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(Linz, December 8, 2009) It’s the world’s most mysterious manuscript—a book written by an unknown author, illustrated with images that are as bizarre as they are puzzling, and using a language that not even the best cryptographers have succeeded in deciphering. So it’s no wonder that this text plays a role in Dan Brown’s latest … Continue reading “Voynich-Manuscript”

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Facerobot Mertz in the RoboLab / Ars Electronica Center

Focus on Robotics Weekend

(Linz, November 25, 2009) Some evince our striving for efficiency; others manifest a longing to create machines in our own image. It’s the development of humanoid robots in particular that teaches us a lot about ourselves. The lineup at the Ars Electronica Center’s Focus on Robotics Weekend includes programming robots, scrutinizing the link between nature … Continue reading “Focus on Robotics Weekend”

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RoboLab / Main Gallery

2009 Has Been a Very Successful Year for Ars Electronica

(Linz, November 30, 2009) Nearly 230,000 visitors, big demand for the facility as an event venue, rave revues for the food & beverage offerings, and two international architectural prizes—less that a year after its grand opening, the new AEC has already made a strongly positive impression. 3,017 works from 68 countries were submitted for Prix … Continue reading “2009 Has Been a Very Successful Year for Ars Electronica”

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Cloning / BioLab

Focus on Biotech Weekend

(Linz, November 17, 2009) On Saturday, November 21 & Sunday, 22, 2009, the BioLab of the Ars Electronica Center is the gathering place for people young and old who are curious about the amazing things happening at the leading edge of the life sciences. … Read more BioLab, Copyplant / Ferrando & Lammerhuber / Printversion … Continue reading “Focus on Biotech Weekend”

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Cloning in BioLab / Main Gallery

Long Night of Research 2009

(Linz, November 6, 2010) The 2009 Long Night of Research is set for Saturday, November 7th. The Museum of the Future is one of 570 participating institutions nationwide. The moment the sun sets—4:35 PM—the Ars Electronica Centerkicks off a series of special events. Eight exhibits staffed by experts in their respective fields invites visitors to … Continue reading “Long Night of Research 2009”

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Human Nature / Sujet

HUMAN NATURE / Ars Electronica Festival 2009

(Linz, September 3, 2010) The HUMAN NATURE will occupy the focal point at the next Ars Electronica Festival September 3-8, 2009. In Ars Electronica’s signature fashion, this research will be carried out at an array of locations that go beyond classic conference venues and cultural spaces to pervade the entire cityscape. For the first time, … Continue reading “HUMAN NATURE / Ars Electronica Festival 2009”

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Ars Electronica Center (2009): Media Vehicle


(Linz, September 3, 2009) “Device Art” is a relatively new Japanese art form, a synthesis of art, design,technology, science and entertainment. Here, new technologies merge with elements of traditional Japanese culture. Launched in the early 1990s, Device Art’s mission is above all to show what it means to live in a world that is increasingly pervaded by technologies. … Continue reading “DEVICE ART”



(Linz, July 1, 2009) Millions of TV viewers were glued to their sets on July 20, 1969 to witness a historic event: Neil Armstrong becoming the first human being to set foot on the Moon. “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind …” The Ars Electronica Center marks the 40th anniversary of the Moon landing … Continue reading “STARDUST”

Pixel City / Geo City


(Linz, June 16, 2009) Planet Earth will have 10 billion inhabitants in 2050, more than two-thirds of them living in cities. All over the world, metropolitan areas are exploding into new megacities. Homo sapiens is evolving into homo urbanicus, a being whose hopes—and, all too often, disappointments—are connected more closely than ever before to the … Continue reading “GeoCity”

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Open Sailing / Open_Sailing_Crew

Prix Ars Electronica 2009

(Linz, 27.05.2009) The 2009 Prix Ars Electronica received 3,017 entries from 68 countries. The jury of top international experts convened for three days (April 17-19)—deliberating practically ‘round-the-clock—to evaluate all submissions and select the best of them for honors. This year‘s winners will be singled out for recognition with six Golden Nica statuettes, an award from … Continue reading “Prix Ars Electronica 2009”

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Ars Intrinsica / Franz Fellner

ARS INTRINSICA – Images from the Human Body’s Innermost Realms

(Linz, May 11, 2009) ARS INTRINSICA focuses on forms and structures of the human organism and of inanimate objects. Large-format prints reveal kaleidoscopic worlds of imagery that seem to be products of an artist’s imagination but have actually been captured live by hightech equipment. Scientific techniques such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging now being used in medical-radiological … Continue reading “ARS INTRINSICA – Images from the Human Body’s Innermost Realms”

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