Deep Space EVOLUTION: Uniview 3.0

Explore the space with the new version of "Uniview", the amazing virtual planetarium program of Ars Electronica Center's Deep Space 8K.

Deep Space EVOLUTION: Virtual Anatomy

With "Virtual Anatomy" in Deep Space EVOLUTION you can now experience the fascination of the human body even more impressively!

Ars Electronica Futurelab
Deep Space EVOLUTION: Sounding Letters

With a virtual piano concert in 3D, the new program in Deep Space 8K shows how humans and AI make music together.

Deep Space EVOLUTION: Transient

Impermanent Paintings in Deep Space 8K: Immerse yourself in audiovisual paintings created in collaboration with generative algorithms.

Merlic meets Klimt - the image of women then and now

On April 28, 2022, Gustav Klimt's images of women will be in the spotlight. In this article, Franz Smola and Rebecca Merlic give you an insight into the topic of images of women.

Ars Electronica Futurelab
Deep Space EVOLUTION: Welcome to Planet B

What lifestyle changes are you willing to make to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions? Challenge your choices!

Deep Space EVOLUTION: From the Cave into the Deep Space

With the CAVE, the Ars Electronica Futurelab laid the foundation for this experiential environment in the 1990s. "Deep Space EVOLUTION" is Ars Electronica's next chapter when it comes to immersive visual worlds.

How to dive into hybrid reality

“Action!” The Ars Electronica Futurelab’s team shares its insights on the new video production system Deep Virtual.

Ars Electronica Futurelab: Virtuelle Krippe
Future Christmas

Whether Christmas hurry or Advent lockdown, we have a suitable program for a contemplative pre-Christmas time: The Virtual Crib from St. Mary's Cathedral in Linz.

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.

25 years, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Alchemists of the Future
This was Ars Electronica Futurelab's Birthday Party

On its anniversary on September 9, the Ars Electronica Futurelab celebrated the lab's visionaries. With talks and discussions, guided tours and performances - and lots of new ideas for the future.

The Future of Medical Studies, Today

What the medical studies of the future look like? Find out with "Virtual Anatomy" at the new JKU medSPACE, developed by the Ars Electronica Futurelab: high-resolution anatomy in 3D, where you can zoom and rotate down to the smallest blood vessel.

Virtual Worlds - Ars Electronica Futurelab - 25th Anniversary Series - Episode 1
Virtual Worlds

Innovative concepts for hybrid environments

kollaborative robot in Deep Space 8K
Why trust robots?

When humans and robots work side by side, it's not always easy.

VR Millionenzimmer Schloss Schönbrunn
The Language of Virtual Realities

In a virtual world, we can simulate truths that would be unimaginable in real life, explore incredible activities, and collaborate with others in a way that goes beyond physical interaction.

The Future is Coded, Fanny Zaman
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.

Ars Electronica Futurelab NHK: 8K-Beyond the Frame
Resonant Media – How 8K can affect perception and emotion

Visual media make the invisible visible; document, capture, make emotional. They capture the moment for eternity.

Virtual Christmas

The Christmas story is probably one of the best known and most frequently recited stories in the world. It is not only the story of biblical expectations for the future, but also the story of the origin of our society. This year, it's becoming virtual reality in the crypt of the Mariendom in Linz and in Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center.

Rebecca Merlic: Making The City Your Own

Imagine giving up everything: Your bed, your kitchen, your bathroom, your apartment. From now on you live, eat and sleep in public space. Rebecca Merlic has been awarded the Marianne.von.Willemer.2020 Prize for Digital Media for the artistic realization of this experiment.

Open Futurelab at Ars Electronica Festival 2020

Every year during the Ars Electronica Festival, the Ars Electronica Futurelab opens its gates for the public and invites festival visitors to get to know its latest research findings and collaborative projects in a special, interactive format called Open Futurelab. In this blog post, we want to give you an overview of what you can expect from this year’s Open Futurelab and how, when and where you can take part.

"The Deep Space has a soul"

With fascination we go on a time travel back to the 90s - to the "Cave", a multimedia room in the recently opened Ars Electronica Center where you could float through walls... A lot has changed since then, both technically and contentwise.

Kalina Bertin: "ManicVR was part of a deeply healing process"

Kalina Bertin, filmmaker and director of ManicVR, invites us to join her on a journey into the "inner worlds" of her siblings who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In 2019, she was awarded the Golden Nica in the Computer Animation category for her work.

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.

Levers and Buttons: The Virtual Way to the Golden Nica

With their video game, the four youngsters Lorenz Gonsa, Martin Hatler, Samuel Stallybrass and Vincent Thierry made it to the Golden Nica: They received the the prize for "Levers and Buttons" in the u19 - CREATE YOUR WORLD category. This year's Prix Ars Electronica will be awarded in Linz on September 7, 2018.

VREI: VR Devices for the 2018 Ars Electronica Festival

The Ars Electronica Festival (September 6-10, 2018) will feature several virtual reality projects once again this year. To let festivalgoers enjoy hands-on experiences with them, Vienna-based VREI Company has made a few VR devices available. VREI CEO Florian Sam provides details in this interview.

TROPICS: The Golden Nica of Computer Animation 2018

The coveted Golden Nica of the Prix Ars Electronica in the category of computer animation goes to "TROPICS" by Mathilde Lavenne this year. At the Ars Electronica Festival from September 6 to 10, 2018, the artist will present her award-winning work - read more in the interview.

Deep Space LIVE: The Virtual House of Medusa

Ancient Rome comes to life at the Ars Electronica Center on Thursday, June 14, 2018. A Deep Space LIVE event entitled “House of Medusa” kicks off with a talk about the sensational finds made at an archeological dig in Lorch near Enns, Austria. Then, visitors can behold of virtual reconstruction of the original in VRLab.

MasterWorks: World Cultural Heritage, Right Up Close

Set out on a virtual journey to World Cultural Heritage sites worldwide in the comfort of the Ars Electronica Center! Your departure gate: CyArk’s MasterWorks. Elizabeth Lee, vice president of CyArk, told us more in this interview.

Physicians’ Colleague, Patients’ Helper: The Cognitive Computer

The 3-D short film entitled “Physicians’ Colleague, Patients’ Helper: The Cognitive Computer” will be running in Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center beginning in May. This film explains how deep neural networks can facilitate the evaluation of medical data, and how this is changing both the physician’s role and the doctor-patient relationship.

VR-Themed Weekend: Virtual Realities in Gaming

How are VR and AR changing the gaming scene and computer games? In Part 2 of our interviews previewing the virtual and augmented reality-themed weekend April 6-8, 2018, we discuss the upshots of these developments with Jeremiah Diephuis of the Playful Interactive Environments research group at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences’ Hagenberg Campus.