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Clothing made of desert plants or organic plastics, rediscovered technologies and state-of-the-art high-tech top the list of attractions at DE/MATERIALIZE, a showcase of exciting work being done by students in Linz Art University’s Fashion & Technology program, on November 23, 2017 in Ars Electronica’s Deep Space. Fashion designer Ute Ploier, the program’s director, gave us a preview in this discussion of fashion, technology, sustainability and the future of the fashion industry.

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The Urban Dance Styles program at Anton Bruckner University and the Urban Artists dance collective cordially invite you to attend a performance at the Ars Electronica Center during the upcoming Long Night of the Stages on November 11, 2017. In this interview, Markus Eggensperger, Urban Dance Styles program coordinator, clues us in about Pop, Lock, Break and the world of urban dance cultures.

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The next Long Night of the Stages is set for November 11, 2017 when, in addition to theaters and other stage-based performance venues, the Ars Electronica Center will host a diverse lineup of productions. The dramatis personae include Björn Lengers and Marcel Karnapke, who’ll be contributing two projects at the interface of performance and virtual reality: “Memories of Borderline” and “Pitoti Prometheus”.

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The first Industry-4.0-themed week staged jointly by the Industrial Association of Upper Austria (IV OÖ) and Ars Electronica featured workshops and presentations that explained why the digitization of the economy is everybody’s business. Joachim Haindl-Grutsch, CEO of IV OÖ, told us more in this interview.

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A CanSat competition is being staged for the first time in Austria during this school year by ESERO Austria. The assignment: build a so-called CanSat, a satellite the size of a soft drink can that’s able to measure air temperature & pressure and carry out a second mission of the designer’s choice. November 5, 2017 is the entry deadline for teams of students. Find out more in this interview!

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Fascinating peeks into the world of industry and lots of hands-on fun were in store for youngsters at this year’s Kids’ Day event sponsored by the Industrial Association of Upper Austria. At workshops staged by manufacturers headquartered throughout the region, kids tinkered and soldered, built cool stuff and had an amazing time! Check out our Photo Gallery.

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS based in Bremen, Germany and Taiwanese media & sound artist Yen Tzu Chang have organized a workshop for pupils in cooperation with the Ars Electronica Center. The workshop blends art and science—in concrete terms, technical procedures of medical imaging and sound art. We talked to Sabrina Haase of Fraunhofer MEVIS about the workshop.

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Chrystal Tesla is an average citizen whose homemade devices enable her to successfully fend off the incessant incursions of surveillance technology. This scenario created by artist Kathrin Stumreich and entitled “What would Ted Kaczynski’s daughter do?” has been honored by the City of Linz with the Marianne.von.Willemer.2016 Prize.

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TIME OUT .07, the seventh in this ongoing series of exhibitions, is now running at the Ars Electronica Center. TIME OUT is staged twice a year in cooperation with Linz Art University to showcase recent works of media art by students in the school’s Time-based and Interactive Media program. The Blog is spotlighting some of the participating artists. This time, Katharina Pichler tells us about her work.

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The TIME OUT .07 exhibition that opened last week is part of the series of installations staged twice a year jointly by Ars Electronica and Linz Art University. Recent media art projects by students in the school’s Time-based and Interactive Media program are on display in the Ars Electronica Center. The Blog is spotlighting the participating students—this time around, Domas Schwarz.

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Mathematics is the topic of the fifth and last installment of “Next Generation JKU.” This series of talks was launched in cooperation with Linz’s Johannes Kepler University to give outstanding young scholars working in engineering and science the opportunity to utilize the leading-edge technology available in Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center to present their research.

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The 7th installment in the TIME OUT exhibition series opened on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. In cooperation with Linz Art University, the Ars Electronica Center is showcasing recent media art projects by students in the school’s Time-based and Interactive Media program. The Blog is spotlighting the participating students. In this installment, Lisa Bickel and Clemens Niel tell us about their work.

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The 7th installment in the TIME OUT exhibition series opens on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 6:30 PM. In cooperation with Linz Art University, the Ars Electronica Center is showcasing recent media art projects by students in the school’s Time-based and Interactive Media program. Sarah Hiebl and Marlene Reischl, two of the artists participating in TIME OUT .07, talked to us about their works.

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“GET INSPIRED – Promising Projects at the Nexus of Art, Technology and Science” was the theme of a showcase of innovative projects based in Linz and Upper Austria staged yesterday by Ars Electronica in cooperation with a regional association of young businesspeople. Join us for a look back at an inspiring evening.

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Who make up the next generation of young scientists at JKU? Who are the up-and-coming Upper Austrian researchers who are making an international name for themselves in computer science, chemistry, physics and other technical and scientific fields? And what exactly are they working on? They’re virtually unknown in their homeland, Austria. Now, it’s high time to change that!

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Experimenting, testing and understanding. Over 2,000 pupils came to the Ars Electronica Center to present their self-developed experiments to a public audience and to take a look at other experimental set-ups. View our picture gallery of astonished and curious gazes of the participating kids and teenagers!

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Once again, the Ars Electronica Festival grounds were serving as a playground for young filmmakers. Equipped with camera and microphone, youngsters with physical handicaps were able to work together with mentors from an association named FAB to document what has happened at the festival and the various approaches artists and visitors were taking to the 2016 theme.