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File-sharing with Disarming Corruptor

File-sharing with Disarming Corruptor

With a critical project, in the field of digital manufacturing, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez won an Award of Distinction at the Prix Ars Electronica 2014. In an interview he talks about the software application „Disarming Corruptor“.
Linz Dances with MovesReloaded and OscFluctuation

Linz Dances with MovesReloaded and OscFluctuation

We’re pleased to announce two great public showcases for the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival, which Ars Electronica Futurelab and Salzburg University of Applied Sciences has been developed together in the context of a research project named CADET.
Open Call to Take Part in the Future Innovators Summit

Open Call to Take Part in the Future Innovators Summit

Through an open call innovators and creators worldwide are invited to compete for the Future Innovators Summit and become one of 24 "catalysts of change".
A Get-Acquainted Stroll around Festival City

A Get-Acquainted Stroll around Festival City

Banks, schools, shops, pubs, courtyards, playing fields, avenues and lanes, display cases, churches and their façades and roofs—these are the Linz locations at which this year’s Ars Electronica Festival will be staged. Here’s a glimpse of what awaits you September 4-8, 2014.
Time of Day and Appointments at a Glance

Time of Day and Appointments at a Glance

The 15-year-old student, Jonas Bodingbauer, developed a clock that lets you see not only the current time but also upcoming appointments. With his invention he received an Award of Distinction in the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category.
Greetings, robot car!

Greetings, robot car!

Motorists will soon be sharing the road with robot cars on a daily basis. In cooperation with Mercedes-Benz, the Ars Electronica Futurelab is investigating ways to enable us to communicate effectively with the self-driving vehicles that are coming our way.
Soundtracks for Change

Soundtracks for Change

Incarcerated, ostracized, silenced—the fate of many musicians often goes unheard. Freemuse, the world forum on music and censorship, is trying to change this by keeping the global public informed.
On Search for Balance

On Search for Balance

"Balance from Within" is the title of the installation by Jacob Tonski, with whom he won an award in the category Interactive Art at Prix Ars Electronica 2014. In this interview he tells us what it is all about the balancing sofa.
A panoramic school project

A panoramic school project

A school project must not always be limited to the walls of the classroom. Dejan Markovic, student of the Technical College Traun, used the infrastructure of the Deep Space at the Ars Electronica Center for the presentation of his self-made panoramic pictures.
Femme Chanel - Emma Fenchel

Femme Chanel – Emma Fenchel

With her found footage project the winner of the u19 - Create Your World category, Sarah Oos, accomplishes that novel narrative twists even have a way of occurring to those who’ve already seen this film several times.
On Eliminating Barriers

On Eliminating Barriers

“Assistive technology” is designed to help people with disabilities to stay connected to Digital Society. In this interview, Gerhard Nussbaum provides an expert introduction to this field.
(e)motion-mirror: Reflected Feelings

(e)motion-mirror: Reflected Feelings

Feelings are human. No computer in the world can outperform us when it comes to interpreting feelings and reacting to them. For this reason, Richard Sadek invented the (e)motion-mirror. It reflects the feelings of his viewer by detecting emotionally-charged facial movements and converts them into piano tones.