Talksمحارثات

Day OneOctober 7thOpening Ceremony
Niousha Ehsanنيوشا احسانCo-founder and Chief Energy Officer at LINKVIVA 18:00 -18:06
Niousha EhsanNiousha Ehsan is the co-founder and Chief Energy Officer at LINKVIVA, , an integrated events company in Dubai, serving prestigious multinational and government clients in the region. With over 15 years of experience in the events and activations industry, Niousha, has been awarded twice as “CEO of the year” and elected as a Board Member of the International Live Events Association (ILEA); in addition to being an advocate of women empowerment by mentoring and coaching women entrepreneurs around the world, as her way of giving back to the community.
Amin Davaei امین دواییCo-Founder and Director of Festival X18:06 - 18:12
Amin Davaei Amin Davaei comes from a strong artistic background, whose experience and passion for arts, culture, and community, drove him to co-found Festival X. He is also the founder and director of a creative solutions studio, Tak-On. He initially began his artists journey as a photographer, but soon began to dabble into curation, directing, and organizing cultural and artistic events, with a special focus on digital arts, and creating educational, and, artistic communities and platforms in the region.
David Brüllدویو برولFounder and Director of NODE Forum for Digital Arts and The NODE Institute, Creative Director at Studio Brüll18:12 - 18:18
David BrüllSince 2008 he forms and directs NODE to support innovative and responsible movements within the digital media and design scene by encouraging new collaborations, interdisciplinary interchange and open knowledge sharing.
Martin Honzikمارتن هونزيكCCO of Ars Electronica Linz and Managing Director of Ars Electronica Festival18:18 - 18:33
Martin HonzikMartin Honzik (AT) is an artist, CCO of Ars Electronica Linz, and Managing Director of the Ars Electronica’s Festival, Prix and Export. He studied visual experimental design at Linz Art University (graduated in 2001) and completed the master’s program in culture & media management at the University of Linz and ICCM Salzburg (graduated in 2003). Besides being an independent artist in several art projects, he joined the staff of the Ars Electronica Future Lab as a researcher, in 2001, where, until 2005, his responsibilities included exhibition design, art in architecture, interface design, event design and project management. Since 2006, Martin Honzik has been Managing Director of the Ars Electronica Festival, the Prix Ars Electronica, the Exhibitions in the Ars Electronica Center and Ars Electronica Export. He has been curating a considerable amount of international Exhibitions in the context of Art, Science and Technology. Additionally, he became CCO (Chief-Curatorial-Officer) of Ars Electronica Linz in 2021.
Alserkal Spokespersonالسركال أفنيوTBC18:33 - 18:39
Alserkal SpokespersonTBC
Day TwoOctober 8thHow to Develop a Community From Scratch
David Brüllديفيد برولFounder and Director of NODE Forum for Digital Arts and The NODE Institute, and Creative Director at Studio Brüll16:00 - 16:15
David BrüllSince 2008 he forms and directs NODE to support innovative and responsible movements within the digital media and design scene by encouraging new collaborations, interdisciplinary interchange and open knowledge sharing.
Christl Baurكريستل باورHead of Ars Electronica Festival 16:15 - 16:30
Christl BaurChristl Baur (DE) is the Head of Ars Electronica Festival, researcher with an interdisciplinary background in art history, cultural management and natural sciences. She is particularly interested in the connection between aesthetic and social practices that revolve around collaboration and experimentation and challenging social, political and economic protocols. Her research spans topics such as video art, new media technologies, computing, biotechnology, and interactive art; she works at the intersection of art and science. She works closely with artists whose practice lies at the intersection of art, science and technology.
Berley Rajan بيرلي راجانTechnical Sales Manager at Beckhoff Automation17:40 - 17:55
Berley Rajan Berley Rajan is the Technical Sales Manager at Beckhoff Automation, one of the leading Automation Solutions provider globally. He is responsible for the sales activities of Beckhoff in Middle East region among different market verticals. Berley is an experienced Automation Engineer with a demonstrated history of technical support and project implementations for more than 10 years. Berley is based in the UAE and holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Automation and Communication from The Manchester Metropolitan University in UK. He started his Engineering journey with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation from University of Kerala in India.
Johannes Braumannيوهانس برومانFounder of Creative Robotics, Professor for Creative Robotics at UfG Linz, and Co-founder of the Association for Robots in Architecture17:55 - 18:10
Johannes BraumannJohannes Braumann is professor for Creative Robotics at UfG Linz, leading an interdisciplinary team of researchers towards exploring robots as an interface between the digital and physical world. As co-founder of the Association for Robots in Architecture, Johannes is tightly linked with both the robotics and design community. He is the main developer of the accessible robot simulation and programming tool KUKA|prc, which is today used by more than 100 universities and 50 companies world-wide.
Amir Bastaniأمير باستانیMedia Artist and Researcher 18:10 - 18:50
Amir BastaniAs a new media artist with a background in fine arts and philosophy, Amir Bastani (*1991) explores the conflict between the conscious and the subconscious. He realizes his works by designing narratives through real-time processes. Amir is based in Linz/AT where he is perusing his PhD and currently a researcher at Creative Robotics.
Emanuel Gollobامانوئل جلوبArtist and Researcher18:10 - 18:50
Emanuel GollobWith his art practice, Emanuel Gollob (AT) (b. 1991) bridges aesthetic research, human-A.I. interaction and robotics. Gollob graduated from the University of Applied Arts Vienna with a diploma in Design Investigation (2019). From 2020 to 2021, he was an artist in resident at MindSpaces, an EU research project in the STARTS initiative framework. Since 2020, he is a PhD candidate and artistic researcher at the University of Arts Linz. Gollob’s work has recently been exhibited in various international institutions, including Art Science Museum, Singapore (2022), Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building, Washington DC (2021); Science Gallery Melbourne, Melbourne (2021) and Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón (2020), among others.
