Society? That's us!

It's the third pillar of Ars Electronica, and we're all a part of it: In part three of our annual review, we'll tell you what the "Society" in our name stands for.

That's why we are so fascinated by technology

We experiment, develop and tell stories with technology. The first part of Ars Electronica's 2022 Year in Review shows how.

A glimpse into the past

The new exhibition about the Kepler Observatory at the Ars Electronica Center shows that amateur astronomers can still contribute to scientific achievements today.

Me and the Machines

Since September, the new exhibition "Me and the Machines" has been awaiting you at the Ars Electroncia Center.

Ars Electronica Futurelab
Life Ink: On the trail of creativity

Opening at the Ars Electronica Festival 2022: The brand-new Life Ink exhibition aims to explore the secrets of creativity.

STARTS Day: Artistic Innovation and Musical Visions

Welche Highlights bringt der Freitag des Ars Electronica Festival mit sich? Wir geben euch interessante Einblicke in das umfangreiche Programm.

Exhibition at the Ars Electronica Center
Throwback: ORIGIN - Investigating the Big Bang

The exhibition took a closer look at the European particle physics laboratory CERN, covering its history, daily activities and the ambitious goals of the global research project.

People at the VRLab
Throwback: The VRLab

At the Ars Electronica Center's VRLab, it was possible to immerse yourself in virtual worlds and superimpose data on our reality.

Center Story: April 2022

With our new "Center Stories" format, we're telling you what's going on behind the scenes at the Ars Electronica Center. In the first story, we want to introduce you to our plant offspring and recall a past exhibition.

Futurelab – Prototype of a think-and-do tank

Cuba visits Linz: A delegation from the Cuban Computer Science Union finds inspiration in the Ars Electronica Futurelab's unique concept.

Deep Space EVOLUTION: Virtual Anatomy

A fascinating journey through the human body turns anatomy data into an immersive 3D experience in Ars Electronica Center.

Where Stories Come to Life: Storytelling in Deep Space 8K

Once in a lifetime, travel through space and see the earth from above. Seeing the human body from the inside for once and being present during a heart operation. Or once having the opportunity to look at Klimt's "The Kiss" as close as if you were part of the painting.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Deep Space EVOLUTION: Transient

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

The Woman on the Picture

Gustav Klimt and Rebecca Merlic placed the image of the woman at the centre of their artistic work - an analysis.

Cultural Heritage: Broadening the Horizon Virtually

Works of art, buildings, paintings - all these are pieces of the Europa puzzle that can be put together collectively in one place in the Ars Electronica Center's Deep Space 8K.

CanSat 2022: Once in the Sky and back

Launching their own mini-satellite 500 metres towards space with a rocket and collecting scientific data - this was the fifth time that students in the CanSat competition had the opportunity to do so.

Throwback: Spaceship Earth

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

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!

Moire at Deep Space.
Crushed fruit and jumping dogs: TIME OUT .10

Two years late, TIME OUT is entering its next round. Students from the Linz Art University's "Time-Based and Interactive Media Arts" program are showing selected works at the Ars Electronica 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?

The Deep Space EVOLUTION has started

Neue Laserprojektoren, die leistungsfähigsten Grafikkarten, ein 3D-Trackingsystem, ein neues Steuerungsinterface, eine ganze Reihe neuer interaktiver Programme und spektakulärer Applikationen. Deep Space EVOLUTION schlägt das nächste Kapitel in Sachen immersive Bildwelten auf.

That's what the new Deep Space EVOLUTION program looks like

Neue Laserprojektoren, die leistungsfähigsten Grafikkarten, ein 3D-Trackingsystem, ein neues Steuerungsinterface, eine ganze Reihe neuer interaktiver Programme und spektakulärer Applikationen. Deep Space EVOLUTION schlägt das nächste Kapitel in Sachen immersive Bildwelten auf.

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.

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.

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Throwback: inFORM

MIT-Medialab's inFORM application addressed the question of how to get the digital back into the physical world.

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.