Preparation works of the Creative Robotics exhibition at the Ars Electronica Center Linz.
Throwback: Creative Robotics

The exhibition "Creative Robotics" traced how industrial robots, outside their original use, became a medium of artistic and creative expression and a catalyst for the implementation of innovative ideas.

Throwback: The World in 100 Years

The exhibition "The World in 100 Years" paid tribute to great thinkers and activists who were ahead of their time and worked for a vision of the future.

The Vienna ferris wheel
Throwback: The Vienna Giant Ferris

In 2017, Ars Electronica Solutions was engaged by ARTDELUXE Kunst- und Kulturmanagement to stage the new foyer at Vienna's Giant Ferris Wheel.

Throwback: Spaceship Earth

The exhibition "Spaceship Earth" dealt with the question of what we can learn about our planet by observing it.

People at the Vienna Airport
Throwback: From Austria to the World

"From Austria to the World" - under this motto, the Austrian Star Alliance Terminal Check-in 3 at Vienna Airport featured five unique gigapixel images of New York City in 2013.

Innocence at Passage Shopping Center
Throwback: Innocence

Innocence was a 2013 work by the Ars Electronica Futurelab dedicated to Linz's childhood memories of the Passage shopping center.

People at the Deep Space
Throwback: The birth of the Deep Space

Deep Space EVOLUTION marks the start of Ars Electronica's next chapter when it comes to immersive visual worlds. But how did the story of the giant projection room in the Ars Electronica Center begin?

People climbing on a building.
Throwback: The Teleklettergarten

An oversized computer keyboard as a climbing wall on the facade of the Linz Art University. That was the teleclimbing garden.

People in a pool
Throwback: Liquid Cities

During the Ars Electronica Festival in 1996, the indoor pool of the Parkbad Linz transformed into a fluid interactive 3D space.

Tablet in front of picture
Throwback: Mirages & miracles

The exhibition Mirages & miracles at the Ars Electronica Center staged augmented reality in a virtuoso and imaginative way.

Throwback: GeoPulse

GeoPulse opened up an interactive experience space for visitors of the Ars Electronica Center that compiled multi-layered data about our world and made it possible to experience it in a playful way.

Rheingld at the Brucknerhaus Linz
Throwback: Das Rheingold

In 2004, the Ars Electronica Futurelab designed an interactive computer-controlled visualization for the opera "Das Rheingold" by Richard Wagner.

The universe in Linz
Throwback: UFOs over Linz

In a glass pyramid, 30 meters above the Danube, Isao Tomita enchanted the visitors of the Klangwolke 1984.

Robert Moog with his Moog
Throwback: The pioneer of the synthesizer

Robert Moog is considered a pioneer of the synthesizer. In the 80s, the American inventor honored us twice in Linz.

Spaxel in Dubai
Throwback: Spaxels

Spaxels are autonomous drones that can be moved freely in space to form dynamic, three-dimensional figures in the night sky.

A virtual city
Throwback: City Puzzle

City Puzzle by the Ars Electronica Futurelab was an interactive simulation environment that let you create virtual urban landscapes.

Videoplace interactive installation
Throwback: Videoplace

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".

Morphovison at the Ars Electronica Center
Throwback: Morphovision

The Morphovision image processing system worked with real objects and opened up new possibilities for plastic design.

Paro the animal robot
Throwback: Paro the robot seal

Paro, an assistant robot with the appearance of a seal, was a visitor magnet at the Ars Electronica Center for years.

Gulliver's World at the Ars Electronica Center
Throwback: Gulliver's World

Gulliver's World, the further development of Gulliver's Box, was a multi-user mixed reality system developed by the Ars Electronica Futurelab.

Gulliver's Box at the Ars Electronica Center
Thowback: Gulliver's Box

In Gulliver’s Box, the process of creative design, display and perception were brought together in a single environment.

Audience at the Prix gala in New York
Throwback: Ars Electronica goes international

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary in 2004, the time seemed ripe for Ars Electronica to finally go global.

BrainLab at the Ars Electronica Center
Throwback: The first Ars Electronica Labs

The new Ars Electronica Center in 2009 had not only gained more exhibition space and urban visibility, but had also used the opportunity to completely reinvent itself.

Klaus Schulze playing the Steel Symphony
Throwback: Linz Steel Symphony

In 1980, electronic music pioneer Klaus Schulze opened the Ars Electronica Festival with a concert of live recorded sounds from the Linz steelworks voestalpine.

Humphrey the flight smulator
Throwback: Humphrey the flight simulator

Howering just a few meters above the lobby of the Ars Electronica Center, an installation called Humphrey promised a very special kind of experience which was connceted to a deeply human desire.

The Telegarden at the Ars Electronica Center
Throwback: Telegarden

The Telegarden was an art installation that allowed web users to plant, water, and monitor the progress of seedlings in a garden from a distance.

Basecamp of 80+1
Throwback: A journey around the world in 80+1 days

On the occasion of the news about the passing of Linz09 artistic director Martin Heller, we travel back to the Capital of Culture year 2009 and take a look at the project "80+1 - A Journey around the World".

People holdng signs
Throwback: The Cloud in the Web

33 years after the very first Linzer Klangwolke in 1979, which marked the beginning of the Ars Electronica Festival, Ars Electronica got the chance to create the 2012 Klangwolke.

Hiroshi Ishiguro & Geminoid
Throwback: Robots and Androids are among us

In 2009 and 2010, the Ars Electronica Center had special visitors of a somewhat different kind.

Second Life installation
Throwback: Second City

In 2007, during the Ars Electronica Festival, Marienstaße in Linz became a transition zone into virtuality for one week.