Mag. Art. Stefan Mittlböck-Jungwirth-Fohringer
Ars Electronica Futurelab
Stefan Mittlböck- Jungwirth- Fohringer holds a degree in fine art, with a technical background as an electrician. He has been a member of the Ars Electronica Futurelab since 2001, where in 2009 he became the Director of the Media and Architecture focus group. [http://futurelab.aec.at]
About Ars Electronica Futurelab — Media Art and Architecture Group
Today, technology and media are among major tools used in architectural practices in developing global cities. Ars Electronica Futurelab Media Art and Architecture Group
consists of artists and researchers from various fields including computer science, sociology, design, communication and media sciences. The research group aims to focus on emerging interfaces and communication methods among architecture, citizens and environment. By examining the employment of interactive media as an element of art and architecture in public spaces, the group also aims to realize practical projects in semantic and functional context. Smart cities, materialized information, responsive/adaptive architecture and
intelligent environments are some of the key research topics of the group. Likewise, the group concentrates on the position and the role of media architecture with respect to discussions on art and communication studies.