How would it be if everything that surrounds us is intelligent and it’s no longer possible for human beings to perceive what’s happening in the Internet of Things? Professor Alois Ferscha of Johannes Kepler University Linz introduces us to the world of networked thinking things.
Gallery of Code in Abuja, Nigeria is a multidisciplinary lab that Oskar Ekponimo has established with the support of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Ars Electronica and other partners. Its target audience is the country’s young generation of students and entrepreneurs. This is where art meets science, talks team up with workshops, and ideas lead to prototypes.
Two outstanding pianists, one visualization artist and three challenging pieces are what go into “Pianographique.” This musical co-production of Ars Electronica and the Abu Dhabi Festival combines sound and light—Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies provide the keyboard artistry at one or two pianos; Cori O’Lan accompanies them with real-time visualizations. Find out more in this interview with the piano duo.
This is the second time that several young Austrian artists had an opportunity to present their works on Digital Design Weekend in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
What does media art have to do with books, you might ask? The Frankfurt Book Fair just launched its first endeavor to directly connect with the creative economy—THE ARTS+, a new platform for books, art and technology.
The “Hybrids” exhibition co-produced by Ars Electronica is running until January 15, 2017 at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens. It focuses attention on new forms of artistic expression that interconnect disparate genres and thereby cut across the boundary between art and technology.
This year’s Digital Design Weekend took place on Saturday & Sunday, September 24-25 in London. Participants included the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Ars Electronica Linz, which jointly presented six recent projects by media artists from Austria.
Well, in any case, Búi Bjarmar Aðalsteinsson thinks it’s possible. His project is a breeding ground for flies whose larvae can be harvested and processed into foodstuffs. “Fly Factory” is now on display in the “EARTH LAB – Artists as Catalysts” exhibition in Moscow.
Ars Electronica Export is making another guest appearance in Berlin. The “HUMAN FACTOR – endless prototyping” exhibition running until August 27, 2016 at DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum Berlin displays art and industry’s common denominator—the human being, the human factor that’s constantly trying out prototypes for existential models in humankind’s ongoing struggle to resist extinction. Here are a few impressions of the exhibition.
An exhibition produced jointly by Moscow’s Polytechnic Museum and Ars Electronica Export presents new takes on the future of our planet. “EARTH LAB – Artists as Catalysts” shows how artists from all over the world see Earth. Here, we show you a few impressions.
“HUMAN FACTOR – endless prototyping,” an exhibition running July 1-August 27, 2016 at DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum Berlin, features a series of artistic prototypes demonstrating new and innovative linkages between art and industry. In this interview, curator Martin Honzik talks about the advantages prototypes have over their counterparts in serial production, and exactly what exhibition visitors can look forward to.
EARTH LAB, an exhibition produced jointly by the Polytechnic Museum in Moscow and Ars Electronica Export, presents new and unconventional ways of looking at our Blue Planet. In this interview, the two curators, Natalia Fuchs and Manuela Naveau, brief us about this remarkable lab on the underground level of Moscow’s Red October chocolate factory.
With his light organ, the Russian artist Bulat Galeev has already experimented in the 1960s with the interplay of art and science. The musical instrument has now brought back to life by Natalia Fuchs, curator of the Polytech.Science.Art Week.
The question of the starting point, the Materia Prima of our world, quickly comes up when art gets in contact with science and vice versa. The correspondent exhibition of Ars Electronica and LABoral in Spain deals with the interaction of these two fields.
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.
Ars Electronica is making its second guest appearance at Science Centre Singapore. The successful debut was a large-scale exhibition in 2007. Now, eight years later, the follow-up is entitled “INTERPLAY – Where Science Meets Art”.
The Knowledge Capital in Osaka is getting ready to host its second Forum, a get-together design especially for those who’d like to get inspired by artistic points of view. Here, Ars Electronica’s Emiko and Hideaki Ogawa give us a briefing.
During ITU Telecom World 2014 Mohammed A. ElRaffie offered workshops for building the world’s simplest robots. The participants experienced for the first time how inspiring their everyday surrounding can be and how simple it is to use commonplace stuff as components to build something new.
One of the creative, future-oriented projects presented in “The Lab” is Rotor, a moderately priced, small, mobile power plant that delivers a “plug-and-play,” instant solution to the problem of providing electricity to regions beyond the grid.
On Sunday, December 7 2014, this year’s ITU Telecom World 2014 started in Doha. In the context of an open laboratory situation Ars Electronica Linz and ITU Telecom World 2014 present “The Lab”.
“The more powerful this technology and the machines are, the more powerful is also the code that drives these machines”. Gerfried Stocker talks about the relationship between code and art.
The ITU World 2013, which took place between the 19th and the 22nd November in Bangkok/Thailand, was a great success – not only as a conference. Ars Electronica Export curated the exhibition The Lab which presented different artistic positions belonging to the topic. Philipp Huemer was one of the Infotrainers that travelled to Bangkok from Linz, and this is his report on the largest telecommunications event in the world.
Blaise Judja-Sato, Executive Manager of ITU Telecom, talks about the immense importance of information and communication technology (ICT) at present time – a time which can be called in any case as a “revolution” in his opinion.
The Blind Robot by Louis-Philippe Demers (CA) has received a Honorary Mention in Hybrid Art at the Prix Ars Electronica 2013. It was on display during the CyberArts 2013 at TOTAL RECALL – The Evolution of Memory and is part of The Lab, an exhibition curated by Ars Electronica for the ITU Telecom World 2013.
Paseo Project is one of the project supported by Prix Ars Electronica. The competition is currently open for submissions. To give you an idea of what might happen if you win, german artist Florian Türcke is sharing insight.
Meter Crawler by Keiko Takahashi (JP) is still on display in Berlin at the VW Automobil Forum Unter den Linden as part of Like A Second Nature. After the exhibition closes on Sunday, it will be transferred to Linz and can be seen during TOTAL RECALL – The Evolution of Memory. We have talked with Keiko about his work.
Lourdes Fernández is the director of Alhondiga in Bilbao. We have talked about “Artists As Catalysts”, the exhibition, that has been curated by Ars Electronica Linz GmbH and Alhondiga.
Starting on July 4th 2013, “Artists as Catalysts” is the new exhibition curated by Ars Electroncia Linz GmbH. Manuela Naveau, instrumental in curating this project at the Alhondiga in Bilbao/Spain, talks about the topic and the works of the exhibition.
Ars Electronica Creative Cloud is a workshop series held in the Knowledge Capital (http://kc-i.jp/en/) of Osaka in a brand-new creative hub for innovation through a fusion of human creativity and technology. 10 creative workshops will be conducted in this cultural program curated by Ars Electronica, starting June 2013 to May 2014, including cutting-edge talk sessions by international artists and Ars Electronica members. Through the workshops, this program aims to stimulate social discussions and actions for new creativity based in the Knowledge Capital Osaka.