The Spaxels, the 3d-Pixels that the Ars Electronica Futurelab has created based on quadcopter-technology, have proven their skills to paint logos and animations into the sky a number of times. Currently, the next step is being tested, and it looks amazing.
A couple of days ago, you could read about some Open Source – Projects of the the Ars Electronica Futurelab, this time around we present you the work of Artist in Residence Ignacio Dacio, namely the Digital Logic Noise Generator.
Javier Lloret (ES) is an artist and designer. And he likes to solve Rubik’s cubes, for example on the media-facade of the Ars Electronica Center.
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.
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.
Open Source has become an indispensable part of software & hardware development. To find out what’s so good about this and what it has to do with Ars Electronica, check out the following post.
Thomas Bredenfeld, expert in the field of panoramic photography and author, talks about the fascination of wide-format pictures and how these can be created today. On THU December 12, 2013, Thomas Bredenfeld speaks during a Deep Space LIVE at the Ars Electronica Center.
Terms like urban farming or urban gardening have been around already for a while. The artists from Ecologicstudio take up these trends, but transform them radically, and go beyond the known practices through the creation of a self-sustaining cyber-gardening system.
“Poking Florian” made an impact at the 2013 Ars Electronica Festival as part of the TOTAL RECALL – The Evolution of Memory theme exhibition by cleverly bridging the gap between artistry and practical usage in everyday life. Now, Alexander Köhn of Fraunhofer MEVIS explains why this installation is also of significance for the future of medicine.
Introducing children and young people to science and technology in a sporting atmosphere, that’s the goal of the FIRST LEGO League. This year the Austria-edition will take place again at the Ars Electronica Center.
Diabetes is a so-called disease of affluence or lifestyle disease. It can do catastrophic damage to the body if left untreated. The Ars Electronica Center recently installed a very informative exhibit about Ypsomed’s Omnipod, a compact insulin pump that makes everyday life a lot easier for diabetics. Thomas Jannke, the AEC’s vice-director of visitor services and one of the first Omnipod users in Austria, explains what this amazing device is capable of.
If you want to present someone the city of Linz with a single picture, which would you choose? Mag.a Dr.in Cornelia Daurer from the Archive of the City of Linz knows many views of the town, as they have emerged in the last few centuries.
My kids are smarter and more creative; my children retreat into their virtual worlds and become violent offenders. Two views on computer games, as they cannot be more different. But both do not seem to be true. The media educator Dr. Konstantin Mitgutsch tries to clean up with many of these myths in an interview.
In an interview, Othmar Coser of the Austrian Space Forum talks about the use of satellites for natural disasters as they occur currently in the Philippines, but also about how we humans can else use this technology in space.
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.
This blog-post sums up Bill Fontana’s last week of his Collide@CERN- Residency.
The Festival Ars Electronica is a place to test out new ways. The Future Rock Show is one of those tests, introducing a new form of discussion. This is it’s story.
The internet is pushing retail to it’s limits, offering endless opportunities to spend one’s well-earned money. Well working strategies of old don’t cut it anymore, in order to compete with onlineshops, one has to find clever ways to enhance the shopping-experience. Umdasch Shopfitting and Ars Electronica Solutions have teamed up to offer something new.
Watch about Bill Fontana’s third week at the CERN.
From all over Europe Afsnit I invites creative entrepreneurs, social innovators, artists and inventors who are passionate about an idea and want to share it with the rest of the world. So in case you are currently working on a next idea, this would be an ideal opportunity to go public and also to win the grand prize of €13.500…
The 2013 Ars Electronica Festival with its Total Recall theme provided a most appropriate setting for the premiere of MEGA – Museum of Electronic Games & Art’s “Ludic Memento” exhibition that not only takes a diversified approach to stimulating visitors’ recollections and reactivating nostalgic feelings but also demonstrates promising tactics for dealing with digital memory. Festivalgoers could proceed on their own to immerse themselves in four thematic domains or join a guided tour through the exhibits on display.
(Deutsch) Schnell sind sie vergangen, die sieben Stunden der „ORF Langen Nacht der Museen“ am SA 5.10.2013 im Ars Electronica Center Linz. Von 18:00 bis 1:00 Früh erwartete die BesucherInnen ein bunter Mix aus halbstündlich wechselnden Shows im Deep Space, Spezialführungen und Präsentationen in den Ausstellungsbereichen.
Check out some impressions from the Linz Verändert – Tent, which again is one of the centerpieces of the Urfahraner Herbstmarkt. There’s still a full weekend ahead to enjoy the installations on your own.
“Is it always the case that you are getting so thirsty?”, Julia asks while the brain computer interface is being removed together with its wiring from her head. The pupil has just successfully painted her first picture with the power of her mind only.
The Futurelab launched the Ars Electronica Residency Network at this year’s festival. In the Pixelspaces conference series, an entire segment was devoted to this new program.
Connecting Cities is a world-wide initiative that brings together cities and institutions to discuss art and it’s reception in public spaces.
Stereolithography has been around for years. The art of taking uncured liquid resin and pulling out solid objects, while amazing, is not itself a new technology. In fact, its origin dates back to the seventies.
Why then has such an amazing technology that has immense potential been so inaccessible to the general public? The team of Pryntech comes up with a solution….
The Urfahraner Herbstmarkt is opening it’s doors on Saturday, September 28th. A part of is the Linz Verändert – Tent, where Ars Electronica is cooperating with the Stadt Linz AG to provide insight on how the city works. PIKA360 is one of the new installations on display and we have talked to the developers to find out what you can do with it.
After the first week’s video blog, Bill Fontana started exploring the CERN laboratory in many different ways. Armed with his accelerometers, which are used by structural engineers traditionally to measure the movement of structures and his recording equipment, he revealed the inner sound worlds of dipoles, the CERN grid in the computer centre and even electric pylons. As Bill said in his opening lecture of his residency at CERN, there is music in all things.