EVA Berlin 2023: Conference from 29 November to 1 December 2023


Electronic Media and Visual Arts: The EVA Berlin conference – Electronic Media & Art, Culture and History is the annual forum for electronic documentation and visualisation techniques in the cultural sector. The 27th EVA Berlin TRANSFORM will take place from 29 November to 1 December 2023 in the Kunstgewerbemuseum at the Kulturforum. 'Game-changing' technologies are at the centre of this year's event.


Game-changing technologies are at the heart of the EVA Berlin 2023 conference. Machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain and XReality applications are the innovative drivers in the ecosystems of the cultural sector, in creative industries and in artistic production. Haptic components of a work can be made tangible and pictorial representations can be put into appropriate words. A landscape painting gains an acoustic horizon of experience as a soundscape, or it is embedded in a game setting as an animated weather backdrop.

The educational mission in cultural institutions benefits from these possibilities. There are fundamentally new ways to interact with the audience and to address a broader public. Multimodal access and personalized communication services support the inclusive demands of today’s visitors and open up for a barrier-free perception also by disadvantaged or impaired audiences.

At the same time, innovative technological tools have become firmly established in the fields of documentation, conservation and reconstruction. Machine learning tools ranging from linguistic analysis of historical records to OCR on handwritten texts are already providing valuable metadata for documentation. Digital twins are successfully utilized in the conservation and restoration of artworks to analyse damage, to suggest restoration methods, or even to plausibly reconstruct the colours and textures of destroyed artefacts.

However, ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Generatability’ also entails serious risks. The new coexistence of human, machine and objects predictably dissolves familiar ties to the factual, to the material testimony of the artefacts and to the physical presence at the scene of the real. This raises questions of credibility and verification. Who are we actually talking to when entering into dialogue with an algorithmic counterpart?

27th EVA Berlin

Focus areas and topics

  • Imaging: digital image acquisition methods in 2D and 3D
  • Visualization: from dataset to user interface
  • Modelling: 3D models and replicas between point clouds and dust clouds
  • Narratives: stories between curator and AI
  • Performing Arts: e-installations, dynamic video and digital concert halls
  • Event Formats: Collections between selfies and instawalks
  • Strategies: Digital Asset Management, documentation and metadata standards
  • Credibility: Smart Contracts, Blockchain, Certificates
  • Licensing: Open Access, NFT and commercial industries
  • Inclusion: multi-modal and multi-sensory transformation
  • Cybercrime: Phishing, bots, and fakes in the digital CH
  • Initiatives, collaborative projects and cooperations for culture: Europeana, DDB, specialist and collaborative portals

The 27th EVA Berlin Conference invites you to present current positions and practical application examples on these topics. Innovative contributions are welcome for the conference and for application-oriented workshops. Novel procedures, technologies and products can be presented at an exhibition at the same time.

Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU), Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (National Museums in Berlin – Prussian Cultural Heritage) and Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) Optical Sensor Systems will be glad to welcome you!