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, Mariensta├če in Linz became a transition zone into virtuality for one week.

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!

The st. florian monastery
Throwback: Going to the Country

In 2006, the Ars Electronica Festival moved for the first time to the baroque St. Florian Monastery of the Canons Regular of St. Augustine.

Winners of the u19 Prix Ars Electronica
Throwback: The new generation

In 1998 a new category was introduced at the Prix Ars Electronica - "Cybergeneration U19".

The old Ars Electronica Center
Throwback: The temporary museum

While the new Ars Electronica Center was built on the northern bank of the Danube, the museum made a guest appearance in downtown Linz until the end of 2008.

Photo showing the POSTCITY
Throwback: In Search of a new Festival location - The POSTCITY

With the Ars Electronica Festival 2021 at Johannes Kepler University being around the corner, let's take a look back at the location that re-invented the Festival as a platform - the POSTCITY.

The old Ars Electronica Center
Throwback: The Museum of the Future

1996 was a major turning point for Ars Electronica as an institution. For around four years a background process had been underway to fundamentally change Ars Electronica: the creation of the Ars Electronica Center.

SPA 12 holding a speech
Throwback: The first Ars Electronica Festival

On September 18, 1979, the very first Ars Electronica Festival saw the light of day and laid the foundation for the Ars Electronica success story.

Man standing in the CAVE
Throwback: The CAVE

In 1996, the CAVE, a room in which you can fly through the air, was created in the recently opened Ars Electronica Center.

The first Prix gala
Throwback: The first Prix Gala

In 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica was announced for the first time.

Ars Electronica Center at night
Throwback: The new Ars Electronica Center

On the occasion of the Capital of Culture Year 2009, the Ars Electronica Center was remodeled and expanded.