CODE exhibition at Ars Electronica

Reclaiming Digital Agency in Linz

7 september 2022
— 11 september 2022

From September 7 to 11, 2022, Linz will once again host a “Festival for Art, Technology and Society” where participants from science, business, the creative and art scenes from the local region and around the world will contribute their perspectives. In the central exhibition at Ars Electronica’s Kepler’s Garden we present the CODE programme and projects to start a dialogue with the visitors about fair tech and digital agency.

CODE brings together artists, non-artists, politicians, policymakers and researchers to engage in dialogue, critical discussion and artistic intervention about digital rights. We aim to influence public policy on a national and international level. Over the last months we worked with 22 participants in a series of workshops, hackathons and public events. Working in cross-disciplinary teams, the participants developed creative interventions and awareness campaigns to activate politicians, policymakers and citizens to take action. At the Ars Electronica exhibition in Kepler’s Gardens we present the results of the programme. From a game to experience the power of lobbyists, to an interactive installation about the way we are constantly being tracked online, all the interventions are intended to engage and activate the Ars Electronica visitors in a creative and playful way.

About the Ars Electronica Gardens Exhibition

Welcome to Planet B. This year the Ars Electronica festival centres around the possibilities for a different life for humankind! But How? The Garden Partners exhibition is directly connected to this year’s themed exhibition, showcasing perspectives from Auckland, Barcelona and Bologna, as well as the Bahamas, New York, Taipei, Seoul, Tokyoand Utrecht.

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Read more about the CODE projects:

  • HeLi-AI, with: Anastasiia Belousova (DE), Pauline Vantilt (NL) and Shruthi Venkat (NL)
  • Logging into Identity, with: Omar Adel (DE), Swaeny Nina Kersaan (NL) and Anya Shchetvina (DE)
  • Atlas of ID, with Michaela Stubbers (BE), Bart Vandeput (BE) and Fanny Zaman (BE)
  • DSMA UnLtd., with Funda Zeynep Ayguler (DE), Katia Sophia Ditzler (DE), Vo Ezn (NL), Elena Falomo (DE) and Guillaume Slizewicz (BE)
  • Physio·gnomy, with Greeshma Chauhan (NL), Arina Kapitanova (DE), Deniz Kurt (NL), Michael Zerba (NL) and Xsenofemme (Ginevra Petrozzi, Ines Borovac) (NL)

CODE at Ars Electronica is one in a series of public presentations of CODE in 2022 at, amongst others: Uitfeest / Rondje Singel (11 September), the Dutch Media Week (3–9 October) and the Dutch Design Week (22–30 October 2022). Find out more here

CODE 2022 is a collaboration between IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] (Utrecht), School of Machines, Making & Make Believe (Berlin), Werktank (Leuven) and Privacy Salon (Brussels/Antwerp). With the support of the Creative Industries Fund NL, City of Utrecht, Democracy and Media Fund, Fonds Soziokultur, Cultural Participation Fund, the Dutch Embassy in Belgium (Brussels), the Dutch Embassy in Germany (Berlin) and the Goethe Institut.



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