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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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,…