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ARS ELECTORONICA 2015

The Noramoji Project will be exhibited at ARS ELECTRONICA festival 2015, which will be held in the Austrian city of Linz from September 3rd-7th.

Overview

ARS ELECTRONICA 2015 
Term: Thursday, 3rd to Monday, 7th September, 2015
Venue: Post City, ARS ELECTRONICA Center, OK Center for Contemporary Art etc. in Linz, Austria

Admission: 18 euros (varies according to ticket type and date)
ARS ELECTRONICA 2015

This global media festival takes place annually in the Austrian city of Linz. Conceived as a festival of art, technology and society, it was first held in 1979 and this year’s event will be the 34th in the series. Each festival is organized on a timely theme and many artists, scientists, engineers, theoreticians and journalists come for it from around the world.
The theme for 2015 is POST CITY – Habitats for the 21st Century. The city, it would appear, is humankind’s most successful survival strategy, and still our greatest social experiment. The Digital Revolution has imparted a new dimension to this experiment. In Post City, a variety of exhibitions, symposiums, workshops and other projects will be held with an 80,000㎡ former post and packing distribution center as its main venue.

Exhibition

Noramoji Project, SHIMOHAMA Rintaro / NISHIMURA Naoki / WAKAOKA Shinya (Entertainment Division Excellence Award of 18th Japan Media Arts Festival)

The Japan Media Arts Festival will introduce the Noramoji Project on this Post City theme. The project consists of the discovery of highly individual fonts (“noramoji”) while walking around Japanese towns, rediscovering their appeal with the focus on their design, analysis of the shapes of the characters and their reconstruction.

Connecting ARS Electronica and Japanese Shops

During the Ars Electronica Festival, the Noramoji Project is linking Ars Electronica with Japanese shops. T-shirts featuring letters inspired by the store signs will be on display. Visitors can get these inexpensively priced items. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the original stores in Japan. The Noramoji Project will establish a donation cycle.

PostCity Kit Exhibition
Date: Thursday, 3rd to Monday, 7th September 10:00-19:00
Venue: PostCity

Participation in the “Internet Yami-Ichi
Date: Saturday, 5th September 12:00-19:00
Venue: PostCity

The Internet Yami-Ichi* (Internet Black Market) is a flea market which deals "Internet-ish" things, face-to-face, in actual space. Both flea markets and the Internet are fanatical and chaotic mixtures of the amazing and useless. Following Tokyo, Berlin, Sapporo, Brussels and Amsterdam, it is coming to Linz as well! The Noramoji Project will also participate in the Internet Black Market.
World Wide Internet Yami-ichi Weeks
Organizer: ARS ELECTORONICA × IDPW

Screening

Ars Electronica Animation Festival – Screenings

Japan Media Arts Festival Entertainment & Animation Selection 2015
Date: Sunday, 6th September 17:00-18:30
Monday, 7th September 15:00-16:30
Venue: CENTRAL

- 3RD, Hedwig HEINSMAN / Niki SMIT / Simon van der LINDEN
- Kintsugi, APOTROPIA(Antonella MIGNONE / Cristiano PANEPUCCIA)
- handiii, KONDO Genta / YAMAURA Hiroshi / KONISHI Tetsuya
- Ingress, Google's Niantic Labs (John HANKE, Founder)
- Japanese School Girl Chase, Japanese School Girl Chase project team
- 5D ARCHIVE DEPT., KATSUKI Kohichi
- Noramoji Project, SHIMOHAMA Rintaro / NISHIMURA Naoki / WAKAOKA Shinya
- HEBOCON – The Robot Contest for Dummies, ISHIKAWA Daiju
- Poker, MIZUE Mirai / NAKAUCHI Yukie
- Boundary Line, NAKATA Ayaka
- My Milk Cup Cow, ZHU Yantong
- PADRE, Santiago 'Bou' GRASSO
- The Wound, Anna BUDANOVA

Related event

Prix Forum I – Computer Animation / Film / VFX

Alex Verhaest (Art Division New Face Award of the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival)『Temps Mort』(ARS ELECTORONICA, Golden Nika)etc.
Date: Friday 4th September 14:15-15:45
Venue: CENTRAL

Prix Forum IV – Hybrid Art

Akihiro KUBOTA(juror for the Entertainment Division of the 16th-18th Japan Media Arts Festival)『ARTSAT』Ars Electronica(ARS ELECTORONICA Award of Distinction)etc.
Date: Saturday 5th September 14:30-16:00
Venue: OÖ Kulturquartier

PostCity Kit Exhibition

“Bell” MIHARA Soichiro(Art Division Excellence Award of 18th Japan Media Arts Festival)
“ON THE FLY” OGATA Hisato(Art & Entertainment Division Jury Selections of 16th Japan Media Arts Festival)etc.

Elements of Art and Science

“Body Paint” exonemo ( Entertainment Division Jury Selections of 7rh,16th,17th Japan Media Arts Festival)