Plan B Day: Creating Future Together

The Saturday of the festival awaits you with numerous inspirations for jointly taking steps towards a future in which we meet inevitable challenges as a global community.

STARTS Day: Artistic Innovation and Musical Visions

What are the highlights of the Friday of the Ars Electronica Festival? We'll give you some interesting insights into the packed program.

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.

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.

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The black blanket: Art and Depression

With the project "The Black Blanket", Linz based artist Mary Mayrhofer artistically processes her depression and received the Golden Nica in the category "u19 - create your world" for it.

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?

Klasse! Lernen. 2022: These are the best projects

The Austria-wide education award "Klasse! Lernen" honors pupils and teachers who integrate digital tools creatively and sustainably into the classroom. We took a closer look at the main prize and the two Awards of Distinction.

"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!"

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.

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STARTS Prize 2022

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.

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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.