October 918 2020

Online + Frankfurt Rhine / Main

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Johannes Grenzfurthner

Johannes Grenzfurthner is an award-winning artist, filmmaker, author, curator and founder of the group and company monochrom as well as editor-in-chief of The Free Lunch. Boing Boing describes him as Leitnerd, a good pun on his role in the nerd/hacker/art scene. He has realized several film projects and is the director of the festival Arse Elektronika (on sex & technology), host of Hedonistika (on food & technology) and co-organizer of Roboexotica (event for cocktail robotics).


In conversation with Filmmaker Gavin Rothery. Director of ARCHIVE.

Originally Gavin Rothery was an illustrator and graphic designer who wanted to create comics. Today he is a writer and director as well as a concept artist in the games industry. 2020 is the release of his first feature film ARCHIVE, a box office hit in the US. He will speak about which ingredients besides talent and passion it needs to get to where he is today. He will talk about challenges, ...

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Get Your Head in the Game

Paul Jones, art director at the game development company Cloud Imperium Games, talks about Star Citizen, the largest crowdfunded game in history. Plus, we are getting a sneak preview of his book, Get Your Head in the Game, (release planned for 2021). In his book, Paul gives advice on how to enter into the industry as a games artist, how to advance to the top, what to expect of each role, and what ...

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Dinner in America

Talk with Adam Rehmeier, director of "Dinner in America“ (2020), a coming of age dark comedy film that was shot in Detroit. Moderated by Johannes Grenzfurthner.

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The artist in times of technologies which effect and change more and more our lives

Ben Grosser creates interactive experiences, machines, and systems that examine the cultural, social, and political effects of software. During his conversation with Johannes Grenzfurthner he will explain what it means for human creativity when computational systems can paint its own artwork or who benefits when a software system can intuit how we feel. And he will speak about his motivation to ...

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So? Who is Banksy?

In this film talk Johannes Grenzfurthner will ask this question to Seamus Haley one of the documentary filmmakers of Banksy Most Wanted. But this question will only lead us to other questions. In their film the 2 filmmakers Haley and Rouvier follow different stories and myths around the „unknown" famous artist Banksy and his oeuvre which fascinates people around the globe. Banksy, a man with ...

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Creativity and new technologies.

A conversation about space, the challenges and opportunities it offers - but not only about space as such, but also as its image in virtual space. Today, ESA astronauts use virtual reality simulations to prepare for life on the International Space Station, practice space walks and move payloads in zero gravity - all without leaving the ground. It remains a truth that cannot be ignored that ...

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The Ecological Triptych: An uncomfortable truth.

Our Western approach to storytelling is very ego driven and this manifests as colonialism, capitalism and much of our approach (and excuses) around climate change. As storytellers we follow ripples and connect dots to tell the stories of our identities, of our cultures. However, there is an uncomfortable truth that lies beneath the three biggest stories of the West, the stories of colonialism, ...

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