Photo: Ars Electronica / Robert Bauernhansl

Deep Space 8K: Planet B

In the last centuries, we energy-hungry human beings have mainly relied on energy sources such as coal, natural gas or oil. But we have been feeling the negative effects on our climate for a long time.

Plan A to inhabit the Blue Planet in this way has failed. What is needed now are solutions and decisions that will take us away from a gloomy trend line and towards a hopeful future… towards a “Planet B”, the habitat of our descendants.

Climate and vegetation zones, ice masses, mountain ranges and deep-sea trenches, bush and forest fires, the routes of migratory birds. Or how about metropolitan areas, networks of streets and railway lines, light pollution, production and consumption of energy, the internet and Big Data. The Deep Space examinates multifarious interrelationships between the micro- and macrocosm, among local and global facts & circumstances. A key role in this close-up encounter is played by new technologies and imaging procedures that deliver sensational impressions of the processes at work within our planet’s ecosystem as well as the spaces and networks that have been erected by humankind.

  • Earth from Space

    Earth from Space

    The focus here is on our planet Earth – with all its ecological and socio-economic aspects relating to climate change.

  • ISS Overflight

    ISS Overflight

    Look at the Blue Planet like the scientists on board the International Space Station.

  • OpenSpace


    The fascination of space – In search of life.

  • Uniview: A grandiose journey through space and time

    Uniview: A grandiose journey through space and time

    Experience interactive 3D flights through the entire known universe in breathtaking images and experience the dimensions of space like never before.

  • Welcome to Planet B

    Welcome to Planet B

    An interactive decision-making game for Deep Space 8K in which groups of visitors try to reduce CO₂ emissions and achieve climate targets by making dilemma decisions.