Festival University 2022: Future Takes Place in Linz

With literally red-hot topics, young visions and a public simulative trial, Festival University wants to take a step towards the future again this year.

Learning at school - Digital and together

Digitalisation is changing the way we learn together at school. The jury of the education award "Klasse! Lernen" looked at ideas and proposals for using these digital tools.

CanSat 2022: Once in the Sky and back

Launching their own mini-satellite 500 metres towards space with a rocket and collecting scientific data - this was the fifth time that students in the CanSat competition had the opportunity to do so.

New technologies as part of law studies

Law students rarely deal with new technologies - that's what the Future Thinking School and the JKU want to change.

Festival University - Studying (in) the Future

In the course of this year's Ars Electronica Festival, the Festival University will be organised for the first time in cooperation with the JKU.

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.


A prairie in the Wild West, a futuristic pirate island on the ocean, people dancing at Burning Man - what images emerge in front of your inner eye when you hear THE WILD STATE?

Patient Bonsai

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 best festival tips for: Students

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 students.

"We are not alone!": Bauhaus and Ars Electronica celebrate together

The Bauhaus University Weimar is not only celebrating 100 Years of Bauhaus this year, but students, teachers and alumni are also presenting themselves as a partner university at the Ars Electronica Campus 2019. In exhibitions and panels, they are encouraging: "We are not alone!"

"Ars Electronica Campus is like a chamber of wonders"

Since 2002, the Ars Electronica Campus at the Ars Electronica Festival has brought international universities to Linz to present their work and exchange ideas. This year, 57 universities will be represented with more than 200 projects both at POSTCITY and at the University of Art and Design Linz.

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.

Interactive and time-based: TIME OUT .09

When Professor Gerhard Funk and his students are increasingly to be found in the Ars Electronica Center instead of at the Art University of Linz, it can only mean one thing: TIME OUT is making its way into the Museum of the Future again. The latest edition of the exhibition opens on November 15, 2018 – this is what is has in store for us.

The best festival tips for: Students

Every year, the Ars Electronica Festival is a get-together of the biggest names in media art, science and technology - and at the same time, a playground and experimental space for young students. Here, you can find out which program items are particularly exciting for students this year.

Campus: More Colleges than Ever at the Festival

The Ars Electronica campus has long become a festival mainstay. Twenty-four universities have registered this year - reason enough to briefly recount the development of the Campus format and to report on which guest universities will be in Linz from September 6 to 10, 2018.

Please Recharge: On Sustainability and Deceleration

The Campus Exhibition at the Ars Electronica Festival (September 6-10, 2018) by Linz Art University’s Interface Cultures program takes a step back from the hustle & bustle of modern mass media. The theme of “Please Recharge” is pervasive media overload. To find out more, read this interview with program director Christa Sommerer.

Campus Exhibition 2018: Taking Care

The annual Campus Exhibition at the Ars Electronica Festival (September 6-10, 2018) will feature works by students in the Hexagram international network. The exhibition entitled “Taking Care” shows what forms research-creation can take in media art and digital culture. Curator Anna Kerekes gives us a sneak preview in this interview.

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.”

2018 CanSat Competition: The Rockets

While teams of school kids throughout Austria are hard at work creating their cola-can-size satellites to be launched during the CanSat Competition April 9-11, 2018, the Space Team at TUW–Technical University of Vienna is also busy with its preparations—building the rockets that will take these mini-satellites aloft in April. We just paid a visit to the Space Team workshop in Vienna to find out 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.

Elevator Rides, Particle Systems et al: TIME OUT .08

The 8th edition of TIME OUT, a showcase of outstanding work by undergrads in Linz Art University’s Time-based and Interactive Media program, is about to open at the Ars Electronica Center - on March 16, 2018. In this interview, we get a preview from program director Gerhard Funk.

DE/MATERIALIZE: Fashion’s New Look

Clothing made of desert plants or organic plastics, rediscovered technologies and state-of-the-art high-tech top the list of attractions at DE/MATERIALIZE, a showcase of exciting work being done by students in Linz Art University’s Fashion & Technology program, on November 23, 2017 in Ars Electronica’s Deep Space. Fashion designer Ute Ploier, the program’s director, gave us a preview in this discussion of fashion, technology, sustainability and the future of the fashion industry.

Digital Design Weekend: The Longing for New Worlds

This is the second time that several young Austrian artists had an opportunity to present their works on Digital Design Weekend in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Interface Cultures’ Campus Exhibition: Made in Linz, Guaranteed

The Campus Exhibition at this year’s Ars Electronica Festival showcases Linz Art University’s Interface Cultures program. “Made in Linz” includes recent works of media art by undergraduates. The program’s founder and director, Christa Sommerer, offers some pre-show insights.

UCLA Making a Guest Appearance at Ars Electronica Festival

A top foreign university will once again be featured in the Campus Exhibition at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival. This year’s special guest is UCLA–The University of California at Los Angeles. Here, Professor Victoria Vesna gives us a preview of the “Feminist Climate Change” exhibition and an account of how media art gained admission to college.

TIME OUT .07 - Between Individual and Society

TIME OUT .07, the seventh in this ongoing series of exhibitions, is now running at the Ars Electronica Center. TIME OUT is staged twice a year in cooperation with Linz Art University to showcase recent works of media art by students in the school’s Time-based and Interactive Media program. The Blog is spotlighting some of the participating artists. This time, Katharina Pichler tells us about her work.

TIME OUT .07 – Warm Light and Soft Wax

The TIME OUT .07 exhibition that opened last week is part of the series of installations staged twice a year jointly by Ars Electronica and Linz Art University. Recent media art projects by students in the school’s Time-based and Interactive Media program are on display in the Ars Electronica Center. The Blog is spotlighting the participating students—this time around, Domas Schwarz.

BigPoopData Takes the netidee Special Prize

An incisively critical commentary on the obsessive and now-so-pervasive harvesting of data and a plea for the protection of our digital privacy—four schoolboys’ sensor-studded WC has garnered them the 2017 Prix Ars Electronica’s netidee Special Prize. In this interview, Ernst Langmantel, the director of netidee, explains what he likes so much about this project, and elaborates on Austria’s largest initiative to nurture the potential of digital networks.

TIME OUT .07 – Homey Sounds and Industrial Mass Production

The 7th installment in the TIME OUT exhibition series opened on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. In cooperation with Linz Art University, the Ars Electronica Center is showcasing recent media art projects by students in the school’s Time-based and Interactive Media program. The Blog is spotlighting the participating students. In this installment, Lisa Bickel and Clemens Niel tell us about their work.

TIME OUT .07 - Lost Friendships and Aesthetic Scars

The 7th installment in the TIME OUT exhibition series opens on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 6:30 PM. In cooperation with Linz Art University, the Ars Electronica Center is showcasing recent media art projects by students in the school’s Time-based and Interactive Media program. Sarah Hiebl and Marlene Reischl, two of the artists participating in TIME OUT .07, talked to us about their works.