Ars Electronica Center Linz
The exhibition "Global Shift" at the Ars Electronica Center focuses on the far-reaching changes that are taking place in our living space. Apart from the concrete wastelands and the refuse we produce, there are many other examples that testify to this.
Satellites help us to analyze complex global interrelationships: the development of the weather, the ongoing measurement of expanding cities, surveillance of the oceans' surface, the detection of forest fires. Thanks to satellite technology, we can obtain the precise data that we need to protect our environment. From satellite observation of the earth to the data that are collected on us every day, „Global Shift" shows an excerpt from the current conditions of our life.
In addition, the Ars Electronica Center offers the workshop "Flat World Views" for school classes starting in grade 5. Images of the world are always in a state of flux and are being re-drawn as our knowledge progresses-from the image of the world as a disc to 3-D visualizations of the globe. Earth observation technologies such as satellites have opened up completely new perspectives on our planet, and freely accessible apps offer us a clear view. In the Flat World Views workshop, students create their own world views - and they are flat only because we use cyanotechnology to create them.
Of course a visit to the worldwide unique Deep Space 8K should not be missed! Thanks to the 16 by 9 metre wall projection and the equally large floor projection, it is possible to dive into the depths of space, among many other projects. Due to the unique architecture of the Deep Space 8K far galaxies come close enough to grasp. Make a colorful visual journey through the universe in this unique presentation room and enjoy views that we would have never seen without the support of technological aids.