Since 1979, Ars Electronica has been concerned with shaping the future and the impact of new technologies on our lives. In doing so, attention is always focused on the role of the human being, the cultural and social challenges and the resulting opportunities for shaping the future. Ars Electronica has developed an internationally successful platform from the trend-setting exchange and interplay between art, technology and society.
Formulated in 1979 for the first Ars Electronica Festival, the “Art, Technology and Society” approach has lost nothing of its programmatic focus. Within four decades, Ars Electronica has created an ecosystem for innovation that encompasses a wide variety of activities.