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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.