Laboratory and atelier for future systems
The Ars Electronica Futurelab is a laboratory and atelier for future systems. As the think-and-do tank of the Ars Electronica, it always places the human being at the centre of the research, considering the social aspects of technological developments such as artificial intelligence, robotics, media architecture, interactive technologies, new aesthetic forms of expression or swarm intelligence and their effects on the future of society. At the interface of art, technology, and society, it creates future visions, which are realized for the public, together with cooperation partners from the fields of business, culture, research, and education. It networks and discusses the methods of creativity and technology to accompany this development, and shapes future trends and visions. It develops new concepts for an autonomous future society in an inspiring field of tension between disciplines and transnational cooperation. Our videos on Youtube: Inside Futurelab
Visions for the future
The network and team of international artists and scientists in the Ars Electronica Futurelab comes from a wide range of disciplines and is concerned with the development and evaluation of technological innovation. Transdisciplinary research is a proven method to create new future approaches, possibilities, and inspirations and has become a multiplier in the process of developing new social and cultural conventions. The Ars Electronica’s laboratory for innovation and sustainable change pushes the boundaries of what is possible day after day, taking a joint step to the future. With tangible future visions and artistic explorations it is humanizing technologies and novelizing cultural experiences, calling up to social participation and responsible creativity. All concepts and designs for the future are the result of many successful collaborations with art and culture, educational institutions, industries and businesses.
News & Blog
Find out more about the Ars Electronica Futurelab on the Ars Electronica blog: a look behind the scenes, excerpts from everyday life in the lab, interviews with the project teams and much more.
More than just survival: "Work of the Future"
How will future generations earn income - and how can work serve a common good? An open discussion at the Futurelab Day.
Experience how the climate affects the Großglockner
Immerse yourself in the Glockner.Luft.Raum by the Ars Electronica Futurelab: an experience in the new kärnten.museum.
Prestigious innovation award for Futurelab project
"Virtual Anatomy" by the Ars Electronica Futurelab in cooperation with Siemens Healthineers and the JKU has been awarded at the E&T Innovation Awards.
How to build creative resilience for a planet B
To save Earth, humanity needs to join forces. The Futurelab Day provided unique perspectives on how to proceed.
What is the "Humanity of the Future"?
Technological possibilities give hints of a new humanity. The Ars Electronica Futurelab invited artists and researchers to discuss what comes next.
How to create "Media of the Future"
Let's explore issues instead of just reacting to the media - but how? Experts shared ideas at the Futurelab Day.
Humanity in-between Videogames and Neurofeedback
With 5 interactive installations, Belgian artist Roel Heremans makes the ethical framework for innovation in our society playfully tangible.
Dataspace: Newspaper of the Future?
How to bring truth to the center of collective perception? Artistic Journalism and Dataspace as ways out of the vacuum of real information.