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.
apertus°: An Open, Free Film Camera
An Award of Distinction from the 2012 Prix Ars Electronica was a stepping stone for the further development of the apertus° open-source film camera. Sebastian Pichelhofer relates how the project has progressed since then.
Technology Meets Poverty
Beggar Robot, a social experiment designed to call attention to the problem of poverty, raises money for the homeless by selling Kupfermuckn, a street paper.
Art and Science
„European Digital Art and Science Network“ is the title of the just launched initiative by Ars Electronica, which aims to combine scientific topics with creative and innovative approaches to digital art.
This was the ITU Telecom World 2014
The annual ITU Telecom World took place December 7-10 in Doha, the capital of Qatar. Held at a different venue each year, ITU Telecom provides a global platform for debate and scientific exchange at the highest level in the field of information & communications technology.
The Art of applying Physics
During ITU Telecom World 2014 Mohammed A. ElRaffie offered workshops for building the world’s simplest robots. The participants experienced for the first time how inspiring their everyday surrounding can be and how simple it is to use commonplace stuff as components to build something new.
Mobile Hydroelectric Power
One of the creative, future-oriented projects presented in "The Lab" is Rotor, a moderately priced, small, mobile power plant that delivers a “plug-and-play,” instant solution to the problem of providing electricity to regions beyond the grid.
On Sunday, December 7 2014, this year's ITU Telecom World 2014 started in Doha. In the context of an open laboratory situation Ars Electronica Linz and ITU Telecom World 2014 present "The Lab".
Linz Has Been Named UNESCO City of Media Arts
On December 1, 2014 Linz was incorporated as the City of Media Arts in the Creative Cities Network of UNESCO. We chatted with one of the driving forces behind the effort to bring this about.
Spaxels in Dubai
Accompany the Ars Electronica Futurelab crew on a business trip to Dubai. At a spectacular nighttime event staged to celebrate the United Arab Emirates’ 43rd National Day on December 1, 2014, the Spaxels, a swarm of LED-equipped quadcopters, got a very enthusiastic reception.
Paper isn’t the only thing that can be folded. This is the message Matthew Gardiner, artist and team member of Ars Electronica Futurelab, wants to convey. In an interview, he explains why we’ll soon be dealing quite a bit more with folding things.
From Operating Room to Conference Hall
A very special highlight kicked off this international surgical congress: Operations being performed simultaneously at three ORs at Linz’s Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Schwestern (Hospital of the Sisters of Mercy) were broadcast directly to the Ars Electronica Center.
Truths unveiled by time
"Truths unveiled by time", as Daniel Crooks also likes to call his "Real Imaginary Objects" were shown at the Ars Electronica Festival. For the festival he even created a room-high sculpture out of plywood.
The proximity of science and art
Dr. Tom Melia, theoretical particle physicist at CERN talks about the inspiration he got by the cooperation with the Collide@CERN residency winner Ryoji Ikeda and about what it means to him to be Ikedas inspiration partner.
Looking forward with Fake History Machines
Do you remember when movies were run on bicycles? Meet the artist Scott Hessels in this interview about his Device Art that can be seen at the Ars Electronica Center.
CODE - The Language of Our Time
"The more powerful this technology and the machines are, the more powerful is also the code that drives these machines". Gerfried Stocker talks about the relationship between code and art.
Styriaversum: An Interactive Lobby
Ars Electronica Solutions’ “Styriaversum” concept outshone a field of international competitors and was selected for the makeover of the 390-m2 lobby at Styria Media Group AG’s headquarters into an interactive brandland.
TRANSMIT³ One: art as a collective kind of laboratory
Zachary Lieberman is an artist, researcher and hacker dedicated to exploring new modes of expression and play. At the moment he works for his TRANSMIT³ residency project at Queensland University of Technology.
Wearable Electronics: Body-Borne Technology
“We now have the chance to custom-tailor the technology to ourselves instead of the other way around.” Thomas Gnahm, organizer of the Wear it Festival and himself the wearer of an LED jacket, talks about concepts for wearables that will soon be snuggling up to users’ bodies worldwide.
Already at the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival Chloe Cheuk and Kenny Wong delighted us with their interactive installation Iris. Now under an Artist in Residence program they have born a new idea for another joint project.
Angewandte Innovation Laboratory
The University of Applied Arts Vienna, partner of Ars Electronica, has launched an Angewandte Innovation Laboratory - an open platform for unconventional exchange among experts in the fields of art, design, science, business and technology.
