False Positive: How exact is digital profiling?

The idea of tycoons and governmental institutions being able to know more about us than ourselves by tracing our internet behavior, is a rather frightening one. But in reality, they know less than we think – that point has been proven by Mark Shepard, Julian Oliver and Moritz Stefaner with their project “False Positive” which took place during last year’s Ars Electronica Festival edition in the course of the by now completed EU project “Connecting Cities”.

Flame: Fiery Encounter in the Sign of Power

With last year’s topic of the EU project „Connecting Cities“, the focus was on making the invisible visible. In the course of the 2015 edition of the Ars Electronica Festival, the subject-matter "In/Visible City“ was impressively staged via a media installation called “Flame” by the artists Tamer Aslan and Onur Sönmez. With this interview, you get an afterglow of an issue that is still burning.

The Sixth Wave of Mass Extinction

The experimental/industrial/techno duo raum.null delivers the musical accompaniment to a nightmarish vision of mass extinction hopped up on disturbing visuals courtesy of VJs VeroVisual, voidsignal and Flockaroo.

You are a number now

You have left everything behind and have just arrived at a refugee camp. Now a period begins in which you are only noticed as a number. In his lecture development worker Kilian Kleinschmidt persuaded that this does not need to be this way.

Video Mapping: Animations beyond the screen

Ferry wheels, historic buildings and cactuses - it does not always have to be a flat and limiting screen, where animations can be projected on, as shown in the video mappings by Romain Tardy.

Social Capital in the City

In 2050 about two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. Geeta Mehta, professor at the Columbia University, is thinking about our living together in the future.

"So I went the boring way"

2015 Golden Nica winner Alex Verhaest and Pascal Floerks, this year’s winner of an Award of Distinction, talked with jury member Erick Oh about their animations and motifs behind.

Day 5: Last Day at the PostCity

Day 5 and thus the final day of the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival is over! We thank all who have made this festival so memorable: all artists, scientists, activists and contributors! Here is a look back at the last day.

Day 4: Citizen Day at the Ars Electronica Festival

Sunday was Citizen Day in the PostCity with projects designed to get locals to rethink Linz and to discover and develop new perspectives. In the evening many artists and symposia speakers already had to leave. We take a look back on an eventful festival Sunday.

Day 3: About Markets and Prix winners

Informative, entertaining, spectacular. The third day of the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival is already over. We have recorded a few moments of this day.

Day 2: Hustle and Bustle in the PostCity

Day 2 of the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival is over and it was symposia day! But also in u19 - CREATE YOUR WORLD and the theme exhibition was a hustle and bustle.

Day 1: The PostCity flourishs

The first day of the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival already marks the wide range of exhibitions and events - and gives a foretaste of the following four festival days in Linz.

Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion in Linz

Two days before the start of the Ars Electronica Festival, the research vehicle Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion made a stop on the main square of Linz for an European premiere.

Spaceship Earth

We are all astronauts. The new exhibition "Spaceship Earth" at the Ars Electronica Center in collaboration with the ESA is dedicated to the fascinating and revealing satellite images of our planet.

PostCity - 72 hours before the start

In less than 72 hours we go, the Ars Electronica Festival 2015. We have been looking at the PostCity, the central location this year.

Gerfried Stocker Leads the Openings & Introductory Parcours

The 2015 Ars Electronica Festival kicks off on September 3, 2015. Whoever wants to take it all in and benefit from expert commentary along the way should definitely join the Openings & Introductory Parcours led by Ars Electronica Artistic Director Gerfried Stocker.

The Urban Design Lab at 2015 Ars Electronica Festival

The Habitat 21 exhibition at the Ars Electronica Festival 2015 considers the process of urbanization going on worldwide. One part of this exhibition is the Urban Design Laboratory – an experimental design methodology combining people-centered planning and urban strategies.

Citythinking as Key to Unknown Potentials

[tp3] architects and Eddea Arquitectura y Urbanismo deal with strategic development processes of cities. Together they have attuned the creative method of Citythinking to the theme of this year's Ars Electronica Festival and also further developed it.

u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD Festival

During the Ars Electronica Festival 2015, 3rd to 7th September, the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD Festival is dedicated especially to our young audience. It is the venue for the creation and exchange of ideas, solutions, concepts and experiments for the future of young people under 19 years.

University 8.0: the digital challenge!

It’s become something of a Linz Art University tradition to invite a partner institution from outside Austria to make a guest appearance at the Campus Exhibition. At the Ars Electronica Festival 2015, Paris 8 University presents thirty years of digital research and creative work.

CyberArts 2015: State of the Electronic Arts

The Prix Ars Electronica is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for creativity and pioneering spirit in the use of digital media. Each year, the prizewinning works are showcased at one of the highlights of the Ars Electronica Festival: the CyberArts exhibition.

The Naked Truth of The Naked Veriti Project

The Naked Verity project, realized by Spanish artists for the Ars Electronica Festival 2015, uses memory, interaction and light, and composite and manufactured parts to express feelings and thoughts about technological art at the festival.

eMotionSpheres: Collision-free Motion of Autonomous Systems

With the eMotionSpheres, Festo shows how several flying objects can move in a coordinated manner and within a defined space. The intelligent networking system creates a guidance and monitoring system that could be used in the networked factory of the future.

Why is More – a working process and a recognition of rules

The Linz based architect team [tp3] architects and Eddea Arquitectura y Urbanismo deal with strategic development processes of cities – an important point in the Ars Electronica Festival 2015. Now the concept for the exhibition display for the festival has been defined.

Are we ready for the post-post-media era?

Media are now available anytime and anyplace; in fact, it is becoming difficult to switch them off and remain “off-grid”. But we are also beginning to realize that all of this is not really necessary. A kind of protest movement is emerging in this “post-Google” and “post-Snowden” world.

Rhythm as the DNA of music

During Hyungjoong Kim's residency at the Ars Electronica Futurelab he will explore the traditional Korean music and develop an interface to change the rhythm of music. The result will be unveiled at the Ars Electronica Festival 2015.

A flea market with "internet-ish" things in actual space

Internet Yami-Ichi means Black Market in English and it's a one-day flea market which deals "internet-ish" things, face-to-face, in actual space. After bringing the market to Tokyo, Berlin, Brussels and Amsterdam, the Ars Electronica Festival 2015 in Linz will be the next station.

A Close-up Look at Cultural Heritage in Deep Space 8K

To take full advantage of the breathtaking clarity in the new Deep Space 8K, the 8K resolution at 120 Hz and in stereo 3-D, it’s not enough to simply upgrade the hardware. The content to be presented also has to have what it takes to deliver the ultimate visual experience to audience members.

Artistic Ideas for the Ecological Development

For the installation "Plantas Autofotosintéticas" Gilberto Esparza won the Golden Nica in the Hybrid Art category at the Prix Ars Electronica 2015. This is a complex symbiotic system, which reveals ideas for the ecological development.

Inside & Between: Within Different Worlds

Gabriel Radwan is this year’s Golden Nica winner in the Prix Ars Electronica’s u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category. The 19-year-old student’s prizewinning project is a stop-motion film entitled “Inside & Between".