Circular Records for Circular Futures
Can records be made from biomaterials? Artists Kat Austen and Fara Peluso think so and will work on developing a low-carbon alternative to vinyl during their S+T+ARTS Residency.
How to manage an organization like Ars Electronica
This is the question posed by participants in a new training program for cultural producers that provides insights into the way Ars Electronica works.
It's a wrap! This was the first ArtScience Residency enabled by Art Collection Deutsche Telekom
AI, bias, listening infrastructures and art: Laura Welzenbach, Head of Ars Electronica Export, is looking back at the first year of the ArtScience Residency enabled by Art Collection Deutsche Telekom.
Artificial intelligence as a meta-researcher
An international collective experimenting between art and science. A multidisciplinary educational organization to explore the origin and nature of life in the universe and the evolution of intelligence. The beginning of a wonderful friendship.
He lets mini-robots make music
An interview with this year's EMAP Residency Artist: Moritz Simon Geist!
The Voice of the Future
As part of the ArtScience Residency Program enabled by the Art Collection Telekom artist Kyriaki Goni is working on a project that focuses on the voice of digital assistants and the problem of surveillance.
Shaping the Digital Future
Ars Electronica's European Platform for Digital Humanism asks about the impact of technologies on society.
The Future Is Coded
Travel restrictions raise new challenges for cross-boundary artistic/scientific research. Residencies at the Ars Electronica Futurelab remain a source of mutual inspiration.
Galaxies and black holes
What is the origin of life? What is the origin of the universe? Where do we come from and where are we going? Questions that have preoccupied mankind for millennia, and it doesn't look like they will be solved soon. For a wonderfully playful perspective, artists are now joining in.
How art and science can benefit from each other
Ars Electronica and the ArtCollection Deutsche Telekom are collaborating to select artists for a residency at the interface between the fields of art and science. To kick off the partnership, we spoke with both sides about the importance of Art&Science.
In search of the evolution of intelligence in the universe
The search for extraterrestrial intelligence may make some people think of a funny guy in a bicycle basket, for others it has serious scientific relevance and is closely interwoven with research on artificial intelligence. Thinking off the beaten track helps in this multidisciplinary work.
AI isn't Artificial but Human
Our world is becoming more and more entangled. Financial markets where bots trade endlessly with other bots, social media algorithms that control what narrative we follow, deep fakes that make us doubt even our own senses. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find out where human influence lies in the process of AI.
A entire tree with branches and leaves, but as small as a potted plant: a bonsai becomes the symbol of "In Vivo", which illuminates the border region between life and death. Behind it are the two artists Ernest Wu and Jake Tan from Singapore, who are working on their interactive installation as part of the artist residence "STEAM Imaging II" by Fraunhofer Institute. The work will be presented next year at the Ars Electronica Festival.
The ethical Dimension of Artificial Intelligence: A Residency with Foresight
Artificial intelligence is one of the top topics of our time - it is not reserved for an intellectual elite, but reaches up to the regulars' tables. Just as it will influence our living environment, everyone should feel compelled to have a say and participate in decisions. Best in Edinburgh and Linz!
The Wandering Mind: Feel the Pulse of the Earth
Feel global environmental data, experience it with your own senses and be connected to the Blue Planet even more intensively as a human being: This is the aim of The Wandering Mind project by the artist duo slow immediate. In a few weeks their residency will start in Argentina and Austria - organized by the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab.
Şerife Wong: "I’d really like to see truly interconnected artists and scientists teams"
Submissions for the European Commission's STARTS Prize will be accepted until March 11th, 2019. The artist Şerife Wong, one of this year's jurors, talks about where she sees similarities between science, technology and the arts and explains to us - in her role as an ethics consultant - how we can deal with artificial intelligence in our society.
Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience: A fascinating Cocktail for a Residency
The newly founded European ARTificial Intelligence Lab offers an exciting residency in Argentina and Austria for artists working in the fields of artificial intelligence and neuroscience. Mariano Sardon from Muntref Centro de Arte y Ciencia tells us more in this interview.
aqua_forensic: The Invisible Danger in the World's Oceans
Invisible and yet threatening. The EMAP/EMARE project "aqua_forensic" by Robertina Šebjanič and Gjino Šutić is investigating human pollution in the oceans. It is the result of their residency at Ars Electronica. The second Open Call for a EMAP/EMARE residency runs until December 3, 2018.
