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The Arts+ Conference 2016 (Frankfurt, Germany)

THE ARTS+ Conference takes place in hall 4.1. at Frankfurt Book Fair.

THE ARTS+ Conference is the content-rich, dazzling kick-off event on 19 October (9.30 am–5.45 pm, followed by a get-together).

The topics are new business potentials for creative and cultural industries fuelled by the latest digital technologies, including 3D printing, artificial intelligence and augmented and virtual reality.

International artists, architects, museum curators and directors, copyright specialists, IP lawyers, industry experts and pioneers from tech start-ups and certification providers will discuss the scope for new businesses at the intersection of art and technology.

Main topics are:

// New value chains in creative production and distribution

// Impacts of certification and new payment technologies

// Intellectual property and cloud-based data storage

// Digital strategies for museums and other cultural institutions

// Artistic expression in the post-digital age

Berlin Festival of Lights 2016 (Berlin, Germany)

The 12th FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS will take place in Berlin from 7th to 16th October 2016.

Once again, national and international artists will present buildings and squares in the historic center of Berlin in a new light. We’re looking forward to a shining autumn.

The International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC) 2016 (Heidelberg, Germany)

The International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC) is the premier event for wearable computing and technology, and issues related to on-body and worn mobile technologies. ISWC brings together researchers, product vendors, fashion designers, textile manufacturers, users, and related professionals to share information and advances in wearable computing.

ISWC 2016 will be held at Heidelberg, Germany, and is collocated with the ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp’16).

Osmodrama 2016 : Festival for Olfactory Art (Berlin, Germany)

Osmodrama is the emergence of an unprecedented art form. With the scent organ Smeller 2.0 developed by Wolfgang Georgsdorf, olfactory narratives can be performed as standalones, as music with smells, as films to smell and as books to smell. With Edgar Reitz, Omer Fast, Eva Mattes, and many more. The first festival for olfactory art in Berlin, from 15th July until 18th September.

FUSION Festival 2016 (Mecklenburg, Germany)

Far away from daily life Fusion seeks to create a wondrous parallel society. Come to Mecklenburg’s vast plains to enjoy four days of unique music of all kinds, theatre, performance art, cinema, installations, interaction and communication.

End of June: the same procedure as every year: On a former Russian military airfield. In the middle of nowhere in the fields of northern Germany. FUSION arises, the biggest holiday camp all over the nothern hemisphere! The motto: 4 days of ‘holiday communism’ – and the programme covers it all:

Music of all kinds, theatre, performance and cinema, and added in the whole spectrum of installations, interaction, arts and communication. Diversity of people, diverse in their intentions. Still, their strive for individual freedom unites them, everybody finding her and his own way of action. Free of boundaries and prejudice.

WELT AM DRAHT: Julia Stoschek Collection (Berlin, Germany)

WELT AM DRAHT is the title of the first presentation in the new temporary JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION satellite at Leipziger Strasse 60 in Berlin’s Mitte district. In line with the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION’s insistence that it be contemporary, the exhibition is devoted to media-based pieces that address the influences and changes in our social reality, identity and environment since digitalisation.

In 38 main pieces by 20 international artists all drawn from the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION, starting with large video installations, sculptural works, a performance, a monumental live simulation through to a purpose-made piece by artist collective K-HOLE the exhibition highlights current art strategies and a completely new artistic formal idiom first enabled by the latest technologies.

12th Pictoplasma Conference & Festival 2016 (Berlin, Germany)

Spring 2016 Pictoplasma transforms Berlin into the world’s most exciting meeting point for a diverse scene of international artists and creatives, trailblazing the face of tomorrow’s visual culture. The festival showcases latest trends in figurative character design, from fine to urban arts, illustration, animation and graphic design. Creators, producers and fans meet for an unconventional conference with cutting-edge artist presentations, curated screening programmes bring the latest animation eye-candy to the big screen, and a series of exhibitions and group-shows invite visitors to experience original works and outstanding character craftsmanship.

European Media Arts Festival (EMAF) 2016 (Osnabruck, Germany)

Topic 2016

This year, the European Media Art Festival will query the importance and impact of strategies for the future. It is taken for granted that the debate on how to shape societies, their economies and cultures necessarily involves looking to the future, creating drafts and scenarios, speculating and having visions.

However, it should also be a matter of course to ask: who creates these visions, who could have an interest in the implementation of these plans, and whose purpose do these strategies actually serve?