Ever since Mark Zuckerberg gave his enterprise a new name, the concept of the metaverse - the digital parallel universe in which users coexist as avatars - has been on everyone's lips. However, sharing and working together on digital platforms has become omnipresent to all sectors of society, especially with the outbreak of the pandemic, raising questions about the relationship from physical to digital space. In this space, new possibilities arise, while at the same time limitations and obstacles emerge.
The Collaboratory of the Lenbachhaus has started as an experiment just less than a year ago as an experiment to be able to work on these questions as a prototype, among others. Which perspectives does a digital space for artistic collaboration provide? How can participation be realized? And what role does technology play in the construction of this digital reality?
The panel discussion will reflect on these questions. We will also be able to take a look behind the scenes of the Collaboratory.
Jessica Clark is a media futurist, journalist, and strategist whose work connects ideas across art, technology, and politics. She founded Dot Connector Studio in November 2013—clients have included the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the Wikimedia Foundation, the Internet Archive, and other philanthropic and media organizations. She also co-founded Immerse — an online publication about emerging storytelling. Currently she is a research affiliate at MIT’s Open Doc Lab.
Tim Rodenbröker is a designer, educator and community builder. He is specifically concerned with teaching basic skills in creative coding and sees this as a valuable approach for a courageous, critical and reflective approach to digital technologies. Since 2019, he has been developing his own e-learning platform, which aims to simplify the entry into the subject. As a designer, he has worked for many notable clients in recent years, for the Lenbachhaus he adapted his p5-Studio to the collaborative zine-module in the Collaboratory.
Tilman Reiff holds a degree in Media Informatics and AV Media and his passion for interaction design and user experience is evident in his 22 years of work for large international companies as well as in numerous freelance and artistic projects such as the iPhone game Doppelgänger or the award-winning game machine PainStation.
Klaus Neuburg is a designer and together with Simon Roth he is Serve and Volley Studio for graphic and interaction design, which was responsible for the conception and design of the Collaboratory. He is professor for media design with a focus on interactive media at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel and co-founder of the journalistic NGO Froh. As a trained architect, his work and research focus on the relationship between design, technology and society and the meaning of space in the digital and physical world.
Moderation: Nina Prader is an artist, arts and culture writer and researcher, specializing in alternative media and publishing practices.
The event will be held in English
The event will take place as a digital live stream on the "Open Stage" in the Collaboratory - the new digital Open Space of the Lenbachhaus: www.collaboratory-lenbachhaus.de
Questions can be asked via the chat.
No advance registration is required for the event.
Allow a few minutes for the digital journey to the stage.
The Collaboratory works best on a PC or laptop with a Google Chrome browser.
After selecting a name and color, participants become a marble and can move freely through the endless 3D space using mouse clicks or keyboard arrow keys. The Open Stage (blue round platform with green screen) can be found at the back left of the room. When you approach it, the button "Enter" appears. The live stream will open in a new window.
If a participation via the Collaboratory is technically not possible, you can follow the event (without chat possibility) directly via Youtube.