ARS ELECTRONICA: In Kepler’s Gardens

Mike Phillips will be presenting at S+T+ARTS at UCA: Understanding complex data in COVID times + Fashion: Materialising Numbers at Ars Electronica2020 In Kepler’s Gardens, A global journey to survey the ‘new’ world.

“In these two sessions, panelists will share their work individually, addressing the topics below before all taking part in a round table discussion on the issues highlighted.

Taking inspiration from the Hieronymous Bosch painting’s central panel “Garden of Earthly Delights”, and the Ars Electronica 2020 meta-topics of ecology, democracy, uncertainty, humanity, reality, and autonomy, the UK Garden will act as a unifying community celebration of amazing art-tech/art-science collaborations showcased from the North to South of the UK. It will also include some STARTS Prize 2020 winners, runners-up, nominees, and other STARTS projects (Residencies, Lighthouse projects) at the heart of the program.

The link the STARTS initiative is through the people involved in the garden: Camille Baker and Lucy Bunnell are in the STARTS Ecosystem consortium; Irini Papadimitriou, artistic director of FutureEverything has been a jury member for STARTS Prize and the STARTS Residencies project for the last several years; Denise Doyle has a funded research project studying the methodologies of and collaboration of the artists who have won the STARTS Prize over the last few years – it made sense that this team lead an initiative to showcase UK Art & Technology innovation and collaboration as it exits the EU.”