We Shape the World
Sheet metal is a material that plays a pretty pervasive role in everyday life but does so in rather low-key fashion—as housing for electronic devices, for instance, or in the elevators we ride and the cars we drive. In this interview, Harald Böck, product manager at TRUMPF Maschinen Austria, talks about the many uses of sheet metal, tools, and emerging developments in laser technology.
Narratives for Change
Derrick de Kerckhove spoke at the Festival Ars Electronica 2014 about change begins in people’s heads and we need narratives to get this going on. Narratives that update or replace old clichés and outworn patterns of thinking.
An extraordinary and daring live performance using new technologies by White Sample, raum.null, VeroVisual and voidsignal with technical devices by Michael Platz.
Night at the Museum
Gigapixel images of Paris, the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle and tours of the Museum of the Future by night—here’s a short look back at the Long Night of the Museums in the AEC.
Roy Ascott: "We Should Lead From The Heart"
The British artist, theoretician and visionary thinker’s oeuvre has been a formative influence on the work of many media artists worldwide. In this interview with the recent Golden Nica honoree who’s about to turn 80, Roy Ascott talks about how he connected with Ars Electronica and the dangers threatening those who create interactive art today.
TRANSMIT³ One: The Cube as Window on the University
Scaling and relative dimensions are what Zachary Lieberman is into now. As the first TRANSMIT³ Resident, he’s doing scientific research together with students and presenting the results on The Cube, a jumbo display in Brisbane, Australia.
Architecture in Motion
A real celebration of form and geometry—the terms that the 2014 Prix Ars Electronica jury used to describe the animated film entitled “Walking City” couldn’t have been more apt. An interview with Matt Pyke, creative director of Universal Everything, the studio that took home a Golden Nica for their efforts.
An open initiative for independent mobility
After the residency at Ars Electronica Futurelab the conept of BlindMaps, the winner of this year’s [the next idea] voestalpine Art and Technology Grant, changed in 180° degrees. Although the ideology behind it is still the same.
Innovation never stops
"Innovation continuous to evolve and all new innovations automatically build on that what was before and so it is constantly growing and changing", says K. Bradley Paxton, former director of the Electronic Imaging Research Laboratories at Eastman Kodak.
Flying Smart Atoms that are able to respond to touches by humans? The Ars Electronica Futurelab presented a significant development of the Spaxels during the 2014 Festival Ars Electronica.
youtube:lab #4 - What do you expect from Youtube?
The youtube:lab has finished its last episode and tries to find answers of what the viewers of a YouTube channel actually expect.
Day 5: A Festival Takes Its Leave
On Music Monday, the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival ended on a pleasant note. The five-day total for all events was about 85,000 visits. Here’s a look back at one final, glorious day!
youtube:lab #3 - YouTube Genres
Which are the new forms of content on youtube, what are the genres, people watch? We asked the young youtubers and festival participants
Ars Electronica Festival 2014
C... what it takes to change. What does it take for social innovation and renewal to flourish? With symposia, exhibitions, performances and concerts, the Ars Electronica Festival 2014 in Linz, Austria, from September 4 to 8, 2014, turned its attention to the theme of change.
Day 4: The Festival Heads into the Home Stretch
Day 4 is done and the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival is nearing the end.
youtube:lab #2 - web-video vs TV
Will YouTube be the next television? The young youtubers are trying to find answers at the u19 CREATE YOUR WORLD festival.
Day 3: Full Power ahead
With a comprehensive program, the 2014 Festival Ars Electronica Festival launched its third day. Discussions, lectures, shows, exhibitions, tours, workshops, parties - is there still anything missing?
youtube:lab #1 - Create your world
The youtube:lab as part of u19 CREATE YOUR WORLD uses the medium film to asks questions of change.
Day 2: A Festival to See, Hear and Marvel
There were lots of amazing things to see and hear on the second day of the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival.
Day 1: A Festival Goes for a Stroll Downtown
Visualizations, opening tours, exhibitions, breakfast conversations, experiments, visual and audio experiences. The first day of the festival in 2014 in fast forward.
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Spaxels
Ars Electronica Futurelab staffers have been doing R&D since 2012 on what they’ve dubbed Spaxels (space pixels). At the Spaxels Concept Demo members of the spaxels crew will go into detail about what makes the Spaxel-swarm work and illustrate what they’ve achieved to date.
