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.
2015: The Year in Review
A lot can happen in a year! Let’s take a retrospective look at Ars Electronica’s activities in 2015.
Meet Raffaela and Joan
Raffaela Vornicu was looking for a job; Joan Bairam had fled from Syria. Now, both are working at the Ars Electronica Center. What they bring to the job are a healthy measure of curiosity, an extraordinarily high level of commitment and impressive language skills.
Get Moving! Game Changer Suite in Deep Space 8K
Jeremiah Diephuis and his students in the Interactive Media program at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences’ Hagenberg Campus are reliable providers of content for Deep Space—in 8K too. The Game Changer Suite game collection has already mobilized lots of visitors to the Ars Electronica Center.
CERN: A Journey through the World of Science
In autumn 2015, the English artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt began their two-month residency at CERN, the world's largest particle physics research facility in Geneva. Here they present a first visual interim report of their work at CERN.
ŠKODA Rallye 3-D: Motorsport Right Up Close
What does it really feel like to race down a narrow gravel road at speeds of up to 150 km/h? For a dealer conference held by carmaker ŠKODA, the Ars Electronica Futurelab produced an action-packed 3-D video that’s now being screened for Ars Electronica Center visitors in Deep Space 8K.
The Sixth Wave of Mass Extinction
The experimental/industrial/techno duo raum.null delivers the musical accompaniment to a nightmarish vision of mass extinction hopped up on disturbing visuals courtesy of VJs VeroVisual, voidsignal and Flockaroo.
The Pacher-Altar as a Gigapixel in Deep Space 8K
For more than half a millennium the altar of St. Wolfgang expresses the latest highlights of medieval art creation before the Reformation. Now the Linz photographer Florian Voggeneder has made a high-resolution gigapixel of the Pacher-Altar. In Deep Space LIVE theologian Dr. Michael Zugmann and art historian Dr. Lothar Schultes presented the details of this outstanding altar.
A “FutureWorkshop” [Zukunftswerkstatt] was staged for the fifth time at the Ars Electronica Center this week. One of the participants was 20-year-old Hilal Celepci, who was attending this program designed to foster unemployed young people for the second time. Here, she gives us a behind-the-scenes look at FutureWorkshop.
Point clouds of the past
Archaeologists are increasingly using laser scanning technology, as shown in the example of the Upper Austrian Provincial Museum in collaboration with EF Tech. It allows to capture historical places and buildings as three-dimensional objects and thus to preserve them for posterity.
Nurturing Ideas that Advance the Net
The internet has changed our world, and continues to do so daily. In Austria, netidee is an initiative which annually provides grants to support the implementation of new ideas that promote the advantages of online networks. Here are the 2015 funding recipients.
Back to Materia Prima
The question of the starting point, the Materia Prima of our world, quickly comes up when art gets in contact with science and vice versa. The correspondent exhibition of Ars Electronica and LABoral in Spain deals with the interaction of these two fields.
Panoramic Photography: Pictures with vision
Conventional image formats are definitively too undersized - the Austrian photographer Johann Steininger is specialized in wide panoramas where the viewing angles range up to 360 degrees. Now he presents a collection of them in the Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center.
You are a number now
You have left everything behind and have just arrived at a refugee camp. Now a period begins in which you are only noticed as a number. In his lecture development worker Kilian Kleinschmidt persuaded that this does not need to be this way.
The Soul of the Cube: A Glimpse into the Soul of a Campus
What intelligence agencies, IT corporate giants and customized apps do to create profiles of perpetrators, users or customers is precisely what takes place for purely artistic purposes under the aegis of a project named “Soul of the Cube.” Data gathered by Queensland University of Technology and the Ars Electronica Futurelab are applied to visualize the mood on campus.
Nick Ervinck: 3D printing out of passion
Nick Ervinck is a master of 3D printing. In an interview with Ars Electronica he talks about the sources of inspiration for his organic and surreal sculptures and why he is so fascinated about 3D printing.
The Heart Beating in 3-D
It turns out that you can peer into a person’s heart after all! The latest visualizations by the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing (MEVIS) make it possible to see what goes on in our blood vessels and understand what’s happening.
Video Mapping: Animations beyond the screen
Ferry wheels, historic buildings and cactuses - it does not always have to be a flat and limiting screen, where animations can be projected on, as shown in the video mappings by Romain Tardy.
Artistic views on science
New perspectives, inspiring connections and a better understanding of contexts. Artists of the exhibition "Elements of Art and Science" talk about what they expect from the linking of both areas.
