Ars Electronica Garden Aotearoa

2020, Advanced Design 2

This scheme can be understood as a two-part group project. Due to COVID-19, the Ars Electronica Festival 2020 was held online to allow a global audience to digitally attend the exhibition. Utilising the online interaction platform Mozilla Hubs, we created virtual exhibition spaces for the official Ars Electronica New Zealand Hub and the Ars Electronica Melbourne Hub, in collaboration with the University of Melbourne. 

The Ars Electronica New Zealand Hub showcases a collection of work produced using digital technologies. Seated upon a virtual mountain, visitors are presented with a fantastic experience of New Zealand’s natural landscape, virtually.

As a hub room branching from the main New Zealand hub, the Guitar Hub links 3D models of themed guitars produced by Prof. Olaf Diegel via a circulatory path allowing visitors take closer looks at particular details.

Inspired by undulating landscapes, the Ars Electronica Melbourne Hub was designed specifically for the displaying of four 360° videos produced by students at the University of Melbourne, with an experiential focus.

The second part of the project is a virtual portfolio of each individual’s previous work. Different methods of media presentation only possible in digital space have been explored; each project is distinct, and the creative methods of display differs between individuals.

View the hubs here:

Ars Electronica Garden Aotearoa New Zealand Hub

Ars Electronica Garden Aotearoa: The Guitar Hub

Ars Electronica Melbourne Hub