Lizy and I are going to Ars Electronica this weekend. Ars Electronica is a festival established since 1979 that fosters experimentation and process-based art, and is a breeding ground for innovation and new ideas. Our boss, Andy Cameron, is one of the judges this year. The theme is 'A New Cultural Economy', and many of the artworks and seminars are based upon the subject of dissemination of information in a open knowledge-based society.
We will be meeting with other artists and hope that a couple of beers can serve as a catalyst for new vision and inspiration. We are artists as much as researchers, and Ars Electronica is a viable research tool that we will take advantage of while the opportunity is here. My personal goal? To have as much fun as Tilda Swinton.