Social Capital in the City
In 2050 about two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. Geeta Mehta, professor at the Columbia University, is thinking about our living together in the future.
Digital Spring 2016: What Can Digital Activism Accomplish?
In raising consciousness of sociopolitical conflict zones, the Digital Spring 2016 Festival in Salzburg will highlight the possibilities afforded by media art as a means of addressing such issues as the sorely needed policy for dealing with refugees, acts of right-wing vandalism, restrictions placed on freedom of speech and other forms of discrimination.
Inspiring Journeys into the World of Science
The European Art and Science Network is once again offering interested artists the chance for a creative sojourn at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile and at the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz. Here’s an account of how the first such residency played out.
"Unity" in Deep Space 8K
At the conference "Unite 2015" in Boston, the team of the Ars Electronica Futurelab presented the "Human Bodies: The Universe Within" project, which was realized with the development environment "Unity".
Cinematic Rendering: Big-Screen Anatomy
Cinematic Rendering takes 3-D depictions of the human body to the next level of image quality. This project, which was developed by Siemens Healthcare and is now being shown in Deep Space 8K, is a vivid example of how science too can benefit from artistic impetus.
"So I went the boring way"
2015 Golden Nica winner Alex Verhaest and Pascal Floerks, this year’s winner of an Award of Distinction, talked with jury member Erick Oh about their animations and motifs behind.
SOYA C(O)U(L)TURE – Useful Things arise out of Waste
The winners of the [the next idea] Art and Technology Grant voestalpine 2015 is XXLab with their project SOYA C(O)U(L)TURE. Their ambitious goal is to combat water pollution and poverty in Indonesia.
Urfixed Light Animation
“Urfixed Light Animation” is a fascinating stop-motion video featuring hectic light-painting backed by a high-energy soundtrack. It shows Linz’s semiannual Urfahr Fair from a totally new perspective.
Spy Museum Berlin: On the Trail of Secret Agents
Spies, secret agents and intelligence operatives take note: In Berlin, state-of-the-art technologies are being used to blow the cover of all sorts of espionage activities. To find out more, visit Spy Museum Berlin, a joint operation with Ars Electronica Solutions.
Visions in the Future of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing
In conjunction with the EU’s Sparks project, the Ars Electronica Futurelab is addressing an Open Call to artists with visions involving new technologies in the areas of health, medicine and wellbeing.
Day 5: Last Day at the PostCity
Day 5 and thus the final day of the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival is over! We thank all who have made this festival so memorable: all artists, scientists, activists and contributors! Here is a look back at the last day.
Day 4: Citizen Day at the Ars Electronica Festival
Sunday was Citizen Day in the PostCity with projects designed to get locals to rethink Linz and to discover and develop new perspectives. In the evening many artists and symposia speakers already had to leave. We take a look back on an eventful festival Sunday.
Ars Electronica Festival 2015
POST CITY - Habitats for the 21st Century. 92,000 visits, 482 individual events featuring 946 artists, scientists, activists and other protagonists from 42 countries. This retrospective look at one of the best-attended festivals of all time is an amazing sight to behold. We’ve assembled an array of excellent impressions of all the festival venues—but especially of PostCity at Linz’s train station.
Day 3: About Markets and Prix winners
Informative, entertaining, spectacular. The third day of the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival is already over. We have recorded a few moments of this day.
Day 2: Hustle and Bustle in the PostCity
Day 2 of the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival is over and it was symposia day! But also in u19 - CREATE YOUR WORLD and the theme exhibition was a hustle and bustle.
Day 1: The PostCity flourishs
The first day of the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival already marks the wide range of exhibitions and events - and gives a foretaste of the following four festival days in Linz.
Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion in Linz
Two days before the start of the Ars Electronica Festival, the research vehicle Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion made a stop on the main square of Linz for an European premiere.
We are all astronauts. The new exhibition "Spaceship Earth" at the Ars Electronica Center in collaboration with the ESA is dedicated to the fascinating and revealing satellite images of our planet.
PostCity - 72 hours before the start
In less than 72 hours we go, the Ars Electronica Festival 2015. We have been looking at the PostCity, the central location this year.
Myriads: Transgression in the Post City
Through Myriads Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico want to establish a peer-to-peer ethnography of a city: a diffused participatory observation in which the myriads of public micro-histories become a commons and are performed through art, education, citizen engagement, tactical usage, starting from margins.
