This year I contributed to the Ars Electronica Conference, which took place at JKU in several ways. I was a jury member in the category digital communities, I moderated the respective award ceremony and I participated in the creative question challenge of the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
For my engagement I would have received in sum 1.300 Euro. I waived the fee because I am part of the JKU Alma Mater program and I receive a full salary from the Leuphana University. I think the money is of much better use in the variety of ARS Electronica educational programs, which do a great job to inspire young people to engage with digital technologies and think about what the world should look like.
It was a pleasure participate in the creative question challenge on Art and Governance at @ArsElectronica Linz with @irini_mirena and @HideakiOgawa https://t.co/Y7eDQK4TCw #governance #cities pic.twitter.com/31RR4dsYA5
— Thomas Gegenhuber (@gegenhuber) September 11, 2020