Here, the loop has one of its knots, discussed at the symposion, and commented throughout the festival


Elobby TransIT room. At the Linz node, you can find the Tonga.Online project and information about events taking place during the Ars Electronica festival in the electrolobby of the foyer, and the Radiotopia desk at the Brucknerhaus.

Keith Goddard. Symposion Festival Ars Electronica

See AEC site for real player streams of the "Unplugged" - speeches.

Thomas Schneider. "LO-FI Barrier": From the Dam Disaster to Radio Sparks.

Lo-fi Barrier__The video and the sound performed in the project is placed within the hot spots of globalisation. The usual discussion on global communication and the whole context of cultural identity often uses white out to unsubscribe individual point of views. The video- and soundscreenings highlight non linear perspectives from a diverse background. During the festival they appear as electronic sparks. Stories of dissimilarity in simultaneity. As soon as you show images of individuals, an often misused word comes to mind. Identity. As Joichi Ito pointed out during the Festival, it makes sense to divide between entity and identity. Entity as the physical body. But what is identity? The name, age, degree? This might be from interest for a bank, that want you to pay your checks properly or for the police, who wants to put you in prison. All roles we have to play lead to several identities. Maybe our task now is to protect ourself from information that is created about ourself. __Thomas Schneider

THE LOOP. Three workstations to present the project and to communicate directly with Binga. Stefan Kuthan, Anna Kuthan, Sonja Oehler, Hedi Kuthan.

THE KITCHEN. A new presentation and discussion plattform at the Festival.