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C … what it takes to change

The 2014 Ars Electronica Festival was set for September 4-8.Theme of 2014 was “C … what it takes to change,” an inquiry into the prerequisites and framework conditions necessary to enable social innovation and renewal to emerge and make an impact. The focus was on art as catalyst. The in-depth elaborations, lively discussions and bold provocations featured, as usual, artists, scholars and scientists from all over the world—renowned intellectuals confronted by young contrarians, top experts encountering interested laypersons, the pioneers of the Digital Revolution face to face with the shooting stars of today’s media art scene. From September 4th to 8th, the 2014 Ars Electronica once again was a setting for reciprocal exchange and networking, a one-of-a-kind forum in which perspectives and opinions were negotiated and presented in the form of speeches, artistic installations, performances and interventions. About 85.000 visits were counted. 579 artists, scientists, technologists, musicians and sound artists, entrepreneurs, inventors and much more from 59 different countries were actively involved into 2014 Ars Electronica. They all have shaped and realized 427 individual events – including 114 tours.

Let´s review again the high points of the Festival here:



Festival to go

Festival to explore

Festival to think and talk

Festival to play

Festival that shows

Festival to watch and listen

Festival to celebrate

Festival to relax

Associated Program

Future Innovators Summit