The inventor of the Klangwolke is dead. An obituary for Walter Haupt, who died in Munich on May 17, 2023 at the age of 88.
Ryuichi Sakamoto died March 28 at the age of 71. The Japanese pianist, composer and pioneer of electronic music was the winner of the Prix Ars Electronica in 1997.
Artist, curator, theoretician, activist, visionary – Peter Weibel was one of those people who do not fit into any box, but instead switch from one field and metier to another. On March 1, 2023, Peter Weibel passed away in Karlsruhe at the age of 78.
In the second part of our Year In Review, we turn our attention not only to art, but also to the exciting stories of the people behind it.
50 years after “The Limits to Growth” Club of Rome with “Earth4All” warns about the consequences of social inequality for our planet: A Survival Guide for Humanity
How can creativity and art help society face crises in a resilient way? The Ars Electronica Futurelab is looking for answers.
With “Songs for Amelia Earhart,” Laurie Anderson and Dennis Russell Davies, together with the Brno Filharmonic Orchestra and cellist Rubin Kodheli, pay tribute to the pioneer of the skies and tell of her last flight around the world.
What characterizes a “Pioneer of Media Art”? Laurie Anderson connects art with technology and opens new musical paths with her inventions.
This year, for the first time, the Cyber Arts exhibition brings together the year’s best Prix Ars Electronica award-winning art projects in the KEPLER’S GARDENS on the campus of Johannes Kepler University Linz.
With his multiple roles as scientist, author of science fiction novels and specialist for computer graphics, he gave a momentous impulse for many other media art festivals as co-founder of the first Ars Electronica in 1979. Herbert W. Franke passed away at the age of 95 on July 16, 2022.
Drones merging to a digital canvas or painting with light: An Ars Electronica Futurelab workshop showcased the art of swarm robotics.
“Action!” The Ars Electronica Futurelab’s team shares its insights on the new video production system Deep Virtual.
In a glass pyramid, 30 meters above the Danube, Isao Tomita enchanted the visitors of the Klangwolke 1984.
Robert Moog is considered a pioneer of the synthesizer. In the 80s, the American inventor honored us twice in Linz.
Philip Glass, the most famous representative of minimal music and longtime companion of Ars Electronica, celebrates his 85th birthday – we congratulate him!
Analog music generates digital visualizations: Maki Namekawa, Cori O’Lan and Rubin Kodheli in a timeless night performance at Deep Space 8K.
With the Paintbrush painting drone, the Space Ink research project is opening a new chapter in the future of art.
Just recently, Joe Davis and Sarah Khan stored 2,417 quintillion angels on the head of a pin. Reason enough to talk to the BioArt pioneer about the connection between art and science.
In 1980, electronic music pioneer Klaus Schulze opened the Ars Electronica Festival with a concert of live recorded sounds from the Linz steelworks voestalpine.
Ars Electronica Futurelab’s Bio Ink research combines cutting-edge digital technologies with biotechnology to explore nature, life on the planet and the microcosm of this world.
The “School of the Future -OPEN STUDIO-” in Tokyo Midtown invites visitors to the spacious garden of Tokyo Midtown for a “Future Picnic” in the greenery to reunite the people of the metropolis with themselves and nature after a year of distance.
Embedded in a technical, symbolic and metaphysical universe, the audiovisual performance [ˈdaːzaɪn] by media artists Arno Deutschbauer and Micha Elias Pichlkastner alias “Sective” immersed the packed Deep Space 8K in a reloaded atmosphere.
There are difficult questions waiting for creative answers
25 years Ars Electronica Futurelab: It’s a year full of memories — of stories and concepts, of successes and challenges. Of visions, ideas and utopias.
What differentiates analog from digitally generated work?
We all shape future – constantly. In the process, we are confronted with major challenges, from the climate crisis to digital transformation.
The Spaxels were just the beginning of a long journey into the future of the Ars Electronica Futurelab
How art can make complex structures tangible