Deep Space EVOLUTION: Transient

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

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.

People climbing on a building.
Throwback: The Teleklettergarten

An oversized computer keyboard as a climbing wall on the facade of the Linz Art University. That was the teleclimbing garden.

How to dive into hybrid reality

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

Origami, robotics and a new world of music

How do origami and robotics create music? The Ars Electronica Futurelab's new video presents the world of oribotic instruments.

Videoplace interactive installation
Throwback: Videoplace

In 1990 the time was ripe to take the next evolutionary step in the development of Prix Ars Electronica by adding a new category for "Interactive Art".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

People holdng signs
Throwback: The Cloud in the Web

33 years after the very first Linzer Klangwolke in 1979, which marked the beginning of the Ars Electronica Festival, Ars Electronica got the chance to create the 2012 Klangwolke.

EXPO 2020: Dialog with the future

After a year of Corona-related postponement, EXPO 2020 is finally getting underway. The Ars Electronica Solutions team is playing a key role in the Austria Pavilion.

NHM, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Inseq Design: Deck 50
Where science meets society

Deck 50 at the Vienna Museum of Natural History: In a world facing great challenges, we should all understand that science affects the whole of society — and it has to motivate people.

Some people think Alexa and Siri only listen when they’re supposed to...

...others go to Ars Electronica. Public space/privacy - how do they intertwine and can we trust promises about privacy? This core theme is also represented in the form of festival projects.

When, if not now?

Some people think the future is written in the stars. Others go to Ars Electronica. "Activism", especially in the digital area, is a red-hot topic and therefore of course represented at the Ars Electronica Festival.

Some people believe everything they read on the Internet...

...others go to Ars Electronica. That's why this year's festival features numerous projects and gardens on the topic of "Digital Education".

Inside Ars Electronica Futurelab: 25th Anniversary Series
Poetic Systems

How art can make complex structures tangible

Oribokit: Origami Robot DIY Kit
ORIBOKIT™ How to build robotic origami

With Oribokit™, a DIY kit for origami robots, Matthew Gardiner aims to collectively cross the boundaries between art and science towards the future.

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

K'ARTS Garden: “Our work is fresh and fun”

Ars Electronica accompanied K-ARTS students for one semester. The result were eight artworks that will be shown at the Ars Electronica Festival.

Joachim Sauter on Reflections and Kinetics

To commemorate the pioneer of media art, we are showing an excerpt of the lecture he gave at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival.

Tears for the Sea

She spent most of her childhood on merchant marine vessels and has developed an ever closer relationship with nature through her proximity to the sea. During her EMAP/EMARE residency, as a media artist, Kasia Molga tells how she came to her project "How to make an Ocean?", how personal grief and COVID-19 gave her work new impulses and why she came up with the idea of collecting her own tears.

Rebecca Merlic: Making The City Your Own

Imagine giving up everything: Your bed, your kitchen, your bathroom, your apartment. From now on you live, eat and sleep in public space. Rebecca Merlic has been awarded the Marianne.von.Willemer.2020 Prize for Digital Media for the artistic realization of this experiment.

Ars Electronica Gardens SOUTH AMERICA

As the saying goes: the best comes last! Our last Ars Electronica Festival Garden we would like to present to you on our blog is the continent of South America! Start a journey with us through the gardens of Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile!

Ars Electronica Gardens: NORTH AMERICA

Many of the Gardens that will be featured at the 2020 Ars Electronica Festival as a loophole to the rest of the world have already been presented on the blog. Now we're taking a leap across the Atlantic and presenting institutions, projects, artists and visions from the North of America - more precisely, from Canada, the USA and Mexico.

Strolling Between the Disciplines

The JKU campus as a place of encounter and as a place for projects that can only be discovered by strolling through the park and looking attentively into the air. JKU LIT @ Ars Electronica as well as the Garden Exhibition in Kepler's Garden on the JKU Campus feature playful projects that combine various disciplines.

THE WILD STATE

A prairie in the Wild West, a futuristic pirate island on the ocean, people dancing at Burning Man - what images emerge in front of your inner eye when you hear THE WILD STATE?

CyberArts 2020: The latest trends in media art

For over three decades, the Prix Ars Electronica has been one of the world's most coveted awards for digital media art. With the CyberArts exhibition, the OK, as part of the newly founded OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH, will once again devote itself to the award-winning works of international artists during the 2020 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz. We'll show you what there is to see this time!