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Years


2011

Almost 35,000 Pupils Visited Ars Electronica Center Linz in 2011

(Linz, December 29, 2011) 2,436 school groups including 34,194 pupils have visited the Ars Electronica Center so far this year (as of December 22nd). Most came from the City of Linz and the Province of Upper Austria (17,863), followed by Salzburg (3,184), Vienna (2,648) and Lower Austria (2,637). The numbers from Bavaria (1,124) and The … Continue reading “Almost 35,000 Pupils Visited Ars Electronica Center Linz in 2011”

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Deep Space LIVE: Cosmos – The Discovery of the World

(Linz, December 28, 2011) A mix of science, history and cosmology is on tap at the next Deep Space LIVE on December 29, when a lavishly pictorial journey of discovery accompanies Magellan and Cook around the globe and out into space. The evening will be moderated by Norbert Frischauf, Gernot Grömer and Alexander Soucek of … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Cosmos – The Discovery of the World”

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Deep Space LIVE: Climbing Elements

(Linz, December 19, 2011) The next Deep Space LIVE event this Thursday is all about rock climbing—or bouldering, to be more precise. A 50-minute Red Bull documentary film will spotlight four-time Bouldering World Cup overall champ and multiple World & European Championship medalist Kilian Fischhuber as he adventurously plays with the elements. In addition to … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Climbing Elements”

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Winterwunderzeit: FamilyDays im Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, December 15, 2011) Pet a cute little baby seal robot, learn all sorts of amazing stuff during a scavenger hunt through the Ars Electronica Center, and visit Deep Space to experience storyteller Claudia Edermayer’s delightful Christmas tales. This Saturday and Sunday, the Museum of the Future is hosting the next installment of FamilyDays. Making … Continue reading “Winterwunderzeit: FamilyDays im Ars Electronica Center”

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Deep Space LIVE: Humankind and the Cosmos: A Subtle Analogy

(Linz, December 13, 2011) At the next Deep Space LIVE this Thursday, December 15, astrophotographer Dietmar Hager will address the question of whether there exist analogies between the macro- and microcosms, and, if so, what form they take and how they might help to explain why the universe is constructed the way it is. Hager … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Humankind and the Cosmos: A Subtle Analogy”

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Poetry of Motion at Osaka’s BREEZÉ BREEZÉ Shopping Mall

(Linz / Osaka, December 12, 2011) Each of the six interactive works Ars Electronica is exhibiting December 10-18, 2011 at the BREEZÉ BREEZÉ Shopping Mall in Osaka is a highly individual take on the poetry of motion. The show is being produced jointly by Ars Electronica Linz, Kansai Telecasting Corporation and BREEZÉ BREEZÉ Shopping Mall … Continue reading “Poetry of Motion at Osaka’s BREEZÉ BREEZÉ Shopping Mall”

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Ars Electronica Looks Back on a Very Successful Year in 2011

(Linz, December 9, 2011) 178,000 museum visitors, 83,976 festival guests, 3,611 Prix submissions from 74 countries, the very successful launch of the new CREATE YOUR WORLD festival for young people and the start of a three-year collaboration with CERN, a 33% increase in project assignments on the books of the Ars Electronica Futurelab, excellent attendance … Continue reading “Ars Electronica Looks Back on a Very Successful Year in 2011”

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Julius Von Bismarck wins first Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN

(Linz / Geneva, December 6, 2011) The first Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN was today awarded to the 28-year-old German artist, Julius Von Bismarck for the quality of his ideas and his ability to make playful creative collisions between the arts and science. With a growing international reputation for his diverse and experimental artistic practice, Von … Continue reading “Julius Von Bismarck wins first Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN”

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Deep Space LIVE: Sun, Moon and Planets: A Tour of Olympia

(Linz, November 28, 2011) Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune and Mars. These resounding appellations designate not only the planets of our Solar System; they’re also the names of Roman gods. On the evening of December 1st, astrophotographer Dietmar Hager will explore astronomy’s link to the folklore of Antiquity and elaborate on the mythology of the various heavenly … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Sun, Moon and Planets: A Tour of Olympia”