STEAM Imaging: When Art, Science and the Next Generation Converge
Bringing together scientists, school kids and an artist, transcending the boundaries of individual disciplines, discovering flexible forms of learning and collaboration, and imparting skills to work effectively with new technologies were the objectives of the artist-in-residence project entitled STEAM [science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics] Imaging. Bianka Hofmann, head of corporate communication at the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing (MEVIS), takes stock in this interview.
European Media Art Platform: New Residencies for Media Artists
WANTED: up-and-coming talents in media art! The European Media Art Platform awards several two-month residencies at 11 European institutions. In this interview, Peter Zorn of Werkleitz goes into detail about the network, and Ars Electronica’s Veronika Liebl recaps the European Digital Art and Science Network’s activities since its launch in 2015.
FEAT: Arts and Technologies of the Future
The FEAT Project staged seven nine-month residencies in which artists worked together with scientists at the interface of art and technology. At the FEAT interview panel on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Ars Electronica Festival, panelists will discuss why this collaboration can occasionally be difficult but is rewarding nevertheless.
The Wandering Artist Project
For her proposal to send a robot with artistic skills into outer space, robotics engineer Sarah Petkus was the recipient of an Honorary Mention from the 2016 art&science@ESA. In this interview, she talks about her plans for her upcoming residency at the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Ars Electronica Futurelab, about humane robots, and the essential elements that actually constitute a robot.
VERTIGO STARTS: Artists Wanted!
Now that the 2017 STARTS Prizes have been selected, the European Commission’s STARTS initiative is launching another attractive program. Artists can now apply for a residency in which they create a new work of art using the technology of the R&D project of their choice. The entry deadline is May 22, 2017.
The Artist-in-Residence is Yen Tzu Chang
Yen Tzu Chang (TW) is the recipient of the residency STEAM imaging jointly hosted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing (MEVIS) and Ars Electronica. The Taiwanese media artist will thus have a unique opportunity to work closely together with the Institute’s research staff.
STEAM Imaging: An Experiment in Art & Science
The Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing (MEVIS) has announced an exciting artist-in-residency program that focuses on links between art and science. They’re also integrating pupils into this experiment.
The Journey to Mars
Even if signals aren’t being received from the Schiaparelli Test Lander on that evening, we nevertheless had an absolutely fascinating time at the ESA Mission Control Centre in Darmstadt, where we followed the decisive moments of the Mars landing in the company of scientists and artist Aoife Van Linden Tol. Here, we present a few impressions of the journey.
ExoMars: Are We Really the Only Ones?
Are we alone in the universe? This is certainly a high-priority question on science’s agenda. Now, with a landing on Mars, humankind is taking another giant step towards answering it. Thomas Walloschek is an engineer with the European Space Agency (ESA). Following a recent nightshift in the ExoMars mission control room, he took some time out to give us a briefing about this project.
On Absurd Landscapes and Habitable Exoplanets
The artists collective Quadrature began Part 2 of their art & science residency at the Ars Electronica Futurelab a few days ago. The three artists spent the first part at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile in late May. To find out what they experienced, why they found everything there absurd and what they think about habitable exoplanets, read this interview.
Second Story: Old Objects, New Stories
Aoife van Linden Tol takes printed objects that are endowed with emotions and gives them a new start. In her performance “Second Story,” she blows up old photos, passports, love letters, etc. in controlled explosions. Here, she tells us how her first test detonation went, what we can expect in her September performance, and how we can submit stuff to get blown to smithereens!
Aoife Van Linden Tol: Explosions as Creative Forces
Violent explosions are sources of particular fascination to artist Aoife Van Linden Tol. An art&science residency is giving her the opportunity to visit the European Space Agency (ESA) and Ars Electronica Futurelab to soak up a healthy dose of inspiration for her next project. In this interview, she talks about, among other things, the fact that there’s a lot more to explosions than destructive force.