The STARTS jury
The STARTS-Prize Jury in Linz

The international jury met for a weekend at the Ars Electronica Center to decide on the two winning projects for the STARTS Prize 2022.

The Prix Ars Electronica Jury
The Prix-Jury-Weekend 2022

Once again, 20 experts from around the world met in Linz to agree on the Golden Nicas of the Prix Ars Electronica 2022

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.

People climbing on a building.
Throwback: The Teleklettergarten

An oversized computer keyboard as a climbing wall on the facade of the Linz Art University. That was the teleclimbing garden.

People in a pool
Throwback: Liquid Cities

During the Ars Electronica Festival in 1996, the indoor pool of the Parkbad Linz transformed into a fluid interactive 3D space.

Philip Glass at the Prix gala
Happy Birthday, Philip Glass!

Philip Glass, the most famous representative of minimal music and longtime companion of Ars Electronica, celebrates his 85th birthday - we congratulate him!

Morphovison at the Ars Electronica Center
Throwback: Morphovision

The Morphovision image processing system worked with real objects and opened up new possibilities for plastic design.

How to manage an organization like Ars Electronica

This is the question posed by participants in a new training program for cultural producers that provides insights into the way Ars Electronica works.

Klaus Schulze playing the Steel Symphony
Throwback: Linz Steel Symphony

In 1980, electronic music pioneer Klaus Schulze opened the Ars Electronica Festival with a concert of live recorded sounds from the Linz steelworks voestalpine.

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.

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.

Basecamp of 80+1
Throwback: A journey around the world in 80+1 days

On the occasion of the news about the passing of Linz09 artistic director Martin Heller, we travel back to the Capital of Culture year 2009 and take a look at the project "80+1 - A Journey around the World".

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?

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

Deep Space 8K: Festival Highlights

It's time again to introduce you to the spectacular Deep Space 8K festival program! Whether it's visionary ideas for the future or artistic visualizations on the big screen, there's something for everyone.

Digital Democracy: How democratic is the Internet?

Is democracy digital and how democratic is the digital? We have put together a collection of festival projects on the topic of "Digital Democracy"!

Man, machine and trust

Trust is one of those things. With a bit of luck, we gather more good than bad experiences, fall back into a - trusted - network when we stumble, and can face new experiences positively and without any worries.

Images of fear and glimmers of hope - new technology is possible

A wide variety of projects at this year's Ars Electronica Festival on the theme of "Another Tech is possible" demonstrate how new technologies and inventions can help us to deal with challenges in the future.

Volunteer Fair Upper Austria meets Ars Electronica

FEST.ENGAGIERT will take place in the course of the Ars Electronica Festival for the first time in 2021. This collaboration is based on the belief in change, the belief in a "New Digital Deal.

Some people think Alexa and Siri only listen when they’re supposed to...

...others go to Ars Electronica. Public space/privacy - how do they intertwine and can we trust promises about privacy? This core theme is also represented in the form of festival projects.

a robot cafe
The Future of Work

What could work look like in the future? And how can we work together on the future to make it as fair as possible for everyone?

When, if not now?

Some people think the future is written in the stars. Others go to Ars Electronica. "Activism", especially in the digital area, is a red-hot topic and therefore of course represented at the Ars Electronica Festival.

Photo showing the POSTCITY
Throwback: In Search of a new Festival location - The POSTCITY

With the Ars Electronica Festival 2021 at Johannes Kepler University being around the corner, let's take a look back at the location that re-invented the Festival as a platform - the POSTCITY.