Family Days at the Ars Electronica Center Linz
Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30, 2012 / 10 AM-6 PM
(Linz, September 26, 2012) At Family Days in the Ars Electronica Center on Saturday and Saturday, September 29-30, the accent is on exploring, discovering and playing together as a group. In addition to fascinating tours designed for the whole family to enjoy, visitors young and old can look forward to an amazing Deep Space LIVE experience about mountain gorillas featuring breathtaking images by Elisabeth & Peter Pflügl.
Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30, 2012 / 11:30 AM-1 PM & 3:30-5 PM both days
The Family Tour begins with an entertaining and informative tour of the Ars Electronica Center, a presentation that also raises some thought-provoking questions about our future. For instance, how can we best configure our coexistence with robots. Or whether, in five years, we’ll already be able to turn out a new pair of sneakers at home on a 3D printer.
Deep Space LIVE Family: Mountain Gorillas, the last of their kind
Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30, 2012 / 2:30-3:30 PM both days
The tropical highland rain forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the home of this world’s last remaining “gentle giants”—mountain gorillas, a fascinating species that is acutely endangered by extinction. To document the life of these anthropoid apes, Elisabeth & Peter Pflügl, two nature photographers from Linz, traveled to Virunga National Park, where they were surprisingly taken in by a 20-member family band of these magnificent creatures.