Device Art: More than Just Gadgets
Technology and Japan—now there are a couple of kindred terms! “Device Art,” the new exhibition in the Ars Electronica Center, features whimsical exhibits representing a new art form engendered by our Digital Age.
Putting the Festival Theme into Practice … In-House at Ars Electronica Too!
This year, Ars Electronica wants to make a loud and clear statement in favor of integrating people with handicaps into “normal” working life. So, a decision was made in cooperation with FAB to take on two interns in the festival production crew.
Ars Electronica Animation Festival 2014
The Ars Electronica Animation Festival showcases the outstanding creative work filmmakers are currently doing in very diverse areas in the animation field - applications in art, science, R&D and industry.
When the Cathedral Is Ablaze with Light
Not only is Linz’s Mariendom being transformed into an atmospherically stunning exhibition space during the festival. After sundown, Austria’s largest church will shine in a completely new light.
At the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival, Ö1, the ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Company’s cultural radio station, will be broadcasting Umbrella Radio. At preset times, the Ö1 crew will ring the chimes of change and request favorably disposed festivalgoers to take part in a Change Radio ritual.
Take a Number, Leave Your Head
Since 2011, (St)Age of Participation has been performing research on audience participation in stage-based media art. This is now being taken to the next level at the Ars Electronica Festival; an interactive club offering drinks and dada that totally eliminates the boundaries between a sphere for actors and a separate one for the audience.
Ars Electronica Solutions at the Future Playground
Future Playground is a showcase of notable new developments by the Ars Electronica Futurelab and Ars Electronica Solutions. Michael Badics explains which interactive products and services Ars Electronica Solutions be showcasing there.
Water Light Graffiti - Water Makes Light
A sponge, brush or water pistol and some water - that’s all it takes to conjure up Water Light Graffiti on a wall studded with thousands of water-sensitive LEDs. The principle is simple; the results are a feast for the eyes.
Smart Citizen Sentiment Dashboard
You can get an impression of the feelings and attitudes of people in Linz towards the environment, mobility, security, the housing situation and the public sphere from the Smart Citizen Sentiment Dashboard (SCSD) on the Ars Electronica Center.
Film is the focal-point theme of this year’s u19 CREATE YOUR WORLD, so one of the featured offerings will be an extensive film workshop staged right in downtown Linz.
LipDub - take a chance … take a change!
People of different origins, with varied interests, from diverse social strata dovetail into a current and flow through town. The emotional highpoint of the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival is a major CHANGE-based production!
Interface Cultures - The 10th Anniversary
To mark the 10th anniversary of Interface Cultures, a master’s program at Linz University for Art and Design, the annual Interface Cultures-Campus Exhibition at 2014 Ars Electronica Festival is being expanded to include a program including network talks, an alumni meeting and a Bring Your Own Art event.
CyberArts 2014 – Jurystatements
No fewer than 2.703 projects were submitted for the Prix Ars Electronica 2014, one of the most popular awards for media art. In short statements jury members are talking about the projects of their respective categories.
Featured Artists 2014 Ars Electronica
Computers that recognize faces in clouds, cat faces, which are perceived as human faces, mirrors in which you can’t take a look and much more will be presented by the Featured Artists Shinseungback Kimyonghun at the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival.
Project Fumbaro Eastern Japan – Getting Aid to Those Who Need It
Golden Nica winner Takeo Saijo succeeded in setting up a digital community that mobilized thousands of volunteers to help those whose lives were devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Linz’s Cathedral as a Musical Instrument
Projection mapping is being raised to the next level of artistic development in “Archifon III”, an interactive installation that Czech artists Tomáš Dvořák and Dan Gregor are staging at the grand opening of this year’s Ars Electronica Festival.
Loophole for All – Freedom from Taxation for Everybody!
"Everyone should have the possibility of exploiting the same tax benefits that major corporations are constantly taking advantage of" ,Paolo Cirio stated. He describes his project as an attempt to democratize tax avoidance.
ARTS2: The Art of Programming
The featured guest institution at this year’s Campus exhibition is the ARTS2 art academy in Mons, Belgium, the 2015 European Capital of Culture. In this interview, Professors Michel Cleempoel and François Zajéga offer a close-up look at the school’s multidisciplinary Digital Arts program.
