Coded Cultures: Festival for fringe research and experimental arts. OPENISM is the 6th issue of Coded Cultures discussing concepts of openness with a focus on open hardware and open technologies and their implications for art, science and society. It is a critical forum to debate the relevance of these technologies and to investigate critical strategies of technological appropriation, which in their different approaches and cultural techniques are constituting communities of practice.
The festival features over 80 national and international participants and is structured into labs, workshops and performative interventions. Additionally, the festival implements micro-conferences, such as the first Dogecoin Austria Meetup and the first austrian Risography convention. A social space (Coded Cultures Central) is installed, featuring a Critical Repair Cafe, the «AXIOM Open Source Cinema Lab» and the «Open Publishing Lab».
The first Open Hardware Europe Summit brings key participants of the Open Hardware movement to Vienna Austria. In MAK - Museum for Applied Arts, critical aspects of open design, open source and open technologies are discussed and presented on saturday, 28th of May 2016. This initial gathering is followed by the launch of an Open Hardware Lab (RIAT) and an exchange programe for international researchers in cooperation with MuseumsQuartier Vienna. Coded Cultures: OPENISM and the Open Hardware Europe Summit are organised by RIAT - Research Institute for Arts and Technology.