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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.
Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum

Gigapixel images of Paris, the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle and tours of the Museum of the Future by night—here’s a short look back at the Long Night of the Museums in the AEC.
Device Art: More than Just Gadgets

Device Art: More than Just Gadgets

Technology and Japan—now there are a couple of kindred terms! “Device Art,” the new exhibition in the Ars Electronica Center, features whimsical exhibits representing a new art form engendered by our Digital Age.
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.
A panoramic school project

A panoramic school project

A school project must not always be limited to the walls of the classroom. Dejan Markovic, student of the Technical College Traun, used the infrastructure of the Deep Space at the Ars Electronica Center for the presentation of his self-made panoramic pictures.
On Eliminating Barriers

On Eliminating Barriers

“Assistive technology” is designed to help people with disabilities to stay connected to Digital Society. In this interview, Gerhard Nussbaum provides an expert introduction to this field.
The Eye in the Magic Box

The Eye in the Magic Box

Wooden eye, take care - this is a well-known phrase in German language, which comes to life in "The Eye Named Frank", an artificial eye that keeps track of its observers.
360 degrees of Enthusiasm

360 degrees of Enthusiasm

Jeffrey Martin, photographer and founder of the online platform 360cities.net gives an insight into his working methods and thinks aloud about the next trend of panoramic recordings: 360 degree videos.
Is this work of art really worth 140 million?

Is this work of art really worth 140 million?

A Francis Bacon for 140 million, a Pablo Picasso for 120 million U.S. dollars. Are these works of art really worth that much? The "Art Retriever" of art and media student Rosi Grillmair gives an insight into the world of the art market.
3-D Patient Data Direct from the Clinic

3-D Patient Data Direct from the Clinic

Yesterday a large number of visitors attended the second part of the series "Deep Space LIVE: Anatomy for All". We chatted with Dr. Franz A. Fellner and Horst Hörtner which exceptional 3D visualization of the human body they presented this time.
Terra Mater: Pictures of the World

Terra Mater: Pictures of the World

Since April 2013 the Ars Electronica Center Linz shows a new documentary in Deep Space on the 16 × 9-meter big screen each week - with free admission. Ivo Filatsch, senior producer and executive producer of Terra Mater Factual Studios, gives us an insight of how such a documentary is actually produced.
Researching deep into the Night

Researching deep into the Night

The title met the program: During the “Long Night of Research” on FRI April 4, 2014, the Ars Electronica Center and the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz opend their doors late into the night for a highly interested audience from young to old.