Ars Electronica is a global creative organization based in Linz, Austria for 40 years. As a special unit of Ars Electronica, Ars Electronica Japan puts educational and cultural programs, consulting and advanced research related media art into practice for Japan. Read more…
Highlights of Ars Electronica Japan
Nikkei, Japan’s leading business newspaper, and Ars Electronica, in cooperation with Hakuhodo, hosted the Art Thinking Forum, a community event to creatively transform future business and economic activities, on October 30, 2023, at Nikkei Hall in Tokyo.
“Data science,” the exploration of its use, and the “data scientists” who specialize in this field are becoming increasingly important. The Ars Electronica Futurelab, in collaboration with Toyota Coniq Alpha in Japan, is envisioning “Data Art & Science,” a new interdisciplinary field that incorporates artistic perspectives on future transformations based on data science.
Ricoh, Art and Program, and Ars Electronica Futurelab have launched a collaborative research project in August 2022 with the mission to inspire and support human creativity in the future workplace. The project aims to develop innovative technologies, spaces, and services that enhance team creativity and foster mutual care among future teams.
Matsudo City International Science Art Festival, October 22-23, 2022
The International Science Art Festival in Matsudo, Japan, took place for the fifth time, on the theme of “Circular Creativity”. Numerous exhibitions and workshops by Japanese and international artists have been curated in close collaboration with Ars Electronica.
Life Ink captures the life data of human bodies and brains by using sensory wearables that measure brain waves and body signals to create a new form of “ink”. In this way, the human body becomes a tool and means of expression that reflects us on a conscious and subconscious level, revealing aspects of ourselves that in turn inspire our creativity.
The Isao Tomita Special Prize is a joint initiative between TOMITA information Hub and Prix Ars Electronica to commemorate Isao Tomita and his creative spirit. The Isao Tomita Special Prize will be awarded in 2021, 2023, and 2025 in parallel with the biennial Digital Music & Sound Art category in the Golden Nica award.
The Agency for Cultural Affairs of the Government of Japan and Ars Electronica has started a very special training program in Linz, Austria since 2021. During a six-month residency, participants will have the opportunity to experience the many facets of Ars Electronica.
The Future Ink Project is a collaborative research project between Wacom and Ars Electronica Futurelab to explore the future of creativity from all aspects of ink. The journey of the project started in 2020 with one creative question — Where is My Soul? In 2021, we continue to explore the concept from three diverse perspectives under the concept of "Noise".