Not just for Fun – Play and Research
THU June 20, SAT, June 22, Sun June 23, 2019: 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
FRI June21, 2019: 09:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Linz, 17.6.2019) In the new Kids’ Research Laboratory, artificial intelligence is used to bring animals made of duplo stones to life, self-propelled cars and robots are programmed in the Machine Learning Studio and a giant puzzle is solved in Deep Space: From Thursday June 20 to Sunday June 23, 2019, the focus of the Family Days at the new Ars Electronica Center will be on playing and research. In addition, a children’s book developed by Ars Electronica infotrainers will also be on display, with a focus on the little tardigrade Tardi and his adventures in the Ars Electronica Center.
The program at a glance:
THU June 20 – SUN June 23, 2019: 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m
Open Workshop: All-rounder Cells (6 years and older)
Cells represent the smallest units of living beings. Our body alone consists of more than 10,000 billion cells, each of which fulfils a specific function. Children from the age of 6 get to know the structure of these biological chambers of wonder and also learn about all-rounder cells from which even heart and nerve cells can be grown.
THU June 20 and SAT June 22, 2019: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon:
Book presentation: “Tardi is here”
The tardigrade Tardi is the protagonist of a children’s book developed by infotrainers at the Ars Electronica Center. On its journey through the museum, it has many adventures to endure. The book will be presented for the first time this weekend.
THU June 20 – SUN June 23, 2019: 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. (duration approx. 30 min.)
Deep Space: Best of for families (level 0)
Catch fish, travel to distant galaxies, discover ancient temples on a 3D walk through underground Rome or defend the earth against aliens together. In the Deep Space 8K of the Ars Electronica Center, young and old will get their money’s worth with a varied program.
THU June 20 – SUN June 23, 2019: 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. (duration approx. 45 min.)
Family Tour (children 6-10 years) (meeting point: level 0)
Family tours introduce families to the new exhibition areas and themes in a child-friendly way. The exhibition “Understanding AI”, for example, shows how photorealistic landscapes can be designed according to one’s own ideas by simply stroking with one’s fingers. In the Machine Learning Studio, young and old learn how machines learn and perceive their surroundings. The exhibition Global Shift, on the other hand, provides information about the current state of the earth.
THU June 20 – SUN June 23, 2019: 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. (duration approx. 30 min.)
Deep Space: Playing Spaces (Level 0)
Save the earth from extraterrestrials together, make meter-long sine waves vibrate or build towers against each other: cool games with physical effort await you here! The ingenious laser tracking system of Deep Space turns your own body into a game figure.
THU June 20 – SUN June 23, 2019: 3:00 pm – 4:30 p.m.
Workshop: Machine Learning (from 10 years)
Machine Learning is a part of artificial intelligence and deals with algorithms that focus on finding patterns in data. Young visitors will get to know the new Machine Learning Studio and a few selected projects currently being worked on by the Ars Electronica Center’s technical trainers.
SAT June 22 and SUN June 23: 11 a.m – 11:30 a.m.
Lecture: 3D Printing of Security-Relevant Things (Level 0)
Afterwards there will be a workshop on the topic from 11:30 – 12:00.
From the bottle opener to the wrench to the fully functional steel bridge: the width of the band of objects that can be printed today using 3D printers is enormous. However, due to the many possibilities this opens up, safety aspects must also be taken into consideration. 3D printers can also be used to produce firearms, keys or special tools. Theresa Steinmetz from FH Hagenberg presents the 3D-Clone project and shows how a functioning key can be produced with the help of a standard flatbed scanner and a 3D printer.