“80+1 was a project carried out as part of Linz09 and has already ended. The information contained on this site no longer serve as program announcements, but as an overview and documentation for the project. “

Inspired by Jules Verne’s world-famous classic, Ars Electronica, voestalpine and Linz09 are embarking on a round the-world journey on June 17.

80+1
A Journey Around the World

is the title of this globe-spanning expedition underway until Sept 5, 2009.
But this won’t entail any physical travel; the mode of transportation will
be satellite hook-up and fiber optic cable, and the stops along the way
will be 20 locations, each one of which stands for a theme of crucial importance to our future.

Introduction

“Anything one can imagine, others can make real.” — Jules Verne

The famed French science fiction author would not be astounded by the global travel possibilities available to humankind today. In 1872, the father of science fiction sent an English gentleman…

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80+1 Announces “Live Bits” Recipients

The 80+1 team made public today the recipients of the “Live Bits” commission competition. The competition, based on a Call for Proposals last fall, was for “art exploring real-time connectedness,” where the one essential requirement for all proposals was “live…

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80+1 “Basecamp” plans announced for building on the Linz Main Square

Any-Time Architects in Linz have been busy working with the 80+1 team on a unique temporary building, called the Basecamp, which will house 80+1 exhibits and events. Any-Time recently completed “Pixel Hotel,” an actual hotel which dispersed its rooms and suites…

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Credits

Co-organizers
Ars Electronica Linz, voestalpine, Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture

Managing directors Ars Electronica Linz
Gerfried Stocker, Diethard Schwarzmair

Chairman of the Board & CEO of voestalpine AG
Dr. Wolfgang Eder

Managing directors Linz09
Martin Heller, Walter Putschögl

Steering committee
Martin Heller (Linz09), Hannes Leopoldseder (AEC), Michael Sterrer-Ebenführer…

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Essay

X’ing the World in 80 Days

In 1873, Jules Verne published “Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-Vingts Jours” in both novel and serial form. Verne, already an accomplished and popular writer, captured the world’s imagination with the title alone: circumnavigating…

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Partners

Ars Electronica Linz
voestalpine
Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture

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Welcome to Our Journey!

We are about to embark on a unique journey around the world, and in the process, we hope to uniquely connect people with other places, people with other people, and in the end, people with themselves. 80+1: A Journey Around…

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