Maholo Uchida, Miraikan, about In Touch With The Earth

Miraikan’s Tsunagari-Project has landed in Linz, in the Deep Space of the Ars Electronica Center. For the first time, the visualisations of the GeoCosmos, a 6 metre wide sphere covered with millions of organic LEDs, are shown outside of the biggest technology-institute in Japan. We have talked to Maholo Uchida, curator of Miraikan and member of the jury of the Prix Ars Electronica 2013, she shares her experiences with the project and talks about future possibilities of collaboration between Ars Electronica and Miraikan.

A Crazy Chicken

The children of the "Kindergarten of the Future" in Linz have chosen a picture book about a crazy chicken and turned it into a small exhibition.

Gamestage@AEC: Tu Felix Austria, Lude!

Austrian game designers and their computer games will be the stars of the show at the 2nd GamesDay@AEC on May 17th. We recently caught up with Stefan Schraml to get the lowdown on the specifics (the lineup in detail) and the big picture (what this get-together is all about).

In Touch With The Earth

The Earth, the basis of humankind’s very existence, will take the spotlight at the Ars Electronica Center beginning April 18th. Terrific new exhibits feature data, information, human beings and interrelationships. Geopulse, a gigantic interactive information graphic, and Deep Space are the high-definition settings in which to behold our Earth in a new light.

Experiment succeeded

Das Experiment ist geglückt: 3.452 BesucherInnen, davon etwa 400 experimentierfreudige SchülerInnen und LehrerInnen, fünf Stunden langes Versuchen und Erklären, und ein Museum der Zukunft.

The walkable infographics

Michael Badics gives a first insight into the redesign of the exhibition area GeoCity, that will be accessible from mid April 2013 at the Ars Electronica Center.

Gamestage@AEC, the world of computer games

Just one more level, only this last jump, a single, final mission to complete … and my, how the evening just seems to fly by! Who hasn’t faced this situation? A lot has happened since Pacman & Friends came to town. Upcoming at the Ars Electronica Center is an intensive encounter with computer gaming, and thus a great opportunity to meet & greet others who share this “hobby” or to rekindle a passion you though had flamed out long ago.


On THU March 7, 2013, the exhibition "people_scans" opens at the Ars Electronica Center. An interview with the photographer Kurt Hörbst about his full-body scans and his search of remarkable details in the human body.

Culture Shutdown

Visitors to the Ars Electronica Center this weekend might well wonder why one of our installations is off limits. The reason Kazamidori the weathervane of the internet age, is temporarily unavailable is Culture Shutdown.

Christine Schöpf und Jürgen Hagler zum Animation Festival

The Ars Electronica Blog recently published an interview with Christine Schöpf and Jürgen Hagler about the Prix and computer animation. In this installment, they discuss the Animation Festival.

CEDIC 2013

All eyes will be on the heavens at the Ars Electronica Center from late February to early March. Sky Loft is hosting the 2013 Central European Deepsky Imaging Conference (CEDIC, a major astrophotography conclave), and Deep Space will be the venue of a spectacular program of accompanying events. We recently had a chance to chat with CEDIC organizer Christoph Kaltseis.

Eyetracker, Werbung und die HLW Steyr

Students of the HLW school in Steyr have recently visited the Ars Electronica Center to make use of the Eyetracker at the BrainLab. Check out what they needed it for.

Taking the Lytro through the Ars Electronica Center

We recently published an interview with Oliver Bimber, head of the Institute of Computer Graphics at Johannes Kepler University Linz, in which we went into the subject of light-field photography. On January 31, 2013, our interviewee will be the star of a Deep Space Live. To provide a sneak preview of what light-field photography is all about, we asked David Schedl, a leading light on Bimber’s staff, to go on a photo safari in and around the Ars Electronica Center and to take along a Lytro, a very popular, compact camera to photograph light fields.

Where do you want to travel?

Where are you travel this year? Where is your favorite holiday destination? And which destination can you recommend? Also this year, the Ars Electronica in Linz is part of the Ferien Messe Linz 2013 and invites the visitors to talk about their upcoming holiday through the Shadowgram.

Kids Experience Technology

u19 presents: The first submitters in 2013

Best exposed

Martina Sochor zum Thema One Day On Earth

Am 12.12.2012 ist Martina Sochor mit einem Team bestehend aus Studierenden der Kunstuni Linz in Linz unterwegs beteiligt sich am One Day On Earth. Wir haben sie auf ein kurzes Gespräch abgefangen.