Device Art: Cool Tools
The Ars Electronica Center’s new “Device Art” exhibition features an extraordinary array of odd devices. What they have in common: whimsical outer shells with serious concepts inside. Hiroo Iwata has been a trendsetter in Device Art since its inception in 2004.
Buddha on the Beach
Contemporary life is full of rapid changes, the virtual collides with reality, chaos is the ultimate master. At the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival the exhibition Buddha on the Beach presents Taiwanese works that take up the topic.
Ryoji Ikeda immersing into the world of physics at CERN
The Japanese media artist and composer Ryoji Ikeda, the third Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN winner, started his residency in CERN. Together with his scientific inspiration partner Tom Melia he talked about the residency.
First Look at the Festival Program 2014
The 2014 Ars Electronica Festival is quickly approaching and the lineup of events is shaping up nicely. So, this would be a great time for a sneak preview of some featured presentations and exhibitions. Here’s a peek at what you can look forward to at the opening on September 4th.
Mercedes-Benz: Ars Electronica’s Official Fleet Supplier since 2013
Mercedes-Benz Austria has been Ars Electronica’s official fleet supplier since last year. the reciprocal inspiration of art and science is one of several promising strategies they’re pursuing.
2014 CyberArts Exhibition
The CyberArts Exhibition traditionally shows a selection of works singled out for recognition by the Prix Ars Electronica. In this interview Genoveva Rückert gets a foretaste of the 2014 CyberArts Exhibition.
Detecting the Feelings of Plants
On the trail of the feelings of plants, Young Sun Kim goes in the course of his residency stay in the Ars Electronica Futurelab, by presenting sounds from the perspective of little flowers.
File-sharing with Disarming Corruptor
With a critical project, in the field of digital manufacturing, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez won an Award of Distinction at the Prix Ars Electronica 2014. In an interview he talks about the software application „Disarming Corruptor“.
Linz Dances with MovesReloaded and OscFluctuation
We’re pleased to announce two great public showcases for the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival, which Ars Electronica Futurelab and Salzburg University of Applied Sciences has been developed together in the context of a research project named CADET.
Open Call to Take Part in the Future Innovators Summit
Through an open call innovators and creators worldwide are invited to compete for the Future Innovators Summit and become one of 24 "catalysts of change".
A Get-Acquainted Stroll around Festival City
Banks, schools, shops, pubs, courtyards, playing fields, avenues and lanes, display cases, churches and their façades and roofs—these are the Linz locations at which this year’s Ars Electronica Festival will be staged. Here’s a glimpse of what awaits you September 4-8, 2014.
Time of Day and Appointments at a Glance
The 15-year-old student, Jonas Bodingbauer, developed a clock that lets you see not only the current time but also upcoming appointments. With his invention he received an Award of Distinction in the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category.
Greetings, robot car!
Motorists will soon be sharing the road with robot cars on a daily basis. In cooperation with Mercedes-Benz, the Ars Electronica Futurelab is investigating ways to enable us to communicate effectively with the self-driving vehicles that are coming our way.
Soundtracks for Change
Incarcerated, ostracized, silenced—the fate of many musicians often goes unheard. Freemuse, the world forum on music and censorship, is trying to change this by keeping the global public informed.
On Search for Balance
"Balance from Within" is the title of the installation by Jacob Tonski, with whom he won an award in the category Interactive Art at Prix Ars Electronica 2014. In this interview he tells us what it is all about the balancing sofa.
A panoramic school project
A school project must not always be limited to the walls of the classroom. Dejan Markovic, student of the Technical College Traun, used the infrastructure of the Deep Space at the Ars Electronica Center for the presentation of his self-made panoramic pictures.
Femme Chanel - Emma Fenchel
With her found footage project the winner of the u19 - Create Your World category, Sarah Oos, accomplishes that novel narrative twists even have a way of occurring to those who’ve already seen this film several times.
On Eliminating Barriers
“Assistive technology” is designed to help people with disabilities to stay connected to Digital Society. In this interview, Gerhard Nussbaum provides an expert introduction to this field.
(e)motion-mirror: Reflected Feelings
Feelings are human. No computer in the world can outperform us when it comes to interpreting feelings and reacting to them. For this reason, Richard Sadek invented the (e)motion-mirror. It reflects the feelings of his viewer by detecting emotionally-charged facial movements and converts them into piano tones.
