12/12/2009

Open_Sailing_01 wins the [THE NEXT IDEA] at ARS ELECTRONICA Festival, Austria

May 27th 2009
OPEN_SAILING PRESS RELEASE #01

english : http://www.aec.at/prix_history_en.php?year=2009
german : http://www.aec.at/prix_history_de.php?year=2009

CONTENT OVERVIEW

• Announcement: OPEN_SAILING wins [THE NEXT IDEA] at ARS ELECTRONICA
• Open_Sailing: Synthesis
• Summer Schedule
• Exhibiting at ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL
• Perspective
• How to keep in touch
• Our Partners


ANNOUNCEMENT
On May 27th 2009, OPEN_SAILING happily announces winning the PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA in the category NEXT IDEA.

This means we will be receiving the [NEXT IDEA] Art and Technology Grant, including a 3-month research residency at the ARS ELECTRONICA FUTURELAB.

We are honoured by this recognition of our work and will to seize this opportunity to empower the idea of OPEN_SAILING and to reach more and more people with our project.



OPEN_SAILING: SYNTHESIS
OPEN_SAILING is an interdisciplinary project embracing the realms of art, design and technology. We are pioneering an entirely new form of marine architecture, a series of socio-technical floating laboratories where we can explore, experiment, live and learn from our planet’s beautiful oceans.

Open_Sailing in Linz, view of  museum of the future AEC by you.
Open_Sailing_01 in front of the ARS Electronica, on the Danube river

We are a constantly growing, international team of around 15 people led by Cesar Harada, advancing the project under the mentoring of numerous experts. Right now, we are designing and engineering the first sea-faring prototype. It is being built at AREA10 in London, UK. The Open_Sailing_01 will embark on its first drift across the Channel from London to Rotterdam on July 18th.

Open_Sailing in Linz, view from the museum of the future by you.
Open_Sailing_01 seen from the ARS Electronica

Open_Sailing is entering a new phase in its goal to become an interdisciplinary platform for future experiments in bio-architecture, maritime design, object oriented politics, economy, infrastructure and communication protocols.

Read more about our project and follow the progress of research on each research LAB here: http://opensailing.net


SUMMER SCHEDULE 2009

June 13th, 14h00 : Press conference in London, organised by LuckyPDF.
Area10, Eagle Wharf, Peckham Hill Street, London, SE15 5JT
Press conference, Presentation of Open_Sailing_01 in the shipyard, workshop, maritime barbecue following.
Contact : Oliver Hogan, oliver@luckypdf.com, 00+447970123418

June 25th : Royal College of Art, organised by the Design Interaction department.
Kensington Gore, SW7 2EU, London, UK
Free entrance from 26 June to 5 July.
Contact : cesar.harada@opensailing.net, 00+447853286216

July 18th : Departure from London to Rotterdam.
Departure harbour to be confirmed.
Sailing and drifting for about 2 weeks across the north sea.
Contact : colet.castano@opensailing.net, 00+44 7500888120

September 5th : ARS Electronica opening
Ars Electronica Linz GmbH, Hauptstra├če 2, 4040 Linz, Austria
In partnership with Stadtwerkstatt, Kirchengasse 4, A-4040 Linz, Austria
Presenting the Open_Sailing_01 with emphasis on the 1. Instinctive_Architecture, Energy_Animal, Swarm_OS, Life_Cable, Nomadic_ecosystem.
Contact : ollie.palmer@opensailing.net, 00 +44 7886 031 028

September 9th : ARS closing ceremony / Open_Sailing departure into the Danube, heading to the black sea.
Contact : ollie.palmer@opensailing.net, 00 +44 7853 286 216


EXHIBITING AT ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL Sept. 5rd – 8th 2009 IN LINZ, AUSTRIA

For the length of the ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL, the Open_Sailing_01, our first seafaring prototype, will drop anchor on the Danube in front of the AEC museum just down from the ARS ELECTRONICA centre. There will be a bridge connecting the riverside to the Open_Sailing for visitors to cross.

The main shelter of the OPEN_SAILING_01, also serving as a temporary home for the crew during their stay in Linz, will be surrounded by floating gardens that are realized in close partnership with STATDTWERKSTATT (http://www.stwst.at/) and the Green Guerrilla movement in Linz.

During our 3-month residency at FUTURELAB prior to the festival, we’ll have further advanced the design and functionality of our LAB prototypes, such as the ENERGY_ANIMAL and SWARM_OPERATING_SYSTEM.

OPEN_SAILING profits fundamentally from social interaction and discourse. We thus invite visitors to come aboard the raft, where we’re showing the progress of research on all 7 OPEN_SAILING LABS in the form of video presentations and live demonstration.

The closing ceremony of the ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL on Sept. 9th 2009 will see the OPEN_SAILING depart from its anchor place to embark on a research trip down the Danube and into the Black Sea, across Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Ukraine.

This task is a challenge to the Open_Sailing project. Sure enough, a river is not an ocean and poses a different set of conditions. For one, instead of a multi-directional drift, we are confronted with the idea of a one-directional flow. In any case, the experience and knowledge gained from the technical and biological experiments we are conducting while travelling down the Danube will be an invaluable experience for the crew and be extremely helpful for upcoming ocean trips.


PERSPECTIVE

We see ourselves as a laboratory for future lifestyle and technologies. Our goal is to provide experience and prototypes for open source hardware technologies which can form the base for a future INTERNATIONAL_OCEAN_STATION.


KEEP IN TOUCH

Blog: Discuss and get involved
http://opensailing.net

Twitter: Follow our updates
http://www.twitter.com/opensailing

Facebook: Join our Group, Open_Sailing
http://www.facebook.com/

Flickr: Watch us build and make, feel free to use our photos, Creative Commons
www.flickr.com/groups/opensailing/

Instructables: Learn with us
http://www.instructables.com/group/2012hopes/

Construction Site Webcam: Watch us build and make – LIVE!
http://www.opensailing.net/webcam/
http://www.opensailing.net/timelapse/


Contacts

Press ( English)
Contact : Ollie Palmer, ollie.palmer@opensailing.net, 00+447853286216

Press (German)
Nadine Freischlad, nadine.freischlad@opensailing.net

General Enquiries
Yoko Kasai : yoko.kasai@opensailing.net

Project Coordinator
Cesar Harada : cesar.harada@opensailing.net, 00+447853286216


OUR PARTNERS

Our sincere gratitude goes out to our partners:

Royal College of Art, Design Interactions Department : http://www.interaction.rca.ac.uk/

The Center for the Study and Practice of Survival Technics : http://www.ceps-survie.com/

Area 10 : http://www.area10.info/

Pachube.com : http://www.pachube.com/

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