Inside Festival 13

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We guide you through the city of Linz, introduce you to the partners and programmes that you can experience on site or follow online, and demonstrate a special device that allows us to show the onsite programmes to our international audience, live and with direct interaction.

This year’s festival does not merely want to promote the new, but to rehearse it prototypically: The question of what we want to use new technologies for and how we want to use them will be answered in the form of a dual event that builds on the experiences of 2020 and finds its distinctive manifestation on site and online. The question of what education should look like in the 21st century is the focus of the Festival University that will bring 100 young people from more than 40 countries to Linz. The question of how we can link economic value creation with ecological and social sustainability and anchor it locally is at the centre of a new “Regional STARTS Centre” in Linz and Upper Austria. The festival for art, technology and society – it is not only a forum, but a field test in terms of the “New Digital Deal”.

In Linz, this artistic-scientific exploration of our future comes together – on the one hand along the festival mile in the city centre, which stretches from the OK im OÖ Kulturquartier to the Art and Design University Linz on the main square and to the Ars Electronica Center on the north bank of the Danube, and on the other hand in “Kepler’s Gardens” on the campus of the Johannes Kepler University.