Today’s modern cities are hybrid structures in which technology is invisibly interweaved in the perception layers of our everyday lives. With the curatorial theme of INVISIBLE and VISIBLE Cities 2015 the goal i s to develop an awareness of the underlying data and technologies of modern cities, which are almost invisible to the eye. IN/VISIBLE Cities will visuali ze the embedded, ‘smart’ urban infrastructures in three artistic scenarios for the citizens to explore in a public setting. The three topics Digital Citizens, Hybrid City and Translocality will be the curatorial topics for creating creative use of urban data and sensor technologies.
JenaKultur is hosting Connecting Cities with the City Culture Science Lab, an interdisciplinary platform of regional and international actors, universities, technology companies and city planners for participatory city making. Jena as centre of optical technologies will be turned into a stage for light and media art through interactive light scenarios and urban expeditions within the Festival from October 8 to 11, 2015.