Press Photos

Photos are available for download – for free – on our Flickr account, These images may be used free of charge by a media outlet for purposes of reportage provided that proper attribution is given and the images are used in conjunction with content related to Ars Electronica. All of our images are subject to a Creative Common by-nc-nd license.

Press Accreditation

Please note that applications for press accreditation must be received by Friday, September 1, 2017. Once you’ve filled out the application form and been advised of your accreditation by the Ars Electronica Press Relations Staff, your press badge will be waiting for you to pick up beginning September 7th, 2017, at the Ars Electronica Festival Press Bureau. Further organizational details will be sent out in August 2017. With problems regarding the press accreditation, please contact

Application form

Interview Requests

We’ll contact anyone you wish to interview and make an appointment for you. You can conveniently submit interview requests by using the online form provided in the Press area of the Festival website or, beginning September 7, 2017, you can submit them in person at the Press Office in POSTCITY. If you have questions, please contact Katja Nitsche at +43-699-1778-1559 or

Request interview

Press Office

Our Press Office is located in POSTCITY right next to Linz’s main train station (Hauptbahnhof). The address is Bahnhofplatz 11, 4020 Linz. Simply follow the signs from the main concourse of the train station right to POSTCITY.

Our opening hours: Thursday to Sunday, September 7-10 from 10 AM to 7:30 PM; Monday, September 11, from 10 AM to 3 PM. You can contact us in person, by e-mail to by calling +43-699-1778-1305.

Press Events and Opening Events

THU Sept. 7, 2017 10:00 AM -11:30 AM / OK CyberArts 2017 (Press-Tour)
11:00 AM / POSTCITY Made in Linz – Interface Cultures Exhibition (Opening / Public Event)
12:00 noon/ POSTCITY Opening-Tour: POSTCITY 1st FLOOR (Public Event)
3 PM / POSTCITY HOW CULTURE SHAPES TECHNOLOGY – Opening Symposium (Public Event)
4:30 PM / POSTCITY Gluon Session I (Public Event)
6:00 PM / POSTCITY Opening-Tour: POSTCITY Underground (Public Event)
6:30 PM / OK CyberArts Exhibition (Opening / Public Event)
7:30 PM / St. Mary’s Cathedral L‘Enfant (Performance / Public Event)
7:30 PM / POSTCITY Ai Wada (Performance / Public Event)
8:00 PM / POSTCITY Opera of Entropy (Performance / Public Event)
9:00 PM / POSTCITY Festival Opening 2017 (Public Event)
FRI Sept.8, 2017 6:15 PM / Brucknerhaus Ars Electronica Gala
SAT Sept. 9, 2017 8:30 PM / Donaupark Visualized Cloud of Sound (Public Event)
SUN Sept. 10, 2017 7:30 PM / POSTCITY Big Concert Night (Public Event)
MON Sept. 11, 2017 11:30 AM / POSTCITY 2017 Ars Electronica: A Wrap-Up (Press conference)

Ars Electronica Blog / Social Media

The Ars Electronica Blog provides you with background stories, interviews and photo stories surrounding the Ars Electronica Festival 2017:


Christopher Sonnleitner
Tel. +43/(0)732-7272-38

Robert Bauernhansl
Tel. +43/(0)732-7272-32

Martin Hieslmair (Social Media, Web)