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 more 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.

Ars Electronica Futurelab - The Book: Alchemists of the Future
Alchemists of the Future — The Book

25 years Ars Electronica Futurelab: It’s a year full of memories — of stories and concepts, of successes and challenges. Of visions, ideas and utopias.

Space to think: Ars Electronica Art Thinking School

“Art Thinking is not a methodology, but an attitude”, says Ars Electronica Futurelab curator and key researcher Hideaki Ogawa. As such, Art Thinking can be cultivated – which is precisely the aim of the new initiative Art Thinking School, premiering at the 2019 Ars Electronica Festival.

Out of the Box – the Midlife Crisis of the Digital Revolution

40 years after the first Ars Electronica Festival, "Out of the Box - the Midlife Crisis of the Digital Revolution" takes us on an expedition to the artistic-scientific surveying of our modern techno-economically-influenced world. In this interview, Gerfried Stocker, the artistic director of Ars Electronica, introduces the topic that the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz will be dedicated to from September 5 to 9, 2019.

School of the Future Festival: GiriGiri

The first ever School of the Future Festival by Ars Electronica will take place at Tokyo Midtown February 21 to 24, 2019. The theme is GiriGiri – find out what this means and which exhibitions, performances, and talk sessions to look forward to in this interview.

Future Innovators Summit: Innovative thinkers wanted!

For the fifth time, the Future Innovators Summit at the Ars Electronica Festival is looking for the ultimate creative questions. The Open Call by Hakuhodo and Ars Electronica is aimed at artists, designers, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, social activists and philosophers. Hideaki Ogawa reports on what awaits the participants this September in Linz. The deadline for entries is July 25, 2018!

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.

Future Innovators Summit Tokyo: An Interdisciplinary Urban Think Tank

Japanese ad agency Hakuhodo and Ars Electronica invite you to engage in collective brainstorming amidst Japan’s megacity! The Future Innovators Summit Tokyo seeks those tantalized by the idea of being part of a lively interdisciplinary crew confronting the key issues of humankind’s future. The application deadline is February 28, 2018.

Future Innovators Summit 2017: A Creative Think Tank for Big Questions about the Future

Embedded in the inspiring setting of the Ars Electronica Festival in POSTCITY Linz, the Future Innovators Summit is once again inviting motivated individuals from the worlds of art, technology and science to exchange ideas and thereby formulate questions of central importance to humankind’s future. FIS project director Hideaki Ogawa offers some conceptual points of departure for a stimulating encounter with the big issue: artificial intelligence.