Day ThreeOctober 9thThe Creative Process, Education, and Technology
Anderson Tegon (A.K.A Pepper's Ghost) أندرسون تيجونArtist 17:30 - 17:45
Anderson Tegon (A.K.A Pepper's Ghost) He was born in Brazil in 1985, and adopted by the Italian and Venetian Angelo and Loredana. He steals the «innovative vision» and the extremely deep passion for work to his father and the artistic imagination to her mother and her family. Anderson has a “creativity first” approach, where technologies are used as means of expression, as brushes for a painter. His motto is “CANVAS IS EVERYWHERE”. Anderson founded Pepper’s Ghost in 2019 . This name, recalling the first hologram effect ever, refers to a collective of digital artists, graphic engineers, visual and video artists, light and sound designers. Pepper’s Ghost creates, produces and self-produces immersive exhibitions, digital street art performances and NFTs.
QuadratureکوادراتورArtist Duo 18:00 - 18:45
QuadratureQuadrature understands technology as means to read and write realities, with data as their main artistic material. The Berlin-based artists utilize transdisciplinary media to create artworks that not only capture the intersection between art and science, but also the convergence of digital and analog realms. The two members Juliane Götz (*1984, DE) and Sebastian Neitsch (*1982, DE) met 15 years ago at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle. Their works are shown worldwide, including ZKM Karlsruhe, Hek Basel, Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb and Akademie der Künste Berlin.
Emanuel Gollobامانوئل جلوبArtist and Researcher18:00 - 18:45
Emanuel GollobWith his art practice, Emanuel Gollob (AT) (b. 1991) bridges aesthetic research, human-A.I. interaction and robotics. Gollob graduated from the University of Applied Arts Vienna with a diploma in Design Investigation (2019). From 2020 to 2021, he was an artist in resident at MindSpaces, an EU research project in the STARTS initiative framework. Since 2020, he is a PhD candidate and artistic researcher at the University of Arts Linz. Gollob’s work has recently been exhibited in various international institutions, including Art Science Museum, Singapore (2022), Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building, Washington DC (2021); Science Gallery Melbourne, Melbourne (2021) and Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón (2020), among others.
Rafael Skiرافائل اسکیArtist 18:00 - 18:45
Rafael SkiSince 2010, Rafael Ski has been working with the tools of his time: the so-called “cutting edge, low technology”, using affordable, simple, and everyday electronic components combined with advanced technologies such as facial recognition, elaborate motion sensors, and intricate movements of digital particles. In this sense, the Brazilian artist is always exploring the impact of new technologies on our daily lives. Among the residencies and festivals participated in, two editions of the digital art festival TADAEX in Tehran, Iran, stand out; in addition to three editions of the artist residency “Interactivos?”, which took place in Spain and England. Working with digital and interactive media, his artistic objective is not limited by the technology itself: although Ski uses logical reasoning to create interactive environments, he seeks to awaken the public, provoking reactions and feelings that go far beyond the sphere of reason. Within this potentially cold and rational environment, the artist seeks the humanization of technologies.
Noor Stenfert Kroeseنور استنفرت کروزArtist 18:00 - 18:45
Noor Stenfert KroeseNoor Stenfert Kroese is a new media artist and scenographer. From a critical post-human perspective, her works evolve around the relationship between humans and non-humans in spatial performative installations. She is currently graduating at the MA Interface Cultures of Kunstuniversität Linz (AT). She graduated in 2020 with the BA Scenography from the Amsterdam University of Arts (NL). Her work is inspired by the interconnectedness of science, nature and technology. Whereby the intertwinement between her work and the spectators are essential. Her work does not provide a direct answer but seeks the space to ask questions and to experience. Her work was exhibited and performed at venues and festivals such as the Barcelona Design week (ES), EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam (NL) Dutch National Opera & Ballet (NL), and the Ars Electronica Festival (AT). She received awards for her work from YouFab Global Creative Awards (JP) and Prins Bernard Young Talent Award (NL)
Natan Sinigagliaناتان سينيجالياArtist 18:00 - 18:45
Natan SinigagliaNatan Sinigaglia is a sound and visual artist from Italy, currently based in Berlin, Germany. With a strong background in music, contemporary dance and real-time graphics, he creates canvases where languages lose their boundaries and share forms and meanings. 
During his artistic research, he collaborated with many musicians (Maxim Vengerov, Vanessa Wagner, Gloria Campaner, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Odile Auboin, Mira Calix, Novi_sad, Jamie xx, Four Tet ...), composers (Nick Ryan, Dmitri Kourliandski), orchestras (Ensemble Intercontemporain, London Contemporary Orchestra, International Menuhin Music Academy Orchestra), dancers (Alexander Whitley), visual artists (Marshmallow Laser Feast, Quayola, Pedro Mari, Claudio Sinatti) worldwide. 
As an active developer, he contributes to open-source libraries and participates in the development of vvvv, the visual programming language adopted for all his creations. Natan Sinigaglia gives lectures and workshops about generative code and sound-visual art at international festivals.
Abhinay Khoparziأبهيناي خوبارزيArtist 18:00 - 18:45
Abhinay KhoparziAbhinay Khoparzi is a multidisciplinary creative technologist who maintains a practice across film, video, music and web technologies. He has had a long relationship with the experimental electronic music scene in Mumbai with performances at The Indian Electronica Festival (Blue Frog, 2008), 6 Foot Oscillator in a 4 foot Room (Zenzi Mills, 2009), One Sunday (H20, 2011). He is also known for his association with pioneering web platform, netlabel, and publishing company 3rd Thought Entertainment and his filmmaking work with Empatheia Films.