Tech Open Air
The Future of Tech, Work, and Life
19-22 June, 2018
12459 Berlin, Germany
Tech Open Air is Europe's leading technology festival, drawing 20,000+ attendees to its 4,000sqm Haus of Tech exhibition space. TOA features 150+ speakers, 120+ satellite events, 2,400 founders/cxos, and unlimited perspectives into the emerging potential of new technologies.
Haus of Tech
This year, our extended 4.000sqm Haus of Tech exhibition space will play host to the likes of Daimler, Google for Entrepreneurs and T-Systems alongside top tier executives and startups. Check out the latest VR inventions at the Future Arcade, take part in workshops or check out promising new startups on the Startup Alley.
Future Foliage is a collaborative multimedia installation that weaves together elements of cutting-edge interaction-driven technology and elements from the natural world.
Combining natural materials like wood, copper, and plantlife to construct open-format modular structures, artist Erin Mitchell creates a stage in which to comment on emerging relationships between nature, sustainability, and technology in the post-digital age. Contrasting living plants with now obsolete technology, Mitchell suggests a disconnect between our culture of rapid technological innovation and the serious environmental impact of the e-waste it leaves behind. Looking to the future of virtual reality, Mitchell relates these intertwining elements to the idealized natural imagery of virtual natural environments, presenting a printed digital capture of a 3D-rendered virtual utopia that depicts an endless horizon of lush green grass and a vibrant blue sky. As our world becomes increasingly virtual, how do we relate to the tangible realities of the shifting natural environments around us? In light of increasing globalization and climate change, how does this impact the ways in which we understand our relationship to the natural world?
Future Foliage also incorporates the interactive work of Jason Efstathiou.
Future Foliage and the Future Arcade are sponsored by Grover.