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.

A design concept based entirely on fun: FUNGUAGE

At the 2019 Ars Electronica Festival (September 5 – 9), FUNGUAGE ROOM will show what happens when you design human-to-object interaction with FUN in mind. We talked to the two leading artists and researchers responsible for the new design concept that wants to bring more joy to communication with our inanimate surroundings.

Rotax MAX Dome Linz
Gaming meets racing: Rotax MAX Dome

In the old slaughterhouse in Linz, e-carts will be making their rounds in the new Rotax MAX Dome from today on - on a racetrack that offers not only sharp bends but also games, virtual worlds and digital technologies. What does the Ars Electronica Futurelab have to do with it? That's what we found out in this interview.

Levers and Buttons: The Virtual Way to the Golden Nica

With their video game, the four youngsters Lorenz Gonsa, Martin Hatler, Samuel Stallybrass and Vincent Thierry made it to the Golden Nica: They received the the prize for "Levers and Buttons" in the u19 - CREATE YOUR WORLD category. This year's Prix Ars Electronica will be awarded in Linz on September 7, 2018.

VR-Themed Weekend: Virtual Realities in Gaming

How are VR and AR changing the gaming scene and computer games? In Part 2 of our interviews previewing the virtual and augmented reality-themed weekend April 6-8, 2018, we discuss the upshots of these developments with Jeremiah Diephuis of the Playful Interactive Environments research group at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences’ Hagenberg Campus.

Die Entscheidung: A Matter of Life or Death

“Die Entscheidung” (The Decision), a computer game about life-threatening cancer, greatly impressed this year’s Prix Ars Electronica jury and garnered the Golden Nica in the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category for 17-year-old Jonas Bodingbauer. At the 2016 Ars Electronica Festival he will not only receive the award in POSTCITY during the u19 ceremony - here you will also have the chance to chat personally with him about his computer game. For the blog, he told us about his game.