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.
High-tech psychology in Deep Space 8K
Humans, robots, mixed reality and the future of work: the Ars Electronica Futurelab as part of the CoBot Studio research project.
From Spaxels to the future of drone swarms
The pioneers of artistic artificial swarms look to the future: the Ars Electronica Futurelab's new swarms+art website.
Polychoros - Night Performances
Human and virtual dancer in a duet of self-realization: an expressive dance performance in Deep Space 8K.
\a.ni.i.la.sjɔ̃\ [annihilation] - Night Performances
When humans and industry threaten the planet: a dystopian performance as an immersive experience in Deep Space 8K.
SonoSynthesis - Night Performances
Humans, AI and microorganisms compose together: SonoSynthesis presents a hybrid future of art at its world premiere.
Man-Machine Music - Night Performances
How can we use AI as a creative resource in the future? An audiovisual interpretation of an AI composition invites reflection.
Maki Namekawa with Life Ink - Night Performances
When creativity becomes visible: a unique performance of pianist Maki Namekawa, visualized live by her brain waves and body signals.
Society? That's us!
It's the third pillar of Ars Electronica, and we're all a part of it: In part three of our annual review, we'll tell you what the "Society" in our name stands for.