(29.8.2022) Some people see good climate policy as bad economic policy; others see good economic policy as bad social policy; still others see good social policy as bad climate policy. So far, so bad. But how can we reach a consensus on strategies when justified points of view are constantly at odds with each other? What priorities can be set at a time when no one knows which crisis is the more serious?
Let’s stop spinning in circles and move forward for once. Ars Electronica 2022 invites you to take part in a thought experiment: Assuming we’d already mastered the crises of our time and had found our way to a society characterized by economic, ecological and social sustainability — what would our lives look like then? And what would the path we took to get there look like? What decisions would we have made and how would we have arrived at those decisions? How would we have changed our leisure activities, how would our mobility have developed, how would work have been reinterpreted? And which technologies and business models would have been the real “game changers” in the end?
All of these questions will be explored by some 1,000 artists, researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, activists and students from all over the world at this year’s Ars Electronica, which will take place from September 7 to 11 at eleven locations in Linz and a virtual art gallery. The motto of their journey into the future and back again is “Welcome to Planet B. A different life is possible — but how?”
(from the press release)
Ars Electronica 2022, Welcome to Planet B, September 7 – 9, 2022.
You can visit here the website for the updated and complete calendar of events and to purchase the tickets
images (cover 1) Avatar Robot Cafe DAWN ver.β / Ory Yoshifuji, photo: MIYOGRAPHY (2) Carlotta Borcherding, «Environment», 2022, ph: Joachim Smetschka (3) Ya Ju Ku, «Voice in Sight», Center for Technology and Art, National Tsing Hua University – NTHU, ph: Hsi Yao Kao
View also E.G.Rossi, Welcome to Planet B. A Different Life is possible. But how?, Arshake, 16.07.2022