(Vienna, August 29, 2019) Launched in 1979 by Hannes Leopoldseder, Herbert W. Franke and Hubert Bognermayer, Ars Electronica turns forty this year and will be celebrating this anniversary with the most extensive program in its history. Running from September 5th to the 9th, the festival will be a meeting place for pioneers whose works span four decades of digitalization as well as award-winning artists, leading scientists, and influential developers who are today breaking new ground and helping shape our future. The pulsating center of the festival will once again be POSTCITY, whose spectacular industrial architecture will, for the last time, set the mood for this five-day event. Additional hotspots will include the redesigned Ars Electronica Center with its focus on artificial intelligence and the Augustinian canon monastery of St. Florian, a centuries-old place of spirituality and a perfect stage for the “AI x Music Festival,” the first festival of its kind to be hosted by the European Commission.
Full press release Ars Electronica Festival 2019 – the Highlights (PDF)
The Festival on the Ars Electronica Blog
Foto collection Ars Electronica Festival 2019 (Flickr)
Download area (program folder, location map, catalogues, …)
Videos Ars Electronica Festival 2019 / Youtube