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Ars Electronica Futurelab Academy at QUT

Presented by QUT School of Creative Practice and Creative Lab in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

FUTURE  ART | TECH | DESIGN  INCUBATOR presents the works in progress of the Ars Electronica Futurelab Academy (AEFA) at QUT. The AEFA @QUT provides students with the opportunity to work with peers, researchers, industry and artists through stages of ideation, experimentation, prototyping, pitching and presenting media art works.

The AEFA @QUT will be presenting three works ahead of their premiere at one of the largest media arts festival in the world, Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria.

AIWA provides an interactive experience for a home product with the promise of fully-sentient artificial intelligence. Proposed as a start-up, participants will interact with this product as part of beta-testing.

Dilate is an experiential installation that uses a scientific framework based on symbiosis. The installation gives the public an opportunity to experience a living, breathing piece of technology on their body and explore their emotional response to this relationship.

Soundline is a roaming installation that invites audiences to become experiential co-producers of their own audio-visual performance. The project focuses on collaboration, social play, musical improvisation, future entertainment and how technology can be used to facilitate a state of group flow.

Panel – Digital Affordances & Entanglement

The QUT Creative Lab will present a panel discussion on Digital Affordances and Entanglement on Wednesday 8th August from 6-7pm on the Turbine Platform.

The panel will be chaired by Dr Donna Hancox and include panellists Kris Stewart and Dr Steph Hutchison to discuss current and upcoming local and international projects and what they see as the future for audience engagement and building communities.

For more information go to https://research.qut.edu.au/creativelab/



More Info

AIWA, Dilate and Soundline have been mentored by Ars Electronica Australia: Kristefan Minski and Lubi Thomas; QUT: Greg Jenkins and Dr Steph Hutchison; Technical Lead: Matthew Strachan; and Creative Producer: Quinty Pinxit-Gregg. Additional mentoring of projects by Ars Electronica Futurelab: Horst Hortner and Peter Holzkorn

About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.