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Ars Electronica Festival 2014

Ars Electronica Festival 2014

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Unfolding Creativity

Unfolding Creativity

Paper isn’t the only thing that can be folded. This is the message Matthew Gardiner, artist and team member of Ars Electronica Futurelab, wants to convey. In an interview, he explains why we’ll soon be dealing quite a bit more with folding things.
From Operating Room to Conference Hall

From Operating Room to Conference Hall

A very special highlight kicked off this international surgical congress: Operations being performed simultaneously at three ORs at Linz’s Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Schwestern (Hospital of the Sisters of Mercy) were broadcast directly to the Ars Electronica Center.
Truths unveiled by time

Truths unveiled by time

"Truths unveiled by time", as Daniel Crooks also likes to call his "Real Imaginary Objects" were shown at the Ars Electronica Festival. For the festival he even created a room-high sculpture out of plywood.
The proximity of science and art

The proximity of science and art

Dr. Tom Melia, theoretical particle physicist at CERN talks about the inspiration he got by the cooperation with the Collide@CERN residency winner Ryoji Ikeda and about what it means to him to be Ikedas inspiration partner.
Looking forward with Fake History Machines

Looking forward with Fake History Machines

Do you remember when movies were run on bicycles? Meet the artist Scott Hessels in this interview about his Device Art that can be seen at the Ars Electronica Center.
CODE - The Language of Our Time

CODE – The Language of Our Time

"The more powerful this technology and the machines are, the more powerful is also the code that drives these machines". Gerfried Stocker talks about the relationship between code and art.
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.