Learning at school - Digital and together

Digitalisation is changing the way we learn together at school. The jury of the education award "Klasse! Lernen" looked at ideas and proposals for using these digital tools.

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.

And the CanSat 2022 winner is...

On Thursday, 21.4.2022, the airport of Suben in the district of Schärding was transformed into a mission control center for a number of space-loving young people.

We award your digitalization projects!

Teachers and students can now submit for the "Klasse! Lernen." education award. Project manager Veronika Krenn explains how it works.

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.

STARTS Prize 2021: New products from food scraps

720 tons of food are thrown away in a single day in Catalonia. It is figures like these that have prompted Anastasia Pistofidou, Marion Real and The Remixers of Fab Lab Barcelona, IaaC, to take action.

STARTS Prize 2021: The condition of the oceans and how high the stakes are

The world's oceans not only reflect light, they also reflect the effects of the Anthropocene, the age of humankind.

At the Pulse of Time

In 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica, one of the world's most important competitions for media art, was launched. Every year at the Ars Electronica Festival, the best works can be admired in the CyberArts exhibition. This year, again.

Focus on the Human Being

This year, for the first time, the BMEIA and Ars Electronica have issued a joint Award for Digital Humanity. The focus is on the human being.

"It's very radical. Very new."

How does a pandemic empower creative thinking? Where does it make sense to value controversy? To what extent does physical presence foster descent?

Christine Schöpf: "40 Years Are Enough!"

Christine Schöpf has accompanied Ars Electronica since its founding in 1979. Now, on the occasion of the 2020 Prix Ars Electronica, she says "40 years are enough" and takes leave of her official posts.

STARTS Prize 2020: A Virtual Journey Through the Time Zones

Three members of the STARTS Prize 2020 jury, Mara Balestrini, Clara Blume and Domhnaill Hernon, talk in an interview about the influence of Covid-19 on this year's jury process, the difference between design and art, recycling management and the usefulness of Excel lists.

A Slightly Different Jury Weekend

The 2020 jury weekend was not spared from the corona virus: the winners of the STARTS Prize and the Prix Ars Electronica were selected digitally this year instead of during an analogue meeting in Linz.

"We have to drastically rethink this jury meeting"

Every year an international jury of experts travels to Linz to jointly select the Golden Nicas of Media Art in intense discussions lasting several days. For the first time in the history of Prix Ars Electronica, the jurors will meet from their home offices.

The Prix Ars Electronica Jury 2020: Digital Communities

Joint action and the digital exchange of information are right at the heart of the "Digital Communities" - one of the four categories of the 2020 Prix Ars Electronica. We present this year's jury.

The Prix Ars Electronica Jury 2020: u19 – create your world

Young ideas and promising projects: These five experts in their respective fields will decide which are the best submissions to the 2020 Prix Ars Electronica in the u19 – create your world category.

The Prix Ars Electronica Jury 2020: Computer Animation

Since 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica has awarded a Golden Nica in the Computer Animation category every year. This is the jury that will decide on the best animation in 2020.

Who are the u19 – create your world winners?

Until March 16, we're looking for your projects and ideas or designs for the future in the u19 – create your world category of the Prix Ars Electronica. These five young creatives, innovators, and forward-thinkers have won the race for the Golden Nica in recent years.

The 2020 STARTS Prize Jury

Every year a jury meets to examine and evaluate the submissions for the STARTS Prize. These experts have fascinating backgrounds and extraordinary fields of research, which we would like to present in the following.

The Prix Ars Electronica Jury 2020: Interactive Art +

The jury in videos: We present to you the persons who will be deciding on the Golden Nica in the Interactive Art + category of the Prix Ars Electronica 2020.

The Prix Universe

The Prix Ars Electronica is the most traditional media art competition in the world. The winners will receive the coveted Golden Nicas, prize money up to 10,000 euros per category and a presentation at the prestigious Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.

Let's get STARTed!

It's that time again! The submission for the STARTS Prize 2020 is open. Starting immediately, the European Commission, together with Ars Electronica, Bozar and Waag, is once again looking for pioneering projects at the interface of art, technology and science that contribute to economic and social innovation.

"We are not looking for superstars!"

create your world is Ars Electronica's future initiative of the next generation. As such, it's currently on the lookout again for talents - not for superstars in the Prix Ars Electronica. Everyone can participate, everyone can win.

Prix Ars Electronica 2019: One Weekend, Four Golden Nicas

Every year a new jury, every year an extraordinary treasure of media artworks that want to be judged. Once again this year, 20 experts from all over the world met in Linz to agree on the Golden Nicas of the 2019 Prix Ars Electronica. A brief stroll through the jury weekend.

Nadav Hochman: "Involve Artists in the Technology Development Stage"

The submission deadline of the European Commission's STARTS Prize 2019 is March 11! Nadav Hochman, co-founder of the Tech + Arts Initiative at the Tech Museum of Innovation in Silicon Valley, is one of the jurors of this competition and talks in an interview about the connections between science, technology and art.

netidee: Three Projects, three Motivations, three Fundings

Until March 18, 2019, the netidee Special Prize will be looking for projects in the Prix Ars Electronica's u19 - CREATE YOUR WORLD category that is designed to take the Internet a step further. We picked out three projects from Austria funded by the Internet Private Foundation Austria and asked around how the development of the CADMeshConverter, AudiCom and "out of tune" is going at the moment - and how the teams themselves have learned to deal with time resources and setbacks.

Animation Screening: The Best of Computer Animation

Eight themed programs showcasing the best works submitted this year for Prix Ars Electronica prize consideration have been lined up for Animation Screening at the 2018 Ars Electronica Festival (September 6-10). We talked to curator Jürgen Hagler to learn more.

The 2017 Golden Nicas

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Golden Nicas! 3,677 entries were submitted from 106 countries for 2017 Prix Ars Electronica prize consideration. We would like to introduce you to the award-winning works now.