Society? That’s us! Katia Kreuzhuber, δημοσίευση στο Ars Electronica Blog [23/12/2022]Marilena Pateraki
It’s the third pillar of Ars Electronica, and we’re all a part of it: In part three of our annual review, we’ll tell you what the “Society” in our name stands for.
Ars Electronica – Art, Technology, Society. The claim stands for the three pillars on which our philosophy is built: Art, Technology, Society. Society literally means “the concept of spatially united people living or temporarily united in one space”. We, including Ars Electronica, are a part of it. All of us, that’s society.
But what does this ominous “society” in our name really stand for? What topics does Ars Electronica deal with, where does it get involved? On the basis of the past year, we’d like to take another look at how we define our role in relation to and in the midst of society, and what we deal with. First of all, our goal is to explore current developments in our digital society together with artists, scientists, developers, designers, entrepreneurs and activists, and to speculate about how they’ll shape the future. We put one credo first and foremost: We humans are at the center of everything we do.
Is there a Planet B?
The saying “There is no Planet B” has been a catch phrase since the Fridays4Future movement. This Planet B, which does not exist, is meant to remind us that there is only one Earth and that we are on the way to losing it if we do not act. “There is no Planet B” thus also became the annual focus at the Ars Electronica Center in 2021 and the title of a new exhibition that deals with global warming and human responsibility.
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