Diverse, fresh, exciting: Futurelab Day 2022

How the Ars Electronica Futurelab celebrated the Festival with guests and the public - open, multifaceted and always surprising.

It’s a Wrap(-Up)! – This was the Ars Electronica Festival 2022

The Ars Electronica Festival 2022 is in the books! Join us as we look back on five days of unique exhibitions, exciting performances, moving lectures and countless events.

Ars Electronica Futurelab
Life Ink: On the trail of creativity

Opening at the Ars Electronica Festival 2022: The brand-new Life Ink exhibition aims to explore the secrets of creativity.

Prix Day: An Artistic Finale

On the last day of the festival, the focus will be on art. But as always, there will also be a variety of exciting projects on contemporary topics such as climate change, robotics or crisis management waiting for you.

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.

Opening Day: Highlights and Insights

The first day of the Ars Electronica Festival awaits you with exciting performances and lots of art, technology and new inspirations.

"We've got to do something!"

Ars Electronica has set itself the goal of taking its social responsibility seriously. One expression of this is the create your world program.

A Network of Collaboration: The Ars Electronica Gardens

This year, Ars Electronica Garden Partners will not only be on display online, but will be invited to actively contribute their perspectives and projects to the Festival's core program, which will take place in Linz.

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.

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.

Von Schwarzen Schwänen ...

... or pink doves? The Ars Electronica Festival's Kunstunicampus attempts to think the seemingly impossible, to vision the unthinkable. Above all, the aim is to enable images and metaphors that carry a creative power within them and inspire us to create our own picture of our world.

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.

Exhibition at the Ars Electronica Center
Throwback: ORIGIN - Investigating the Big Bang

The exhibition took a closer look at the European particle physics laboratory CERN, covering its history, daily activities and the ambitious goals of the global research project.

woman and dog looking at each other
STUDIO(dys)TOPIA – At the Peak of Humankind

“STUDIO(dys)TOPIA” explores how humankind can transform sustainable practices into action and serves as a metaphor for our present, in which the concepts of dystopias and utopias find themselves in a changed reality.

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.

Ars Electronica Futurelab
Mission AI – Experience. Understand. Co-create.

Hardly any other technology currently leaves us as perplexed as artificial intelligence. The exhibition "Mission AI" at the Deutsches Museum Bonn now also conveys a deep understanding.

People at the VRLab
Throwback: The VRLab

At the Ars Electronica Center's VRLab, it was possible to immerse yourself in virtual worlds and superimpose data on our reality.

Preparation works of the Creative Robotics exhibition at the Ars Electronica Center Linz.
Throwback: Creative Robotics

The exhibition "Creative Robotics" traced how industrial robots, outside their original use, became a medium of artistic and creative expression and a catalyst for the implementation of innovative ideas.

Throwback: The World in 100 Years

The exhibition "The World in 100 Years" paid tribute to great thinkers and activists who were ahead of their time and worked for a vision of the future.

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.

Throwback: Spaceship Earth

The exhibition "Spaceship Earth" dealt with the question of what we can learn about our planet by observing it.

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.

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.

Tablet in front of picture
Throwback: Mirages & miracles

The exhibition Mirages & miracles at the Ars Electronica Center staged augmented reality in a virtuoso and imaginative way.

inform
Throwback: inFORM

MIT-Medialab's inFORM application addressed the question of how to get the digital back into the physical world.

Is it really worth the effort?

Outside is winter, inside we harvest our own grain. Three months we have struggled, spent more than 400 euros, but harvested less than 800 grams of barley.

ORBIT — A Journey Around Earth in Real Time / Seà¡n Doran (UK)
Artistic Journalism: "There Is No Planet B"

Global Warming and Human Responsibility: In this lecture, Hideaki Ogawa explores the role of art as a media of communication.

Join: What will your life be like in 25 years?

Share your future visions with the world - "Memo Futurum" makes this happen until the end of the year. Only in 2046 they will be recalled.

Bio Ink, Ars Electronica Futurelab
Creative collaboration with microscopic organisms

A chemical reaction chamber allows researchers in the second phase of the Bio Ink experiment to interact with living artworks as they grow.