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Styriaversum: An Interactive Lobby

Styriaversum: An Interactive Lobby

Ars Electronica Solutions’ “Styriaversum” concept outshone a field of international competitors and was selected for the makeover of the 390-m2 lobby at Styria Media Group AG’s headquarters into an interactive brandland.
TRANSMIT³ One: art as a collective kind of laboratory

TRANSMIT³ One: art as a collective kind of laboratory

Zachary Lieberman is an artist, researcher and hacker dedicated to exploring new modes of expression and play. At the moment he works for his TRANSMIT³ residency project at Queensland University of Technology.
Wearable Electronics: Body-Borne Technology

Wearable Electronics: Body-Borne Technology

“We now have the chance to custom-tailor the technology to ourselves instead of the other way around.” Thomas Gnahm, organizer of the Wear it Festival and himself the wearer of an LED jacket, talks about concepts for wearables that will soon be snuggling up to users’ bodies worldwide.
Drown

Drown

Already at the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival Chloe Cheuk and Kenny Wong delighted us with their interactive installation Iris. Now under an Artist in Residence program they have born a new idea for another joint project.
Angewandte Innovation Laboratory

Angewandte Innovation Laboratory

The University of Applied Arts Vienna, partner of Ars Electronica, has launched an Angewandte Innovation Laboratory - an open platform for unconventional exchange among experts in the fields of art, design, science, business and technology.
We Shape the World

We Shape the World

Sheet metal is a material that plays a pretty pervasive role in everyday life but does so in rather low-key fashion—as housing for electronic devices, for instance, or in the elevators we ride and the cars we drive. In this interview, Harald Böck, product manager at TRUMPF Maschinen Austria, talks about the many uses of...
Narratives for Change

Narratives for Change

Derrick de Kerckhove spoke at the Festival Ars Electronica 2014 about change begins in people’s heads and we need narratives to get this going on. Narratives that update or replace old clichés and outworn patterns of thinking.
Quadrature

Quadrature

An extraordinary and daring live performance using new technologies by White Sample, raum.null, VeroVisual and voidsignal with technical devices by Michael Platz.
Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum

Gigapixel images of Paris, the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle and tours of the Museum of the Future by night—here’s a short look back at the Long Night of the Museums in the AEC.
Roy Ascott: "We Should Lead From The Heart"

Roy Ascott: “We Should Lead From The Heart”

The British artist, theoretician and visionary thinker’s oeuvre has been a formative influence on the work of many media artists worldwide. In this interview with the recent Golden Nica honoree who’s about to turn 80, Roy Ascott talks about how he connected with Ars Electronica and the dangers threatening those who create interactive art today....
TRANSMIT³ One: The Cube as Window on the University

TRANSMIT³ One: The Cube as Window on the University

Scaling and relative dimensions are what Zachary Lieberman is into now. As the first TRANSMIT³ Resident, he’s doing scientific research together with students and presenting the results on The Cube, a jumbo display in Brisbane, Australia.
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.