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. Watch our videos on YouTube: Inside Futurelab
Envisioning 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
You can find out more about the Ars Electronica Futurelab on the Ars Electronica blog: A glimpse behind the scenes, excerpts from everyday life at the laboratory, interviews with the project teams and much more.
Roel Heremans: The NeuroRight Arcades
Ars Electronica Festival 2022: In a world where neuro-wearables and brain-computer interfaces will soon be ubiquitous, we should also talk about "NeuroRights."
How we do research in Deep Space 8K (2)
Diving into alien worlds, experiencing art and medicine in a completely new way: Research in Deep Space 8K opens up unique opportunities.
How we do research in Deep Space 8K (1)
Whether individually or in large groups, with robots or in virtual worlds: The Deep Space 8K makes unique research possible.
Digital transformation – for whom?
Who benefits from digital transformation and who should own it? – Questions the Art Thinking Forum Tokyo was asking.
Mission AI – Experience. Understand. Co-create.
Hardly any other technology currently leaves us as perplexed as artificial intelligence. The exhibition "Mission AI" at the Deutsches Museum Bonn now also conveys a deep understanding.
Man-Machine Music: A Classic of the Future?
Forward-looking prelude to Ingolstadt Science Congress with AI compositions of the Ars Electronica Futurelab co-performed by the Georgian Chamber Orchestra.
Futurelab – Prototype of a think-and-do tank
Cuba visits Linz: A delegation from the Cuban Computer Science Union finds inspiration in the Ars Electronica Futurelab's unique concept.