The Culture & Technology podcast 013 | Jan 19, 2023

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Keiken & CIVA: Into the Metaverse

Keiken is an interdisciplinary artist collective exploring our relationship to technology through immersive and sensorial experiences. Through their work, the group asks questions about how societal constructs are shaping the construction of virtual space and how we might better relate to an unfamiliar virtual environment. Together with Eva Fischer and Martina Menegon, curators of Vienna’s CIVA festival, we explore the work of Keiken and talk about how these experiences can equip us to build a more emancipatory future.


Keiken is an interdisciplinary artist collective co-founded by Isabel Ramos, Hana Omori and Tanya Cruz.

Martina Menegon is an artist working predominantly with Interactive and Extended Reality Art and was co-curator at 2022’s CIVA festival.

Eva Fischer is an independent curator, cultural manager and lecturer in the field of experimental media, immersive art and technology. Since 2021, she has been directing the new Viennese media art festival CIVA - Contemporary Immersive Visual Art.


Severin Matusek is a strategist and founder of co—matter, a creative studio exploring the cultural and societal impact of new technologies.


  • Bet(a) Bodies is an interactive installation centering a wearable haptic womb with sound. The meta-womb is an empathy and consciousness device.
  • A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace is a early paper on the applicability of government on the Internet by the writer, activist Grateful Dead member John Perry Barlow.
  • CIVA Festival is a new media festival taking place each year in Vienna.


The Culture & Technology Podcast is a long-form interview podcast produced by the Vienna Business Agency @wirtschaftsagentur_wien that aims to establish a long-term perspective on the ways emerging technologies impact cultural production.

Editorial Team: Mike Evans, Paul Feigelfeld, Severin Matusek, Elisabeth Noever-Ginthör, Theresa Reimann-Dubbers, Elisa Stockinger, Heinz Wolf

Theme Music by Zanshin.

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