Simon Mück: „Come into my world!"

“Komm in meine Welt”(en: come to my world) is a film by Simon Mück (AT) that was created at the Ars Electronica Festival 2019. The young director had previously submitted several times to the Prix Ars Electronica in the category u19 - create your world - which was drawing attention to his talent.

From castles in the air to monsters – what do you see in the clouds?

About a week ago the wolken.raum moved to us at the Ars Electronica Center. The project of the Kindergarten of the Future invites our young visitors to let their imagination run wild and to consider which motifs they recognize in different cloud images.

Nicole Grüneis: "We want to be an 'educational partner in crime'"

Accompany Tardi through the microcosm, experiment with robots or compose one's own music: The start of school at the Ars Electronica Center is also the kick-off for new educational programs especially for school classes.

The best festival tips for: Families

More than 540 events with more than 1400 artists at 16 locations in and around Linz will be taking place at the Ars Electronica Festival 2019. To make it a little easier for you to choose, we have summarized the best festival tips for families.

Jungle: Like scrolling through an instagram feed

It's supposed to feel like scrolling through an instagram feed. Alex Lazarov is 19 years old, a young creative filmmaker and YouTuber from Vienna. In his web series "Jungle", for which he won the Golden Nica of the Prix Ars Electronica 2019 in the u19 - CREATE YOUR WORLD category, he takes us on a journey through a summer of his generation.

Young Computer Scientists: An Internship at the nexus of Art and Computer Science

The Young Computer Scientists program at Johannes Kepler Universität Linz allows secondary students with an interest in computer science to take part in exciting workshops followed by an internship – at Ars Electronica Futurelab, among other places. We spoke with intern Ivonne Gattringer and initiator Dr. Hanspeter Mössenböck to learn more.

netidee promotes innovative projects that make the Internet better

No more entries can be submitted for the Prix Ars Electronica 2019, the winners have been announced and the Golden Nica awards are planned. However, you can still apply for the netidee call 14. We'll introduce you to a few projects and explain how you can apply.

Just for Fun? Playful learning!

Feel young again? The Family Days at the Ars Electronica Center offer adults a mental rejuvenation cure through a fresh, young approach to current topics and give children and teenagers the freedom to breathe life into Artificial Intelligence with pleasure and in the self-experiment.

netidee: Three Projects, three Motivations, three Fundings

Until March 18, 2019, the netidee Special Prize will be looking for projects in the Prix Ars Electronica's u19 - CREATE YOUR WORLD category that is designed to take the Internet a step further. We picked out three projects from Austria funded by the Internet Private Foundation Austria and asked around how the development of the CADMeshConverter, AudiCom and "out of tune" is going at the moment - and how the teams themselves have learned to deal with time resources and setbacks.

Team EcoSat in the Azores: European CanSat Competition 2018

With their homemade mini-satellite, Team EcoSat came out on top at the first Austrian CanSat competition in April 2018. Over the summer, they had the privilege of flying to the Azores to take part in the Europe-wide competition. Find out all about the experience the Austrian team and their teacher had on the island 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.

The best festival tips for: Families

The 2018 Ars Electronica Festival not only offers a host of lectures, events, projects, concerts and more for adults - kids and youngsters will also find a heap of projects to enjoy. In this article, you can find out which are the absolute program highlights for families.

The Big Fire Brigade Challenge: Emergency Error Battle

A state of emergency prevails among POSTCITY’s bank of spiral packet chutes! The Big Fire Brigade Challenge will go down on Saturday, September 8th amidst the 2018 Ars Electronica Festival. To find out how new technologies can be brought into play at a conventional rescue & extinguish exercise, read this interview.

Dream Job Astronaut: Advanced Space Academy

Simulated weightlessness, scuba training and a Russian course—at the Advanced Space Academy of the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, young people can get a close-up feel on space travel. ESERO Austria made it possible for two Austrian youngsters to attend this year. Here’s their account.

u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD: Alternative Teaching and Learning

u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD, the Future Festival of the Next Generation staged annually at the Ars Electronica Festival, showcases the ideas and technologies young people are deploying to change our world. This interview offers a preview of some of the great stuff you’ll be able to see, try out and explore September 6-10, 2018.

"Out of Tune" Puts Music Lovers on the Right Track

An internet project entitled Out of Tune recently garnered the 2018 Prix Ars Electronica’s netidee special prize for Samuel Daurer and Ämilian Mayrhofer. The two technical school students programmed a solution to help them stay oriented in the boundless universe of music.

CanSat 2018: Paying a Visit to RUAG Space

The runner-up prizes in the 1st Austrian CanSat competition held this past April were provided by RUAG Space—an outing to that company’s production facilities. Teams of up-and-coming young engineers who built their own mini-satellites got guided tours.

