Amelia Earhart in airplane
The queen of the skies

With "Songs for Amelia Earhart," Laurie Anderson and Dennis Russell Davies, together with the Brno Filharmonic Orchestra and cellist Rubin Kodheli, pay tribute to the pioneer of the skies and tell of her last flight around the world.

Laurie Anderson: Creating, Evolving, Experiencing

What characterizes a "Pioneer of Media Art"? Laurie Anderson connects art with technology and opens new musical paths with her inventions.

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Cyber Arts 2022: The best media artworks of the year

This year, for the first time, the Cyber Arts exhibition brings together the year's best Prix Ars Electronica award-winning art projects in the KEPLER'S GARDENS on the campus of Johannes Kepler University Linz.

Joe Davis: In Search of Paradoxes

Just recently, Joe Davis and Sarah Khan stored 2,417 quintillion angels on the head of a pin. Reason enough to talk to the BioArt pioneer about the connection between art and science.

Joachim Sauter on Reflections and Kinetics

To commemorate the pioneer of media art, we are showing an excerpt of the lecture he gave at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival.



Hannes Leopoldseder: A Life Lived for the Future

He was a co-founder of the Ars Electronica Festival, invented the Prix Ars Electronica, initiated the construction of the Ars Electronica Center and, as a longstanding member of the Supervisory Board, helped shape the development of Ars Electronica to the end. Hannes Leopoldseder passed away at the age of 80 on February 12, 2021.

CyberArts 2020: The latest trends in media art

For over three decades, the Prix Ars Electronica has been one of the world's most coveted awards for digital media art. With the CyberArts exhibition, the OK, as part of the newly founded OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH, will once again devote itself to the award-winning works of international artists during the 2020 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz. We'll show you what there is to see this time!

All the best, Hannes!

At the end of the 1970s, Hannes Leopoldseder set out to create a festival for art, technology and society. Today, on the occasion of his 80th birthday, we look back on four decades of digital change with excerpts from his texts and historical photos of the co-founder of Ars Electronica.

Sound, Light and Pick-up Sticks: Waltraut Cooper

The “Waltraut Cooper. Light and Sound” exhibition co-produced by the Ars Electronica Center is running until January 21, 2018 at Landesgalerie Linz. We spoke with media artist Waltraut Cooper about media art in the 1980s, her fascination with light, and her works on display at Landesgalerie.