What impact do encounters with foreign cultures and religions have on our understanding of fundamental rights? What opportunities and risks are connected with new technologies? And which values are actually important to our young people today? We posed these and other questions to visitors to the Ars Electronica Center on Fundamental Rights Day 2017.
As Tokyo will be facing the challenge of hosting a huge influx of tourists in 2020, NTT, Japan’s biggest Telecommunication company, and Ars Electronica Futurelab are working on a sky compass to guide the people.
The internet has changed our world, and continues to do so daily. In Austria, netidee is an initiative which annually provides grants to support the implementation of new ideas that promote the advantages of online networks. Here are the 2015 funding recipients.
In raising consciousness of sociopolitical conflict zones, the Digital Spring 2016 Festival in Salzburg will highlight the possibilities afforded by media art as a means of addressing such issues as the sorely needed policy for dealing with refugees, acts of right-wing vandalism, restrictions placed on freedom of speech and other forms of discrimination.
Artist Robert Adrian X already began dealing with the phenomenon of computer users linking up in networks over 30 years ago in “The World in 24 Hours.”
The UNESCO City of Media Arts title is essential to the city’s efforts to develop a higher-profile international image and get connected to a highly effective global network. We recently met with Linz’s director of cultural affairs, Julius Stieber, and talked about the significance of this honor.
On December 1, 2014 Linz was incorporated as the City of Media Arts in the Creative Cities Network of UNESCO. We chatted with one of the driving forces behind the effort to bring this about.
Sheet metal is a material that plays a pretty pervasive role in everyday life but does so in rather low-key fashion—as housing for electronic devices, for instance, or in the elevators we ride and the cars we drive. In this interview, Harald Böck, product manager at TRUMPF Maschinen Austria, talks about the many uses of sheet metal, tools, and emerging developments in laser technology.
Mercedes-Benz Austria has been Ars Electronica’s official fleet supplier since last year. the reciprocal inspiration of art and science is one of several promising strategies they’re pursuing.
What use is the world’s best media art collection if only a select few have access to it? The Ars Electronica Archive has enhanced and upgraded its online presence, and taken the additional step of making available videos of speeches and round-table discussions held over the last 35 years.
A ServiceDesign Jam will be staged for the first time in Linz—or, more precisely, in Axis Linz – Coworking Loft in Tabakfabrik—March 7-9, 2014. This is an extraordinary group experience in which participants develop—jointly, over 48 hours—innovative ideas and prototypes for services. This is one of the Global Service Jams being held simultaneously in over 120 cities worldwide.
On International Human Rights Day, 562 authors, including 5 Nobel Prize laureates, from over 80 countries have joined together to launch an appeal in defense of civil liberties against surveillance by corporations and governments. 5 Nobel Prize Winners have signed: Orhan Pamuk, J.M. Coetzee, Elfriede Jelinek, Günter Grass and Tomas Tranströmer. Also among the signatories are Umberto Eco, Margaret Atwood, Don DeLillo, Daniel Kehlmann, Nawal El Saadawi, Arundhati Roy, Henning Mankell, Richard Ford, Javier Marias, Björk, David Grossman, Arnon Grünberg, Angeles Mastretta, Juan Goytisolo, Nuruddin Farah, João Ribeiro, Victor Erofeyev, Liao Yiwu and David Malouf.
One small step for him, one giant leap for robot-kind. On the 4th of August 2013, the crew of the International Space Station ISS gains a new member. A robotic one, named Kirobo and only 34 centimeters in body height. His mission: having chats with the human astronauts. Being their moral support. Martina Mara from the Ars Electronica Futurelab met his creator Tomotaka Takahashi in Tokyo for – having a chat.
On June 2nd, 3rd and 4th, massive floodings hit Austria. The Ars Electronica Center stayed more or less dry, here’s the story.
(Deutsch) Im Rahmen des Linz Verändert – Zelts haben wir Kulturdirektor Dr. Julius Stieber zum Gespräch getroffen.
Digital vs. real identity, “invented” identity, identity theft, things that you intentionally divulge and those you reveal unknowingly
For many years, Linz’s Tabakfabrik tobacco processing plant was a city landmark, a symbol of work and prosperity. The gloomy days of privatization and the accompanying decline in significance are over. What began to a certain extent with REPAIR, the 2010 Ars Electronica Festival, is now being continued under the direction of Chris Müller. The Tabakfabrik has become a place for creativity, for openness, for the making of products by human beings for human beings. Which is why this is just the right setting for Ars Electronica Solutions’ studios. We recently had a chat with Chris Müller, who’s responsible for the temporary use of the Tabakfabrik.
Watch Ars Electronica’s entry for One Day on Earth 2012 and have a look behind the scenes of the Center, the Festival/Prix/Export-Team, the Futurelab and Solutions.
(Deutsch) Am 12.12.2012 ist Martina Sochor mit einem Team bestehend aus Studierenden der Kunstuni Linz in Linz unterwegs beteiligt sich am One Day On Earth. Wir haben sie auf ein kurzes Gespräch abgefangen.
At the press conference held in conjunction with the opening of “Robots – Human and Machine?” we asked Bodo-Michael Baumunk (curator), Christopher Lindinger (head of R&D at the Ars Electronica Futurelab), Gabriele Zuna-Kratky (director of Vienna’s Museum of Technology) and Helene Wagner (project supervisor) to tell us how the exhibition came about and give us their personal take on robots.
One day, 24 hours. You could break down these units even further into seconds, milliseconds and so forth. One might consider a day in terms of the Earth’s rotation, the time our planet takes to spin once on its axis, the Sun rising and setting, but then of course there’s also the night, and it isn’t until you combine day and night that you get a temporal reference.
There’s a lot of things to learn from Neuroscience. Dr. Manuela Macedonia talks about the impact that findings from this field can have on a lot of other disciplines and why the knowledge transfer is not always easy. Macedonia will be having her last “Brain For Everybody” – Talk for 2012 on November 15 at 6:30 PM at the Ars Electronica Center, the topic being “Speech Disorders”.
Seed was one of the big partners of THE BIG PICTURE, were responsible for an exhibition and one panel of the symposium. Seed is also behind visualizing.org, a plattform that’s a hub for designers, reseachers and everyone else interested in datavisualisation. From November 9th to November 11th they will be hosting the biggest competition in this field worldwide, the Visualizing Global Marathon 2012.
Although Twitter has been around for a couple of years now, there’s still a lot of mystery involved about how to actually use this plattform. Well, one thing you can do with it is to learn history. Check out the following channels to find out about important historic events in real-time.
europe v facebook are still trying to show Facebook, that Europe is handling privacy in the internet in a slightly different way than the USA do, and in the meantime, Callum Haywood, a webdeveloper from Great Britain took out to find out what open graph, the new API of facebook, which is used to spread […]
Google has published new figures and data in its Transparency Report, and what’s there for all to behold is not necessarily a cause for rejoicing.
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The Ars Electronica Center is officially in summermode. The festivalteam enjoys the calm before the summerstorm!