He was a co-founder of the Ars Electronica Festival, invented the Prix Ars Electronica, initiated the construction of the Ars Electronica Center and, as a longstanding member of the Supervisory Board, helped shape the development of Ars Electronica to the end. Hannes Leopoldseder passed away at the age of 80 on February 12, 2021.
Coronavirus, home office and a hacker attack. What followed was a project of increased collaboration, a dedicated conference at the Ars Electronica Festival and, for the first time, a virtual room in Mozilla Hubs. 2020 was an exciting year for the Ars Electronica archive, which is now available again in its online version, strengthened.
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.
In “Creating the Future” Andreas J. Hirsch tells the story of 40 years of Ars Electronica, invites key figures to speak and outlines the significance of the institution since it was founded in 1979.
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.