Gerfried Stocker Leads the Openings & Introductory Parcours
The 2015 Ars Electronica Festival kicks off on September 3, 2015. Whoever wants to take it all in and benefit from expert commentary along the way should definitely join the Openings & Introductory Parcours led by Ars Electronica Artistic Director Gerfried Stocker.
The Urban Design Lab at 2015 Ars Electronica Festival
The Habitat 21 exhibition at the Ars Electronica Festival 2015 considers the process of urbanization going on worldwide. One part of this exhibition is the Urban Design Laboratory – an experimental design methodology combining people-centered planning and urban strategies.
Citythinking as Key to Unknown Potentials
[tp3] architects and Eddea Arquitectura y Urbanismo deal with strategic development processes of cities. Together they have attuned the creative method of Citythinking to the theme of this year's Ars Electronica Festival and also further developed it.
u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD Festival
During the Ars Electronica Festival 2015, 3rd to 7th September, the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD Festival is dedicated especially to our young audience. It is the venue for the creation and exchange of ideas, solutions, concepts and experiments for the future of young people under 19 years.
University 8.0: the digital challenge!
It’s become something of a Linz Art University tradition to invite a partner institution from outside Austria to make a guest appearance at the Campus Exhibition. At the Ars Electronica Festival 2015, Paris 8 University presents thirty years of digital research and creative work.
CyberArts 2015: State of the Electronic Arts
The Prix Ars Electronica is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for creativity and pioneering spirit in the use of digital media. Each year, the prizewinning works are showcased at one of the highlights of the Ars Electronica Festival: the CyberArts exhibition.
Semiconductor wins Collide@CERN Ars Electronica Award
The English artist duo, Semiconductor, will begin a two-month residency at CERN. Then their next stop is Linz, where they will spend a month at the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
Deep Space 8K – The Next Generation
Sharper pictures, brighter colors and starker contrast are in store for visitors to Deep Space 8K. On August 7th Deep Space 8K premiered and guests immerse themselves in these extraordinary realms of imagery for the first time.
The Naked Truth of The Naked Veriti Project
The Naked Verity project, realized by Spanish artists for the Ars Electronica Festival 2015, uses memory, interaction and light, and composite and manufactured parts to express feelings and thoughts about technological art at the festival.
eMotionSpheres: Collision-free Motion of Autonomous Systems
With the eMotionSpheres, Festo shows how several flying objects can move in a coordinated manner and within a defined space. The intelligent networking system creates a guidance and monitoring system that could be used in the networked factory of the future.
Why is More – a working process and a recognition of rules
The Linz based architect team [tp3] architects and Eddea Arquitectura y Urbanismo deal with strategic development processes of cities – an important point in the Ars Electronica Festival 2015. Now the concept for the exhibition display for the festival has been defined.
Are we ready for the post-post-media era?
Media are now available anytime and anyplace; in fact, it is becoming difficult to switch them off and remain “off-grid”. But we are also beginning to realize that all of this is not really necessary. A kind of protest movement is emerging in this “post-Google” and “post-Snowden” world.
Rhythm as the DNA of music
During Hyungjoong Kim's residency at the Ars Electronica Futurelab he will explore the traditional Korean music and develop an interface to change the rhythm of music. The result will be unveiled at the Ars Electronica Festival 2015.
A flea market with "internet-ish" things in actual space
Internet Yami-Ichi means Black Market in English and it's a one-day flea market which deals "internet-ish" things, face-to-face, in actual space. After bringing the market to Tokyo, Berlin, Brussels and Amsterdam, the Ars Electronica Festival 2015 in Linz will be the next station.
A Close-up Look at Cultural Heritage in Deep Space 8K
To take full advantage of the breathtaking clarity in the new Deep Space 8K, the 8K resolution at 120 Hz and in stereo 3-D, it’s not enough to simply upgrade the hardware. The content to be presented also has to have what it takes to deliver the ultimate visual experience to audience members.
Artistic Ideas for the Ecological Development
For the installation "Plantas Autofotosintéticas" Gilberto Esparza won the Golden Nica in the Hybrid Art category at the Prix Ars Electronica 2015. This is a complex symbiotic system, which reveals ideas for the ecological development.
Inside & Between: Within Different Worlds
Gabriel Radwan is this year’s Golden Nica winner in the Prix Ars Electronica’s u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category. The 19-year-old student’s prizewinning project is a stop-motion film entitled “Inside & Between".
A New Mastermind in Deep Space 8K
In Deep Space 8K, visitors can look forward to breathtaking visuals in 8K resolution on 16x9-meter projection surfaces on the wall and the floor. And processing the resulting flow of data — an awesome 23 gigabytes/second in real time — demands a special high-performance processor.
