Since 2011, our Ars Electronica Blog has also been dedicated to the triangle of art, technology and society. In addition to detailed background information and image-rich features on our activities, the blog also features supplementary interviews with participating artists and experts.
Change is needed when there is no way out
From the hopelessness of the climate crisis to the thinking space of art - in this conversation with Gerfried Stocker, we take a closer look at the theme of the 2022 Ars Electronica Festival.
Deep Space EVOLUTION: Uniview 3.0
Explore the space with the new version of "Uniview", the amazing virtual planetarium program of Ars Electronica Center's Deep Space 8K.
"Welcome to the Sound of Planet B"
What is Julie Andrews doing in the Aral Sea with VR goggles? Gerfried Stocker, Artistic Director of Ars Electronica, explains the thoughts behind the festival subject "Welcome to Planet B" and tells us how the image was created.
Deep Space EVOLUTION: Virtual Anatomy
With "Virtual Anatomy" in Deep Space EVOLUTION you can now experience the fascination of the human body even more impressively!
Throwback: Creative Robotics
The exhibition "Creative Robotics" traced how industrial robots, outside their original use, became a medium of artistic and creative expression and a catalyst for the implementation of innovative ideas.
Deep Space EVOLUTION: Sounding Letters
With a virtual piano concert in 3D, the new program in Deep Space 8K shows how humans and AI make music together.
Learning at school - Digital and together
Digitalisation is changing the way we learn together at school. The jury of the education award "Klasse! Lernen" looked at ideas and proposals for using these digital tools.
Throwback: The World in 100 Years
The exhibition "The World in 100 Years" paid tribute to great thinkers and activists who were ahead of their time and worked for a vision of the future.
Deep Space EVOLUTION: Transient
Impermanent Paintings in Deep Space 8K: Immerse yourself in audiovisual paintings created in collaboration with generative algorithms.
The STARTS-Prize Jury in Linz
The international jury met for a weekend at the Ars Electronica Center to decide on the two winning projects for the STARTS Prize 2022.
The Prix-Jury-Weekend 2022
Once again, 20 experts from around the world met in Linz to agree on the Golden Nicas of the Prix Ars Electronica 2022
The Woman on the Picture
Gustav Klimt and Rebecca Merlic placed the image of the woman at the centre of their artistic work - an analysis.
The Sky above Atacama: Chilean Artists at the Ars Electronica Festival 2022
The interaction between the Atacama sky and clouds with the local audience in Linz: these Chilean artists will represent their home country at the Ars Electronica Festival 2022.
Throwback: The Vienna Giant Ferris
In 2017, Ars Electronica Solutions was engaged by ARTDELUXE Kunst- und Kulturmanagement to stage the new foyer at Vienna's Giant Ferris Wheel.
Cultural Heritage: Broadening the Horizon Virtually
Works of art, buildings, paintings - all these are pieces of the Europa puzzle that can be put together collectively in one place in the Ars Electronica Center's Deep Space 8K.
Swarm robotics up close
Drones merging to a digital canvas or painting with light: An Ars Electronica Futurelab workshop showcased the art of swarm robotics.
And the CanSat 2022 winner is...
On Thursday, 21.4.2022, the airport of Suben in the district of Schärding was transformed into a mission control center for a number of space-loving young people.
Merlic meets Klimt - the image of women then and now
On April 28, 2022, Gustav Klimt's images of women will be in the spotlight. In this article, Franz Smola and Rebecca Merlic give you an insight into the topic of images of women.
CanSat 2022: Once in the Sky and back
Launching their own mini-satellite 500 metres towards space with a rocket and collecting scientific data - this was the fifth time that students in the CanSat competition had the opportunity to do so.
Throwback: Spaceship Earth
The exhibition "Spaceship Earth" dealt with the question of what we can learn about our planet by observing it.
Deep Space EVOLUTION: Welcome to Planet B
What lifestyle changes are you willing to make to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions? Challenge your choices!
Throwback: From Austria to the World
"From Austria to the World" - under this motto, the Austrian Star Alliance Terminal Check-in 3 at Vienna Airport featured five unique gigapixel images of New York City in 2013.
Innocence was a 2013 work by the Ars Electronica Futurelab dedicated to Linz's childhood memories of the Passage shopping center.
