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Architecture in Motion

Architecture in Motion

A real celebration of form and geometry—the terms that the 2014 Prix Ars Electronica jury used to describe the animated film entitled “Walking City” couldn’t have been more apt. An interview with Matt Pyke, creative director of Universal Everything, the studio that took home a Golden Nica for their efforts.
An open initiative for independent mobility

An open initiative for independent mobility

After the residency at Ars Electronica Futurelab the conept of BlindMaps, the winner of this year’s [the next idea] voestalpine Art and Technology Grant, changed in 180° degrees. Although the ideology behind it is still the same.
Innovation never stops

Innovation never stops

"Innovation continuous to evolve and all new innovations automatically build on that what was before and so it is constantly growing and changing", says K. Bradley Paxton, former director of the Electronic Imaging Research Laboratories at Eastman Kodak.
Smart Atoms

Smart Atoms

Flying Smart Atoms that are able to respond to touches by humans? The Ars Electronica Futurelab presented a significant development of the Spaxels during the 2014 Festival Ars Electronica.
youtube:lab #4 - What do you expect from Youtube?

youtube:lab #4 – What do you expect from Youtube?

The youtube:lab has finished its last episode and tries to find answers of what the viewers of a YouTube channel actually expect.
Day 5: A Festival Takes Its Leave

Day 5: A Festival Takes Its Leave

On Music Monday, the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival ended on a pleasant note. The five-day total for all events was about 85,000 visits. Here’s a look back at one final, glorious day!
youtube:lab #3 - YouTube Genres

youtube:lab #3 – YouTube Genres

Which are the new forms of content on youtube, what are the genres, people watch? We asked the young youtubers and festival participants
Day 4: The Festival Heads into the Home Stretch

Day 4: The Festival Heads into the Home Stretch

Day 4 is done and the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival is nearing the end.
youtube:lab #2 - web-video vs TV

youtube:lab #2 – web-video vs TV

Will YouTube be the next television? The young youtubers are trying to find answers at the u19 CREATE YOUR WORLD festival.
Day 3: Full Power ahead

Day 3: Full Power ahead

With a comprehensive program, the 2014 Festival Ars Electronica Festival launched its third day. Discussions, lectures, shows, exhibitions, tours, workshops, parties - is there still anything missing?
youtube:lab #1 - Create your world

youtube:lab #1 – Create your world

The youtube:lab as part of u19 CREATE YOUR WORLD uses the medium film to asks questions of change.
Day 2: A Festival to See, Hear and Marvel

Day 2: A Festival to See, Hear and Marvel

There were lots of amazing things to see and hear on the second day of the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival.