On Saturday April 23 and Sunday April 24, 2016 everything was about cycling at the Ars Electronica Center – in its various forms: From trials biking, to a honeymoon with the bike, up to a bike trip on the Cape Verde Islands. Dominik Raab ranks among the big stars of the international trials biking scene and has played a major role in the organization of this Deep-Space-Weekend. We talked to him before the event.
Reading postings on the “refugee crisis” by friends on “social” media sites like Facebook reveals the propagation of base prejudices as well as numbing euphemisms, empathy and posturing alike. Simon Hadler, a journalist with the ORF–Austrian Broadcasting Company, talked to us about the public debates on refugees and asylum-seekers. He’ll go into this topic in depth at the next Deep Space LIVE on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 8 PM in the Ars Electronica Center Linz.
Groups of visitors to the Ars Electronica Center can take a joint virtual tour of some of the world’s most important cultural heritage sites courtesy of the 3-D content provided by CyArk now being screened in Deep Space 8K. Elizabeth Lee, vice-president of the international non-profit organization, talked to us about the possibilities that this opens up, and went into detail about CyArk’s mission: digitizing humankind’s cultural heritage all over the world.
As the birthplace of Ars Electronica, Linz has been one of the world’s trailblazers at the interface of emerging technology, art and society for decades now. On December 1, 2014, UNESCO recognized these pioneering achievements by bestowing a great honor on Upper Austria’s capital: induction into the Creative Cities Network. Since then, Linz has been a proud bearer of the title UNESCO City of Media Arts, and the city has been attracting increased international attention as a result.
Works by four undergrads in Linz Art University’s Time-based and Interactive Media program have been on display in the TIME OUT .05 exhibition at the Ars Electronica Center since March 16th. Two of the featured artists are Elisabeth Prast and Fabian Erblehner.
Does safeguarding our security really necessitate totally sacrificing our right to privacy and allowing government watchdogs to have access to all of our information? William Binney, former tech director at the US’s National Security Agency (NSA), sketches a possible alternative and issues a warning about the use of social media and clouds.
TIME OUT.05 opens Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 6:30 PM in the Ars Electronica Center. One of the students whose works are being showcased in the 5th exhibition in this series is Benedikt Reiter.
The fifth edition of the TIME OUT exhibition opens at the Ars Electronica Center on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 6:30 PM. This show staged in cooperation with Linz Art University showcases outstanding media art projects by undergrads in the school’s Time-based and Interactive Media program. One of the four students participating in TIME OUT .05 is Thomas Schwarz.
The Uniview visualization software used in Deep Space at the Ars Electronica Center takes visitors on interactive 3-D flights through the entire known universe in breathtaking images. Never-before-seen dimensions of outer space make up the itinerary of this mind-blowing trip.
As part of the FutureWorkshop Burak Büyükdemirci recorded his song “Change Yourself Now” in the SoundLab at the Ars Electronica Center. Together with his colleagues and the support of the video production company C.LOUD Pro he also made a music video.
Dr. Martin Haditsch, a specialist in tropical & travel medicine talks about his presentation together with Dr. Franz Fellner at Deep Space LIVE: Anatomy for Everybody – Travel Medicine on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 8 PM.
Humans have created robots to serve us as work-saving devices, but their capabilities now go far beyond that. The new “Creative Robots” exhibition at the Ars Electronica Center shows just how far. A chat with Johannes Braumann of Linz Art University and Wolfgang Schinnerl of KUKA Roboter CEE.
Chris Noelle has come up with a wrinkle that takes the photographic technique of light painting to the next level! He uses the precision and speed of an industrial robot to create “brushstrokes” of light in space.
By combining art and science Akira Wakita examines design classics from the 20th century. He has developed a software to visualize the airflows of objects and thus to move the product design of furniture in a new light.
Because of the technical innovations in the Deep Space 8K, it is now possible to use highly complex programs. One is the Cinematic Rendering app for the presentation of photorealistic images of the human body in 3-D and jumbo-format dimensions.
Raffaela Vornicu was looking for a job; Joan Bairam had fled from Syria. Now, both are working at the Ars Electronica Center. What they bring to the job are a healthy measure of curiosity, an extraordinarily high level of commitment and impressive language skills.
Jeremiah Diephuis and his students in the Interactive Media program at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences’ Hagenberg Campus are reliable providers of content for Deep Space—in 8K too. The Game Changer Suite game collection has already mobilized lots of visitors to the Ars Electronica Center.
What does it really feel like to race down a narrow gravel road at speeds of up to 150 km/h? For a dealer conference held by carmaker ŠKODA, the Ars Electronica Futurelab produced an action-packed 3-D video that’s now being screened for Ars Electronica Center visitors in Deep Space 8K.
For more than half a millennium the altar of St. Wolfgang expresses the latest highlights of medieval art creation before the Reformation. Now the Linz photographer Florian Voggeneder has made a high-resolution gigapixel of the Pacher-Altar. In Deep Space LIVE theologian Dr. Michael Zugmann and art historian Dr. Lothar Schultes presented the details of this outstanding altar.
A “FutureWorkshop” [Zukunftswerkstatt] was staged for the fifth time at the Ars Electronica Center this week. One of the participants was 20-year-old Hilal Celepci, who was attending this program designed to foster unemployed young people for the second time. Here, she gives us a behind-the-scenes look at FutureWorkshop.
Archaeologists are increasingly using laser scanning technology, as shown in the example of the Upper Austrian Provincial Museum in collaboration with EF Tech. It allows to capture historical places and buildings as three-dimensional objects and thus to preserve them for posterity.
Conventional image formats are definitively too undersized – the Austrian photographer Johann Steininger is specialized in wide panoramas where the viewing angles range up to 360 degrees. Now he presents a collection of them in the Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center.
Nick Ervinck is a master of 3D printing. In an interview with Ars Electronica he talks about the sources of inspiration for his organic and surreal sculptures and why he is so fascinated about 3D printing.
It turns out that you can peer into a person’s heart after all! The latest visualizations by the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing (MEVIS) make it possible to see what goes on in our blood vessels and understand what’s happening.
New perspectives, inspiring connections and a better understanding of contexts. Artists of the exhibition “Elements of Art and Science” talk about what they expect from the linking of both areas.
At the conference “Unite 2015″ in Boston, the team of the Ars Electronica Futurelab presented the “Human Bodies: The Universe Within” project, which was realized with the development environment “Unity”.
Cinematic Rendering takes 3-D depictions of the human body to the next level of image quality. This project, which was developed by Siemens Healthcare and is now being shown in Deep Space 8K, is a vivid example of how science too can benefit from artistic impetus.
“Urfixed Light Animation” is a fascinating stop-motion video featuring hectic light-painting backed by a high-energy soundtrack. It shows Linz’s semiannual Urfahr Fair from a totally new perspective.
We are all astronauts. The new exhibition “Spaceship Earth” at the Ars Electronica Center in collaboration with the ESA is dedicated to the fascinating and revealing satellite images of our planet.
Sharper pictures, brighter colors and starker contrast are in store for visitors to Deep Space 8K. On August 7th Deep Space 8K premiered and guests immerse themselves in these extraordinary realms of imagery for the first time.