Gigapixel images from the Vatican: when beauty leads to faith

Experience spectacular gigapixel images from the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican Museums in Rome up close in the Deep Space 8K.

Controlled / Uncontrolled: when dancing to chaos

Can you dance uncontrollably to electronic music? And can you follow the rhythm after a while to bring yourself back under control? un ctrl knows!

Leonardo's Mona Lisa in 8K

It is our great pleasure to announce that once again this year, one of the world's most famous works of art will embellish our Deep Space 8K screen during the Ars Electronica Festival: the Mona Lisa!

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.

Cultural Heritage: Broadening the Horizon Virtually

Works of art, buildings, paintings - all these are pieces of the Europa puzzle that can be put together collectively in one place in the Ars Electronica Center's Deep Space 8K.

Merlic meets Klimt - the image of women then and now

On April 28, 2022, Gustav Klimt's images of women will be in the spotlight. In this article, Franz Smola and Rebecca Merlic give you an insight into the topic of images of women.

“Rethinking GUERNICA” inside Deep Space 8K

For the first time, Pablo Picasso will visit us at the Ars Electronica Center. His work "Guernica" will be presented in Deep Space 8K at this year's Ars Electronica Festival, and Michaela Wimplinger tells us how it was made possible.

The Return of the Samurai

How does one come to collect samurai art? And how can art-historical artifacts be presented in a modern way? (German language)

Virtual Christmas

The Christmas story is probably one of the best known and most frequently recited stories in the world. It is not only the story of biblical expectations for the future, but also the story of the origin of our society. This year, it's becoming virtual reality in the crypt of the Mariendom in Linz and in Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center.

Magister Raffaello – How Raphael came to Linz

With 2020 being the 500-year anniversary of the artist’s death, Magister Art has created a new cultural project titled Magister Raffaello which will be presented in Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center on Friday, September 11.

Deep Space LIVE: The Star of Bethlehem

Theological legend or astronomical celestial event? The Bible story about the Star of Bethlehem and the Three Wise Men is widely discussed. At our Deep Space LIVE "The Star of Bethlehem" on December 13, 2018, astronomer Peter Habison brings light into the darkness.

Deep Space LIVE: Inspired by Bruegel

On October 4, 2018, the delegation from Flanders, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Ars Electronica will be showing high-resolution gigapixel images and exciting background information by and about the masterful Flemish painter at Deep Space LIVE "Inspired by Bruegel". Find out more in this interview.

MasterWorks: World Cultural Heritage, Right Up Close

Set out on a virtual journey to World Cultural Heritage sites worldwide in the comfort of the Ars Electronica Center! Your departure gate: CyArk’s MasterWorks. Elizabeth Lee, vice president of CyArk, told us more in this interview.

Deep Space LIVE: The Last Supper

The Deep Space LIVE event on the Thursday before Easter, March 29, 2018, is dedicated to one of the world’s most recognizable paintings—The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Art historian Lothar Schultes and theologian Michael Zugmann will elaborate on the background of this masterpiece. We just got a sneak preview.

Cultural Heritage in 3D

2018 is European Year of Cultural Heritage, and the Ars Electronica Center is taking part by hosting several events devoted to our cultural heritage throughout the year. Kicking things off will be a themed weekend on January 27-28, 2018 in Deep Space, where one of the featured speakers will be Stefan Traxler, archeologist at Upper Austria’s Landesmuseum. In this interview, he discusses cultural heritage and his upcoming talks as well as how technology has changed archeology.

Cultural Heritage: The Past Has a Bright Future

2018 is European Year of Cultural Heritage. To mark the occasion, the Ars Electronica Center is making cultural heritage a highlight of this year’s program of events. But you might ask why the Museum of the Future of all places is focusing on the artistic and cultural treasures of past epochs? Indeed, because the research on and presentation of them is currently undergoing a revolution. A revolution that was triggered by new technologies!

The Linz Synagogue in 3-D

The Linz Synagogue that was destroyed in 1938 has been reconstructed—at least, virtually—and it’s now possible to tour it in Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center. In this interview, Danielle Spera, director of the Jewish Museum of Vienna, talked to us about the general significance of a synagogue as well as her personal connection to the Jewish house of worship in Linz.

Hercules in a Lime Kiln

The largest lime kiln complex ever discovered in the Roman Empire’s Rhine-Danube provinces was found in 2008 in what was once the Roman town of Lauriacum and is now the city of Enns. Work began this year on excavating the best-preserved kiln in preparation for an exhibition at the 2018 Upper Austria State Fair.

CyArk: Cultural Heritage as Virtual Experience

Groups of visitors to the Ars Electronica Center can take a joint virtual tour of some of the world’s most important cultural heritage sites courtesy of the 3-D content provided by CyArk now being screened in Deep Space 8K. Elizabeth Lee, vice-president of the international non-profit organization, talked to us about the possibilities that this opens up, and went into detail about CyArk’s mission: digitizing humankind’s cultural heritage all over the world.

Point clouds of the past

Archaeologists are increasingly using laser scanning technology, as shown in the example of the Upper Austrian Provincial Museum in collaboration with EF Tech. It allows to capture historical places and buildings as three-dimensional objects and thus to preserve them for posterity.

A Close-up Look at Cultural Heritage in Deep Space 8K

To take full advantage of the breathtaking clarity in the new Deep Space 8K, the 8K resolution at 120 Hz and in stereo 3-D, it’s not enough to simply upgrade the hardware. The content to be presented also has to have what it takes to deliver the ultimate visual experience to audience members.