Press Releases

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  • Ars Electronica Solutions designs interactive installations for Linz Innovation Hub

    Ars Electronica Solutions designs interactive installations for Linz Innovation Hub

    (Linz, June 13, 2024) The Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce celebrated the reopening of its “House of Economy” in the center of Linz yesterday, 12 June 2024. The highlight of the remodeled building is the Innovation Hub with forty interactive screens co-designed by Ars Electronica Solutions.

  • European Union Prize for Citizen Science 2024 goes to “INCREASE”

    European Union Prize for Citizen Science 2024 goes to “INCREASE”

    (Linz/Brussels, June 12, 2024) Citizen Science aims to involve committed citizens in scientific processes. Projects that achieve this in an exceptional way are honoured with the European Union Prize for Citizen Science. This year, the INCREASE initiative prevailed out of 288 submissions.

  • Mission X: Carmen Possnig inspires 460 pupils at the Ars Electronica Center

    Mission X: Carmen Possnig inspires 460 pupils at the Ars Electronica Center

    (Linz, June 4, 2024) On Monday, June 3, the Ars Electronica Center became a meeting place for young astronauts: At the end of the ‘Mission X – Train Like an Astronaut’ competition, pupils and their teachers came together to talk with experts about mission planning, European space travel and teamwork in space.

  • Ars Electronica Solutions equips new visitor center of the Dachstein Glacier with installations

    Ars Electronica Solutions equips new visitor center of the Dachstein Glacier with installations

    (Linz, May 24, 2024) Climate change is visibly affecting the glaciers on the Dachstein – the ‘eternal’ ice is disappearing at a dramatic rate. Three installations by Ars Electronica Solutions in the new Dachstein Glacier visitor center illustrate what this means for nature and therefore for us humans.

  • Lange Nacht der Forschung at the Ars Electronica Center

    Lange Nacht der Forschung at the Ars Electronica Center

    (Linz, May 21, 2024) The Ars Electronica Center presents itself as part of the event “Lange Nacht der Forschung” (Long Night of Research) on Friday, 24 May. Special guided tours, hands-on stations, presentations at Deep Space 8K and children’s programs for ages four and up invite visitors to discover, ponder and experiment.

  • #eachnamematters: Remembering the victims of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp system

    #eachnamematters: Remembering the victims of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp system

    (Linz, April 29, 2024) Every year, around the anniversary of the liberation on 5 May, the approximately 90,000 victims of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp system are being remembered. 2024, Linz’s main square will play a central role in the commemoration.

  • „Digital Basic Education“ at Ars Electronica Center

    „Digital Basic Education“ at Ars Electronica Center

    (Linz, April 24, 2024) Since the 2022/23 school year, the lower secondary school curricula have included a new subject: “Digital Basic Education” (Digitale Grundbildung). The Ars Electronica Center has responded with an adapted guided tour and workshop program for school classes – which is now being expanded.

  • Ars Electronica Festival 2024: HOPE – who will turn the tide

    Ars Electronica Festival 2024: HOPE – who will turn the tide

    (Linz, April 22, 2024) Ars Electronica 2024 will take place in Linz from September 4 to 8 and will be dedicated to the title “HOPE – who will turn the tide”. The main location will once again be POSTCITY, which will become a hotspot for the international media art scene for the seventh time.

  • Martyna Marciniak is the new Artist-in-Residence at Ars Electronica

    Martyna Marciniak is the new Artist-in-Residence at Ars Electronica

    (Linz, April 18, 2024) Following an Open Call that received close to 800 applications, the Creative Europe co-funded project, European Digital Deal kicked off twelve artist residencies in eleven countries in Europe this month. For its residency part of European Digital Deal, Ars Electronica selected Martyna Marciniak.

  • State of the ART(ist) and Digital Deal Award 2024

    State of the ART(ist) and Digital Deal Award 2024

    (Vienna/Linz, April 15, 2024) Open call starts: The “State of the ART(ist)” initiative honours artists from all over the world whose creative freedom is restricted. Two main prizes and eight commendations will be presented. The Digital Deal Award will also be awarded in 2024.

