Telluric Vibrations @ Ars Electronic

Telluric Vibrations @ Ars Electronic

Victoria Vesna, Kaitlin Bryson, ArtSci Collective+

Festival for Art, Technology & Society
9 Sep 2020 - 7:00am to 11 Sep 2020 - 10:00pm


Festival for Art, Technology & Society
In KEPLER’s GARDENS: UCLA Art Sci Center: Los Angeles
9.–13. September 2020

Organized by the UCLA Art Sci Center in collaboration with Ars Electronica, UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden and Harvestworks NY.

All events will be streamed live and free to the public.

Detailed Schedule and Participants @

A global journey mapping the ‘new’ world A journey in which it is not we who set out to travel, but our ideas and projects, which span a global network in which we gather to discuss what needs to be done. Autonomy—Democracy Ecology—Technology Humanity Uncertainty

Ars Electronica 2020—a journey around the world
In Kepler’s Gardens

“Following last year’s brilliant 40th anniversary of the Ars Electronica festival, which brought more artists, exhibitors and international experts to Linz than ever before, this year the festival is going on a journey, or rather the festival itself is becoming a journey—a journey through Kepler’s Gardens. Hardly any other phrase has been used so often in recent months: ‘The world will be a different place after this crisis’—spoken prophetically, often as a glimmer of hope, more often as a threat. Is this true, and if so, what will the changes be? That question is the focus of this year’s Ars Electronica. A journey through the networked biotopes and ecosystems in which people all over the world are working to develop and shape our future, and these days that means, above all, working to save our future. ‘Kepler’s Gardens’ is also the metaphor for the festival's organizing principle in a global lockdown: a festival that will not dive into the network and disappear there, but will emerge from the network and manifest itself in many places around the world, distributed and networked.” [Ars Electronica 2020 festival statement]

UCLA Art Sci Center: Los Angeles Garden
Telluric Vibrations
tel·lu·ric: being or relating to a usually natural electric current flowing near the earth's surface