Interstellar Travel and International Museum Day

Ars Electronica Center
Interstellar Travel and International Museum Day

press release: Interstellar Travel and International Museum Day / PDF

(Linz, May 17, 2016) A journey into outer space is on the itinerary this coming Thursday, May 19th at 8 PM in the Ars Electronica Center. Astrophotographer Erich Meyer will screen a unique 3-D simulation to portray the origins of the universe and illustrate how galaxies and stars develop. And on Sunday, May 22nd, the Ars Electronica Center will celebrate International Museum Day with a special lineup that includes depictions of historical cult sites and monuments, interactive media art and a workshop about the reciprocal influences of biotechnology and art.

About Erich Meyer

Erich Meyer is a member of long standing of the Linz Astronomical Society and an avid amateur astronomer and astrophotographer. Since 1979, he and his colleagues have operated a private astronomical observatory, and he’s the discoverer of numerous asteroids.

International Museum Day
Highlight Tour on Museum Day / Sunday, May 22, 2016 / 11 AM & 3 PM / Duration: 1 hour

This tour conducts visitors through the various exhibitions in the Ars Electronica Center. To mark International Museum Day, it will show how dramatically the cultural landscape has been changed by digital dimensions and the great extent to which habits and needs have shifted.

Deep Space: Of Cultural Treasures and Media Art / Sunday, May 22, 2016 / 12 Noon & 4 PM / Duration: approximately 25 minutes

Historical monuments and cultural treasures as well as interactive worlds of media art await visitors to Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center. This show is an eye-popping illustration of the incredible capabilities of digital representation.

Workshop: Naturally Artificial? The Nature of Culture and Vice Versa / Sunday, May 22, 2016, 2-3:30 PM, 16 years of age and older
Reservations required! Please call 0732.7272.51 or via e-mail to
Participants in this workshop will learn how biotechnology and the artistic & cultural landscape reciprocally influence each other.


Uniview / Fotocredit: Magdalena Leitner / Printversion / Album


Invisible Rome / Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion / Album