Monika Fleischmann, Wolfgang Strauss


Living in Mixed Realities

Media Files


What does it mean to live, play and work in a world shaped and perceived through digital media, networks and architectures of real and virtual spaces? How can the development of complex communication spaces, life environments and economic models be designed as an interplay of technological, social, and artistic forces, as Mixed Realities of Art, Science and Technology.

The design of a Mixed Reality Architecture, which connects processes in virtual space to the social environments and everyday cultural practice, poses challenges to technologists, scientists and artists alike. Basic design elements are networked structures, which allow new collaborative forms of work and Knowledge Discovery, human-oriented interaction and Awareness, media spaces, Room ware and advanced interfaces.

cast01 scientists presented innovative technologies, tools and research projects from the European Commission Information Society Technologies Programme (IST). Artists showed aesthetic concepts of digital culture and new interactive media formats.

Two special events were launched during the conference: the internet archive went online and the digital sparks competition awarded three outstanding student projects in the fields of media art, media design and computer science.

Artists / Authors



MARS-Exploratory Media Lab, Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication, Sankt Augustin (near Bonn), Germany


Sankt Augustin , Germany

Partners / Sponsors

Under the patronage of Edelgard Bulmahn, German Federal Minister for Education and Research.


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, May 26, 2004