Origami, robotics and a new world of music

How do origami and robotics create music? The Ars Electronica Futurelab's new video presents the world of oribotic instruments.

Into the new year with our future experts

To kick off the new year, the Ars Electronica Futurelab is giving very special futurologists a chance to have their say.

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25 years of Futurelab - "What a journey!"

Exhibition, workshops, performances and the question of the future: This is how the Ars Electronica Futurelab celebrated its anniversary on the "Futurelab Day" 2021.

Ars Electronica Futurelab Night Performances
11°22'4''142°35'5'' – Noise and Visuals in Deep Space 8K

Accordion Noise and Visual Performance 11°22'4''142°35'5'' took us down to the deepest point of the Mariana Trench as part of the Ars Electronica Futurelab's Night Performances in Deep Space 8K.

Joe Davis: In Search of Paradoxes

Just recently, Joe Davis and Sarah Khan stored 2,417 quintillion angels on the head of a pin. Reason enough to talk to the BioArt pioneer about the connection between art and science.

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[ˈdaːzaɪn] – Audiovisual Performance

Embedded in a technical, symbolic and metaphysical universe, the audiovisual performance [ˈdaːzaɪn] by media artists Arno Deutschbauer and Micha Elias Pichlkastner alias "Sective" immersed the packed Deep Space 8K in a reloaded atmosphere.

Temazcal: Vizualized Percussion Performance with Elliott Gaston-Ross in Deep Space 8K
Temazcal – The art of percussion

An acoustic, visual and digital interpretation of Javier Alvarez's "Temazcal" for maracas by percussion artist Elliott Gaston-Ross to live visuals by Florian Berger.

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.

Futurelab Ideas Expedition 2021: Sounding Letters, Ali Nikrang
Sounding Letters – AI and human intelligence in concert

There have been many attempts to express music in words. But what happens when you transform a sequence of letters into music with the help of Artificial Intelligence?

Deepfake: When the Moon Landing failed

Halsey Burgundy and Francesca Panetta discovered the prepared speech for U.S. President Nixon in the archives and recreated it in a deceptively realistic way.

When Artists make use of Artificial Intelligence

The powerful tool "artificial intelligence" is increasingly finding its way into media art. Three artists talk about how they use AI and where they see their role as artists.

Globally connected combating global climate change

How can a global communication tool like the Internet help to mobilize even more people to act together against climate change?

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This was Ars Electronica Futurelab's Birthday Party

On its anniversary on September 9, the Ars Electronica Futurelab celebrated the lab's visionaries. With talks and discussions, guided tours and performances - and lots of new ideas for the future.

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Ars Electronica Futurelab in nine Episodes

Series tip, reading material and online experience for autumn days

2021 Festival Wrap-up

For five days, the Ars Electronica Festival once again pitched its tents in Linz - with numerous inspiring exhibitions, performances and workshops in tow.

Day 5 is Art Thinking Day

The last day of the festival is underway, and it's a busy one. Art Thinking Day once again shines the spotlight on the artists, especially the Prix Ars Electronica winners.

A Family Trip through the Festival

Anyone who wanted to combine a Sunday stroll with a good dose of inspiration was in good hands on the last day of the Ars Electronica Festival 2021 in Kepler's Gardens.

Day 4: Digital humanists of all countries, unite!

Anthropocene, data capitalism and big tech monopolies - only a few years back and the terms would have been either completely unknown or at least neglectable. Now, in the midst of the digital transformation, they are omnipresent and have given birth to the term "digital humanism".

Out into the Garden

Meeting friends outdoors, strolling through the festival together. This touch of normality has been missing for a long time.

A Quick Look at the 2021 Online Festival

A foray through the online offerings of the Ars Electronica Festival 2021, which this time will take place as a dual event.

Day 3: Friday is New Digital Deal Day

Climate justice, sustainable digitization, solidarity and care, low-carbon design and education - all important ingredients for a new approach to the challenges of our time.

Open Space for Explorers

Broadening one's mind - in many directions. The Ars Electronica Festival is more than "just" entertainment.

Day 2: Welcome to Innovation Day

Thursday is all about innovation - in a whole series of panels, talks and symposia, experts from art, science and business meet and think ahead. At the same time, the exhibitions will present works that illustrate innovation in the 21st century.

I take inspiration once, please

The exhibition program of the Ars Electronica Festival 2021 is colorful, as a brief video tour of Linz once again proves.

We are open

The gates to Kepler's Gardens in Linz are open, until September 12, 2021. Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen took a first look.

Day 1: The 2021 Festival is officially open!

"A New Digital Deal" has chosen "Education Day" as its motto for Wednesday - on World Literacy Day. In order to bring about change, we need the ability to act - and in order to acquire this ability, we need above all education, both in and out of school.

When Blooming Gardens emerge

Kepler's Gardens open their doors from September 9 to 12 - we've already had a look around.

A Walk of Expectation

For all those who could hardly wait, the eve of the Ars Electronica Festival 2021 offered a unique opportunity to get a breath of fresh festival air at several openings.

Day 0: Pre-Opening - Here we go!

"A New Digital Deal" is the title of the 2021 Ars Electronica Festival, and it's intended to propagate a new way of meeting challenges. As a platform for art, technology and society, we want to provide impulses, pose questions, explore paths and get right down to implementing them.

Prix 2021: Students create their own world

School at home, no meetings with friends, long periods of being alone - the side effects of the pandemic, which is now in its second year, have hit the young generation especially hard in their important stages of life.