Citythinking - Why is More
For the Ars Electronica Festival 2015, the Linz based architect team [tp3] architects and Eddea Arquitectura y Urbanismo deal with strategic development processes of cities to present a creative approach for the future urban development.
Deep Space 8K: The rebuilding has begun
From August 7, 2015 the images in the Deep Space will be projected in 8K resolution. 8K means pictures in impressive sharpness and color intensity. The renovations to the Deep Space 8K are already in full swing.
The World's first Art Satellite in Space
ARTSAT1: Invader, the world’s first art satellite, blasted off into outer space on February 28, 2014. The 2015 Prix Ars Electronica jury honored the ARTSAT: Art and Satellite Project with an Award of Distinction in the Hybrid Art category.
What are you doing with my data?
“What are you doing with my data?” is a question that Malte Spitz, German Green Party politician and internet expert, has been posing for years. Recently he spoke about this issue at a Deep Space LIVE event in the Ars Electronica Center.
When Are They Finally Going to Leave?
The kids attending the Kindergarten of the Future this year selected Ute Krause’s “Wann gehen die wieder?” [When Are They Finally Going to Leave?] for a project entitled Linz Picture Book Kindergartens and thus dealt with issues having to do with patchwork families.
Cooler Visuals, Enhanced Experience: Deep Space 8K
A sensational, internationally unique experience awaits visitors to the Ars Electronica Center beginning August 7, 2015. An all-out upgrade of the venue’s technical infrastructure of the Deep Space will enable audiences to enjoy projections at 8K resolution and thus worlds of imagery at a never-before-achieved level of quality!
LHC - The Mother of All Experiments
Many questions remain open. The Large Hadron Collider aims to answer at least a few of them. A residency under the aegis of CERN and Ars Electronica offers an opportunity to take an artistic approach to the leading edge of science and to experience the site of this huge experiment.
netidee: WANTED - Projects with "Snowball Effect"
€1,000,000 in funding for projects to advance the internet’s impact in Austria is available from netidee [NetIdea], an initiative launched by Internet Privatstiftung Austria (IPA). This private foundation is soliciting great ideas designed to promote the possibilities of digital networking. Submission deadline is July 15, 2015.
Cycling as Philosophy
In the context of this year’s theme of the Connecting Cities cultural project “In/Visible City” the next two artists doing a guest stint at the Ars Electronica Futurelab: Christoph Fraundorfer and Florian Born developed their project ESEL-COMPLAIN.
At CERN Artists need to challenge us with Ideas
Under the aegis of the European Digital Art and Science Network, Ars Electronica and CERN recently announced their latest open call for applications to do an eight-week residency at CERN followed by a stay at the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
Where Science Meets Art
Ars Electronica is making its second guest appearance at Science Centre Singapore. The successful debut was a large-scale exhibition in 2007. Now, eight years later, the follow-up is entitled “INTERPLAY – Where Science Meets Art”.
art & science: Inspiration Space
María Ignacia Edwards is the recipient of an extraordinary opportunity under the aegis of Art & Science: a residency at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile and at the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz. We accompanied her on her pre-visit in Chile.
Think Cosmically, Act Locally
During her residency at the Ars Electronica Futurelab and her PhD thesis, Yuri Tanaka, is looking for an approach to answer the question: how cosmic art is expressed in different cultures.
There Is No Bio Art!
Jens Hauser is a curator, a scholar in media & cultural studies, and a journalist who writes about cultural matters. He’s curated some of the best-known exhibitions at the interface of art and biology. 2015 he was a juror in the Hybrid Art category.
CREATE YOUR WORLD Goes on Tour!
Ars Electronica has come up with another highlight for young people: the CREATE YOUR WORLD Tour! Selected schools and other institutions will be hosting a lineup of workshops.
The Spaxels at the Eurovision Song Contest
This is the ultimate extravaganza! With over 195 million viewers, the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest will be one of the world’s biggest televised events. Among the featured attractions—albeit with only half a minute of air time—are the Spaxels of the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz.
“Cities or depressing surroundings inspire me”
Seppo Gründler, 2015 Prix Ars Electronica juror, discusses the criteria that entries in the Digital Musics & Sound Art category have to fulfill, and tells where he finds motivation for his compositions.
Digital Message in a Bottle
Julian Reil sends out messages sealed inside a watertight glass bottle. Thanks to SMS and an LED module, the contents of the communiqués can be composed post-launch and displayed. “Bottleneck” is featured in the TIME OUT .03 exhibition in the Ars Electronica Center.