The Eye in the Magic Box
Wooden eye, take care - this is a well-known phrase in German language, which comes to life in "The Eye Named Frank", an artificial eye that keeps track of its observers.
Real Imaginary Objects to Touch
The Australian media artist Daniel Crooks had the goal, during his artist-in-residence program at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, to overcome the limits of the screen and generate physical three-dimensional sculptures from it. Whether he has succeeded, he says, together with Otto Naderer, in this interview.
Animated Films that Move Us
Animated films have to touch people and speak to their needs. Jurors Sabine Hirtes and Joe Gerhardt talk about what actually characterizes good animation and which trends can currently be observed in this field.
360 degrees of Enthusiasm
Jeffrey Martin, photographer and founder of the online platform 360cities.net gives an insight into his working methods and thinks aloud about the next trend of panoramic recordings: 360 degree videos.
Is this work of art really worth 140 million?
A Francis Bacon for 140 million, a Pablo Picasso for 120 million U.S. dollars. Are these works of art really worth that much? The "Art Retriever" of art and media student Rosi Grillmair gives an insight into the world of the art market.
BlindMaps: City Navigation for visually impaired People
In an interview Markus Schmeiduch, winner of the category [the next idea] voestalpine Art and Technology Grant of the Prix Ars Electronica 2014, talks with us how BlindMaps came into being and why submission for Prix Ars Electronica prize consideration was the next logical step for him.
Ian Banerjee, architect, city planner, educational researcher and member of the jury in the category "Digital Communities" of the 2014 Prix Ars Electronica, presents his view of digital communities and talks about possible changes that will shape our living together in future.
The winners 2014
While hot metal flowed from the blast furnaces at the casthouse of the steel producer voestalpine, a few hundred meters next door, the winners of the Prix Ars Electronica 2014 were announced at a press conference. A first overview.
Seven billion voices
Laina Greene calls for a human right of access to digital technologies. The Prix juror tells us in an interview, how important digital communities are and what opportunities they are able to include.
The Sky above Sharjah
The spaxels’ world tour continues. In “Clusters of Light,” an extravaganza just staged in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Ars Electronica Futurelab’s crew took their prodigious show design talents to the next level of excellence, and their choreographed formation of LED-equipped quadcopters thrilled audiences of thousands. Here, Chris Bruckmayr gives us a behind-the-scenes account.
Interactive Art: In Search of Something New
Irini Papadimitriou and Michel van Dartel, two jurymemebers of the Prix Ars Electronica 2014, were in search of something new and exciting in the category Interactive Art. They told us in an interview how these search proceeded.
“Entangled Sparks” is the Ars Electronica Futurelab’s latest contribution to the EU’s Connecting Cities initiative. Veronika Pauser, the Futurelab staffer who heads “Entangled Sparks,” took some time out to answer a few of our questions and let us in on what the so-called LinzerSchnitte is all about.
A Cross-Section of 35 Years of Media Art
What use is the world’s best media art collection if only a select few have access to it? The Ars Electronica Archive has enhanced and upgraded its online presence, and taken the additional step of making available videos of speeches and round-table discussions held over the last 35 years.
Has technology become too intrusive?
As a juror in search of [the next idea], futurist Alexander Mankowsky is right on his home turf. What he’s been particularly struck by are artistic reflections on and social criticism of how we deal with technology. Is it high time to shift gears?
u19 PRIX: A Look behind the Scenes
The jurors in the Prix Ars Electronica’s "u19 – Create Your World" category spent three days evaluating many entries by youngsters age 19 and under from Austria. We asked Ulrike Schweiger and Conny Lee about the difficult decision-making process.
The Day of Decisions
The selection process to determine the 2014 recipients of a Prix Ars Electronica, one of the world’s most important media art prizes, has been concluded. 25 international experts put in three days of intensive work to choose the winners.
Please do not disturb, voting in process
This year’s recipients of the Prix Ars Electronica will be selected this weekend. The juries’ three days of deliberations begin today at the Ars Electronica Center Linz, where the many entries will be viewed and assessed by the jurors.
Lebensstadt Linz, ganz selbstverständlich
Im LINZ VERÄNDERT Ausstellungszelt werfen die BesucherInnen bei interaktiven Stationen einen Blick hinter die Kulissen des größten Dienstleisters der Stadt. Christian Gratzl, Marketingleiter der LINZ AG, spaziert mit uns durch die Lebensstadt.
