Dataspace: Global Impact of Russia's War on Ukraine

What does this war mean for each of us? A visualization of facts and figures explains the consequences of an invasion.

Ars Electronica Futurelab Artist Residency
Roel Heremans: The NeuroRight Arcades

Ars Electronica Festival 2022: In a world where neuro-wearables and brain-computer interfaces will soon be ubiquitous, we should also talk about "NeuroRights."

How to "resist like bacteria"

Find out what we can learn from bacteria and why the future lies in collaborative resistance through the artists behind the project "Bi0film.net - Resist like Bacteria".

Holly+: Come and sing like Holly Herndon!

"It takes a village to create something special" and Holly Herndon and her team have succeeded in doing just that. In the interview, she presents her machine learning project in more detail, for which she has now received the European Commission's STARTS Prize 2022.

Cooperative Aesthetics / RGB-Spaceflight at the Deep Space.
Interactive and time-based: Deep Space as a platform for young artists

The bachelor's program "Time-based and Interactive Media Arts" at the Linz University of the Arts lets young artists develop their own interactive program for Deep Space 8K.

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.

Virtual Reality beyond Deep Space 8K

Camera rolling! Ars Electronica Futurelab's Deep Virtual video production system merges physical and virtual reality to live-stream VR from Deep Space 8K.

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.