Prix Day: An Artistic Finale
On the last day of the festival, the focus will be on art. But as always, there will also be a variety of exciting projects on contemporary topics such as climate change, robotics or crisis management waiting for you.
Opening Day: Highlights and Insights
The first day of the Ars Electronica Festival awaits you with exciting performances and lots of art, technology and new inspirations.
Laurie Anderson: Creating, Evolving, Experiencing
What characterizes a "Pioneer of Media Art"? Laurie Anderson connects art with technology and opens new musical paths with her inventions.
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".
The black blanket: Art and Depression
With the project "The Black Blanket", Linz based artist Mary Mayrhofer artistically processes her depression and received the Golden Nica in the category "u19 - create your world" for it.
The Prix-Jury-Weekend 2022
Once again, 20 experts from around the world met in Linz to agree on the Golden Nicas of the Prix Ars Electronica 2022
We award your digitalization projects!
Teachers and students can now submit for the "Klasse! Lernen." education award. Project manager Veronika Krenn explains how it works.
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".
Prix Ars Electronica 2022: Here we go again!
The Prix Ars Electronica kicks off the New Year! For the 35th time in a row, the world's most traditional media art competition is entering the next round.
Throwback: Goddess on new paths
What does a Greek goddess of victory have in common with the Prix Ars Electronica? More than you might think!
Prix 2021: Students create their own world
School at home, no meetings with friends, long periods of being alone - the side effects of the pandemic, which is now in its second year, have hit the young generation especially hard in their important stages of life.
Prix 2021: "When the Sea sends Forth a Forest" Animation-Film remembers mass murder
There are hardly any pictures from that time. It has been over 40 years since Khmer Rouge supporters in Cambodia tried with full force to impose their ideology in the country, wiping out the lives of millions of 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.
At the Pulse of Time
In 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica, one of the world's most important competitions for media art, was launched. Every year at the Ars Electronica Festival, the best works can be admired in the CyberArts exhibition. This year, again.
Prix 2021: Exploring and composing music worldwide
Exploring new sounds - with great joy in experimentation and a healthy dose of passion.
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".
Take this: The New Digital Deal! (2/2)
Even more numerous, even more exciting and even more diverse: Here comes Part Two of the highlights of the Ars Electronica Festival 2021.
Prix 2021: Musicians face the new reality
The reality as we experience it around us, we create ourselves. It is constructed and at the same time changeable and unstable.
Prix 2021: "Cloud Studies" - When clouds tell stories
Clouds have been telling us all kinds of stories for ages. With the project "Cloud Studies", the collective "Forensic Architecture" once again looks up to the sky and uses technological tools to re-read clouds of smoke, poison and gas.
Prix 2021: Sustainable and fairer Internet for everybody
Can artificial intelligence help us become more environmentally sustainable? How can we reduce the growing energy requirements of cryptocurrencies? And how can we free the IT sector from fossil fuels?
Ars Electronica Festival 2021: A "New Digital Deal" is Needed! (1/2)
From Festival University to Pre-Opening to Innovation Day: these are the highlights of the first days of the Ars Electronica Festival 2021 - A New Digital Deal!
Community Project: Taste your SOIL
Art, society, technology and science sees itself expanded by a conceptuality - nature. "Taste your SOIL" stands for the urgent need of making the digital a part of our cultural identity and for restoring our lost cultural awareness of the earth.
Who was Isao Tomita?
He not only laid the foundations of the synthesizer boom, but also pushed boundaries and influenced numerous sound artists.
Hannes Leopoldseder: A Life Lived for the Future
He was a co-founder of the Ars Electronica Festival, invented the Prix Ars Electronica, initiated the construction of the Ars Electronica Center and, as a longstanding member of the Supervisory Board, helped shape the development of Ars Electronica to the end. Hannes Leopoldseder passed away at the age of 80 on February 12, 2021.
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!
Christine Schöpf: "40 Years Are Enough!"
Christine Schöpf has accompanied Ars Electronica since its founding in 1979. Now, on the occasion of the 2020 Prix Ars Electronica, she says "40 years are enough" and takes leave of her official posts.
A Slightly Different Jury Weekend
The 2020 jury weekend was not spared from the corona virus: the winners of the STARTS Prize and the Prix Ars Electronica were selected digitally this year instead of during an analogue meeting in Linz.
"We have to drastically rethink this jury meeting"
Every year an international jury of experts travels to Linz to jointly select the Golden Nicas of Media Art in intense discussions lasting several days. For the first time in the history of Prix Ars Electronica, the jurors will meet from their home offices.
All the best, Hannes!
At the end of the 1970s, Hannes Leopoldseder set out to create a festival for art, technology and society. Today, on the occasion of his 80th birthday, we look back on four decades of digital change with excerpts from his texts and historical photos of the co-founder of Ars Electronica.
The Prix Ars Electronica Jury 2020: Digital Communities
Joint action and the digital exchange of information are right at the heart of the "Digital Communities" - one of the four categories of the 2020 Prix Ars Electronica. We present this year's jury.