Impressions of the Ars Electronica Festival 2021.
It's about trying out things

In this interview, Gerfried Stocker explains why it takes more than virtual meetings to get people talking and how the Ars Electronica Festival is trying to become more sustainable and resource-conserving.

Change is needed when there is no way out

From the hopelessness of the climate crisis to the thinking space of art - in this conversation with Gerfried Stocker, we take a closer look at the theme of the 2022 Ars Electronica Festival.

"Welcome to the Sound of Planet B"

What is Julie Andrews doing in the Aral Sea with VR goggles? Gerfried Stocker, Artistic Director of Ars Electronica, explains the thoughts behind the festival subject "Welcome to Planet B" and tells us how the image was created.

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.

Is it really worth the effort?

Outside is winter, inside we harvest our own grain. Three months we have struggled, spent more than 400 euros, but harvested less than 800 grams of barley.

"Sustainability begins with the mind"

A new workshop format encourages people to question their own thinking about sustainability and thus initiate change. Let's take a closer look!

Circular economy instead of throwaway society

To counteract climate change, plastics must be handled differently. Design, life cycle, recycling on the one hand, industry, society and politics on the other hand are needed for this.

Globally connected combating global climate change

How can a global communication tool like the Internet help to mobilize even more people to act together against climate change?

How Digitization Moves Mountains

If we use smartphones for an average of only two years, then the resulting mining of raw materials should give us pause for thought. (German language)

The World is not Enough

We humans have left traces on this blue planet - in the water, on the earth, in the air, but also in outer space.

The Invention of Sustainability

New technologies have increased the pace of consumption of our resources - but even the raw material wood used to bring problems. (German language)

Challenging the Human Perspective

How to address the biodiversity and climate crisis through collaborative and innovative art-driven approaches.