danube

Michael Aschauer

Danube Panorama Project

Danube Panorama Project

Abstract:
The Danube Panorama Project is an experimental approach to photographic mapping and cartography. It’s goal is to produce a full panorama of the Danube’s river sides by digitally slit-scanning its coastlines, resulting in a unique ‘cross section’ of contemporary Europe. The Danube – “Europe’s River of Destiny” – connecting Western, Central and Eastern Europe uniquely reflects the shifting relationships of its peoples, cultures and religions in iits accumulated history and contemporary dimensions. It is as much a cultural as a geographic landscape. It will guide as a symbolic red line of this intense survey

Biography:
Michael Aschauer is digial media artist, un-disciplined researcher and freelance technologist. His work is focused around the development of ideas and depictions for a contemporary society that is amongst others increasingly shaped by technology and technopolitcal issues – as a consequence his toolset builds on free software and open hardware – and a society that is seriously heading towards its own head crash very soon. Full Artist CV: http://m.ash.to/w/u/About/Aschauer-CV-EN-2011.pdf