Excitement is building here, as tomorrow I head off to attend the Ars Electronica festival in Linz. There’s going to be plenty to see and do, including having a look at the quite terrifying Tesla Orchestra – who throw around lightning around for kicks – and listening to talks by some fiendishly clever physicists from CERN.
Of more immediate interest to TB volunteers are three events:
- From 1 to 6 September, TB will be on display in the form of text and screenshots at the Brucknerhaus.
- On 2 September, from 6.30 to 10.30pm (CET), I’ll be attending the prestigious Ars Electronica Gala, where all the prize-winners (including Transcribe Bentham!) will be recognised.
- And on 4 September, from 10.30am to 6pm (CET), I’ll be at the Public Space Squared, which will explore the recent uprisings and revolutions in North Africa and the Middle-East. Between 2 and 2.50pm, I’ll be speaking about Transcribe Bentham, alongside our fellow Award of Distinction winners from X_MSG, and the category and Golden Nica winners from the Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente. You can watch the proceedings of the conference live on DORF.tv.
I’ll be writing a blog each day about the festival and the events, and keeping you updated via the Facebook page and Twitter feed. The relevant hashtags for Twitter are – for general festival news – #ArsElectronica, and for the Public Space Squared symposium, #AEPSS.
Huge thanks to all on the festival organising committee for making the necessary arrangements.
See you in Linz!