Colorfully Diverse Program at the Ars Electronica Center

Colorfully Diverse Program at the Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, 16.2.2016) An entertaining program is in store for visitors to the Ars Electronica Center once again this week. On Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM, neuroscientist Manuela Macedonia will explain the impact of the aging process on the brain and its capabilities, and why a fulfilling social life is essential to remaining mentally fit. And at the next Deep Space LIVE at 8 PM, Herbert Raab of the Astronomical Society of Linz gives a thrilling account of the Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia’s southern Ural region in 2013 and produced a shock wave that injured 1,500 people and damaged 3,700 buildings. During MUSEUM TOTAL from Thursday to Sunday, a lineup of guided tours will provide interesting insights into the Ars Electronica Center’s technical infrastructure and a close-up look at the 38,500 LEDs that illuminate the building’s façade.

Zur Person: Manuela Macedonia

Die Vortragsreihe Gehirn für alle widmet sich den aktuellen wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen und Methoden der Gehirnforschung. Manuela Macedonia ist Wissenschaftlerin am Max-Planck-Institut Leipzig für humane Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften und in der Arbeitsgruppe „Neuronale Mechanismen zwischenmenschlicher Kommunikation“ tätig. Mit einigen KollegInnen hat sie „Neuroscience for you – Institut für Wissenstransfer aus den Neurowissenschaften“ mit dem Ziel gegründet, einem interessierten Laienpublikum aktuelle Gehirnforschung näherzubringen.

About Herbert Raab
Herbert Raab studied computer science at Johannes Kepler University Linz and works as a software engineer. He’s been president of the Astronomical Society of Linz since 1996. Raab has participated in the discovery of numerous asteroids, and in 1997, one was even named after him. Herbert Raab is a recipient of the Republic of Austria’s Gold Medal for Merit.

An overview of MUSEUM TOTAL tours:

Behind the Scenes! / Friday, February 19, 2016 / 4-5 PM
On this tour, visitors get a rare look at the technical infrastructure that powers all of the Museum of the Future’s artistic installations and technical equipment.

Elements of Art and Science / Saturday, February 20, 2016 / 4-5 PM
This thought-provoking tour focuses on linkups of art and science and the similarities among and differences between artistic activities and scientific techniques.

Creative Robotics / Saturday, February 20, 2016 / 2 & 4 PM
Prof. Andreas Müller, chairman of the Department of Robotics at Johannes Kepler University Linz, presents the Ars Electronica Center’s new Creative Robotics exhibition.

Illuminated Façade Tour / Sunday, February 21, 2016 / 4-5 PM
38,500 LEDs colorfully illuminate the Ars Electronica Center’s 5,100-square-meter façade. This tour is a great opportunity to get a close-up look at the technology behind the light show!

Creative Robotics / Sunday, February 21, 2016 / 2 & 4 PM
Johannes Braumann, head of the Robotics Lab at Linz Art University, presents the Ars Electronica Center’s new Creative Robotics exhibition.


Kreative Robotik / Fotocredit: Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion / Album


Leuchtfassadentour / Florian Voggeneder / Printversion