Ars Electronica 2007 – GOODBYE PRIVACY, 5-11 September 2007

Ars Electronica 2007
5. – 11. September 2007
Linz, Austria

A new culture of everyday life is now upon us, bracketed by the angst-inducing scenarios of seamless surveillance and the zest we bring to staging our public personas via digital media. One in which everything seems to be public and nothing‚s private anymore. Panopticon or consummate individual freedom of expression? At symposia, exhibitions, performances and interventions, the 2007 Ars Electronica Festival will delve into what the public and private spheres have come to mean and the interrelationship that now exists between them. And while this is happening, the issues and themes under scrutiny, the discourse venues and even the framework of the Festival itself will blend into a fleeting illusion as it becomes impossible to differentiate between virtual and real spaces and avatars come to life. For almost a week, all of Linz will morph into Second City.

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