VRST 2016 (Munich, Germany)

The ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) is an international forum for the exchange of experience and knowledge among researchers and developers concerned with virtual reality software and technology.

VRST will provide an opportunity for VR researchers to interact, share new results, show live demonstrations of their work, and discuss emerging directions for the field. The event is sponsored by ACM SIGCHI and SIGGRAPH.

Haute Couture and Tech: The New Age of Fashion (Frankfurt, Germany)

THE ARTS+ Runway: Anina, tech-entrepreneur and co-founder of 360Fashion Network, shows how fashion and technology go together. What if fashion designers didn’t need to know how to code to create smart garments and accessories? Attention: takes place at THE ARTS+ Runway.

New synergies between these two branches are more often created. In this session Anina shows how the two, often considered to be too uneven, are set up to design the future and create innovations.

Whether in forms of a Robotic Dress, laser dresses, LED bags and gloves, solar powered bags, 3D printed prosthetics, redesign of robots or maker kits, 360 Fashion Network is a pioneer in the fashiontech market and has many examples and ideas what the future of fashion can look like.

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.