Campus Exhibitions: Young Creation and International Perspectives

In collaboration with international academic institutions, the Campus exhibitions of the University of Art and Design Linz will once again become a platform for media art and experimental approaches.

Treetop Talks: (Eye) Level Reinterpreted

Finding common ground through a new perspective? During the Ars Electronica Festival, a meeting zone of a different sort is created in the form of the treetop talks.

Creating Awareness for a more Sustainable Festival

From energy, water and sanitation to the technical equipment and venue: for the next part of our Sustainability Series, we take a look at what it takes to host a festival as sustainably as possible.

A parallel (r)evolution — Digital Art in Latin America

Contemporary Latin-American Art combined with technology: The CIFO-Ars Electronica Awards offer a new perspective on media art and tackling global challenges.

Ars Electronica Futurelab Artist Residency
Roel Heremans: The NeuroRight Arcades

Ars Electronica Festival 2022: In a world where neuro-wearables and brain-computer interfaces will soon be ubiquitous, we should also talk about "NeuroRights."

Festival University 2022: Future Takes Place in Linz

With literally red-hot topics, young visions and a public simulative trial, Festival University wants to take a step towards the future again this year.

Von Schwarzen Schwänen ...

... or pink doves? The Ars Electronica Festival's Kunstunicampus attempts to think the seemingly impossible, to vision the unthinkable. Above all, the aim is to enable images and metaphors that carry a creative power within them and inspire us to create our own picture of our world.

Laurie Anderson: Creating, Evolving, Experiencing

What characterizes a "Pioneer of Media Art"? Laurie Anderson connects art with technology and opens new musical paths with her inventions.

Leonardo's Mona Lisa in 8K

It is our great pleasure to announce that once again this year, one of the world's most famous works of art will embellish our Deep Space 8K screen during the Ars Electronica Festival: the Mona Lisa!

The Ars Electronica Animation Festival 2022

The Ars Electronica Animation Festival 2022 once again features a wide selection of works ranging from animated shorts to interactive animated audio-visual environments.

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Cyber Arts 2022: The best media artworks of the year

This year, for the first time, the Cyber Arts exhibition brings together the year's best Prix Ars Electronica award-winning art projects in the KEPLER'S GARDENS on the campus of Johannes Kepler University Linz.

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HOW (D)ARE YOU? - The create your world-Festival 2022

The create your world festival 2022 brings a colorful mix of projects and invites to research, experiment and discuss together.

The cycles of Ars Electronica

How sustainably will you be able to eat at this year's Ars Electronica Festival, and what happens to all the waste that's created in the process? Martin Honzik CCO and Head of Festival/Prix/Exhibitions gives us an insight.

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STUDIO(dys)TOPIA – At the Peak of Humankind

“STUDIO(dys)TOPIA” explores how humankind can transform sustainable practices into action and serves as a metaphor for our present, in which the concepts of dystopias and utopias find themselves in a changed reality.

Latin American Media Art: Talent in Abundance

Latin American art meets media art: A new collaboration between CIFO and Ars Electronica aims to support the Latin American art scene and to bring a number of outstanding artists and projects closer to the international audience.

How to "resist like bacteria"

Find out what we can learn from bacteria and why the future lies in collaborative resistance through the artists behind the project "Bi0film.net - Resist like Bacteria".

Sustainable to the Ars Electronica - is that possible?

How can a festival that attracts thousands of people to Linz every year be sustainable? Christl Baur, Head of Ars Electronica Festival, confronts the many questions of mobility.

State of the ART(ist): “Art is neither warlike nor peaceful”

We are convinced that we need art as a space where contradictions can be possible. But how do you deal with these contradictions in times of war? What influence does this have on curation and how does one implement the theme of political persecution in an Open Call?

The slightly different café

This year, the Golden Nica in the Digital Communities category goes to Ory Yoshifuji, Co-founder CEO, Ory Laboratory Inc. for his project Avatar Robot Cafe DAWN ver.β.

"What happens in Antarctica does not stay in Antarctica"

What does the melting of Antarctica have to do with the future of planet Earth? A lot - and that's exactly why Giulia Foscari and UNLESS, in the work "Antarctic Resolution", awarded the STARTS Prize 2022, have called for saving Antarctica and say: "Speak up for Antarctica now!"

Holly+: Come and sing like Holly Herndon!

"It takes a village to create something special" and Holly Herndon and her team have succeeded in doing just that. In the interview, she presents her machine learning project in more detail, for which she has now received the European Commission's STARTS Prize 2022.

Impressions of the Ars Electronica Festival 2021.
It's about trying out things

In this interview, Gerfried Stocker explains why it takes more than virtual meetings to get people talking and how the Ars Electronica Festival is trying to become sustainable and resource-conserving.

Change is needed when there is no way out

From the hopelessness of the climate crisis to the thinking space of art - in this conversation with Gerfried Stocker, we take a closer look at the theme of the 2022 Ars Electronica Festival.

"Welcome to the Sound of Planet B"

What is Julie Andrews doing in the Aral Sea with VR goggles? Gerfried Stocker, Artistic Director of Ars Electronica, explains the thoughts behind the festival subject "Welcome to Planet B" and tells us how the image was created.

The Sky above Atacama: Chilean Artists at the Ars Electronica Festival 2022

The interaction between the Atacama sky and clouds with the local audience in Linz: these Chilean artists will represent their home country at the Ars Electronica Festival 2022.