and the programmers collaboratively inputed code into an oversized programming environment. In a week-long performance the collaborators programmed codes, scripts and tools and demonstrated various software functions. A collaboration between Bitnik and the group FOK.

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John Maeda’s featured artist speech and other webcasts of Ars Electronica Festival 2006.


Jean Paul Sartre driving a Maehdrescher by Wolfgang Dieter Bauer.


Otto Lechner performing live via internet-soundbridge with musicians from Zimbabwe at the Ars Electronica festival. Read more: www.mulonga.net