Street Names Suited to the 21st Century
We talked to Marcus Neustetter to find out why the naming of streets and squares is significant for the whole identity of a city and how he, a native of Johannesburg, draws parallels between the process of renaming streets in his homeland and what goes on in other cities.
PostCity: An 80,000-m2 Urban Laboratory
The mail doesn’t ride the rails anymore. Take a look at PostCity, the prime location of Ars Electronica 2015 in Linz. By then end of May, it will already be the venue of the Festival’s lineup of preliminary events.
Styriaversum - An Interactive Lobby
The lobby of a company’s head office is its business card. Ars Electronica Solutions designed the Styriaversum to extend an impressive welcome to those entering the lobby of Styria Media Group AG’s stylish new headquarters.
The Beauty Myth in Focus
What is beauty, actually? With this question in mind, visitors of the Schlossmuseum Linz enter the current exhibition "The Beauty Myth" - equipped with the smartphone and the FOCUS app of the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
This Isn’t a Matter of Technical Sophistication; Emotions Are What Counts!
The Prix Ars Electronica has staged a competition for young people ever since 1998. In the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category. Sirikit Amann has served as a juror in this category every year since its inception.
Expanded Animation - Tracking Developments on the Fringe
Media art in moving pictures will be a mainstay of the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival. For the first time, the Symposium “Expanded Animation”, the Prix Forum and the screenings of computer-animated works will be held at a single location.
Hybrid Art: Projects in Interstices
Hybrid Art jurymember, Susanne Jaschko, talks about "prozessagenten", current trends in transdisciplinary art, and her initial impressions of this year’s Ars Electronica Festival location.
Cities of the Future
POST CITY. Habitats for the 21st Century is the theme of Ars Electronica 2015. A thinker who has already been focusing intensively on our urban future is Dietmar Offenhuber. We had a chance to chat with him about cities of the future.
Dada Performance and Interactive City Data at Sound:Frame 2015
The Ars Electronica Futurelab starred in the opening night extravaganza of this year’s sound:frame festival at Vienna’s MAK–Museum of Applied Arts, delivering interactive highlights that rocked the venue’s stage, speakers and projection walls.
Prix Ars Electronica 2015: The Juries’ Verdicts Are In!
The 25 international experts have concluded their deliberations and named the recipients of the five Golden Nicas and other honors. Here’s a look back at the 2015 Prix jury meetings, one of the most exciting weekends in the Ars Electronica year.
Mr. Touchy: I love to be touched
Mr. Touchy is waiting for someone to make physical contact with him. Then and only then do his camera eyes open, and a conversation can commence. Artist Eric Siu’s camera helmet is currently on display in the “Device Art” exhibition.
About Thinking in Terms of Preset Categories
“Draw:er” scrutinizes the images that come to mind when people think about Austria. This audio installation by young media artist Verena Mayrhofer is part of the TIME OUT .03 exhibition at the Ars Electronica Center.
Enabling Us to See What’s Invisible
In conjunction with residencies staged at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, Anita Brunnauer, Dietmar Offenhuber and Ursula Feuersinger are producing art projects that will premiere on the interactive LED façade of the Ars Electronica Center.
"I love when the idea takes me by surprise"
Rikke Frisk, one of the Prix Ars Electronica jurors who’ll be selecting this year’s recipient of [the next idea] voestalpine Art and Technology Grant, talks about how she draws inspiration and why it’s so important to travel when you’re in search of solutions.
What is Hybrid Art?
Victoria Vesna is one of the four jurors who will select the prizewinners in the 2015 Prix Ars Electronica’s Hybrid Art category.
First the Question, then the Answer
Kazuhiko Washio, creative director and producer at the Hakuhodo ad agency in Japan and a 2015 Prix Ars Electronica juror, is absolutely certain that before beginning to seek the right answers, we must first pose the right questions.
Investigating, Discovering and Comprehending via Game Playing
Since 2003, Elisabeth Menasse-Wiesbauer has been director of the ZOOM Kindermuseum and we’re honored that she has agreed to serve as a Prix Ars Electronica juror this year in the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category.
Disoriented Amidst a Flurry of Flashing Lights
How do flashes of light affect our perception? Media artist Dawid Liftinger’s FLASHLIGHTINSTALLATION #1 in the Ars Electronica Center explores the artistic potential of electronic flash units used in photography.
