Opening: Compass reloaded! Navigating the Future

Thu May 11, 2023, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K
Admission free!

Almost exactly four years ago, after a large-scale thematic redesign, we opened the Ars Electronica Center under the general theme Compass – Navigating the Future. From being a telescope that opened up a view into the future, the Ars Electronica Center became a compass and companion from 2019 onwards and has since been “navigating” visitors through the technological developments and systems of the 21st century.

Four years later and enriched by the experiences of a pandemic that has also led to a massive digitalisation push in all areas of life, it is time to “recalibrate the compass”. The topics of Artificial Intelligence, Neuro-Bionics, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology and the far-reaching global changes that we have already taken up in 2019 are more relevant today than ever before.

Technological new developments in the aforementioned areas raise new questions about their impact on our everyday lives and their consequences for us as a society. More than ever, therefore, there is a need for a basic understanding of these technologies and how they work. This is both an incentive and a mandate to address the latest developments in our exhibitions and to renew and update some of the stations from scratch. Compass reloaded, so to speak.

We would therefore like to invite you to the opening of the newly adapted exhibitions at the Ars Electronica Center on Thursday May 11, 2023 at 6 PM!

Compass reloaded! Navigating the Future
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