Murmur - Sorting out Dyslexia
It took 21 years for him to be able to spell his name correctly. Even as a schoolboy, Indian-born artist Aakash Odedra struggled with dyslexia. He ultimately discovered dance as the mode of expression that’s right for him.
3-D Patient Data Direct from the Clinic
Yesterday a large number of visitors attended the second part of the series "Deep Space LIVE: Anatomy for All". We chatted with Dr. Franz A. Fellner and Horst Hörtner which exceptional 3D visualization of the human body they presented this time.
Beers through the Years
On tap at the Göss Brewery Museum is everything you’d like to know about Austrians’ favorite drink—beer. And the museum has just undergone a bit of a facelift in collaboration with Ars Electronica Solutions. We recently had a chance to chat with project manager Claus Zweythurm about the thoroughly playful approach he took to this assignment.
This Inspires Us 2014…
Two examples of incredible projects that Gerfried Stocker cites as sources of inspiration for this year’s festival theme, “C … what it takes to change,” are Projekt Daniel and Solar Mamas. That’s reason enough to take a closer look at them.
Terra Mater: Pictures of the World
Since April 2013 the Ars Electronica Center Linz shows a new documentary in Deep Space on the 16 × 9-meter big screen each week - with free admission. Ivo Filatsch, senior producer and executive producer of Terra Mater Factual Studios, gives us an insight of how such a documentary is actually produced.
Researching deep into the Night
The title met the program: During the “Long Night of Research” on FRI April 4, 2014, the Ars Electronica Center and the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz opend their doors late into the night for a highly interested audience from young to old.
Food for thought at school
Once a year, the Ars Electronica Center invites its ambassadors to come to Linz - to not only to inform about new offers in the coming school year, but especially to get feedback and suggestions from the teachers themselves. A review of the 4th AEC Ambassador Day.
C … what it takes to change
The 2014 Ars Electronica Festival is set for September 4-8. This year's festival theme is called “C … what it takes to change”. Gerfried Stocker, the artistic director of Ars Electronica, gives us his take on what it takes to change.
A Golden Nica for Young People
Once again this year, the Prix Ars Electronica’s u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category cordially invites youngsters under age 19 to submit promising ideas for prize consideration. We recently had a chance to chat with Sirikit Amann, a juror in this category since 1998.
3-D Printing for All
The Print3Dfuture Conference, Austria’s first conclave dedicated to three-dimensional printing, was held on March 27th at the Odeon Theater in Vienna. Among the speakers was the manager of the FabLab at the Ars Electronica Center Linz, Alina Sauter. Here, she talks about this fascinating topic.
World War I in Linz
March 1914. Linz is a prosperous town in peace - for the population there is no evidence of a major European war. In a Deep Space LIVE Markus Altrichter from the Archives of the City of Linz shows historical pictures from the First World War - a time that was marked in Linz of hunger.
Small Gestures for a Better Future
“L’Oracle du papillon” (the oracle of the butterfly) exhibition in Fribourg, Switzerland encourages visitors to get proactive and make a small contribution to enabling humankind to deal collectively with upcoming challenges. A key element of this exhibition is GeoPulse, the modern simulation & visualization tool provided by Ars Electronica Solutions.
Quayola: From Prizewinner to Juror
A visually impressive animated work entitled "Forms" wowed the 2013 Prix Ars Electronica jury and garnered the Golden Nica grand prize in the Computer Animation/Film/VFX category for its creators, visual artists Davide Quayola (IT) and Memo Akten (TR). This year, prizewinner Quayola will be one of the experts judging the submissions.
Anatta: The Illusion of Self
The visualization of his dance performance entitled “Anatta” totally blew away the audience that gathered in the Ars Electronica Center’s Deep Space in late January 2014, now it can be seen in March 2014 again. Viktor Delev gave us a few personal insights into his work.
Animation is more than just film
What defines a good animation? And what developments can be expected in this area? Prof. (FH) Mag. Dr. Jürgen Hagler Mag from the Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences Campus Hagenberg presents a brief inventory of the genre and introduces the animations that can be seen at Deep Space LIVE on THU March 20, 2014, 8 PM.
Screenplays for the World of Tomorrow
Austrian actor Ferry Öllinger was already a familiar face to audiences in German-speaking Europe when his big breakthrough came playing Chief Inspector Kroisleitner in the popular TV cop show “SOKO Kitzbühel”. At the 2014 Prix Ars Electronica, he’s cast in quite a different role: juror in the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category.
