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CREATE YOUR WORLD Goes on Tour!

CREATE YOUR WORLD Goes on Tour!

Ars Electronica has come up with another highlight for young people: the CREATE YOUR WORLD Tour! Selected schools and other institutions will be hosting a lineup of workshops.
Spaxels at the Eurovision Song Contest

Spaxels at the Eurovision Song Contest

This is the ultimate extravaganza! With over 195 million viewers, the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest will be one of the world’s biggest televised events. Among the featured attractions—albeit with only half a minute of air time—are the Spaxels of the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz.
“Cities or depressing surroundings inspire me”

“Cities or depressing surroundings inspire me”

Seppo Gründler, 2015 Prix Ars Electronica juror, discusses the criteria that entries in the Digital Musics & Sound Art category have to fulfill, and tells where he finds motivation for his compositions.
Digital Message in a Bottle

Digital Message in a Bottle

Julian Reil sends out messages sealed inside a watertight glass bottle. Thanks to SMS and an LED module, the contents of the communiqués can be composed post-launch and displayed. “Bottleneck” is featured in the TIME OUT .03 exhibition in the Ars Electronica Center.
Street Names Suited to the 21st Century

Street Names Suited to the 21st Century

We talked to Marcus Neustetter to find out why the naming of streets and squares is significant for the whole identity of a city and how he, a native of Johannesburg, draws parallels between the process of renaming streets in his homeland and what goes on in other cities.
PostCity: An 80,000-m2 Urban Laboratory

PostCity: An 80,000-m2 Urban Laboratory

The mail doesn’t ride the rails anymore. Take a look at PostCity, the prime location of Ars Electronica 2015 in Linz. By then end of May, it will already be the venue of the Festival’s lineup of preliminary events.
Styriaversum - An Interactive Lobby

Styriaversum – An Interactive Lobby

The lobby of a company’s head office is its business card. Ars Electronica Solutions designed the Styriaversum to extend an impressive welcome to those entering the lobby of Styria Media Group AG’s stylish new headquarters.
The Beauty Myth in Focus

The Beauty Myth in Focus

What is beauty, actually? With this question in mind, visitors of the Schlossmuseum Linz enter the current exhibition "The Beauty Myth" - equipped with the smartphone and the FOCUS app of the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
This Isn’t a Matter of Technical Sophistication; Emotions Are What Counts!

This Isn’t a Matter of Technical Sophistication; Emotions Are What Counts!

The Prix Ars Electronica has staged a competition for young people ever since 1998. In the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category. Sirikit Amann has served as a juror in this category every year since its inception.
Expanded Animation - Tracking Developments on the Fringe

Expanded Animation – Tracking Developments on the Fringe

Media art in moving pictures will be a mainstay of the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival. For the first time, the Symposium “Expanded Animation”, the Prix Forum and the screenings of computer-animated works will be held at a single location.
Hybrid Art: Projects in Interstices

Hybrid Art: Projects in Interstices

Hybrid Art jurymember, Susanne Jaschko, talks about "prozessagenten", current trends in transdisciplinary art, and her initial impressions of this year’s Ars Electronica Festival location.
Cities of the Future

Cities of the Future

POST CITY. Habitats for the 21st Century is the theme of Ars Electronica 2015. A thinker who has already been focusing intensively on our urban future is Dietmar Offenhuber. We had a chance to chat with him about cities of the future.
Dada Performance and Interactive City Data at Sound:Frame 2015

Dada Performance and Interactive City Data at Sound:Frame 2015

The Ars Electronica Futurelab starred in the opening night extravaganza of this year’s sound:frame festival at Vienna’s MAK–Museum of Applied Arts, delivering interactive highlights that rocked the venue’s stage, speakers and projection walls.
Prix Ars Electronica 2015: The Juries’ Verdicts Are In!

Prix Ars Electronica 2015: The Juries’ Verdicts Are In!

The 25 international experts have concluded their deliberations and named the recipients of the five Golden Nicas and other honors. Here’s a look back at the 2015 Prix jury meetings, one of the most exciting weekends in the Ars Electronica year.
Mr. Touchy: I love to be touched

Mr. Touchy: I love to be touched

Mr. Touchy is waiting for someone to make physical contact with him. Then and only then do his camera eyes open, and a conversation can commence. Artist Eric Siu’s camera helmet is currently on display in the “Device Art” exhibition.