Friday, June 5, 2020, and
June 12, 2020
each: 9:30 – 12:00.
the present conditions –> We will meet online (Zoom)!
is open to anyone interested but targets especially students and young researchers.
Despite climate change mitigation and urgent efforts required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,
our society is already affected by ongoing climate change impacts, and will be in the near and long-term future. The identification
of present and future climate risks – such as impacts from heat waves, allergies, natural hazards or changes in crop production
– requires the combination of a range of different data streams, such as climate, environmental as well as socio-economic
Such assessments and the integration of the different datasets is complex and asks for improved visualization
and communication strategies, where a joint collaboration of data scientists and artists can improve ways of communication
and translation of the results to users and the wider public – with emotions.
Our Kunstwerkstatt addresses this
challenge. Based on the case of droughts in Austria, participants are asked to develop their art project. This may range from
data visualization and integration towards performing arts, depending on the interests and skills of the participants.
The Kunstwerkstatt will take place as a one-day event where a concept is developed. The participants will be guided by Martina
Fröschl with the support of Stefan Kienberger and will receive guidance and feedback. The final art work will be presented
at an exhibition at the University of Applied Arts Vienna at PIXELvienna Austrian Conference on Computer Graphics and Animation
from 20th to 22nd November 2020 to an international audience.
WHO: We invite everyone interested to
participate in this Kunstwerkstatt, particularly students and young researchers. We aim to have a diversity of people, with
different skills, ranging from data scientists, GIS experts and art disciplines working towards the goal of presenting relevant
data in a truly interdisciplinary art installation.
>> Introduction of participants
>> Introduction to data and research on drought
risks in Austria by Stefan Kienberger
>> How can art communicate scientific results to individual climate
action? by Hermann Josef Hack
>> Introduction to scientific visualization in art and science by Martina Fröschl
Information about the exhibition location and PIXELvienna conference by Martina Fröschl
>> First collection
>> Group presentations on: concept draft and visualization of
the planned art piece
>> Implementation plan, communication and project management decisions