We interact with the universe
Enrique Rivera is one of the jurors at the Prix Ars Electronica 2014 for the category "Interactive Art". We asked him what he understands by "interactivity" and whether people in Chile interact differently than people in Japan or Europe.
A City that senses and responds
The well-known Wired Magazine put his name to its list of "50 people who will change the world" considering his way of thinking about future energy efficient cities where architecture senses and responds. An interview with jury member Carlo Ratti.
Anatomy for All
Modern imaging procedures used in the medical field today provide fascinating insights into what goes on inside a human being. Dr. Franz Fellner of Linz General Hospital recently talked to us about the possibilities created by visualizations in Deep Space.
kod.io in Linz: The Joy of Coding
This weekend, on March 1, 2014, the "Kod.io", a developer conference from Europe, will take place at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz - after its first edition in Istanbul last year.
Exciting, Inspiring Ideas
A grant designed to foster the development of innovative ideas with great future promise—the competition to select this year’s recipient of „[the next idea] voestalpine Art and Technology Grant“ is one of the 2014 Prix Ars Electronica’s six categories. An interview with cultural producer Ela Kagel and Gerhard Kürner, director of corporate communications.
Ars Electronica Center als (Volks-)Schule
Drei Volksschulklassen besuchen in diesem Schuljahr das Ars Electronica Center mehrmals und erleben es so besonders intensiv als ungewöhnlichen Lernort. Gerda Hörschläger von der VS Pöstlingberg und Andrea Fröhlich vom Team Bildung & Vermittlung berichten von Erfahrungen und Intention dieses Angebots.
The Linz 500 years ago
The more we look back into the history of the city of Linz, the more difficult is it to trace the lives of the people of that time. Which sources do historians like Dr. Cathrin Hermann from the Archives of the City of Linz need in order to trace a picture of Linz 500 years ago, she explains in this interview.
The Art of Flight
Curt Morgan is one of the most famous producers in action sports films - in an interview with Ars Electronica he talks about the film "The Art of Flight", which can be watched in the context of Deep Space LIVE at the Ars Electronica Center in its 3-D version.
The South is everywhere
As a passanger of the Russian nuclear icebreaker Yamal, the strongest ship in the world, the scientific editor Prof. Mag. Josef Friedhuber reports on his trip to the North Pole.
The Data Destroyer
In the new exhibition series "TIME OUT .01", which opened in January 2014 in collaboration with the program "Time-based and Interactive Media" of Linz Art University, the Austrian artist Stefan Tiefengraber presents three of his works in the foyer of the Ars Electronica Center in Linz . In this interview, the 32-year-old talks about them in more detail.
Linz Then and Now
The cityscape of Linz has changed significantly in recent decades. Dr. Fritz Mayrhofer from the Archives of the City of Linz presents some examples during Deep Space LIVE.
1st ServiceDesign Jam at the Tabakfabrik Linz
A ServiceDesign Jam will be staged for the first time in Linz—or, more precisely, in Axis Linz – Coworking Loft in Tabakfabrik—March 7-9, 2014. This is an extraordinary group experience in which participants develop—jointly, over 48 hours—innovative ideas and prototypes for services. This is one of the Global Service Jams being held simultaneously in over 120 cities worldwide.
Is my data safe?
The exhibition "Out of Control - What the Web knows about you" calls us in mind since April 2012 what governments and companies do with our data and tracks on the Web. FH-Prof. DI Robert Kolmhofer explains how we can best protect our data and he presents its 10 top links about the topic.
40 traumatized chimpanzees previously used as test objects for a pharmaceutical company in a laboratory and infected with HIV and hepatitis viruses are now being cared for in a former safari park near Vienna of four animal keepers. On THU January 16, 2014, 8 PM, filmmaker Christian Rost gives personal insights into this touching story during "Deep Space LIVE".
TIME OUT: Media art from Linz
"TIME OUT", this is the title of the new exhibition series at the Ars Electronica Center, which will open on THU January 30, 2014, 7 PM, and will present from now on selected and excellent works of the study course "Time-based and Interactive Media" at the University of Art and Design Linz.
Kids experience Technology
Attentive observation, independent experiments and inquisitive research. Playful and without learning pressure children between 4 and 8 years explore scientific phenomena and technological applications at the exhibition "KET - Kids Experience Technology" of the KET-tour project 2012-2015.