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Networked archives and a glimpse into the future

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.

Artificial compositions and machine-made music - The AIxMusic Festival 2020

Music and technology, artificial intelligence and musical instruments, discussion panels and workshops. One term unites all these elements in one: The AIxMusic Festival!

Ali Nikrang
Digital Data in major and minor

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.

This was Open Futurelab 2020

The Open Futurelab is an interactive format that presents current works and research by the Ars Electronica Futurelab. Besides new online formats and virtual journeys, public tours through the laboratories and ateliers of the Ars Electronica Futurelab were also offered for the first time during the Ars Electronica Festival 2020.

In Kepler's Gardens - The Ars Electronica Festival 2020

What a festival! 5 days, countless sessions, talks, events, partners, Ars Electronica Gardens around the world... but... Waaaaaiiiit! Wasn't there something completely different than usual? Aren't we in a pandemic? Aren't we right in the middle of "New Normal"? How could a media art festival take place then?

Ars Electronica Gallery Spaces Garden

2020 is a truly blasted year for the art industry, as available resources were concentrated first and foremost in politics and health care to overcome the crisis. And so the ice was getting thinner and thinner for the art business, and it became clear that a new assessment of the situation was necessary - and quickly, if one did not want to sink. The only platform still available for commercial transactions was - and still is - the Net.

Home Delivery Conference: About Minecraft Universities and Digital Museums

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 conferences, workshops and talks at the Ars Electronica Festival 2020.

Ars Electronica Gardens SOUTH AMERICA

As the saying goes: the best comes last! Our last Ars Electronica Festival Garden we would like to present to you on our blog is the continent of South America! Start a journey with us through the gardens of Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile!

Ars Electronica Gardens: NORTH AMERICA

Many of the Gardens that will be featured at the 2020 Ars Electronica Festival as a loophole to the rest of the world have already been presented on the blog. Now we're taking a leap across the Atlantic and presenting institutions, projects, artists and visions from the North of America - more precisely, from Canada, the USA and Mexico.

Open Futurelab at Ars Electronica Festival 2020

Every year during the Ars Electronica Festival, the Ars Electronica Futurelab opens its gates for the public and invites festival visitors to get to know its latest research findings and collaborative projects in a special, interactive format called Open Futurelab. In this blog post, we want to give you an overview of what you can expect from this year’s Open Futurelab and how, when and where you can take part.

Magister Raffaello – How Raphael came to Linz

With 2020 being the 500-year anniversary of the artist’s death, Magister Art has created a new cultural project titled Magister Raffaello which will be presented in Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center on Friday, September 11.

Ars Electronica Gardens AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST

The lockdown has affected us all. However, during this difficult time, artists from all areas and corners of the world had the opportunity to reflect the problems, fears and hopes in their art. The result is visible in some of our gardens. Let us take a look at the gardens of Africa and the Middle East!

create your world 2020 – are you ready?

Each one of us has one or even more talents. Some talents are visible, others are hidden and have yet to be discovered. Essential for this is the talent development platform create your world.

Ars Electronica Gardens: EUROPE Part 2

Human life in the uncertainty of the days: It seems impossible to understand the world in its complexity, as every action, no matter how inconspicuous, influences life on the other side of the world. The thing with the butterfly effect...

Strolling Between the Disciplines

The JKU campus as a place of encounter and as a place for projects that can only be discovered by strolling through the park and looking attentively into the air. JKU LIT @ Ars Electronica as well as the Garden Exhibition in Kepler's Garden on the JKU Campus feature playful projects that combine various disciplines.

BIO AUSTRIA: Back to the Regional

The Regional has recently experienced a new upswing as a result of the Corona crisis, especially when it comes to food. The BIO AUSTRIA Farmers' Market once again invites visitors to the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz to taste these regional products.


A prairie in the Wild West, a futuristic pirate island on the ocean, people dancing at Burning Man - what images emerge in front of your inner eye when you hear THE WILD STATE?

A Look at the Civil Society of the Future

Civil society engagement is crucial for our pluralistic, open and solidary society. The ULF symposium on Saturday of the Ars Electroncia Festival 2020 will be all about the future of this very civil society.

Ars Electronica Gardens: EUROPE Part 1

And our festival journey continues! Not too far away from Austria there are countless exciting exhibitions: in the city of love - Paris, the coastal city - Liepāja, the ancient metropolis - Athens, or the central heart of the EU - Brussels! Welcome to the gardens of Europe!

Ars Electronica Gardens: ASIA

Part 2 of our trip around the world, during which we'd like to introduce you to some of the Ars Electronica Gardens and their programs, takes us to the east, towards the rising sun: It's off to Asia!

Meinhard Lukas: From the Postcity into Kepler's Gardens

It was the site of the old post distribution center at the main train station, where the magicians of Ars Electronica transformed an analog yesterday into a digital tomorrow. In no other place and in no other time has Linz ever been more urban and international than in the Postcity.

"When innovation meets sustainability"

Since 2019, Ars Electronica has been equipped with IT devices by AfB - Arbeit für Menschen mit Behinderung. At this year's festival, too, they're supporting us with PCs and other equipment. Find out more about how this cooperation was established in this blog post!

„Look beyond the boundaries of our own organization“

What do a plastics manufacturer and a festival for art, technology and society have in common? A lot, as the long-standing successful cooperation between Greiner AG and Ars Electronica proves.

CyberArts 2020: The latest trends in media art

For over three decades, the Prix Ars Electronica has been one of the world's most coveted awards for digital media art. With the CyberArts exhibition, the OK, as part of the newly founded OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH, will once again devote itself to the award-winning works of international artists during the 2020 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz. We'll show you what there is to see this time!

Travel Tips For Ars Electronica 2020 / Part 2

Welcome to the other side of the "Pacific Ocean" and the second part of our journey around the world! Welcome to the "New World", more precisely on the west coast of the USA, in the 70 kilometre long and 30 kilometre wide Santa Clara Valley. Don't you know it? Yes, but under a different name ...

Ars Electronica Gardens: AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Ars Electronica has a long-term and intensive relationship with the other end of the world. Not only do employees, researchers and friends from there keep coming back to the company and the network, a " satellite office " has even been established - Ars Electronica Australia. Here as there, the vision is to support the creative community at the interface of art, technology and society.

These Are The Travel Tips For Ars Electronica 2020

The starting point: Kepler's Garden in Linz, Austria. The destinations: 120 locations around the globe. The duration of the journey: 9 to 13 September 2020.

Tattoo Sensors and Code Poems - Future of Sanity?

The Ö1 project "Repairing the Future" raises questions such as: Can we rethink and redesign the future with our innovative ideas? And can we use these ideas to bring new concepts to life that do not exist yet? Definitely!

.art Domains and Ars Electronica Launch Online Exhibition for the Festival 2020

In response to the global pandemic and its impact, the leading new media arts festival Ars Electronica will premiere a dual format for its 2020 edition, including an online showcase in addition to the physical event. Ars Electronica has partnered with .art Domains to inaugurate Ars Electronica .ART Gallery, one of the online arms of the festival this year.