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Conferences & Lectures

Who owns the Truth? Between September 6th and 10th, attend lively interdisciplinary discussions, empowering talks and interactive workshops exploring this central question. Engage in our themed symposium, where expert-led deep dives illuminate how technology has shifted our relationship with society, nature and democracy; meet the inaugural cohort of FOUNDING LAB, a new technical university with a fundamentally interdisciplinary approach; join us for our Prix Forums where visionary artists present their award-winning works pushing the boundaries of art and technology; and emerge from our program with multifaceted perspectives on truth, ownership and digital sovereignty.

  • A New University Starts

    A New University Starts

    Ars Electronica x IDSA FOUNDING LAB

    For the public conference, interdisciplinary students and fellows from all over the world gather to challenge the conventional understanding of truth and knowledge in education and co-develop future visions for a pioneering university.

  • Ars Electronica Theme Symposium: The Next Renaissance

    Ars Electronica Theme Symposium: The Next Renaissance

    A S+T+ARTS Day Conference

    This year’s STARTS Conference explores the conflicting ethics, values and priorities that arise as a result of accelerating technological and societal development.

  • Ars Electronica Theme Symposium: (Un)Earthing the Truth – Ownership and Narratives about the Planet

    Ars Electronica Theme Symposium: (Un)Earthing the Truth – Ownership and Narratives about the Planet

    A More-than-Planet Conference

    Through interactive sessions, keynotes, panels and workshops, we contemplate the true value of ownership and how it all relates to our relationship with nature. From the ethics of space exploration to the governance of deep-sea resources, we ask what truly is ours and how we can solve pressing problems through innovative financing of our global…

  • Ars Electronica Theme Symposium: End of Truth?

    Ars Electronica Theme Symposium: End of Truth?

    An EU DigitalDeal Conference

    The knowledge revolution has a profound impact on our society. Through engaging lectures, interactive sessions and keynotes, we delve into the challenges of distinguishing fact from fiction in the digital age and explore the delicate relationship between technology, power dynamics, politics, and truth.

  • PRIX Day

    PRIX Day

    Ars Electronica (AT)

    The Prix Forum brings together the honored artists who have received the Golden Nica and Award of Distinction in their respective categories at Prix Ars Electronica for an artist talk and discussion of their award-winning works.

  • Re-build Together: Digital, human and arts-driven innovation in Africa

    Re-build Together: Digital, human and arts-driven innovation in Africa

    Gideon Brefo (GH), Chris Emezue (NG), Femi Johnson (NG), Tammy Langtry (ZA), David Shongo (CD)

    In this conversation, we will discuss ways to re-build the story and pathway of our countries and continents, seeking to know and understand the role that digital, human and arts-driven innovation is and can play in Africa.

  • Symposium Perspectives on Political Education

    Symposium Perspectives on Political Education

    Arbeiterkammer OÖ (AT), Pädagogische Hochschule OÖ (AT), Ars Electronica (AT)

    At this year’s symposium on Political Education, the complex distribution of responsibilities in the areas of climate policy developments, digital education and new social participation structures will be addressed, discussed and examined from different perspectives.

  • Expanded Animation Symposium

    Expanded Animation Symposium

    University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg Campus (AT) and the Ars Electronica Festival in cooperation with the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham (UK)

    The 11th edition of the Expanded Animation Symposium is a three-day event featuring several international artists, researchers, and developers who will discuss—in a live setting—topics related to this year’s theme, “The Art of Performance.” This year’s symposium features several programs: the panels Art & Industry, Artist Position, Performative Acts, and Virtual Stages, the Synaesthetic Syntax…

  • Forum: Digitale Bildung

    Forum: Digitale Bildung

    Konzept: Martina Sochor (AT), Elke Hackl (AT), Josef Buchner (AT/CH), Hans-Christian Merten (AT); Teilnehmer*innen: Katharina Hof (AT), Ian Banerjee (AT/IN), Artist Meditaçoes (AT), Martin Bauer (AT), Sonja Hinteregger-Euller (AT), Jan G. Grünwald (DE/AT), Sebastian Paar (AT), Conny Lee (AT), Elke Hackl (AT)

    The pedagogical year 2022/23 was dominated by one topic: digital basic education. The subject, which is now compulsory at a lower secondary level, was implemented, schools were equipped with tablets, and teachers already teaching the subject were provided with the necessary knowledge and skills in a four-semester university course.

  • Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024 European Capital of Culture Jour-Fixe

    Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024 European Capital of Culture Jour-Fixe

    Kulturhauptstadt Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024 GmbH (AT)

    Through arts and culture, Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024 explores the region’s history and present, as well as visions for the future, by examining its relationship with Europe and the world.

  • Next Renaissance Launch Event

    Next Renaissance Launch Event

    S+T+ARTS (EU)

    The Next Renaissance platform aims to develop a global transdisciplinary movement that encourages scientific, technological, cultural and artistic convergence towards a paradigm shift in the ways we think, plan and act.

  • Prompt Battle

    Prompt Battle

    Florian A. Schmidt (DE), Sebastian Schmieg (DE)

    Prompt Battle is a live game show format where people compete against each other using text-to-image software. Show off your prompt skills and maybe the audience will choose you as the winner who elicited the most surprising, disturbing or beautiful images from the latent space of DALL·E. Do you have what it takes to become…

  • State of the ART(ist)

    State of the ART(ist)

    Leila Nachawati Rego (ES/SY), Indigene Harris (ZA), Mahsa Aleph (IR), Christoph Thun Hohenstein (AT), Taiye Ojo (NG), Marita Muukkonen (FI), Mac Andre Arboleda (PH), Lucia Pietroiusti (IT), Klara Kostal (AT)

    State of the ART(ist), a collaboration between Ars Electronica and the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, focuses on artists who face threats to their existence, whether in the form of political persecution or environmental disasters.

  • On Culture and Measurement: New Approaches for the Common Good

    On Culture and Measurement: New Approaches for the Common Good

    Scientific and quantitative results are the cornerstone of what we consider the truth today. Digital transformation and data-driven methods can not only help the cultural and creative sectors and industries (CCSI) to thrive but can also be fueled with inspirations from these sectors to further amplify their impact.

  • SHARESPACE – Panel Discussion

    SHARESPACE – Panel Discussion

    Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)

    During this panel discussion consortium members from different research partners discuss the core concepts of the SHARESPACE project, why art exploration is important in European R&D projects, and the Open Call for Artists put out by the project.

  • Not your data? Open relationship between culture and technology

    Not your data? Open relationship between culture and technology

    Zi Yin Chen (TW) & Hsiang Feng Chuang (TW), Hui-Ching KO (TW), Yen-Lin Huang (TW), Aurélien Dirler (FR) , Vivian Chen (TW), Hsin-Chien Huang (TW)

    Does data ownership influence creative processes and creativity? How do data-based artworks and content shape our perspectives and thoughts? Artists and creators push the boundaries in cultural tech, and accelerate evolutions in the ecosystem.

  • AI5production Tag

    AI5production Tag

    AI5production (AT)

    AI5production ist einer von 4 österreichischen EDIHs (European Digital Innovation Hubs), die zum paneuropäischen EDIH-Netzwerk gehören.  Er vereint ein interdisziplinäres Konsortium aus führenden Forschern, Unternehmen und Praktikern aus den Bereichen Digitales Design, Digitale Produktion, Künstliche Intelligenz und Cybersecurity.  Im Rahmen der Ars Electronica 2023 laden wir Interessierte zu einem AI5Production Tag am 8. September in…

  • JKU Square: Next Truth Prediction

    JKU Square: Next Truth Prediction

    Johannes Kepler Universität Linz (JKU), JKU Zirkus des Wissens (ZdW), JKU Spin-off EUMETA, Time’s Up, William Kentridge, Rimini Protokoll, MIT Center for Constructive Communication (CCC) Cortico

    “Reason brings the truth to light.” This programmatic sentence characterized the Age of Enlightenment. Now we use probability distributions to approach reality. This refers to large language models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT (OpenAI) or Bard (Google), which are becoming central sources of information. An LLM is trained with massive bodies of text. It’s trained to…

  • European Digital Deal Summit

    European Digital Deal Summit

    European Digital Deal (EU)

    The European Digital Deal is a three-year investigation co-funded by Creative Europe into how the accelerated, yet at times unconsidered adoption of new technologies—such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain and algorithmic processing—can alter or undermine democratic processes.

  • Feminist AI: A public lecture series in cooperation with FIFITU% Network for Women* in Art and Culture in Upper Austria

    Feminist AI: A public lecture series in cooperation with FIFITU% Network for Women* in Art and Culture in Upper Austria

    Elena Knox (AU)

    The Feminist AI lecture series will present inspiring lectures on gender and AI. Throughout this autumn, the series will bring together a diverse range of lectures by artists and scholars working at the intersection of technology, art and gender, who will present how feminist thinking and intersectional experience has influenced their work.

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