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Impressions from ASSISIbf at the Ars Electronica Festival 2018

With more than 105000 visitors this years’ festival, held from 6. to 10. of September 2018 in Linz, ARS ELECTRONICA broke the record! Guided tours in 13 different languages swarmed the place at the POSTCITY venue were the project’s installation was situated, free to visit for the public.

The ASSISIbf team was super-busy to present the projects goal to the interested public, having live symbiotic computation of bees, fish and robots on site, as well as hands-on encounters with the problem of finding „minimum independent dominating sets“ in graphs on tablet computers. The visitors could this way learn about mathematical problems with real world applications, and could even try to solve the problems posed to the bio-hybrid system themselves.

Following are some impressions of the festival:

 

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