Social Engine Workshop: Innsbruck Edition

The SocialEngineGame is a mobile project that appears in various geographical locations as a means of encouraging and creating cultural pluralism. SocialEngineGame acts as a central location for saving the results of geographically de-centralized events including workshops, exhibitions and research projects realized by URTICA in cooperation with various partners.
URTICA Art and Media Research Group

The workshop focused on the symbolic articulation and socio-cultural aspect/impact of the artistic message. Through the implementation of head-on and hands-on processes, participants were given the task of defining and creating a message—visual and textual expression—, that they wanted to communicate to the world. The workshop aimed to create social awareness by questioning how socio-cultural codes model our environment and behavior.

The results of the Innsbruck edition of the workshop were uploaded to the SocialEngineGame and made accessible to the public.

URTICA Art and Media Research Group (Eduard Balaž, *1972 and Violeta Vojvodić-Balaž, *1971) was founded in 1999 and is based in Belgrade and Novi Sad, Serbia. The Group develops multidisciplinary projects where art, science, and social engagement merge. URTICA’s production ranges from internetbased artworks and media actions to art objects and installations. Special focus is put on educational projects such as workshops and web applications.

URTICA was a participant in the 2003 Ars Electronica exhibition Code—The Language Of Our Time and awarded the Unesco Digital Arts Award 2003. They have contributed to numerous international festivals and exhibitions including FILE (São Paolo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), the Ogaki Biennial (IAMAS, Ogaki, Japan), Hilchot Shchenim—The Israeli Center for Digital Art (Holon, Israel), Kunstraum der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg (Germany), among others.

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen

Weiherburggasse 13
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
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