Deep Space LIVE: Together We Are Strong – Interactive Galaxies
Thursday, November 8, 2012 / 8-9 PM / Ars Electronica Center
(Linz, November 5, 2012) Colliding galaxies form the epicenter of the next Deep Space LIVE this Thursday, November 11 at 8 PM. Astrophotographer Dietmar Hager will show how galaxies exert mutual attraction via gravitation and just what happens when they finally meet! Deep Space at the Ars Electronica Center is also the go-to place to behold the world’s largest group portrait, a 16×9-meter mosaic made up of countless snapshots taken by shutterbugs who attended the voestalpine Klangwolke last September. NOTE: this extraordinary work of collective photography can be viewed free of charge on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:30-5 PM and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 5:30-6 PM.
Dietmar Hager is a doctor a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He has been involved in astrophotography for over 20 years, during which time his images have been published in professional journals and textbooks. In early 2011, he was named the Ars Electronica Center’s astronomical counselor.
Deep Space LIVE
The Ars Electronica Center is now hosting a Deep Space LIVE event every Thursday (except holidays) at 8 PM. Each presentation will feature ultra-high-definition imagery in 16×9-meter format and will be accompanied by expert commentary, entertaining stand-up repartee, and musical improvisation. Whether great works from the history of art, space travel, journeys of discovery in the Nanoworld, or a live concert is what you’ve come to behold, Deep Space LIVE stands for enlightening entertainment amidst breathtaking worlds of imagery. Admission is €2. Holders of a valid Museum ticket are admitted free of charge.
The Big Picture – The biggest group picture of the world
The popping of flashbulbs was tremendous on the evening of September 1, 2012. Tens of thousands of spectators pulled out simultaneously their digital camera or their smartphone during the voestalpine Klangwolke in the Danube Park, shot at the same time a picture of their surroundings and sent them to Ars Electronica. The result is the largest snapshot that ever existed, and which is now available inside the Deep Space as a high-resolution mosaic to interested visitors. Ask an infotrainer if you want to zoom into this unique collection of photos or just want to see the whole big picture. Additionally this group picture can be seen for free during following times at the Deep Space of the Ars Electronica Center: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: from 4:30 PM till 5 PM and Saturday, Sunday, public holiday: from 5:30 PM till 6 PM.
press release Deep Space LIVE – Interactive Galaxies / PDF