Nikkei Innovation Lab to Showcase the Immersive 3D Newspaper of the Future at the World’s Largest Media Art Festival


Nikkei Innovation Lab will exhibit DATASPACE, a future immersive experiential journal, at Ars Electronica Festival 2022 (September 7-11, 2022).

TOKYO, JAPAN, September 5, 2022 / — Nikkei Innovation Lab, the research and development arm of Nikkei Inc., will participate in the Ars Electronica Festival 2022 (September 7-11, 2022), the largest media arts festival in the world. This year, as usual, the event will take place in Linz, Austria. At the festival, Nikkei Innovation Lab will exhibit DATASPACE, its future immersive experiential journal. The work was produced in collaboration with Ars Electronica Futurelab, Ars Electronica’s research and development team. The DATASPACE presentation will depict the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February this year in an original way. A 3D visual representation will be projected over a large space 16 meters wide and 9 meters high, based on data such as resource and stock prices as well as the number of refugees. The presentation will also be an opportunity for the audience to share their feelings and thoughts on the future.
The DATASPACE presentation can be viewed by following the link below.

Working together, Nikkei Innovation Lab and the Ars Electronica Futurelab attempted to imagine the newspaper of the future, using their “Art Thinking” method of creative exploration. They tackled questions such as: “What can art and journalism contribute?” One of the questions of particular interest was how art and journalism can contribute to the crisis of the invasion of Ukraine, which had a huge impact on Europe and the world.

DATASPACE invites participants into a unique world of information created entirely from data. It communicates news through artistic expressions based on data, and it encourages a series of actions: “to feel”, “to think”, “to question” and “to dialogue”. This approach has been called “art journalism” and is presented as a new form of media expression.

For more information on this year’s Ars Electronica Festival, please visit the official website. DATASPACE will be accessible there on September 7 and 8.

About Ars Electronica

Ars Electronica is a collective name for the Ars Electronica Festival, an international media arts festival; the Center Ars Electronica, a cultural and educational facility; and the Ars Electronica Futurelab, a research and development division. It is run by a public corporation funded by the city of Linz, Austria’s third largest municipality, as an institution to envision the future under the theme of “Art, Technology and Society”. The media art festival takes place every September in Linz, where it explores the cross-sectional expression of art, technology and science. The festival also honors individuals, works and projects that have been innovative in media art each year, and its highest honour, the Golden Nica Award, is also known as “the Oscar of the computer world”.

About Nikkei Innovation Lab

Nikkei Innovation Lab is a research and development organization of Nikkei Inc. Its goal is to lead the Nikkei Group into the future with various types of knowledge and creative ideas regarding the most advanced technologies, and to generate innovations that contribute to society as a whole. It will continue to carry out research and development activities covering a wide range of fields, including research on artificial intelligence applying the latest academic theories, virtual reality and the metaverse domain.

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