Throwback: Spaxels

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

Spaxels Research Initiative – Swarms of the Future

How to deal with networks of intelligent, autonomous robots raises many questions that the Spaxels Research Initiative aims to formulate and pose. ...

SPAXELS rock in Rio – A test run near Linz

This years edition of the mega rock festival ROCK IN RIO will be the first to wow its audience with an illuminated swarm of drones. But before the Ar ...

DRONE 100 – Spaxels Over Linz: Test Flight in the Mühlviertel

“DRONE 100 –Spaxels over Linz” is the title of a spectacular quadcopter swarm performance that Ars Electronica and Intel are staging on September 10th ...

The Spaxels at the Eurovision Song Contest

This is the ultimate extravaganza! With over 195 million viewers, the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest will be one of the world’s biggest televised events ...

Spaxels in Dubai

Accompany the Ars Electronica Futurelab crew on a business trip to Dubai. At a spectacular nighttime event staged to celebrate the United Arab Emirate ...

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Spaxels

Ars Electronica Futurelab staffers have been doing R&D since 2012 on what they’ve dubbed Spaxels (space pixels). At the Spaxels Concept Demo membe ...

Lightpainting with Spaxels

The Spaxels, the 3d-Pixels that the Ars Electronica Futurelab has created based on quadcopter-technology, have proven their skills to paint logos and ...

Spaxels testflight and show in Linz

The Spaxels are flying again on April 18th in Linz, check out the video for footage from the last testflight. ...

Spaxels – Test at the Donauparkstadion

The last Spaxel-Test of the year took place at the Donauparkstadium, home of Blau-Weiß Linz. The test was about finding out how the quadrocopter and e ...

Swarm robotics up close

Drones merging to a digital canvas or painting with light: An Ars Electronica Futurelab workshop showcased the art of swarm robotics. ...

August 2021: One highlight follows the next

August is also all about the upcoming Ars Electronica Festival, with numerous announcements to heighten anticipation for the upcoming event. ...

Alchemists of the Future — The Book

25 years Ars Electronica Futurelab: It’s a year full of memories — of stories and concepts, of successes and challenges. Of visions, ideas and utopias ...

The Art of Swarms

The Spaxels were just the beginning of a long journey into the future of the Ars Electronica Futurelab ...

Teaching Sustainability – But in a Playful Way

For the new NAWAREUM hands-on museum, Ars Electronica Solutions is developing two game tables that make it possible to experience energy supply throug ...

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 wa ...

The Year in Review 2020

Well, at the beginning of 2020, even Ars Electronica had other plans for the future. At that time, even we couldn't have imagined the uncomfortable co ...

Future Ink: Where is my soul?

Future Ink is the result of a mutual inspiration between art and science, with the aim of exploring the creative potential of "ink". In a process of m ...

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 k ...

The future under the pillow

Of course we realize that we do not understand integral calculus better if we put the textbooks under the pillow on which we sleep. But it doesn't do ...

“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 cou ...

Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

It is a sonorous theme under which the World Expo in Dubai will start in October 2020. The idea behind it: Building partnerships and inspiring ideas t ...

SwarmOS: Using swarm technology as a visual medium

Groundbots, swarm intelligence and technological swarms as a visual medium: At the “SwarmOS Research Demo” at the 2019 Ars Electronica Festival (Sept. ...

A design concept based entirely on fun: FUNGUAGE

At the 2019 Ars Electronica Festival (September 5 – 9), FUNGUAGE ROOM will show what happens when you design human-to-object interaction with FUN in m ...

The infinite spaces of the POSTCITY

One last time the Ars Electronica Festival takes place in the POSTCITY. One last time, the festival takes over new spaces and locations in this abando ...

The Year in Review 2018

At the end of the year, we take some time to look back on the past twelve months. But it's not just the Ars Electronica Festival with its more than 10 ...

Swarm Control: The Future of Firefighting

Rosenbauer and Ars Electronica Futurelab take a look into the future of the fire brigade: Together with artists, scientists and designers of the labor ...

Drones as Media Tool: Mixed Reality Drone Racing

What’s still just a construction site in Kapfenberg, Austria will soon be the world’s most modern stainless steel mill. One of the highlights of the g ...

A Tinkerer, Two Designers and hundreds of Drones: How Swarm3D Came To Be

“And then, fortunately, the birds didn’t fall out of the sky,” said Michael Treml in a terse summary of the outcome of work over many months by an Ars ...

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