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LabDays: Gehirn

(November 24, 2011) Our thoughts will turn to the brain during LabDays on the weekend of November 26-27 in the Ars Electronica Center. Speeches by experts including psychoanalyst Dr. Hans-Otto Thomashoff will impart many valuable insights into our thinking apparatus, and there will be plenty of opportunities for in-depth Q&A afterwards. Read more Brain-Computer Interface … Continue reading “LabDays: Gehirn”

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Deep Space LIVE: Everything is Possible – The Art of Photography in the Digital Age

(Linz, November 21, 2011) The exhibition featuring 400 of the best photos from the Trierenberg Super Circuit, the world’s largest photographic art competition, is running in Linz’s New City Hall until November 27th. And on November 24th at 8 PM, there’s a really special visual treat in store for visitors to Deep Space LIVE. Chris … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Everything is Possible – The Art of Photography in the Digital Age”

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FamilyDays at Ars Electronica Center Linz

(Linz, November 16, 2011) Behold a virtual ocean in the form of a 16×9-meter aquarium full of sea creatures you design yourself, pet a cute little baby seal robot or go on a family-style scavenger hunt and learn lots of interesting stuff about the Ars Electronica Center. This coming weekend, November 19-20, the Museum of … Continue reading “FamilyDays at Ars Electronica Center Linz”

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Deep Space LIVE: Touching the Sky

(Linz, November 15, 2011) On Thursday, parachutists will be descending on Deep Space LIVE. Barbara Hinterleitner and Michael Gugler from UNION Skydiving Club Linz will present breathtaking videos of their flights above town, thrilling footage of mid-air formations and exciting sequences shot at indoor wind tunnels in which air currents make it possible to simulate … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Touching the Sky”

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Ars Electronica Center Will Be Bathed in Blue on World Diabetes Day

(Linz, November 11, 2011) To call attention to World Diabetes Day on November 14th, the façade of the Ars Electronica Center will shine in solid blue. In 2010, more than 900 buildings and monuments in 84 countries were illuminated in this way to raise consciousness for diabetes. The international symbol of this disease is a … Continue reading “Ars Electronica Center Will Be Bathed in Blue on World Diabetes Day”

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The End of the Night

(Linz, November 14, 2011) In the nighttime sky above our cities, the natural radiance of heavenly bodies is increasing being drowned out by the pervasive glow of artificial lighting. There has long been scientific proof that the absence of nighttime darkness has a negative impact on the ecosystem, endangers numerous nocturnal species and impairs the … Continue reading “The End of the Night”

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Deep Space LIVE: Cartographic Treasures I

(Linz, November 7, 2011) An evening dedicated to graphically superb historical maps awaits visitors to the next Deep Space LIVE this Thursday, November 10th, 8-9 PM. Günter Kalliauer, director of the City of Wels’ Municipal Archive, will present cartographic treasures and discuss them as valuable sources for historical research, as creations of high artistic value, … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Cartographic Treasures I”

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Deep Space LIVE: Linz_Einst/Jetzt II

(Linz, October 31, 2011) The next Deep Space LIVE event will feature extraordinary images of Linz past and present. Dr. Fritz Mayrhofer, former director of the Archive of the City of Linz and publisher of numerous works on Linz history, and Dr. Anneliese Schweiger, head of the institution’s Department of Documentation, will accompany guests on … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Linz_Einst/Jetzt II”

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Prix Ars Electronica Featured at the Opening of the New Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin

(Linz, October 25, 2011) The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society opens today. Sponsored by Google and operated jointly by Berlin’s Humboldt University, Berlin University of the Arts, and the Social Science Research Center Berlin, the new research facility will work closely with the Hans Bredow Institute to focus on issues having to … Continue reading “Prix Ars Electronica Featured at the Opening of the New Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin”

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Ars Electronica Wins a Caesar

(Linz, October 21, 2011) At this year’s Caesar Award gala in the Linzer Tabakfabrik, Ars Electronica Linz GmbH’s LINZ CHANGES exhibition tent was honored with the Upper Austrian advertizing prize in the Event category. The innovative exhibition presenting fascinating and unusual insights into Linz as a place to live and work was commissioned by Unternehmensgruppe … Continue reading “Ars Electronica Wins a Caesar”

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FamilyDays im Ars Electronica Center Linz

(Linz, October 19, 2011) Behold a virtual ocean in the form of a 16×9-meter aquarium full of sea creatures you design yourself, pet a cute little baby seal robot or go on a family-style scavenger hunt and learn lots of interesting stuff about the Ars Electronica Center. This coming weekend, October 22-23, the Museum of … Continue reading “FamilyDays im Ars Electronica Center Linz”

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Deep Space LIVE: Astra, quo vadis?

(Linz, 24.10.2011) Am Donnerstag erwartet BesucherInnen von Deep Space LIVE ein bildgewaltiger Abend über die Entstehung und Entwicklung von Sternen. Ab 20:00 Uhr erzählt Astrofotograf Dietmar Hager welche Bedingungen es für die Entstehung von Sternen braucht, erläutert woraus sie bestehen und zeigt, welche Methoden bei der ESO, der Europäischen Südsternwarte, angewendet werden um Sterne beim … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Astra, quo vadis?”

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Deep Space LIVE: Red Bull Rampage in 3D

(Linz, October 17, 2011) Guests at the next Deep Space LIVE event will need nerves of steel. This time, the focus is on the world’s most extreme freeride mountain bike competition: Red Bull Rampage. The course through Zion National Park in Utah demands that riders master meter-high jumps and breakneck descents. And just to make … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Red Bull Rampage in 3D”

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500,000 Visitors to the New Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, October 14, 2011) The 500,000th visitor to the new Ars Electronica Center got a gala reception yesterday from Linz Mayor Franz Dobusch and Deputy Mayor Erich Watzl together with Ars Electronica Linz GmbH CEOs Diethard Schwarzmair and Gerfried Stocker. Anita Stöttner, a native of nearby Hellmonsödt who’s currently attending a training course at BBRZ … Continue reading “500,000 Visitors to the New Ars Electronica Center”

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Deep Space LIVE: To Serve and Protect

(Linz, 10.10.2011) Geschichte und Geschichten vom Linzer Feuerwehrwesen stehen diesen Donnerstag im Mittelpunkt von Deep Space LIVE. Die beiden Heimatforscher und Autoren Manfred Carrington und Andreas Reiter erzählen von spektakulären Einsätzen, großen Bränden und verheerenden Hochwässern. Mit einzigartigen Fotos und so manchen heiteren Anekdoten. Read more The fire brigade of Linz around 1920 / Lentia … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: To Serve and Protect”

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The World At Night (TWAN)

(Linz, October 6, 2011) The World at Night (TWAN) is an international initiative to protect and preserve the night sky. Launched by Iranian science journalist Babak A. Tafreshi in 2007, TWAN’s team of committed activists now includes astrophotographers from all over the world. They create gorgeous photographs and time-lapse images of heavenly bodies by night … Continue reading “The World At Night (TWAN)”

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Especially for Seniors … Of Humankind and Machines

(Linz, October 3, 2011) On the first and third Friday of every month, the Ars Electronica Center offers a themed tour custom-tailored to seniors. The guides make a concerted effort to dispense with English-language high-tech jargon, and to allow plenty of time for tour group members to pose questions and to discuss their experiences and … Continue reading “Especially for Seniors … Of Humankind and Machines”

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LINZ CHANGES Exhibition Tent

(Linz, September 28, 2011) Following its very successful premiere at the Urfahr Spring Fair, the LINZ CHANGES exhibition produced by the City of Linz and its municipal services & enterprises is being reprised at the Autumn Fair running October 1-9, 2011. The show spotlights the city’s development and shows what makes Linz such a wonderful … Continue reading “LINZ CHANGES Exhibition Tent”

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Long Night of Museums at Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, September 27, 2011) This coming Saturday, October 1, 2011, the Ars Electronica Center will once again be a featured venue during the Long Night of the Museums being held for the 12th time. Between 6 PM and 1 AM, visitors can take a highlights tour of the Museum of the Future, marvel at the … Continue reading “Long Night of Museums at Ars Electronica Center”

