Space to think: Ars Electronica Art Thinking School

“Art Thinking is not a methodology, but an attitude”, says Ars Electronica Futurelab curator and key researcher Hideaki Ogawa. As such, Art Thinking can be cultivated – which is precisely the aim of the new initiative Art Thinking School, premiering at the 2019 Ars Electronica Festival.

Future Innovators Summit: Innovative thinkers wanted!

For the fifth time, the Future Innovators Summit at the Ars Electronica Festival is looking for the ultimate creative questions. The Open Call by Hakuhodo and Ars Electronica is aimed at artists, designers, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, social activists and philosophers. Hideaki Ogawa reports on what awaits the participants this September in Linz. The deadline for entries is July 25, 2018!

Future Innovators Summit Tokyo: An Interdisciplinary Urban Think Tank

Japanese ad agency Hakuhodo and Ars Electronica invite you to engage in collective brainstorming amidst Japan’s megacity! The Future Innovators Summit Tokyo seeks those tantalized by the idea of being part of a lively interdisciplinary crew confronting the key issues of humankind’s future. The application deadline is February 28, 2018.

Future Innovators Summit 2017: A Creative Think Tank for Big Questions about the Future

Embedded in the inspiring setting of the Ars Electronica Festival in POSTCITY Linz, the Future Innovators Summit is once again inviting motivated individuals from the worlds of art, technology and science to exchange ideas and thereby formulate questions of central importance to humankind’s future. FIS project director Hideaki Ogawa offers some conceptual points of departure for a stimulating encounter with the big issue: artificial intelligence.

Future Innovators Summit 2016: Creating Agendas for Tomorrow

Since its inception at the Ars Electronica Festival in 2014, The Future Innovators Summit (FIS) has grown and developed into a reputable frame and a new model for creative discussions about the future. This year is the culmination of 3 year’s experience and collaborative partnerships which has led to an expanded format and a significant increase of applicants for the open call.

Narratives for Change

Derrick de Kerckhove spoke at the Festival Ars Electronica 2014 about change begins in people’s heads and we need narratives to get this going on. Narratives that update or replace old clichés and outworn patterns of thinking.

Innovation never stops

"Innovation continuous to evolve and all new innovations automatically build on that what was before and so it is constantly growing and changing", says K. Bradley Paxton, former director of the Electronic Imaging Research Laboratories at Eastman Kodak.

Open Call to Take Part in the Future Innovators Summit

Through an open call innovators and creators worldwide are invited to compete for the Future Innovators Summit and become one of 24 "catalysts of change".