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LHC - The Mother of All Experiments

LHC – The Mother of All Experiments

Many questions remain open. The Large Hadron Collider aims to answer at least a few of them. A residency under the aegis of CERN and Ars Electronica offers an opportunity to take an artistic approach to the leading edge of science and to experience the site of this huge experiment.
netidee: WANTED - Projects with "Snowball Effect"

netidee: WANTED – Projects with “Snowball Effect”

€1,000,000 in funding for projects to advance the internet’s impact in Austria is available from netidee [NetIdea], an initiative launched by Internet Privatstiftung Austria (IPA). This private foundation is soliciting great ideas designed to promote the possibilities of digital networking. Submission deadline is July 15, 2015.
Cycling as Philosophy

Cycling as Philosophy

In the context of this year’s theme of the Connecting Cities cultural project “In/Visible City” the next two artists doing a guest stint at the Ars Electronica Futurelab: Christoph Fraundorfer and Florian Born developed their project ESEL-COMPLAIN.
At CERN Artists need to challenge us with Ideas

At CERN Artists need to challenge us with Ideas

Under the aegis of the European Digital Art and Science Network, Ars Electronica and CERN recently announced their latest open call for applications to do an eight-week residency at CERN followed by a stay at the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
Where Science Meets Art

Where Science Meets Art

Ars Electronica is making its second guest appearance at Science Centre Singapore. The successful debut was a large-scale exhibition in 2007. Now, eight years later, the follow-up is entitled “INTERPLAY – Where Science Meets Art”.
art & science: Cosmic Inspiration

art & science: Cosmic Inspiration

María Ignacia Edwards is the recipient of an extraordinary opportunity under the aegis of art & science: a residency at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile and at the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz. We accompanied her on her pre-visit in Chile
Think Cosmically, Act Locally

Think Cosmically, Act Locally

During her residency at the Ars Electronica Futurelab and her PhD thesis, Yuri Tanaka, is looking for an approach to answer the question: how cosmic art is expressed in different cultures.
There Is No Bio Art!

There Is No Bio Art!

Jens Hauser is a curator, a scholar in media & cultural studies, and a journalist who writes about cultural matters. He’s curated some of the best-known exhibitions at the interface of art and biology. 2015 he was a juror in the Hybrid Art category.
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.