  • Dennis Russell Davies’ 80th birthday: Benefit Concert in Deep Space 8K

    Dennis Russell Davies’ 80th birthday: Benefit Concert in Deep Space 8K

    (Linz, April 11, 2024) On Sunday, April 21, Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa invite guests to two benefit concerts in aid of cancer research. In Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center, the duo will play piano music accompanied by real-time visualisations by Cori O’Lan.

  • Mission accomplished: CanSat Austria 2024 winners announced

    Mission accomplished: CanSat Austria 2024 winners announced

    (Linz, 9.4.2024) A school year with a space mission: 10 teams qualified for the final (3-5 April 2024) of the seventh CanSat Austria competition in the 2023/24 school year and mastered the challenge of launching a functional mini-satellite. The team from the Gmunden Space Agency (BG BRG Gmunden) came out on top.

  • Martin Honzik leaves Ars Electronica – Veronika Liebl continues to manage the “Festival-Prix-Exhibitions” division

    Martin Honzik leaves Ars Electronica – Veronika Liebl continues to manage the “Festival-Prix-Exhibitions” division

    (Linz, April 2, 2024) Changes to the Ars Electronica staff structure: Martin Honzik, Co-Managing Director of the Festival-Prix-Exhibitions division and Chief Curatorial Officer (CCO) of Ars Electronica, is leaving the company after more than 20 years. Veronika Liebl took over the position of sole Managing Director of the division on 1 April.

  • Ars Electronica Solutions shows “Die Welle” at the Gasometer Oberhausen

    Ars Electronica Solutions shows “Die Welle” at the Gasometer Oberhausen

    (Linz/Oberhausen, 20.3.2024) “Die Welle” (The Wave), developed by Ars Electronica Solutions, is the highlight of the new “Planet Ozean” exhibition at the Gasometer Oberhausen. Lifelike animations on a projection surface of more than 1,200 square meters invite visitors to take an immersive dive into the underwater world.

  • Ars Electronica Solutions designs interactive stations at Technisches Museum Wien

    Ars Electronica Solutions designs interactive stations at Technisches Museum Wien

    (Linz/Vienna, March 14, 2024) New at Technisches Museum Wien with the contribution of Ars Electronica Solutions: interactive stations that turn facts about climate change, space research and observation into a public experience.

  • Easter workshop, tours and events at the Ars Electronica Center

    Easter workshop, tours and events at the Ars Electronica Center

    (Linz, March 13, 2024) Paint Easter eggs together with robots, take a look at art history in Deep Space 8K and experiment with sound in the Open Sound Studio: the Ars Electronica Center invites you to take part in an exclusive program during the vacation week from March 23.

  • Media Art from Latin America awarded 45,000 US Dollars

    Media Art from Latin America awarded 45,000 US Dollars

    (Linz/Miami, March 5, 2024) The CIFO x Ars Electronica Awards 2024 are honoring innovative media art from Latin America for the third time in a row.

  • Ars Electronica Solutions designs KEBA-InnoSpace in Linz

    Ars Electronica Solutions designs KEBA-InnoSpace in Linz

    (Linz, February 22, 2024) A showroom with autonomously driving transport robots, special sound design and interactive media technologies: With the “KEBA-InnoSpace”, Ars Electronica Solutions and KEBA are showcasing the future of innovative technologies.

  • Ars Electronica draws a successful balance sheet for 2023

    Ars Electronica draws a successful balance sheet for 2023

    (Linz, February 14, 2024) Looking back on a productive and successful 2023: More than 250,000 visits to the Ars Electronica Center and the Ars Electronica Festival, six competitions, 20 EU projects, long-term collaborations and customer commissions from international players.

  • Semester break program at the Ars Electronica Center

    Semester break program at the Ars Electronica Center

    (Linz, February 12, 2024) When Upper Austria’s schoolchildren start their semester break, the Ars Electronica Center awaits interested people of all ages with workshops, guided tours and Deep Space sessions that are as exciting as they are unusual.