The Open Design Symposium Linz intends to discuss the Open Design practice from various perspectives, such as art, design, engineering, education, society and economy. An international selection of expert speakers will provide an insight into the state of the art and future directions of an emerging field, which holds countless opportunities for regional development and worldwide distribution based on the principles of collaboration and shared knowledge.

This event took place on Wednesday, May 23rd 2012
at the Audimax of the Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria.

The language of all talks and presentations are in English,
the event has been recorded thanks to the support of Dorf TV


Meet & Greet with Breakfast

Welcome notes by the rector of the University of Art and Design Linz Univ.Prof. Dr. Reinhard Kannonier
and the CEO of the creative.region Linz & Upper Austria GmbH Dr. Patrick Bartos.

Introduction and symposium moderation by Univ.Prof. Martin Kaltenbrunner
and Dr. Georg Russegger from the Interface Culture Lab.

10h-11h David Cuartielles (ES/SE) / Open Hardware
Arduino As Enabler of Open Design: Design using Open Source Hardware
11h-12h Cecilia Palmer (SE/DE) / Open Fashion
Open Source Tactics, Fashionistas and Makers
12h-13h Ronen Kadushin (IL/DE) / Open Production
Open Design – Products in a networked culture
13h-14h Lunch Break
14h-15h Peter Kirn (US/DE) / Open Sound
Open Source Design and Music
15h-16h Julian Oliver (NZ/DE) / Open Media Art
Entry Points: Critical Engineering in The Closed World
16h-17h Greg Saul (NZ/UK) / Open Innovation
Experiments in co-design: Design your own Furniture and tiny CNC-Bots
17h-18h Stefan Hechenberger (AT/US) / Open Tools
The Lasersaur – An open source rapid prototyping tool
18h-18h30 Evening Break
18h30-19h Gerin Trautenberger (AT) / Open Economy
Open Economy – Future Factory
19h-20h Panel Discussion with speakers and guests on the regional Open Design implementation strategies

Evening program

LiWoLi 2012 opening event- Art Meets Radical Openness
at the Ars Electronica Main Deck – in front of the Stadtwerkstatt

This event is curated by Univ.Prof Martin Kaltenbrunner and Dr. Georg Russegger and organized by the University of Art and Design Linz in collaboration with the CREATIVE REGION Linz and Upper Austria GmbH