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.
Earth4All: It is not too late
50 years after "The Limits to Growth" Club of Rome with "Earth4All" warns about the consequences of social inequality for our planet: A Survival Guide for Humanity
Data Telling Story
WebExpression, an audiovisual interpretation of data for Cisco Systems makes abstract dynamics visible, telling a story about hybrid corporate culture.
On four wheels into the future?
BMW, Supersense and Ars Electronica Futurelab focused on the automobile in the midst of the climate and energy crisis.
Directors Talk: Facing crises creatively
How can creativity and art help society face crises in a resilient way? The Ars Electronica Futurelab is looking for answers.
Dataspace: Global Impact of Russia's War on Ukraine
What does this war mean for each of us? A visualization of facts and figures explains the consequences of an invasion.
Life Ink: On the trail of creativity
Opening at the Ars Electronica Festival 2022: The brand-new Life Ink exhibition aims to explore the secrets of creativity.
Night Performances: Experience the night anew
The Ars Electronica Futurelab invites all festival visitors: Innovative projects, unique performances and entirely new experiences are waiting for you.