Art is the one that’s allowed to do anything and needn’t shy away from naivety, subjectivity or radicalism in order to hold up the famous mirror to us and our thoughts and actions. So the last day of the festival belonged to the winners of the Prix Ars Electronica, their visions, ideas and projects, whether at the Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition, which showcased award-winning media art, or at the Prix Ars Electronica Forum, where this very art was discussed and interacted with. The Hebocon, the low-tech robot competition in the create your world area, was fun, creative and lively, with children and young people entering the ring with the creatures they had created in the days before. Finally, the Pianographique concert by Maki Namekawa with visualizations by Cori O’Lan has already become a tradition. This year it was again staged in the Gleishalle and formed the visually and aurally impressive conclusion of the festival.
Here we show a small selection of impressions of the festival days – many more photos can be found on our Flickr account. flickr.com/photos/arselectronica.