Calligraphy robot draws portrait

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.


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.

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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.


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.