Under the banner of “A New Cultural Economy; The Limits of Intellectual Property” the 2008 Ars Electronica Festival aims to co-author the preamble to a new knowledge-based society. What’s at stake: the interplay of freedom of information and copyright protection, big profit-making opportunities and the vision of an open knowledge-based society. And this is also a matter of practical, workable regulations governing this new reality, rules whose formulation ought not to be left up to lawyers and MBAs alone.
Ars Electronica invites artists, network nomads, theoreticians, technologists and legal scholars from all over the world to convene in Linz in September. Their artistic and scholarly investigations in the form of symposia, exhibitions, performances and interventions will transcend the confines of conventional conference spaces and cultural venues and pervade the entire city.
For more info, go to http://www.aec.at/en/festival2008/index.asp