Deep Space LIVE: Old News from New Friends

How would young artists attending the Academy of Media Arts Cologne take advantage of Deep Space 8K’s technical capabilities? You’ll find out this coming Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the next Deep Space LIVE entitled “Old News from New Friends.”

This was the CanSat Competition 2017/18

Mini-satellites the size of a coke can, a rocket launch at the Austrian-German border and three teams of students from all over Austria, competing for the title as best CanSat team (and the participation in the European CanSat Competition from June 28, 2018, to July 1, 2018 in the Azores islands) - that's the first Austrian CanSat competition in a nutshell! CanSat is short for satellites (Sat) the size of a coke can (Can). The participating teams only had a few months at their disposal to build their very own mini-satellite, before they would have to show their skills at the big launch at the airfield Schärding-Suben in Austria. On its way back down to Earth, the small devices have to fulfill two seperate missions: Measuring the temperature and air pressure, as well as a secondary mission chosen by the teams themselves. The competition was organized by the European Space Education Research Office (ESERO) Austria, the educational office of the European Space Agency (ESA), which, in Austria, is located at the Ars Electronica Center.

The Digital Playground: Otelo Futurespace

The Ars Electronica Center’s lobby will be transformed into a colorful playground well-equipped with laser cutters, robots, drones and other forms of digital technology from April 4th to 8th. Otelo Futurespace – The Digital Playground will be the setting of an innovative organized game. In this interview, Otelo eGen executive Martin Hollinetz tells us more.

netidee 2017: From Digital Games to Selfish Mining

The netidee internet subsidy initiative provided generous financial support to Austrian researchers in 2017—for instance, those working on bachelor’s degree projects, master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations. Recipients include Harald Koberg, who’s investigating the social significance of digital gaming, and Simon Mulser’s work on “selfish mining” of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

netidee 2017: A Hotbed of New Ideas

E-voting and blockchain, social media and data protection—netidee, Austria’s leading initiative to nurture innovations that advance the use of the internet, is funding Bürgerchain and Combinary, two projects that will be implemented in the coming months.

merk|würdig: One Film, Two Perspectives

In their touching film about dementia that opens on January 13th at the Hollywood Megaplex in Pasching near Linz, the young crew of Krmpf Krmpf Studio is also showcasing a new cinematic technique—stereo narrativity. The moviegoers attending the premiere of “merk|würdig” will be assembled in a single theater, but they’ll see the narrative from two different perspectives.

From Industry 4.0 to Life 4.0

The first Industry-4.0-themed week staged jointly by the Industrial Association of Upper Austria (IV OÖ) and Ars Electronica featured workshops and presentations that explained why the digitization of the economy is everybody’s business. Joachim Haindl-Grutsch, CEO of IV OÖ, told us more in this interview.

CanSat Competition 2017: Mini-Satellites That You Build Yourself

A CanSat competition is being staged for the first time in Austria during this school year by ESERO Austria. The assignment: build a so-called CanSat, a satellite the size of a soft drink can that’s able to measure air temperature & pressure and carry out a second mission of the designer’s choice. November 5, 2017 is the entry deadline for teams of students. Find out more in this interview!

Kids’ Day 2017

Fascinating peeks into the world of industry and lots of hands-on fun were in store for youngsters at this year’s Kids’ Day event sponsored by the Industrial Association of Upper Austria. At workshops staged by manufacturers headquartered throughout the region, kids tinkered and soldered, built cool stuff and had an amazing time! Check out our Photo Gallery.

CREATE YOUR WORLD 2017: Adventure Playground of Media Art

An annual feature at the Ars Electronica Festival, CREATE YOUR WORLD, the future festival of the next generation, shows young people the ideas and technologies they’ll be using to change our world. Hans Christian Merten, director of CREATE YOUR WORLD, told about all the great stuff youngsters will be seeing, trying out and exploring September 7-11.

Nonvisual Art: Novel Images of Magical Beauty

Lisa Buttinger displayed meticulous attention to the most minute details as she went about completing her graduation project at Linz’s High School for Artistic Design. In this interview, she talks about what she calls nonvisual art, an innovative artistic medium that has garnered her twofold honors—the Golden Nica in the 2017 Prix Ars Electronica’s u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category and an Honorary Mention from the 2017 STARTS Prize.

u19 Exhibit: Youngsters Design Their Own Exhibition!

Once again this year, the young honorees in the Prix Ars Electronica’s u19 category will decide for themselves how their prizewinning projects will be displayed at the Ars Electronica Festival, September 7-11 2017. They’re coming up with some initial ideas at an exhibition design workshop. The plans emerging now will become a reality by September.

Next Generation JKU

Who make up the next generation of young scientists at JKU? Who are the up-and-coming Upper Austrian researchers who are making an international name for themselves in computer science, chemistry, physics and other technical and scientific fields? And what exactly are they working on? They’re virtually unknown in their homeland, Austria. Now, it’s high time to change that!