Cultural Heritage: Broadening the Horizon Virtually

Works of art, buildings, paintings - all these are pieces of the Europa puzzle that can be put together collectively in one place in the Ars Electronica Center's Deep Space 8K.

Refik Anadol: "Buildings can dream"

With his large-scale visualizations and animations, media artist Refik Anadol brings incomprehensible numbers and measurement data to life and returns them to the physical world.

"The PERI elements are like Lego"

To build an 80,000 square metre abandoned industrial area with structures that enable media art. The architects Jürgen Haller and Christoph Weidinger are once again taking on this seemingly unsolvable task this year at the Ars Electronica Festival 2019 in POSTCITY.

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“We need to upscale”: How architecture, behavior and technology blend

How can we make cities more livable and sustainable using digital technology? This is the question raised by the PRIX BLOXHUB INTERACTIVE open call, a new cooperation between BLOXHUB, the Alexandra Institute and Ars Electronica. Find out more in this interview.

Innovation Lab: Digital Innovations in the Construction Industry

In cooperation with the Upper Austrian Economic Chamber, the Ars Electronica Futurelab organized an intensive Innovation Lab for firms in the construction industry. In this interview, Maria Pfeifer of the Ars Electronica Futurelab told us about how this seminar went and some of the leading-edge technology that will be changing how building will be done in the future.

Linz, Naturally: Botany in Steel City

Nature downtown—couldn’t be much more than a few weeds amongst the concrete, could it? That’s what you think, says Friedrich Schwarz of Linz’s Botanical Garden! He goes into detail about the inner city’s hidden flora and fauna in “Linz, Naturally”, his ongoing series of talks in Deep Space. On April 19, 2018, his topic will be the forest. He gave us a preview in this interview.

E_PROFIL: A Toolkit for the Environment

What are some real ways to achieve climate & energy goals? What measures have to be implemented and where do you get started? The Ars Electronica Futurelab was invited by the department of Spatial Planning (TU Vienna) and the City of Linz (Planning, Technology, Environment) to join a consortium working on E_PROFIL, a toolkit that can be used to take the first step.

Aspern, Vienna's Urban Lakeside with Model Character

The Ars Electronica Futurelab is serving as scientific associate in conjunction with an innovative five-year series of special exhibitions at the TMW. Three exhibitions are planned for this „Weiter_Gedacht_“ series that premieres on June 8th and will run from 2016 to 2021.