A lot can happen in a year! Let’s take a retrospective look at Ars Electronica’s activities in 2015.
Raffaela Vornicu was looking for a job; Joan Bairam had fled from Syria. Now, both are working at the Ars Electronica Center. What they bring to the job are a healthy measure of curiosity, an extraordinarily high level of commitment and impressive language skills.
Jeremiah Diephuis and his students in the Interactive Media program at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences’ Hagenberg Campus are reliable providers of content for Deep Space—in 8K too. The Game Changer Suite game collection has already mobilized lots of visitors to the Ars Electronica Center.
In autumn 2015, the English artist duo Semiconductor started a two-month residency at CERN. Here, they are providing us a visual progress report of their research at the world’s largest particle physics research facility in Geneva.
What does it really feel like to race down a narrow gravel road at speeds of up to 150 km/h? For a dealer conference held by carmaker ŠKODA, the Ars Electronica Futurelab produced an action-packed 3-D video that’s now being screened for Ars Electronica Center visitors in Deep Space 8K.
For more than half a millennium the altar of St. Wolfgang expresses the latest highlights of medieval art creation before the Reformation. Now the Linz photographer Florian Voggeneder has made a high-resolution gigapixel of the Pacher-Altar. In Deep Space LIVE theologian Dr. Michael Zugmann and art historian Dr. Lothar Schultes presented the details of this outstanding altar.
Archaeologists are increasingly using laser scanning technology, as shown in the example of the Upper Austrian Provincial Museum in collaboration with EF Tech. It allows to capture historical places and buildings as three-dimensional objects and thus to preserve them for posterity.
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.
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.
Conventional image formats are definitively too undersized – the Austrian photographer Johann Steininger is specialized in wide panoramas where the viewing angles range up to 360 degrees. Now he presents a collection of them in the Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center.
You have left everything behind and have just arrived at a refugee camp. Now a period begins in which you are only noticed as a number. In his lecture development worker Kilian Kleinschmidt persuaded that this does not need to be this way.
What intelligence agencies, IT corporate giants and customized apps do to create profiles of perpetrators, users or customers is precisely what takes place for purely artistic purposes under the aegis of a project named “Soul of the Cube.” Data gathered by Queensland University of Technology and the Ars Electronica Futurelab are applied to visualize the mood on campus.
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.
It turns out that you can peer into a person’s heart after all! The latest visualizations by the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing (MEVIS) make it possible to see what goes on in our blood vessels and understand what’s happening.
The European Art and Science Network is once again offering interested artists the chance for a creative sojourn at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile and at the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz. Here’s an account of how the first such residency played out.
At the conference “Unite 2015” in Boston, the team of the Ars Electronica Futurelab presented the “Human Bodies: The Universe Within” project, which was realized with the development environment “Unity”.
Cinematic Rendering takes 3-D depictions of the human body to the next level of image quality. This project, which was developed by Siemens Healthcare and is now being shown in Deep Space 8K, is a vivid example of how science too can benefit from artistic impetus.
2015 Golden Nica winner Alex Verhaest and Pascal Floerks, this year’s winner of an Award of Distinction, talked with jury member Erick Oh about their animations and motifs behind.
The winners of the [the next idea] Art and Technology Grant voestalpine 2015 is XXLab with their project SOYA C(O)U(L)TURE. Their ambitious goal is to combat water pollution and poverty in Indonesia.
“Urfixed Light Animation” is a fascinating stop-motion video featuring hectic light-painting backed by a high-energy soundtrack. It shows Linz’s semiannual Urfahr Fair from a totally new perspective.
Spies, secret agents and intelligence operatives take note: In Berlin, state-of-the-art technologies are being used to blow the cover of all sorts of espionage activities. To find out more, visit Spy Museum Berlin, a joint operation with Ars Electronica Solutions.
In conjunction with the EU’s Sparks project, the Ars Electronica Futurelab is addressing an Open Call to artists with visions involving new technologies in the areas of health, medicine and wellbeing.
Day 5 and thus the final day of the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival is over! We thank all who have made this festival so memorable: all artists, scientists, activists and contributors! Here is a look back at the last day.
Sunday was Citizen Day in the PostCity with projects designed to get locals to rethink Linz and to discover and develop new perspectives. In the evening many artists and symposia speakers already had to leave. We take a look back on an eventful festival Sunday.
Informative, entertaining, spectacular. The third day of the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival is already over. We have recorded a few moments of this day.
Day 2 of the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival is over and it was symposia day! But also in u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD and the theme exhibition was a hustle and bustle.
The first day of the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival already marks the wide range of exhibitions and events – and gives a foretaste of the following four festival days in Linz.
Two days before the start of the Ars Electronica Festival, the research vehicle Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion made a stop on the main square of Linz for an European premiere.
We are all astronauts. The new exhibition “Spaceship Earth” at the Ars Electronica Center in collaboration with the ESA is dedicated to the fascinating and revealing satellite images of our planet.
In less than 72 hours we go, the Ars Electronica Festival 2015. We have been looking at the PostCity, the central location this year.