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The 2010 Ars Electronica Festival takes place from September 2-11, on the grounds of what used to be Linz’s tobacco processing plant (Gruberstraße 1, 4020 Linz).  X


The 2010 Ars Electronica Festival is intensely focusing on humankind’s current ecological, economic and political crises. This set won’t feature oldies nostalgically recalling how great
things used to be; the name of this tune is getting down to work on a better tomorrow. MORE ON THE TOPIC


This year’s venue is an absolutely extraordinary location: Tabakfabrik Linz. Constructed by architects Peter Behrens (DE) and Alexander Popp (AT) in the 1930s, the  Tabakfabrik is now protected as a historic landmark. MORE ON THE LOCATION


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ASIMO IN DEEP SPACE. Honda’s humanoid robot ASIMO is the Ars Electronica Center’s star guest September 2-8, 2010. Press conference: August 31, 2010 / 10:30 AM / Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space / Press Release

Richard Kriesche is the 2010 Featured Artist. Voestalpine’s Stahlwelt–The World of Steel is the congenial setting for “blood and tears,” Austrian artist Richard Kriesche’s latest work. Press conference: September 1, 2010 / 10 AM / voestalpine Stahlwelt / Press Release

Welcome & CyberArts 2010. Right after we welcome the ladies and gentlemen of the press to Ars Electronica 2010, we’ll offer a preview of this year’s CyberArts show. Press conference: September 2, 2010 / 10 AM / Tabakfabrik, Info Lounge / Press Release Campus 2010: Expanded Interface & Playful Interface Cultures. The Campus Exhibition has become an annual feature. This year, it showcases work being done at Darmstadt (Germany) University of Applied Sciences and in Linz Art University’s Interface Cultures program. Opening: September 2, 2010 / 12 Noon / Tabakfabrik, Building 1, 1st Upper Level

Japan Media Arts Festival: ROBOT-ISM. The spotlight is on the development of robot animation since the 1960s. Opening: September 2, 2010 / 1:45 PM / Tabakfabrik, Building 2, 3rd Upper Level

PROBLEMA. 112 outstanding individuals from 56 countries gathered at the “Table of Free Voices” in 2006 in Berlin. The point: to find answers to 100 questions about our globalized world. Director Ralf Schmerberg has turned this into a fascinating film. World premiere: September 2, 2010 / 2:30 PM / Tabakfabrik, Building 2, Ground Floor

CyberArts. The 2010 Prix Ars Electronica’s greatest hits. Opening: September 2, 2010 / 4 PM / Tabakfabrik, Magazine Ground Floor & 2nd Upper Level

Sound Space. The acoustics in Tabakfabrik Linz’s high-bay warehouse make for incredibly long reverberations, which positively predestines this space to serve as a site for sound experiments. Opening: September 2, 2010 / 5:30 PM / Tabakfabrik, Sound Space

Repair Choir. The ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Company’s Upper Austria Regional Studio and Ars Electronica jointly present a Complaints Choir. World premiere: September 2, 2010 / 7 PM / Hauptplatz

Frozen Music. The opening event of Ars Electronica 2010. Opening: September 2, 2010 / 8:30 PM / Tabakfabrik, Courtyard

Summary and Review. September 8, 2010 / 10:00 AM / Tabakfabrik, Building 1, 5th Upper Level / Press Release and final Press Release