Thursday Evening at the Ars Electronica Center

Brains for Everybody and Deep Space LIVE
Thursday Evening at the Ars Electronica Center

Interviews with Manuela Macedonia on the Ars Electronica Blog
Interview with Fritz Schwarz on the Ars Electronica Blog

(Linz, May 15, 2018) Two interesting talks await visitors to the Ars Electronica Center this Thursday, May 17th. At 6:30 PM, Manuela Macedonia will continue her Brains for Everybody series with a discussion of human and artificial intelligence. She’ll also explain how machines learn and elaborate on the benefits and risks that intelligent machines entail. And at the next Deep Space LIVE event at 7 PM, Friedrich Schwarz, vegetation ecologist and director of the City of Linz’s Botanical Garden and Natural History Station, will talk about the diversity and beauty of meadows and how this habitat is endangered. He’ll go into how the meadow originated, the various different types of meadows and their characteristic plant species.

About Manuela Macedonia
The lecture series “Brain for Everybody” is dedicated to the current scientific knowledge and methods of brain research. Dr. Manuela Macedonia is a scientist at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzip for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences and part of the working group “Neuronal Mechanismus of Human Communication”. With some colleagues she has founded “Neuroscience for Your – Institute for Knowledge Transfer from Neuroscience”. Her target is to give insights into current brain research for interested lay audience.

Deep Space LIVE
The Ars Electronica Center hosts a Deep Space LIVE event every Thursday (except holidays) at 7 PM. Each presentation features ultra-high-definition imagery in 16×9-meter format and is accompanied by expert commentary, entertaining stand-up repartee, or musical improvisation. Whether great works from the history of art, space travel, journeys of discovery in the nano-world or a live concert is what you’ve come to behold, Deep Space LIVE stands for enlightening entertainment amidst breathtaking worlds of imagery. Holders of a valid Museum ticket are admitted free of charge.

Manuela Macedonia / Fotocredit: Magdalena Sick-Leitner / Printversion

Natürlich Linz – Was wächst wo und warum: Wiese / Fotocredit: Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion