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Nature downtown—couldn’t be much more than a few weeds amongst the concrete, could it? That’s what you think, says Friedrich Schwarz of Linz’s Botanical Garden! He goes into detail about the inner city’s hidden flora and fauna in “Linz, Naturally”, his ongoing series of talks in Deep Space. On April 19, 2018, his topic will be the forest. He gave us a preview in this interview.

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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.

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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.

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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.


The first Industry-4.0-themed week staged jointly by the Industrial Association of Upper Austria (IV OÖ) and Ars Electronica featured workshops and presentations that explained why the digitization of the economy is everybody’s business. Joachim Haindl-Grutsch, CEO of IV OÖ, told us more in this interview.

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During the last three decades we have witnessed the growing complexity of technology and a flood that is filling our hospitals today—functional imaging, full gene sequencing, automated laboratory medicine and much more. But the role and responsibility sharing in healthcare has remained almost unchanged despite almost complete digitization. In this Deep Space talk Professor Horst Hahn presents possible future role models and the benefits and dangers of the digital revolution.

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The Earth, the basis of humankind’s very existence, will take the spotlight at the Ars Electronica Center beginning April 18th. Terrific new exhibits feature data, information, human beings and interrelationships. Geopulse, a gigantic interactive information graphic, and Deep Space are the high-definition settings in which to behold our Earth in a new light.

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Our previous destination was London. The next stop on our itinerary is Mistelbach, which isn’t a hotbed of paranoia so at least there are no security checkpoints to pass through. The reason for our trip to Lower Austria is to visit the Hermann Nitsch Museum, where a retrospective entitled SINNE UND SEIN (Sense and Being) will open on April 7. The Ars Electronica Futurelab has contributed to it, which is what this account is all about.

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Es wird nicht mehr besonders lange dauern, dann wir der Röhrenfernseher genauso eine obskure Technologie sein, wie das Grammophon, Telegraphen (beide mit ph!) oder Palms. Unsere Kinder werden diese riesigen Kisten anschauen und uns fragen, ob wir denn mit dem Platz in unseren Wohnungen und Häusern nichts Besseres anzufangen wussten, als ihn mit Darstellgerätschaften zu füllen, die noch dazu unglaubliche Stromfresser waren. Dass man sich diesen Wundern der Technologie, denn das waren sie zu ihrer Hochzeit definitiv, und es gibt ja auch weiterhin Leuten, die behaupten, ihre Bildqualität wäre unerreicht, auch künstlerisch nähern kann, das gibts am Donnerstag im Deep Space zu sehen.