Ars Electronica Center reopens as of December 22

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photo album Best of Ars Electronica Home Delivery / Flickr
Photo album of the Virtual Crib / Flickr
Photo story Virtual Nativity / Ars Electronica Blog
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(Linz, 6.12.2020) Starting Tuesday, December 22, the Ars Electronica Center will resume regular operations and invite visitors to exciting encounters between the present and the future from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Guided tours are not possible, but the Ars Electronica Center’s info trainers will be on hand to offer advice and assistance to individual visitors in their tried-and-true manner. During the Advent season, however, a virtual production of the Nativity figures from Linz’s St. Mary’s Cathedral can be viewed free of charge in Deep Space 8K on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, as well as on Fridays and weekends between 2:00 and 4:00 pm. And Ars Electronica Home Delivery will once again be delivering a wealth of fascinating art, technology and social content directly to living rooms, kitchens, offices, children’s rooms and classrooms.

Virtual Nativity in Deep Space 8K
TUE 8.12., FRI 11.12., SAT 12.12., SUN 13.12., FRI 18.12., SAT 19.12. and SUN 20.12.2020 / each from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

After their restoration, the Nativity figures of Linz’s St. Mary’s Cathedral were scanned by the Ars Electronica Futurelab using photogrammetry and restaged in a fascinating new way as an interactive and audiovisual experience for the St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Ars Electronica Center’s Deep Space 8K. During Advent, the virtual figures can be closely examined in Deep Space 8K at the above-mentioned times with free admission.

Fascinating things from the fields of art, technology and society will once again be delivered to your home by Ars Electronica Home Delivery this week:
Inside Futurelab: Ricercar

TUE 8.12.2020 / 6 p.m.
Ali Nikrang, Key Researcher and Artist at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, will give viewers an insight into an interactive music composition system based on artificial intelligence. This system can compose pieces of music by means of human or personal input. The results are often so amazing that it is almost impossible to tell whether the piece was created by a human or an artificial intelligence.

Update: Augmented Reality – mixing realities with style
WED 9.12.2020 / 2:30 p.m.

Many young people have already experienced augmented reality through Pokémon Go and Snapchat filters. But this technology is also used in many other areas: from medicine to art to industrial applications. Viewers will learn how augmented reality works and also get to know a number of exciting application examples.

Ars Electronica Home Delivery – supported by LINZ AG
“Ars Electronica Home Delivery” is a weekly program that includes guided tours of Ars Electronica exhibitions, excursions to Ars Electronica Labs, visits to the Machine Learning Studio, concerts with real-time visualizations, deep space LIVE sessions, workshops with engineers and talks with artists and scientists from all over the world and, more recently, offerings for schools, universities and companies. Most programs are interactive and live. “Ars Electronica Home Delivery” aims to make the artistic and scientific examination of the future accessible to the broadest possible audience. Ars Electronica Home Delivery is supported by LINZ AG.

Virtuelle Krippe / Fotocredit: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion / Fotoalbum

Fadi Dorninger – Node.Linz / Fotocredit: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion / Fotoalbum

Zu Hause mit… Gudrun Blohberger / Fotocredit: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion