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.

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."

a room with pictures
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.

Tools to Confront Unbalanced Realities

What rights do you have in the location of your residence? In his work, artist Irakli Sabekia deals with the spatial and social memory of people who have been forcefully displaced.

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?

"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.

The Woman on the Picture

Gustav Klimt and Rebecca Merlic placed the image of the woman at the centre of their artistic work - an analysis.

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.

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.

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!

The Golden Nica
Prix Ars Electronica 2022: Here we go again!

The Prix Ars Electronica kicks off the New Year! For the 35th time in a row, the world's most traditional media art competition is entering the next round.

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.

School of the Future -Open Studio- FUTURE PICNIC
A Picnic for a positive future

The "School of the Future -OPEN STUDIO-" in Tokyo Midtown invites visitors to the spacious garden of Tokyo Midtown for a "Future Picnic" in the greenery to reunite the people of the metropolis with themselves and nature after a year of distance.

Ars Electronica Futurelab, 25th anniversary, Futurelab Day
[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?

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.

It's a wrap! This was the first ArtScience Residency enabled by Art Collection Deutsche Telekom

AI, bias, listening infrastructures and art: Laura Welzenbach, Head of Ars Electronica Export, is looking back at the first year of the ArtScience Residency enabled by Art Collection Deutsche Telekom.

Inside Ars Electronica Futurelab: 25th Anniversary Series
Creative (Artificial) Intelligence

What differentiates analog from digitally generated work?

K'ARTS Garden: “Our work is fresh and fun”

Ars Electronica accompanied K-ARTS students for one semester. The result were eight artworks that will be shown at the Ars Electronica Festival.

Artificial intelligence as a meta-researcher

An international collective experimenting between art and science. A multidisciplinary educational organization to explore the origin and nature of life in the universe and the evolution of intelligence. The beginning of a wonderful friendship.

He lets mini-robots make music

An interview with this year's EMAP Residency Artist: Moritz Simon Geist!

Textiles dyeing with Bacteria

No harmful chemicals, significantly lower water consumption. Julia Moser explains how pigment bacteria are used to color clothing. (German language)

The Future is Coded, Fanny Zaman
The Future Is Coded

Travel restrictions raise new challenges for cross-boundary artistic/scientific research. Residencies at the Ars Electronica Futurelab remain a source of mutual inspiration.

Ars Electronica Futurelab NHK: 8K-Beyond the Frame
Resonant Media – How 8K can affect perception and emotion

Visual media make the invisible visible; document, capture, make emotional. They capture the moment for eternity.

Who was Isao Tomita?

He not only laid the foundations of the synthesizer boom, but also pushed boundaries and influenced numerous sound artists.

Step into Space

Wanted: Our place in the universe. Found: A team that combines humans and AI to answer fundamental questions. Sarah Petkus and Mark J. Koch aim to educate artificial intelligence to become an individual.