A message on a wall, graffiti that has been hidden or censored, holds within itself a whole complexity of experiences, narratives, or statements that co-exist as possibilities. The walls in the streets are a medium for expressing oneself for those who have no access to the hegemonic ones. Furthermore, for those who fight against their…
In an interview with artist Dorotea Dolinšek, we discover the secrets of the microbiome and how our symbiotic relationship with microorganisms affects our well-being.
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.
Artificial Intelligence is fast becoming a major driving force of the rapidly accelerating digital transformation. Therefore, we have the responsibility to confront and question the gender biases inherent in AI models and seek ways to mitigate them.
“It takes a village to create something special” and Holly Herndon and her team have succeeded in doing just that. In the interview, she presents her machine learning project in more detail, for which she has now received the European Commission’s STARTS Prize 2022.
Gustav Klimt and Rebecca Merlic placed the image of the woman at the centre of their artistic work – an analysis.
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.
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.
Analog music generates digital visualizations: Maki Namekawa, Cori O’Lan and Rubin Kodheli in a timeless night performance at Deep Space 8K.
This is the question posed by participants in a new training program for cultural producers that provides insights into the way Ars Electronica works.
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.
Co-creating artworks together with microscopic organisms has an impact on how we perceive the world, the way we live, and what it means to be alive.
AI, bias, listening infrastructures and art: Laura Welzenbach, Head of Ars Electronica Export, is looking back at the first year of the ArtScience Residency enabled by Art Collection Deutsche Telekom.
No harmful chemicals, significantly lower water consumption. Julia Moser explains how pigment bacteria are used to color clothing. (German language)
Imagine giving up everything: Your bed, your kitchen, your bathroom, your apartment. From now on you live, eat and sleep in public space. Rebecca Merlic has been awarded the Marianne.von.Willemer.2020 Prize for Digital Media for the artistic realization of this experiment.
“Women in Media Arts” is an Ars Electronica database specifically dedicated to women in media arts. In this series, we introduce you to female media artists and their work, starting with the question: Does AI think like a (White) man?
Our world is becoming more and more entangled. Financial markets where bots trade endlessly with other bots, social media algorithms that control what narrative we follow, deep fakes that make us doubt even our own senses. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find out where human influence lies in the process of AI.
Elena Robles Mateo talks about her research project to portray networks of women in media art since the 1990s, and in her work has referred to the Women in Media Arts database of Ars Electronica, among others.
Viennese artist starsky has won the 2018 Marianne.von.Willemer Prize for digital media with her guerilla projection tour “niemand mischt sich ein” (“nobody gets involved”). In this interview she tells about her activist and feminist work.
This year, designer and biohacker Giulia Tomasello won the STARTS Prize in the category “Artistic Exploration” for her Do-It-Yourself harvesting set for bacteria at home, “Future Flora”. Before the artist comes to the Ars Electronica Festival (September 6 – 10, 2018) to present her work, she has already told us more about it in this…
Where are all the women in electronic music? This question has been posed since the 1990s by Elisabeth Schimana, a music pioneer who’s the Featured Artist at this year’s Ars Electronica Festival September 6-10, 2018. In Linz, she’ll present “Hidden Alliances,” a selection of her works on this subject.
Once again this year, the City of Linz, dorfTV and Ars Electronica are jointly staging a competition to honor outstanding works of media art by women. The entry deadline is July 15, 2018. Contestants will be vying for the Marianne.von.Willemer Prize for Digital Media. We found out more in this interview.
Her idea for a way to make music live on beyond humankind’s eventual extinction and to use DNA as the medium to transport this information for eternity garnered Japanese musician Etsuko Yakushimaru the 2017 STARTS Prize. In this interview, she explains her concept of “post-humanity music” and gives her take on mutations that randomly occur…
“K-9_topology,” a series of works by Slovenian artist Maja Smrekar, won last year’s Golden Nica in the Prix Ars Electronica’s Hybrid Arts category. In this interview, Maja Smrekar explains what’s behind these four projects, how dogs and wolves characterize her work, and which ethical questions she investigates.
As part of the makeover of Café Sacher Eck in Vienna, Ars Electronica Solutions implemented three innovative projects on the premises of this traditional Viennese landmark. A core element of this collaborative effort is a diorama in which Sacher Moments are played out amidst a papercraft model of the Sacher complex featuring playful animated sequences.…
The “Waltraut Cooper. Light and Sound” exhibition co-produced by the Ars Electronica Center is running until January 21, 2018 at Landesgalerie Linz. We spoke with media artist Waltraut Cooper about media art in the 1980s, her fascination with light, and her works on display at Landesgalerie.
Chrystal Tesla is an average citizen whose homemade devices enable her to successfully fend off the incessant incursions of surveillance technology. This scenario created by artist Kathrin Stumreich and entitled “What would Ted Kaczynski’s daughter do?” has been honored by the City of Linz with the Marianne.von.Willemer.2016 Prize.
For her proposal to send a robot with artistic skills into outer space, robotics engineer Sarah Petkus was the recipient of an Honorary Mention from the 2016 art&science@ESA. In this interview, she talks about her plans for her upcoming residency at the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Ars Electronica Futurelab, about humane robots, and…