One Day On Earth 2012

One day, 24 hours. You could break down these units even further into seconds, milliseconds and so forth. One might consider a day in terms of the Earth’s rotation, the time our planet takes to spin once on its axis, the Sun rising and setting, but then of course there’s also the night, and it isn’t until you combine day and night that you get a temporal reference.

Zeit ist Held - Interview

Das Team hinter Zeit ist Held erzählt im Interview, wie die Idee zur Ausstellung entstanden ist, was sie persönlich aus der Recherche mitgenommen haben und worüber sie sich besonders freuen würden. Die Ausstellungseröffnung ist am 6.12. um 18:30 Uhr, nehmen Sie sich die Zeit!

Extremely surprised

Time Is Hero - New Exhibition at the Ars Electronica Center

You have your clocks, we have the time. But time is relative. There’s no substitute for taking time, even when it’s running like sand through your fingers. Is my time more valuable than yours? Lifetime, cooking time, Christmastime, prime time. Full-time? Time is something that determines everyday life, characterizes it, divides it up into quantifiable, measurable units, establishes a beat to which we’re all supposed to march to. We have atomic clocks that tell us with the utmost precision how long a second lasts. We have schedules for trains, streetcars and busses. And we have working hours. We know exactly when the screening of a feature film is set to begin, and when the sun will rise tomorrow. You could conclude that we have time under control, but we’re still incapable of influencing it. Though it seems to conform to objective parameters, time is different for each individual. The new exhibition opening on December 6th at the Ars Electronica Center is an in-depth encounter with time—what we do with our time, how we perceive it, how it influences our lives. Time Is Hero—time is what it’s all about! It’s a resource that’s infinite and nevertheless always in short supply.

The International Space Time Concerto

Newcastle, Australia. Beijing. Singapore. Linz. Four cities, seemingly selected at random, will coalesce into a single integrated concert hall on November 30, 2012. The International Space Time Concerto brings together musicians all across the face of the Earth. Together with a chorus, they’ll perform nine pieces using instruments as well as iPhones and iPads.


The Deep Space Live - Series "LINZ_EINST/JETZT" which compares historical pictures of Linz with their current views is having it's next installment on November 15th at the Ars Electronica Center. MMag. Maria Jenner, who's taking care of coordinating and programming the series and works at the Archiv der Stadt Linz talks about how the cooperation with the Center got started and how a look into the past can influence the development of a city.

Dr. Manuela Macedonia about Knowledge Transfer

There's a lot of things to learn from Neuroscience. Dr. Manuela Macedonia talks about the impact that findings from this field can have on a lot of other disciplines and why the knowledge transfer is not always easy. Macedonia will be having her last "Brain For Everybody" - Talk for 2012 on November 15 at 6:30 PM at the Ars Electronica Center, the topic being "Speech Disorders".

The Big Picture at Deep Space

Big Picture ist jetzt auch im Deep Space des Ars Electronica Centers zu sehen.

Dr. Manuela Macedonia im Interview

Dr. Manuela Macedonia ist regelmäßig als Vortragende im Ars Electronica Center und ist verantwortlich für die Reihe "Gehirn für Alle". Wie sie zu dem Thema gekommen ist, was in den nächsten Wochen und Monaten zu sehen sein wird, verrät sie im Interview.

Infinity - ∞

Es wird nicht mehr besonders lange dauern, dann wir der Röhrenfernseher genauso eine obskure Technologie sein, wie das Grammophon, Telegraphen (beide mit ph!) oder Palms. Unsere Kinder werden diese riesigen Kisten anschauen und uns fragen, ob wir denn mit dem Platz in unseren Wohnungen und Häusern nichts Besseres anzufangen wussten, als ihn mit Darstellgerätschaften zu füllen, die noch dazu unglaubliche Stromfresser waren. Dass man sich diesen Wundern der Technologie, denn das waren sie zu ihrer Hochzeit definitiv, und es gibt ja auch weiterhin Leuten, die behaupten, ihre Bildqualität wäre unerreicht, auch künstlerisch nähern kann, das gibts am Donnerstag im Deep Space zu sehen.

A Long Night at the Museum of the Future

Festival impressions from the Museum of the Future