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Water Light Graffiti - Water Makes Light

Water Light Graffiti – Water Makes Light

A sponge, brush or water pistol and some water - that’s all it takes to conjure up Water Light Graffiti on a wall studded with thousands of water-sensitive LEDs. The principle is simple; the results are a feast for the eyes.
Smart Citizen Sentiment Dashboard

Smart Citizen Sentiment Dashboard

You can get an impression of the feelings and attitudes of people in Linz towards the environment, mobility, security, the housing situation and the public sphere from the Smart Citizen Sentiment Dashboard (SCSD) on the Ars Electronica Center.
OpenFilmLab

OpenFilmLab

Film is the focal-point theme of this year’s u19 CREATE YOUR WORLD, so one of the featured offerings will be an extensive film workshop staged right in downtown Linz.
LipDub - take a chance … take a change!

LipDub – take a chance … take a change!

People of different origins, with varied interests, from diverse social strata dovetail into a current and flow through town. The emotional highpoint of the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival is a major CHANGE-based production!
Interface Cultures - The 10th Anniversary

Interface Cultures – The 10th Anniversary

To mark the 10th anniversary of Interface Cultures, a master’s program at Linz University for Art and Design, the annual Interface Cultures-Campus Exhibition at 2014 Ars Electronica Festival is being expanded to include a program including network talks, an alumni meeting and a Bring Your Own Art event.
CyberArts 2014 – Jurystatements

CyberArts 2014 – Jurystatements

No fewer than 2.703 projects were submitted for the Prix Ars Electronica 2014, one of the most popular awards for media art. In short statements jury members are talking about the projects of their respective categories.
Featured Artists 2014 Ars Electronica

Featured Artists 2014 Ars Electronica

Computers that recognize faces in clouds, cat faces, which are perceived as human faces, mirrors in which you can’t take a look and much more will be presented by the Featured Artists Shinseungback Kimyonghun at the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival.
Project Fumbaro Eastern Japan – Getting Aid to Those Who Need It

Project Fumbaro Eastern Japan – Getting Aid to Those Who Need It

Golden Nica winner Takeo Saijo succeeded in setting up a digital community that mobilized thousands of volunteers to help those whose lives were devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Linz’s Cathedral as a Musical Instrument

Linz’s Cathedral as a Musical Instrument

Projection mapping is being raised to the next level of artistic development in “Archifon III”, an interactive installation that Czech artists Tomáš Dvořák and Dan Gregor are staging at the grand opening of this year’s Ars Electronica Festival.
Loophole for All – Freedom from Taxation for Everybody!

Loophole for All – Freedom from Taxation for Everybody!

"Everyone should have the possibility of exploiting the same tax benefits that major corporations are constantly taking advantage of" ,Paolo Cirio stated. He describes his project as an attempt to democratize tax avoidance.
ARTS2: The Art of Programming

ARTS2: The Art of Programming

The featured guest institution at this year’s Campus exhibition is the ARTS2 art academy in Mons, Belgium, the 2015 European Capital of Culture. In this interview, Professors Michel Cleempoel and François Zajéga offer a close-up look at the school’s multidisciplinary Digital Arts program.
Device Art: Cool Tools

Device Art: Cool Tools

The Ars Electronica Center’s new “Device Art” exhibition features an extraordinary array of odd devices. What they have in common: whimsical outer shells with serious concepts inside. Hiroo Iwata has been a trendsetter in Device Art since its inception in 2004.