International Programs in Sustainable Developments
The talk takes place in the context of the Climate Walk lecture series and will introduce artworks addressing topics
related to the climate crisis, which build on the use of digital technologies – or which don’t.
the presentation of outstanding examples of digital art, the lecture is meant to initiate a discussion about possible problematic
aspects in this use of digital technologies in the current climate situation – due to the extremely high consumption of energy
this might mean.
On the other hand: Would it be legitimate to expect artists stop using digital
technologies if they want to be taken seriously in regard to their critical position? What if digital media allow for completely
new ways of perceiving topics of environmental threads and thus might even better touch people’s awareness?
Katharina Gsöllpointner is a trained communication, media, and art theorist with a special
focus on the crossover of media aesthetics, digital technologies, cybernetics of art, and with a long lasting passion for
cross-disciplinary thinking and acting.
She is head of the department International Programmes
in Sustainable Developments at the University of Applied Arts Vienna which aims to explore and define new forms of futureoriented
university education, and which develops and implements inter- and transdisciplinary master’s programmes in close cooperation
with European and non-European universities and organizations. Since December 2020 Katharina also is a Knowledge Association
Member of the Climate Walk project.