In its second appearance at Ars Electronica and in response to the theme Out of the Box, the Digital Anthropology Lab presents its immersive installation Navigating without a View, a multisensorial experience that investigates the possibilities of orientation in a world without a map or a compass, a world without representation or established views or truths. To orient ourselves, when guidance and direction become impossible, when we no longer have a blueprint to work from, we usually fall back on our senses. We rely on our sense of smell, touch, a visible landmark or the impression of a salient object in the distance. But in the digital realm our spatial embodied experiences, including our senses, are abstracted and altered. The body of the digital is a mathematical quantity, the number of heartbeats, the measure of blood pressure, the level of humidity. It’s data. What are the possible interfaces required to orient ourselves in such a world? For the duration of the festival, the exhibition will invite the audience to encounter various experimental interfaces that can guide us through the digital.
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