Crushed fruit and jumping dogs: TIME OUT .10
Two years late, TIME OUT is entering its next round. Students from the Linz Art University's "Time-Based and Interactive Media Arts" program are showing selected works at the Ars Electronica Center.
Throwback: The birth of the Deep Space
Deep Space EVOLUTION marks the start of Ars Electronica's next chapter when it comes to immersive visual worlds. But how did the story of the giant projection room in the Ars Electronica Center begin?
The Deep Space EVOLUTION has started
On March 30, 2022, Deep Space EVOLUTION celebrated its premiere at the Ars Electronica Center. We have a few impressions for you.
That's what the new Deep Space EVOLUTION program looks like
New laser projectors, the most powerful graphics cards, a 3D tracking system and a whole range of new interactive programs and spectacular applications. This is Deep Space EVOLUTION.
Deep Space EVOLUTION: From the Cave into the Deep Space
With the CAVE, the Ars Electronica Futurelab laid the foundation for this experiential environment in the 1990s. "Deep Space EVOLUTION" is Ars Electronica's next chapter when it comes to immersive visual worlds.
Throwback: The Teleklettergarten
An oversized computer keyboard as a climbing wall on the facade of the Linz Art University. That was the teleclimbing garden.
Throwback: Liquid Cities
During the Ars Electronica Festival in 1996, the indoor pool of the Parkbad Linz transformed into a fluid interactive 3D space.
Throwback: Mirages & miracles
The exhibition Mirages & miracles at the Ars Electronica Center staged augmented reality in a virtuoso and imaginative way.
How to dive into hybrid reality
“Action!” The Ars Electronica Futurelab’s team shares its insights on the new video production system Deep Virtual.
MIT-Medialab's inFORM application addressed the question of how to get the digital back into the physical world.
Circular Records for Circular Futures
Can records be made from biomaterials? Artists Kat Austen and Fara Peluso think so and will work on developing a low-carbon alternative to vinyl during their S+T+ARTS Residency.
GeoPulse opened up an interactive experience space for visitors of the Ars Electronica Center that compiled multi-layered data about our world and made it possible to experience it in a playful way.
Throwback: Das Rheingold
In 2004, the Ars Electronica Futurelab designed an interactive computer-controlled visualization for the opera "Das Rheingold" by Richard Wagner.
Origami, robotics and a new world of music
How do origami and robotics create music? The Ars Electronica Futurelab's new video presents the world of oribotic instruments.
Throwback: UFOs over Linz
In a glass pyramid, 30 meters above the Danube, Isao Tomita enchanted the visitors of the Klangwolke 1984.
New technologies as part of law studies
Law students rarely deal with new technologies - that's what the Future Thinking School and the JKU want to change.
Matsudo – A city of inspiration
Matsudo International Science Art Festival 2021: How a Japanese city and its creative community cultivate the future.
Throwback: The pioneer of the synthesizer
Robert Moog is considered a pioneer of the synthesizer. In the 80s, the American inventor honored us twice in Linz.
Deep Space Concert: Philip Glass 85
On the occasion of the 85th birthday of Philip Glass, one of the most important composers of our time, pianists Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa dedicated an extraordinary concert to his music.
An Evening for Philip Glass
This is rather extraordinary, when two pianists congratulate a composer on his 85th birthday with his own music.
Happy Birthday, Philip Glass!
Philip Glass, the most famous representative of minimal music and longtime companion of Ars Electronica, celebrates his 85th birthday - we congratulate him!
Spaxels are autonomous drones that can be moved freely in space to form dynamic, three-dimensional figures in the night sky.
Throwback: City Puzzle
City Puzzle by the Ars Electronica Futurelab was an interactive simulation environment that let you create virtual urban landscapes.
Into the new year with our future experts
To kick off the new year, the Ars Electronica Futurelab is giving very special futurologists a chance to have their say.
We award your digitalization projects!
Teachers and students can now submit for the "Klasse! Lernen." education award. Project manager Veronika Krenn explains how it works.
In 1990 the time was ripe to take the next evolutionary step in the development of Prix Ars Electronica by adding a new category for "Interactive Art".
Prix Ars Electronica 2022: Here we go again!
The Prix Ars Electronica kicks off the New Year! For the 35th time in a row, the world's most traditional media art competition is entering the next round.