VR Playful Art

A talk, a Ghost and virtual games in a real space

01.09.2017 15:00-20:00

A cooperation between the association Game Development Graz, the TU Graz and the Kunsthaus Graz within the scope of the Game Dev Days from September 1-3, 2017. The event is conceived by Johanna Pirker (Game Dev Graz, TU Graz), Tristan Schulze (artist) and Elisabeth Schlögl (Kunsthaus Graz). 

Price: free entrance
Venue: Space02

What do we want from VR—Virtual Reality? What lies behind the technological development of VR? We will be looking for answers to these key questions on the podium from a range of perspectives—from a VR scientist, an artist, a curator and a game critic.


Why are we doing this at the Kunsthaus?

An artificial neuronal network has been growing here since the beginning of the year—a machine intelligence called Ghost. On VR Playful Art day, Ghost provides insights into its artificial neuronal network and offers images from metaspace. Apart from the Ghost VR presentation, there will be other VR experiences and games to try out.


Participants: Robert Glashüttner, Reni Hofmüller, Alen Ladavac, Johanna Pirker, Elisabeth Schlögl, Tristan Schulze, Kris Staber Concept: Johanna Pirker (Game Dev Graz, TU Graz), Tristan Schulze (artist) and Elisabeth Schlögl (Kunsthaus Graz)


Lectures and podium discussion in English!  

Programme for Friday, 1.9.2017

3pm Welcome


3.15pm VR stations to try out (a list of VR exhibitors can be found here)


4pm Keynote speech by Elisabeth Schlögl


4.15pm Panel discussion: What desires lie behind this technological development? What do we want from VR?



Tristan Schulze—interaction designer and visual artist, creator of the Ghost art project

Johanna Pirker—game developer, researcher and educator 

Alen Ladavac—game developer

Reni Hofmüller—curator and artist, esc medien kunst labor in Graz

Kris Staber—VR in film and animation  

Robert Glashüttner—presenter, editorial for games, literature and comics on FM4 


5.15pm VR stations to try out, bar, networking


Until 8pm    

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