Where Stories Come to Life: Storytelling in Deep Space 8K

Once in a lifetime, travel through space and see the earth from above. Seeing the human body from the inside for once and being present during a heart operation. Or once having the opportunity to look at Klimt's "The Kiss" as close as if you were part of the painting.

Deep Space EVOLUTION: Uniview 3.0

Explore the space with the new version of "Uniview", the amazing virtual planetarium program of Ars Electronica Center's Deep Space 8K.

Deep Space EVOLUTION: Virtual Anatomy

With "Virtual Anatomy" in Deep Space EVOLUTION you can now experience the fascination of the human body even more impressively!

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Deep Space EVOLUTION: Sounding Letters

With a virtual piano concert in 3D, the new program in Deep Space 8K shows how humans and AI make music together.

Deep Space EVOLUTION: Transient

Impermanent Paintings in Deep Space 8K: Immerse yourself in audiovisual paintings created in collaboration with generative algorithms.

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.

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Deep Space EVOLUTION: Welcome to Planet B

What lifestyle changes are you willing to make to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions? Challenge your choices!

Moire at Deep Space.
Crushed fruit and jumping dogs: TIME OUT .10

Two years late, TIME OUT is entering its next round. Students from the Linz Art University's "Time-Based and Interactive Media Arts" program are showing selected works at the Ars Electronica Center.

People at the Deep Space
Throwback: The birth of the Deep Space

Deep Space EVOLUTION marks the start of Ars Electronica's next chapter when it comes to immersive visual worlds. But how did the story of the giant projection room in the Ars Electronica Center begin?

The Deep Space EVOLUTION has started

On March 30, 2022, Deep Space EVOLUTION celebrated its premiere at the Ars Electronica Center. We have a few impressions for you.

That's what the new Deep Space EVOLUTION program looks like

New laser projectors, the most powerful graphics cards, a 3D tracking system and a whole range of new interactive programs and spectacular applications. This is Deep Space EVOLUTION.

Deep Space EVOLUTION: From the Cave into the Deep Space

With the CAVE, the Ars Electronica Futurelab laid the foundation for this experiential environment in the 1990s. "Deep Space EVOLUTION" is Ars Electronica's next chapter when it comes to immersive visual worlds.

How to dive into hybrid reality

“Action!” The Ars Electronica Futurelab’s team shares its insights on the new video production system Deep Virtual.

25 years Ars Electronica Futurelab, Night Performances
Morphologies – Digital Formations and Analog Music

Analog music generates digital visualizations: Maki Namekawa, Cori O'Lan and Rubin Kodheli in a timeless night performance at Deep Space 8K.

Ars Electronica Futurelab: Virtuelle Krippe
Future Christmas

Whether Christmas hurry or Advent lockdown, we have a suitable program for a contemplative pre-Christmas time: The Virtual Crib from St. Mary's Cathedral in Linz.

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.

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.

Grabmal aus der Stiftskirche Wilhering im Deep Space 8K, Ars Electronica Center
Digitization of cultural heritage

For the most recent digitization project, too, a Gothic tomb from the collegiate church of Wilhering, researchers of the Ars Electronica Futurelab successfully used the non-contact method of photogrammetry.

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.

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?

The Future of Medical Studies, Today

What the medical studies of the future look like? Find out with "Virtual Anatomy" at the new JKU medSPACE, developed by the Ars Electronica Futurelab: high-resolution anatomy in 3D, where you can zoom and rotate down to the smallest blood vessel.

Deep Space 8K: Festival Highlights

It's time again to introduce you to the spectacular Deep Space 8K festival program! Whether it's visionary ideas for the future or artistic visualizations on the big screen, there's something for everyone.

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

What differentiates analog from digitally generated work?

Nocturne 2021: the Pandemic on big screen.

An extraordinary artwork, created in an extraordinary period. Nocturne brings the time of the Pandemic in the Deep Space 8K.

“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.

Inside Ars Electrnica Futurelab: 25th Anniversary Series
The Art of Swarms

The Spaxels were just the beginning of a long journey into the future of the Ars Electronica Futurelab

Inside Ars Electronica Futurelab: 25th Anniversary Series
Poetic Systems

How art can make complex structures tangible

Inside Futurelab 25th Anniversary Series
Computation and Beyond

How can we inspire people to actively design our common future?

Virtual Worlds - Ars Electronica Futurelab - 25th Anniversary Series - Episode 1
Virtual Worlds

Innovative concepts for hybrid environments