Cities can be planned on the computer, but they can also be heard, smelled, tasted and felt. In the best case, they are there for everyone.
Jointly shaping a sustainable and innovative future with art and technology – the European initiative The Next Renaissance seeks to offer thought-provoking ideas for this journey.
Within the framework of the European Platform for Digital Humanism the Ars Electronica Festival 2023 will once again display works created in collaboration with partner organizations and realized with funding from the European Union.
In Isala scientists and citizens join forces to study the vaginal microbiome and create a database that challenges the social and medical bias surrounding the female body and intimate self-care.
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.
The WeSTEAM project demonstrates how artistic thinking and creative skills in the fields of mathematics, computer science, science and technology lead to new ways of thinking and promote a sustainable future.
The European Union Prize for Citizen Science recognizes the achievements of Citizen Science initiatives in Europe, but what exactly is being sought and why is Citizen Science so important? Find out more here!
It’s the third pillar of Ars Electronica, and we’re all a part of it: In part three of our annual review, we’ll tell you what the “Society” in our name stands for.
Ars Electronica as a platform for art, technology and society and collaborative projects sponsored by the European Union belong inseparably together. Why is that so? We’ll tell you here:
What are the highlights of the Friday of the Ars Electronica Festival? We’ll give you some interesting insights into the packed program.
Ars Electronica Festival 2022: In a world where neuro-wearables and brain-computer interfaces will soon be ubiquitous, we should also talk about “NeuroRights.”
[:de]Throughout time and across cultures, humans have been conditioned to view death as an endpoint in the experience of life. In an increasingly globalized and digitalized world, have our traditions and behaviours towards death changed? What happens when data outlives the person?
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.
What does the melting of Antarctica have to do with the future of planet Earth? A lot – and that’s exactly why Giulia Foscari and UNLESS, in the work “Antarctic Resolution”, awarded the STARTS Prize 2022, have called for saving Antarctica and say: “Speak up for Antarctica now!”
As Ars Electronica is a platform for those who see the future as the responsibility of our time and face it with social activation and empowerment, the last festival hosted projects which focused on making different realities and identities visible.
Some people think the future is written in the stars. Others go to Ars Electronica. “Activism”, especially in the digital area, is a red-hot topic and therefore of course represented at the Ars Electronica Festival.
Education is one of the core aspects of the European Platform for Digital Humanism, which is only natural, as historically education has always been fundamental to what we understand humanism to be.
Digital technology spills into and shapes all aspects of our lives, from the way we inhabit both digital and physical spaces, the ways in which we interact and communicate with others, to the ways we work and plan our lives.
An interview with this year’s EMAP Residency Artist: Moritz Simon Geist!
How does a pandemic empower creative thinking? Where does it make sense to value controversy? To what extent does physical presence foster descent?
How to address the biodiversity and climate crisis through collaborative and innovative art-driven approaches.
Ars Electronica’s European Platform for Digital Humanism asks about the impact of technologies on society.
S+T+ARTS is more than an international and regional promotion platform for artists, connecting them with scientists, industry and technology partners.
Music and technology, artificial intelligence and musical instruments, discussion panels and workshops. One term unites all these elements in one: The AIxMusic Festival!
Can machines create? As a key researcher and artist on the subject of Creative Intelligence at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, he has been dealing with this question since many years. The algorithm is in his blood, Ali Nikrang is an expert in artificial intelligence and music.
She spent most of her childhood on merchant marine vessels and has developed an ever closer relationship with nature through her proximity to the sea. During her EMAP/EMARE residency, as a media artist, Kasia Molga tells how she came to her project “How to make an Ocean?”, how personal grief and COVID-19 gave her work…
The search for extraterrestrial intelligence may make some people think of a funny guy in a bicycle basket, for others it has serious scientific relevance and is closely interwoven with research on artificial intelligence. Thinking off the beaten track helps in this multidisciplinary work.
On the Thursday of the festival, the Home Delivery Conference will be dedicated to the cultural aspects of digital space, presenting projects such as the first Minecraft University, the Museum of the Future and a dedicated domain for the art world. This is just one of the numerous thematic focuses in our wide range of…