From music videos to dance performances and even interactive installations —there’s always something interesting going on at Deep Space 8K in the Ars Electronica Center. Let’s take a look at how creatively and diversely artists use this extraordinary space.
The Deep Space LIVE event on the Thursday before Easter, March 29, 2018, is dedicated to one of the world’s most recognizable paintings—The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Art historian Lothar Schultes and theologian Michael Zugmann will elaborate on the background of this masterpiece. We just got a sneak preview.
The 8th edition of TIME OUT, a showcase of outstanding work by undergrads in Linz Art University’s Time-based and Interactive Media program, is about to open at the Ars Electronica Center – on March 16, 2018. In this interview, we get a preview from program director Gerhard Funk.
100 years ago, artist Egon Schiele died in Vienna. He left behind a remarkable oeuvre of expressionist works, one of them a portrait of a young woman named Trude Engel. Who was she? And why was the image stabbed with a knife? At the next Deep Space LIVE, “Egon Schiele – A Closer Look at Trude Engel” on March 15, 2018, Andreas Strohhammer, a restorer at the LENTOS Art Museum, tells us more.
Museum Total is back by popular demand! This event, which is being held for the fifth time this year, is set for February 22-25, 2018. One ticket admits the holder to nine Linz museums—the AEC among them—over the course of four days. What’s lined up? Nicole Grüneis, director of Ars Electronica’s Education and Cultural Outreach department, tells us in this interview.
2018 is European Year of Cultural Heritage, and the Ars Electronica Center is taking part by hosting several events devoted to our cultural heritage throughout the year. Kicking things off will be a themed weekend on January 27-28, 2018 in Deep Space, where one of the featured speakers will be Stefan Traxler, archeologist at Upper Austria’s Landesmuseum. In this interview, he discusses cultural heritage and his upcoming talks as well as how technology has changed archeology.
How does the world look from way up top? Othmar Coser of the Austrian Space Forum will screen breathtaking satellite images of Earth at the next Deep Space LIVE on December 14, 2017. His talk entitled “Eye in the Sky” will also reveal which data terrestrial observation technology measures, and go into why this is being done? Find out more in this interview.
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.
What can you do when your hair suddenly falls out? What are the causes of hair loss, and do attractive wigs even exist? Hairdresser Peter Fuchs, gynecologist Peter Oppelt and plastic surgeon Matthias Koller provide answers at a Deep Space LIVE event. We learned more in this interview.
An Austrian premiere concludes the Festival on Monday, September 11, 2017. Maki Namekawa will perform all 20 of Philip Glass’ piano etudes accompanied by artist Cori Olan’s real-time visualizations. The duo will also present a daily demonstration of their virtuosity in Deep Space 8K. Maki Namekawa tells us more in this interview.
The artists collective Quadrature began Part 2 of their art & science residency at the Ars Electronica Futurelab a few days ago. The three artists spent the first part at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile in late May. To find out what they experienced, why they found everything there absurd and what they think about habitable exoplanets, read this interview.
Groups of visitors to the Ars Electronica Center can take a joint virtual tour of some of the world’s most important cultural heritage sites courtesy of the 3-D content provided by CyArk now being screened in Deep Space 8K. Elizabeth Lee, vice-president of the international non-profit organization, talked to us about the possibilities that this opens up, and went into detail about CyArk’s mission: digitizing humankind’s cultural heritage all over the world.
Because of the technical innovations in the Deep Space 8K, it is now possible to use highly complex programs. One is the Cinematic Rendering app for the presentation of photorealistic images of the human body in 3-D and jumbo-format dimensions.
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.
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.
“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.
Sharper pictures, brighter colors and starker contrast are in store for visitors to Deep Space 8K. On August 7th Deep Space 8K premiered and guests immerse themselves in these extraordinary realms of imagery for the first time.
To take full advantage of the breathtaking clarity in the new Deep Space 8K, the 8K resolution at 120 Hz and in stereo 3-D, it’s not enough to simply upgrade the hardware. The content to be presented also has to have what it takes to deliver the ultimate visual experience to audience members.
In Deep Space 8K, visitors can look forward to breathtaking visuals in 8K resolution on 16×9-meter projection surfaces on the wall and the floor. And processing the resulting flow of data — an awesome 23 gigabytes/second in real time — demands a special high-performance processor.
From August 7, 2015 the images in the Deep Space will be projected in 8K resolution. 8K means pictures in impressive sharpness and color intensity. The renovations to the Deep Space 8K are already in full swing.
A sensational, internationally unique experience awaits visitors to the Ars Electronica Center beginning August 7, 2015. An all-out upgrade of the venue’s technical infrastructure of the Deep Space will enable audiences to enjoy projections at 8K resolution and thus worlds of imagery at a never-before-achieved level of quality!