ESO Chile

“We won’t soon be taking another trip so close to outer space!” Now, that sure hits the nail on the head as a succinct description of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this Residency provides. An artists’ collective—Jan Bernstein, Juliane Götz and Sebastian Neitsch—got the nod from the European Digital Art & Science Network’s jury and departed for Chile in late May 2016 to get a close-up look at the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) locations there and get acquainted with scientists on site. We accompanied them on their trip.


“HUMAN FACTOR – endless prototyping,” an exhibition running July 1-August 27, 2016 at DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum Berlin, features a series of artistic prototypes demonstrating new and innovative linkages between art and industry. In this interview, curator Martin Honzik talks about the advantages prototypes have over their counterparts in serial production, and exactly what exhibition visitors can look forward to.

Neugebauer Ars Electronica Export Earth Lab

EARTH LAB, an exhibition produced jointly by the Polytechnic Museum in Moscow and Ars Electronica Export, presents new and unconventional ways of looking at our Blue Planet. In this interview, the two curators, Natalia Fuchs and Manuela Naveau, brief us about this remarkable lab on the underground level of Moscow’s Red October chocolate factory.

ExoMars Mission 2016

Artists still have until June 20, 2016 to apply for a residency of several weeks duration at the technical center of the European Space Agency (ESA), where, in autumn of this year, they’ll be on hand to experience two spectacular missions: the landing of the Rosetta Space Probe and the ExoMars Mission. In this interview, Senior Science Advisor Mark McCaughrean gives us some insights into the ESA’S very promising activities.

Deep Space: The Lecture

Linz Art University’s Time-based and Interactive Media bachelor’s program offers students the opportunity to create interactive works especially for Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center. Read more about it in this interview with the program director, Prof. Gerhard Funk.