María Ignacia Edwards combines Art and Mathematics
The recipient of the Residency staged under the auspices of the Art & Science Network has been announced. Maria Ignacia Edwards was selected from among the 140+ applicants from 40 countries who responded to the open call.
There's no "Vodka" Sound Art
Which tools Sergei Kasich utilizes, how the Russian sound artist works, and some of the experiences he’s had in conjunction with many art projects carried out in Russia—these are a few of the talking points covered in this interview with the 2015 Prix Ars Electronica juror.
Animated Films with Character
Animated films are his passion! Rob O’Neill, a 2015 Prix Ars Electronica juror and character technical director supervisor at DreamWorks Animation, talks about current trends in character design and what filmmakers have to do to build up a portfolio that really makes people sit up and take notice.
Let things flow!
Valeria Rueda, one of the A-list artists in the new digital music scene, is a member of the jury in the 2015 Prix Ars Electronica’s Digital Musics & Sound Art category. Why does music play such a big part in her life?
Sorting Out Cities
At Miraikana a focal-point theme for several years now has been the visualization of global interrelationships. Since late November Geo-Cosmos has displayed “Sorting Out Cities” - an animated film by Dietmar Offenhuber and the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
Life Always Offers Alternatives
Erwin Wagenhofer is an Austrian author and filmmaker whose critical documentary films have won numerous awards and made a name for him worldwide. In conjunction with the 2015 Prix Ars Electronica, he is serving as a juror in the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category for kids and young people.
Robert Adrian X Turns 80 - "In any case, it’s all about the telephone"
Artist Robert Adrian X already began dealing with the phenomenon of computer users linking up in networks over 30 years ago in “The World in 24 Hours.”
The Dramaturgische Gesellschaft 2015 @ Ars Electronica
The 2015 Dramaturgische Gesellschaft conference was held in Linz. As part of a cooperation with the Dramaturgische Gesellschaft event organisers and the Landestheater Linz, the Ars Electronica provided a special program for the event.
New Ideas for Art’s Encounter with Science
Lale Eric Dobrivoje from the Center for the Promotion of Science, Richard Kitta and Michal Murin of DIG Gallery discussed how science and art can benefit from one another and what those submitting a project to the Open Call of the art&science network ought to keep in mind.
A creative journey for all of us
In this interview, Robert Devcic, director of GV Art, and Oscar Abril, artistic director of LABoral, speak about their expectations from the European Digital Art and Science Network.
From Art to Science
The Kapelica Gallery and Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation are two partners of the art & science network. In the interview, they present their expectations.
Ars Electronica in the Knowledge Capital
The Knowledge Capital in Osaka is getting ready to host its second Forum, a get-together design especially for those who’d like to get inspired by artistic points of view. Here, Ars Electronica’s Emiko and Hideaki Ogawa give us a briefing.
The juries of Prix Ars Electronica 2015
No fewer than 2,703 entries from 77 countries were submitted for prize consideration to the 2014 Prix Ars Electronica. This year’s competition will honor excellence in six categories. Here, Ars Electronica’s Emiko Ogawa gives us a brief overview of the composition of the juries.
Research is Child’s Play
The Kids’ Research Laboratory that opened in mid-January 2015 is the Museum of the Future’s high-tech playground for youngsters age 4-8.
Futurelab Academy for Students at the Hong Kong Design Institute
A group of Hong Kong Design Institute undergraduates are currently in Linz to attend the Ars Electronica Futurelab Academy to help them develop ideas and implementation strategies for their final projects.
Giving an artistic framework to research visualizations
In December 2014 Zach Lieberman came back to the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to work on his project at the Cube within the framework of the residency program TRANSMIT³.
35 Years of ORF TELETEXT
It all began on January 21, 1980, when 64 screen pages filled the vertical blanking interval of the television signal with additional information. An interview with former ORF General Manager Gerhard Weis.
A Residency at the European Southern Observatory
Fernando Comerón, the ESO’s representative in Chile, talks in the interview about what winners of the open call of the „European Digital Art and Science Network“ can expect during their residency at the ESO.
Science Gallery Dublin: Be passionate but also realistic
Diane McSweeney gives us a briefing on Science Gallery Dublin, an “art & science” partner institution, and discusses her expectations of the art-science encounter.
Linz, Pioneering City of Media Art
The UNESCO City of Media Arts title is essential to the city’s efforts to develop a higher-profile international image and get connected to a highly effective global network. We recently met with Linz’s director of cultural affairs, Julius Stieber, and talked about the significance of this honor.