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

Innovative concepts for hybrid environments

“K-9_topology”: On Humans, Dogs and Bioethics

“K-9_topology,” a series of works by Slovenian artist Maja Smrekar, won last year’s Golden Nica in the Prix Ars Electronica’s Hybrid Arts category. In this interview, Maja Smrekar explains what’s behind these four projects, how dogs and wolves characterize her work, and which ethical questions she investigates.

Ghalia Elsrakbi: "Art Is a Collaborative Playground"

Mainstays of media art in general and the Prix Ars Electronica’s Hybrid Art category in particular are hybrid and transdisciplinary projects and approaches. In this interview, juror Ghalia Elsrakbi talks about her take on hybrid art and what she sees as the role art can play in 2017.

Hybrids - The Power Resides in the Spaces Between

The “Hybrids” exhibition co-produced by Ars Electronica is running until January 15, 2017 at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens. It focuses attention on new forms of artistic expression that interconnect disparate genres and thereby cut across the boundary between art and technology.

Artistic Ideas for the Ecological Development

For the installation "Plantas Autofotosintéticas" Gilberto Esparza won the Golden Nica in the Hybrid Art category at the Prix Ars Electronica 2015. This is a complex symbiotic system, which reveals ideas for the ecological development.

The World's first Art Satellite in Space

ARTSAT1: Invader, the world’s first art satellite, blasted off into outer space on February 28, 2014. The 2015 Prix Ars Electronica jury honored the ARTSAT: Art and Satellite Project with an Award of Distinction in the Hybrid Art category.

Hybrid Art: Projects in Interstices

Hybrid Art jurymember, Susanne Jaschko, talks about "prozessagenten", current trends in transdisciplinary art, and her initial impressions of this year’s Ars Electronica Festival location.

The Blind Robot at The Lab

The Blind Robot by Louis-Philippe Demers (CA) has received a Honorary Mention in Hybrid Art at the Prix Ars Electronica 2013. It was on display during the CyberArts 2013 at TOTAL RECALL - The Evolution of Memory and is part of The Lab, an exhibition curated by Ars Electronica for the ITU Telecom World 2013.

Cosmopolitan Chicken Project – CyberArts 2013

The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project bei Koen Vanmechelen is one of the centerpieces of the CyberArts 2013. By crossbreeding different races of chickens, he’s creating a metaphor for our society and our human race. We have met Koen to talk about what can be expected during TOTAL RECALL The Evolution of Memory.