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Deep Space 8K Shines in a New Light

Deep Space 8K Shines in a New Light

Sharper pictures, brighter colors, starker contrast—with 8 brand-new high-performance projectors beaming images onto the wall and floor, Deep Space 8K in the Ars Electronica Center sets a new standard for high-definition visuals. Ton+Bild installed the projectors that makes it happen. This interview goes into the technical details.
A Close-up Look at Cultural Heritage in Deep Space 8K

A Close-up Look at Cultural Heritage in Deep Space 8K

To take full advantage of the breathtaking clarity in the new Deep Space 8K, the 8K resolution at 120 Hz and in stereo 3-D, it’s not enough to simply upgrade the hardware. The content to be presented also has to have what it takes to deliver the ultimate visual experience to audience members.
A New Mastermind in Deep Space 8K

A New Mastermind in Deep Space 8K

In Deep Space 8K, visitors can look forward to breathtaking visuals in 8K resolution on 16x9-meter projection surfaces on the wall and the floor. And processing the resulting flow of data — an awesome 23 gigabytes/second in real time — demands a special high-performance processor.
Deep Space 8K: The rebuilding has begun

Deep Space 8K: The rebuilding has begun

From August 7, 2015 the images in the Deep Space will be projected in 8K resolution. 8K means pictures in impressive sharpness and color intensity. The renovations to the Deep Space 8K are already in full swing.
What are you doing with my data?

What are you doing with my data?

“What are you doing with my data?” is a question that Malte Spitz, German Green Party politician and internet expert, has been posing for years. Recently he spoke about this issue at a Deep Space LIVE event in the Ars Electronica Center.
When Are They Finally Going to Leave?

When Are They Finally Going to Leave?

The kids attending the Kindergarten of the Future this year selected Ute Krause’s “Wann gehen die wieder?” [When Are They Finally Going to Leave?] for a project entitled Linz Picture Book Kindergartens and thus dealt with issues having to do with patchwork families.
Cooler Visuals, Enhanced Experience: Deep Space 8K

Cooler Visuals, Enhanced Experience: Deep Space 8K

A sensational, internationally unique experience awaits visitors to the Ars Electronica Center beginning August 7, 2015. An all-out upgrade of the venue’s technical infrastructure of the Deep Space will enable audiences to enjoy projections at 8K resolution and thus worlds of imagery at a never-before-achieved level of quality!
Digital Message in a Bottle

Digital Message in a Bottle

Julian Reil sends out messages sealed inside a watertight glass bottle. Thanks to SMS and an LED module, the contents of the communiqués can be composed post-launch and displayed. “Bottleneck” is featured in the TIME OUT .03 exhibition in the Ars Electronica Center.
Mr. Touchy: I love to be touched

Mr. Touchy: I love to be touched

Mr. Touchy is waiting for someone to make physical contact with him. Then and only then do his camera eyes open, and a conversation can commence. Artist Eric Siu’s camera helmet is currently on display in the “Device Art” exhibition.
About Thinking in Terms of Preset Categories

About Thinking in Terms of Preset Categories

“Draw:er” scrutinizes the images that come to mind when people think about Austria. This audio installation by young media artist Verena Mayrhofer is part of the TIME OUT .03 exhibition at the Ars Electronica Center.
Disoriented Amidst a Flurry of Flashing Lights

Disoriented Amidst a Flurry of Flashing Lights

How do flashes of light affect our perception? Media artist Dawid Liftinger’s FLASHLIGHTINSTALLATION #1 in the Ars Electronica Center explores the artistic potential of electronic flash units used in photography.
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.