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Ars Electronica.4

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Blast Theory, RiderSpoke at Ars Electronica. Photo: Bruce Charlesworth

Blast Theory, RiderSpoke at Ars Electronica. Photo: Bruce Charlesworth

A highlight of the final days of Ars Electronica was Rider Spoke, a project by the UK-based collective Blast Theory. Mixing interactive media, installation, live performance, gaming and digital broadcasting, Blast Theory is perhaps best known for Kidnap, in which the winners of a lottery were abducted and held in a secret location for 48 hours. Rider Spoke extends the idea of the group’s search games Can You See Me Now? and Uncle Roy All Around You by asking each participant to ride a bicycle throughout a city after dark, with earphones and a handheld computer mounted on the handlebars.

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Ars Electronica.3

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5 September 2009

Ars Electronica Center on the bank of the Danube River. Photo: Courtesy City of Linz

Ars Electronica Center on the bank of the Danube River. Photo: Courtesy City of Linz

It rained Friday in Linz, so it was a good day to go indoors. I headed for the new Ars Electronica Center for my longest visit so far. Day 3 from Bruce Charlesworth at the Ars Electronica Festival.

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Ars Electronica.2

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Photo: 80+1 building by Any-Time Architects

Photo: 80+1 building by Any-Time Architects

Rain in Linz. Doesn’t bode well for some of the outside events today & tomorrow. But light sprinkles and overcast skies last night didn’t deter Sternennacht, during which lights were turned off in Hauptplatz (the central square in Linz) in order to better see the night sky. This is a great cooperative idea for a city.

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Bruce Charlesworth at Ars Electronica

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Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria. Photo: Bruce Charlesworth

Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria. Photo: Bruce Charlesworth

[All this week, artist Bruce Charlesworth will be reporting from Ars Electronica.-SD]

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