Ars Electronica Festival 2018
Animation Screening: The Best of Computer Animation
Eight themed programs showcasing the best works submitted this year for Prix Ars Electronica prize consideration have been lined up for Animation Screening at the 2018 Ars Electronica Festival (September 6-10). We talked to curator Jürgen Hagler to learn more.
Bellingcat: Looking for Traces in the Digital Environment
On the online platform Bellingcat, citizen journalists are looking for the "echoes and ripples" in the digital environment when events like the MH17 incident or war crimes like those in Syria become known. The founder of Bellingcat, Eliot Higgins, talks in an interview about the project, which was recently awarded the Golden Nica, and gives examples of how to get to the bottom of the truth.
The first 3-D printed steel bridge
By building the world’s first 3-D printed metal bridge, MX3D and the Joris Laarman Lab have provided proof that the MX3D process they have jointly developed makes it possible to create metal objects and structures of any size that are aesthetically pleasing as well as intelligent. They were awarded the STARTS Prize of the European Commission. Gijs van der Velden explains in an interview how this was achieved.
Error – The Art of Imperfection
“Error – The Art of Imperfection” is the theme of this year’s Ars Electronica Festival that’s set for September 6-10 with POSTCITY as its hub. Gerfried Stocker, artistic director of Ars Electronica, talked to us about the festival theme, how we deal with mistakes, and errors as a source of innovation.