A City that senses and responds

The well-known Wired Magazine put his name to its list of "50 people who will change the world" considering his way of thinking about future energy efficient cities where architecture senses and responds. An interview with jury member Carlo Ratti.

Exciting, Inspiring Ideas

A grant designed to foster the development of innovative ideas with great future promise—the competition to select this year’s recipient of „[the next idea] voestalpine Art and Technology Grant“ is one of the 2014 Prix Ars Electronica’s six categories. An interview with cultural producer Ela Kagel and Gerhard Kürner, director of corporate communications.

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.

Bill Fontana Loud speaker week 4
Week 4 – Collide@CERN Bill Fontana

This blog-post sums up Bill Fontana's last week of his Collide@CERN- Residency.

Collide@CERN Artist Bill Fontana
Week 3 - Collide@CERN Bill Fontana

Watch about Bill Fontana's third week at the CERN.

Launch of the Ars Electronica Residency Network

The Futurelab launched the Ars Electronica Residency Network at this year's festival. In the Pixelspaces conference series, an entire segment was devoted to this new program.

Week 2 - Bill Fontana, Collide@CERn

After the first week’s video blog, Bill Fontana started exploring the CERN laboratory in many different ways. Armed with his accelerometers, which are used by structural engineers traditionally to measure the movement of structures and his recording equipment, he revealed the inner sound worlds of dipoles, the CERN grid in the computer centre and even electric pylons. As Bill said in his opening lecture of his residency at CERN, there is music in all things.


The Golden Nicas were awarded, and there's still a lot to discover at TOTAL RECALL - The Evolution of Memory.

The artists have arrived

Every year before the festival, the OK Offenes Kulturhaus im OÖ Kulturquartier invites all the artists of the CyberArts for a welcome-drink. If it's up to the artists, Festival Ars Electronica 2013 is ready to begin.

Week 1 - Bill Fontana, Collide@CERN

The month of July was Bill Fontana's first part of his residency at CERN. And he was not alone! He came also with his family, which included his photographer son, Michael Fontana, 18. Every week, Michael interviewed his father and his inspiration partner, CERN cosmologist Subodh Patil about what they were thinking of the week ahead to make a video diary.

The Sounds of Physics - Bill Fontana's Residency at CERN

Bill Fontana has been busy at the CERN, working as the winner of the Collide@CERN Residency Award. What he has been up to will be subject of this series of blog-posts over the course of the next 4 weeks.

El Campo de Cebada - CyberArts 2013

When the CyberArts 2013 opens it's doors on September 5th, El Campo de Cebada, winners of the Golden Nica in Digital Communities, will be part of it. It's a self-managed camp in Madrid/Spain, cleverly showing what the urban space of the 21st century might look like. We have talked with Zuloark, the architects behind this projects, finding out what you should know about the camp and what you could learn fro

CyberArts 2013 - Martin Sturm interviewed

A highlight of each year’s festival is the CyberArts exhibition featuring installations, videos and performances singled out for recognition by the Prix Ars Electronica. Martin Sturm, director of the OK Center for Contemporary Art, is responsible for the exhibition’s design. In this interview, he reveals some of what awaits festivalgoers in 2013.

Winners Prix Ars Electronica 2013

Voilá, those are the Golden Nicas and Awards of Distinctions of Prix Ars Electronica 2013.

The Golden Nica for Visual:Drumset

Prix-Jury-Weekend in Linz

Since 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica has been one of the most prestigious prizes awarded in the world of media art. The process of deciding which works are singled out for recognition is quite elaborate. After all, there are thousands of submissions to evaluate in order to finally arrive at the most excellent and most interesting ones. Needless to say, these deliberations are not carried out by one individual. There are many people involved—beginning with Ars Electronica staffers who perform preliminary assessments to narrow down the field to a manageable number. This rather lengthy shortlist of promising candidates is then turned over to the Prix jurors.

Christine Schöpf und Jürgen Hagler zum Animation Festival

The Ars Electronica Blog recently published an interview with Christine Schöpf and Jürgen Hagler about the Prix and computer animation. In this installment, they discuss the Animation Festival.

Bill Fontana at CERN

Bill Fontana, der Gewinner des Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN Residency Awards, wurde für vier Tage nach Genf zu CERN eingeladen, um dort seine Einführung in die Aktivitäten und Forschungsgebiete von CERN zu bekommen. Als Koordinatorin des Programmes seitens der Ars Electronica war es mir eine Ehre, diese Zeit mit dem Künstler und Ariane Koek, der Kulturbeauftragten von CERN, an diesem aufregenden und inspirierenden Ort zu verbringen.

Computer Animation / Film / VFX - Origin and Development

2013 is the 27th edition of Prix Ars Electronica, so there's quite some history to look back on. Christine Schöpf, who has been around from the beginning, talks about the not so humble beginnings of the Prix and discusses the current trends in computer-animation, vfx and so on with Jürgen Hagler, who is an expert in computer-graphics and responsible for the Animation Festival.

First Submission Computer Animation 2013

u19 presents: The first submitters in 2013

Prix Ars Electronica 2013

Was haben John Lasseter, der erste Animator bei Pixar Studios, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, der Erfinder von HTML, einer der Grundlagen des heutigen Internets, und Wikipedia gemeinsam? Alle Erwähnten wurden entweder mit einer Goldenen Nica oder einem Ehrenpreis des Prix Ars Electronica ausgezeichnet. Der renommierte Medienkunstpreis geht 2013 in die 27te Runde, die Einreichung ist mit 18.12.2012 eröffnet.

Start of submission at u19

The approach of Christmas means it’s that wonderful time of the year again—time to send in your submissions to u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD. We cordially invite all you gals & guys under 19 years of age to get involved. We’re looking forward to receiving lots of interesting ideas and projects!

Collide@CERN Residency Award 2013 - Bill Fontana

Der Collide@CERN Residency Award geht in die zweite Runde, wieder haben sich Dutzende Künstlerinnen und Künstler aus der ganzen Welt um die Möglichkeit beworben, am CERN in Genf und im Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz ihre Projekte in einer potentiell komplett neuen Umgebung umzusetzen, mit den hellsten Köpfen aus der Welt der Wissenschaft und der Kunst zusammen zu arbeiten und Inspiration für die eigenen Werke zu schöpfen.

Prix-Jury 2012, Michael Doser, Oy vey vey!

Prix Ars Electronica 2012, Pre-Jury "Digital Communities"

u19 Jurymeeting

Prix-Jury 2012, Martin Supper

Prix-Jury 2012, Mariela Yeregui

App and Web at u19