This years edition of the mega rock festival ROCK IN RIO will be the first to wow its audience with an illuminated swarm of drones. But before the Ars Electronica Spaxels® can enchant a one-million-plus of people between September 15th and 24th, a three-day marathon rehearsal was staged in Upper Austria over the last Week in March.
On Kristallnacht in November 1938, a mob acting on orders of the Nazi regime broke into the Linz Synagogue—like so many other Jewish houses of worship that night—ransacked it and set it ablaze. All that remained of the synagogue was a burnt-out ruin.
Before the 100 Spaxels make their European public debut above the Danube on Saturday, September 10, 2016 just before the opening act of the Klangwolke, they’ll be subjected to a rigorous physical exam. The first two test flights already took place this week—the quadcopters lifted off from a secluded field in Mühlviertel, the rural area north of Linz, and put on quite a show (that not too many people got to see).
What is beauty, actually? With this question in mind, visitors of the Schlossmuseum Linz enter the current exhibition “The Beauty Myth” – equipped with the smartphone and the FOCUS app of the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
Banks, schools, shops, pubs, courtyards, playing fields, avenues and lanes, display cases, churches and their façades and roofs—these are the Linz locations at which this year’s Ars Electronica Festival will be staged. Here’s a glimpse of what awaits you September 4-8, 2014.
A Francis Bacon for 140 million, a Pablo Picasso for 120 million U.S. dollars. Are these works of art really worth that much? The “Art Retriever” of art and media student Rosi Grillmair gives an insight into the world of the art market.
(Deutsch) Im LINZ VERÄNDERT Ausstellungszelt werfen die BesucherInnen bei interaktiven Stationen einen Blick hinter die Kulissen des größten Dienstleisters der Stadt. Christian Gratzl, Marketingleiter der LINZ AG, spaziert mit uns durch die Lebensstadt.
March 1914. Linz is a prosperous town in peace – for the population there is no evidence of a major European war. In a Deep Space LIVE Markus Altrichter from the Archives of the City of Linz shows historical pictures from the First World War – a time that was marked in Linz of hunger.
The more we look back into the history of the city of Linz, the more difficult is it to trace the lives of the people of that time. Which sources do historians like Dr. Cathrin Hermann from the Archives of the City of Linz need in order to trace a picture of Linz 500 years ago, she explains in this interview.
The cityscape of Linz has changed significantly in recent decades. Dr. Fritz Mayrhofer from the Archives of the City of Linz presents some examples during Deep Space LIVE.
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.
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.
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.
(Deutsch) Im Rahmen des Linz Verändert – Zelts haben wir Kulturdirektor Dr. Julius Stieber zum Gespräch getroffen.
(Deutsch) Am Urfahraner Markt weichen die Autos wieder den Menschen und Buden, der Urfahraner Frühlingsmarkt hat seine Pforten geöffnet, und das heißt auch, dass das Linz Verändert – Zelt abermals die Stadt, ihre Unternehmen und ihre Menschen ins Zentrum der Wahrnehmung rückt. Horst Hörtner, Leiter des Ars Electronica Futurelab, führt durch die neuen und erweiterten Installation.
The Spaxels are flying again on April 18th in Linz, check out the video for footage from the last testflight.
The Deep Space Live – Series “LINZ_EINST/JETZT” which compares historical pictures of Linz with their current views is having it’s next installment on November 15th at the Ars Electronica Center. MMag. Maria Jenner, who’s taking care of coordinating and programming the series and works at the Archiv der Stadt Linz talks about how the cooperation with the Center got started and how a look into the past can influence the development of a city.
You need neither good shoes nor many hours of time to explore the 96 square-kilometers of Linz from numerous perspectives. Because: Inside the Linz.Verändert exhibition tent at the Urfahraner Herbstmarkt you can explore the city on their own.
Once again this year, the LINZ CHANGES tent is the place to go for some really incredible stuff. So, take advantage of the great weather to make some pleasant discoveries!