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.
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.
Deep Space EVOLUTION: Virtual Anatomy
A fascinating journey through the human body turns anatomy data into an immersive 3D experience in Ars Electronica Center.
Deep Space EVOLUTION: Uniview 3.0
Explore the space with the new version of "Uniview", the amazing virtual planetarium program of Ars Electronica Center's Deep Space 8K.
Deep Space EVOLUTION: Sounding Letters
With a virtual piano concert in 3D, the new program in Deep Space 8K shows how humans and AI make music together.
Deep Space EVOLUTION: Transient
Impermanent Paintings in Deep Space 8K: Immerse yourself in audiovisual paintings created in collaboration with generative algorithms.
Cultural Heritage: Broadening the Horizon Virtually
Works of art, buildings, paintings - all these are pieces of the Europa puzzle that can be put together collectively in one place in the Ars Electronica Center's Deep Space 8K.
Swarm robotics up close
Drones merging to a digital canvas or painting with light: An Ars Electronica Futurelab workshop showcased the art of swarm robotics.