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Ars Electronica in the Knowledge Capital

Ars Electronica in the Knowledge Capital

The Knowledge Capital in Osaka is getting ready to host its second Forum, a get-together design especially for those who’d like to get inspired by artistic points of view. Here, Ars Electronica’s Emiko and Hideaki Ogawa give us a briefing.
The juries of Prix Ars Electronica 2015

The juries of Prix Ars Electronica 2015

No fewer than 2,703 entries from 77 countries were submitted for prize consideration to the 2014 Prix Ars Electronica. This year’s competition will honor excellence in six categories. Here, Ars Electronica’s Emiko Ogawa gives us a brief overview of the composition of the juries.
Research is Child’s Play

Research is Child’s Play

The Kids’ Research Laboratory that opened in mid-January 2015 is the Museum of the Future’s high-tech playground for youngsters age 4-8.
Futurelab Academy for Students at the Hong Kong Design Institute

Futurelab Academy for Students at the Hong Kong Design Institute

A group of Hong Kong Design Institute undergraduates are currently in Linz to attend the Ars Electronica Futurelab Academy to help them develop ideas and implementation strategies for their final projects.
Giving an artistic framework to research visualizations

Giving an artistic framework to research visualizations

In December 2014 Zach Lieberman came back to the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to work on his project at the Cube within the framework of the residency program TRANSMIT³.
35 Years of ORF TELETEXT

35 Years of ORF TELETEXT

It all began on January 21, 1980, when 64 screen pages filled the vertical blanking interval of the television signal with additional information. An interview with former ORF General Manager Gerhard Weis.
A Residency at the European Southern Observatory

A Residency at the European Southern Observatory

Fernando Comerón, the ESO’s representative in Chile, talks in the interview about what winners of the open call of the „European Digital Art and Science Network“ can expect during their residency at the ESO.
Science Gallery Dublin: Be passionate but also realistic

Science Gallery Dublin: Be passionate but also realistic

Diane McSweeney gives us a briefing on Science Gallery Dublin, an “art & science” partner institution, and discusses her expectations of the art-science encounter.
Linz, Pioneering City of Media Art

Linz, Pioneering City of Media Art

The UNESCO City of Media Arts title is essential to the city’s efforts to develop a higher-profile international image and get connected to a highly effective global network. We recently met with Linz’s director of cultural affairs, Julius Stieber, and talked about the significance of this honor.
apertus°: An Open, Free Film Camera

apertus°: An Open, Free Film Camera

An Award of Distinction from the 2012 Prix Ars Electronica was a stepping stone for the further development of the apertus° open-source film camera. Sebastian Pichelhofer relates how the project has progressed since then.
Technology Meets Poverty

Technology Meets Poverty

Beggar Robot, a social experiment designed to call attention to the problem of poverty, raises money for the homeless by selling Kupfermuckn, a street paper.
Ars Electronica at the 2014 ITU Telecom World

Ars Electronica at the 2014 ITU Telecom World

This is the second time that Ars Electronica was invited to stage an exhibition at ITU’s conclave. In an approximately 200-m2 exhibition space, “The Lab” showcased a selection of innovative projects at the interface of art, technology and society.
Art and Science

Art and Science

„European Digital Art and Science Network“ is the title of the just launched initiative by Ars Electronica, which aims to combine scientific topics with creative and innovative approaches to digital art.
The Art of applying Physics

The Art of applying Physics

During ITU Telecom World 2014 Mohammed A. ElRaffie offered workshops for building the world’s simplest robots. The participants experienced for the first time how inspiring their everyday surrounding can be and how simple it is to use commonplace stuff as components to build something new.
Mobile Hydroelectric Power

Mobile Hydroelectric Power

One of the creative, future-oriented projects presented in "The Lab" is Rotor, a moderately priced, small, mobile power plant that delivers a “plug-and-play,” instant solution to the problem of providing electricity to regions beyond the grid.