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FamilyDays im Ars Electronica Center

Behold a virtual ocean in the form of a 16×9-meter aquarium full of sea creatures you design yourself, pet a cute little baby seal robot or go on a family-style scavenger hunt and learn lots of interesting stuff about the Ars Electronica Center. This coming weekend, the Museum of the Future is the go-to place … Continue reading “FamilyDays im Ars Electronica Center”

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Seniors Experience … The Investigation of the Big Bang

(Linz, September 13, 2011) On the first Friday of every month, the Ars Electronica Center offers a themed tour custom-tailored to seniors. The guides make a concerted effort to dispense with English-language high-tech jargon, and to allow plenty of time for tour group members to pose questions and to discuss their experiences and impressions. This … Continue reading “Seniors Experience … The Investigation of the Big Bang”

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Deep Space LIVE: Dancing under the Stars

(Linz, September 12, 2011) You can behold the wonders of astronomy and hear the Music of the Spheres this Thursday in Deep Space LIVE. Visitors are in for a real treat when astrophotographer Dietmar Hager presents brand-new images from the European Southern Observatory and takes his audience on a 3D journey to the center of … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Dancing under the Stars”

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83,976 Festivalgoers Attended Ars Electronica 2011

(Linz, September 9, 2011) The final attendance figure — 83,976 — makes Ars Electronica 2011 the second most successful festival since 1979 in terms of the number of visitors — topped only by last year’s guest appearance at Linz’s architecturally extraordinary Tabakfabrik tobacco processing plant. The excellent turnout is a tribute to the festival’s outstanding … Continue reading “83,976 Festivalgoers Attended Ars Electronica 2011”

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Ars Electronica 2011 Attendance Already at 69,725

(Linz, September 5, 2011) With 69,725 visitors as of 8 AM, September 5th, the 2011 Ars Electronica Festival is already a big hit! The biggest draws have been the opening event and the nightly entertainment lineup on the Maindeck of the Ars Electronica Center, Sam Auinger’s Night of Sound in St. Mary’s Cathedral, the CyberArts … Continue reading “Ars Electronica 2011 Attendance Already at 69,725”

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Public Square Squared – The Front Lines of the Info-War

Opinions differ as to whether Facebook, Twitter & Co. play a positive or a negative role now. Some claim that social media lead to freedom and democracy, and cite the successful protest movements in Egypt and Tunisia to make their case. Totally wrong, say others, bringing up how rioting in the streets of London was … Continue reading “Public Square Squared – The Front Lines of the Info-War”

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Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN

(Linz, September 3, 2011) Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN is a new international competition for digital artists to win a residency at CERN the world’s largest particle physics laboratory in Geneva. It is the first prize to be announced as part of the new Collide@CERN artists residency programme initiated by the laboratory. The winning artist will … Continue reading “Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN”

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CREATE YOUR WORLD

(Linz, August 30, 2011) “CREATE YOUR WORLD – Future Festival of the Next Generation” is a new festival with the festival for young people that will be held annually in conjunction with Ars Electronica. It’s an outgrowth of the u19 – freestyle computing category, a prize competition that focuses on the use of new technologies … Continue reading “CREATE YOUR WORLD”

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WE GUIDE YOU

(Linz, August 28, 2011) The Ars Electronica Festival offers an appealing array of mediated encounters with festival attractions once again this year—for young and old, laypersons and experts alike. Guided tours around the festival grounds provide informative and surprising insights into media art and the natural sciences. Read more WE GUIDE YOU / rubra / … Continue reading “WE GUIDE YOU”

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Highlights of the 2011 Ars Electronica Festival

(Vienna, August 24, 2011) “ORIGIN – How It All Begins” is the title of the 2011 Ars Electronica Festival that spotlights leading-edge research on the fundamentals of the cosmos. On board this year is a renowned associate: CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. This year’s highlights include an electrifying opening event on the Main … Continue reading “Highlights of the 2011 Ars Electronica Festival”

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Hot on the Trail of Quanta

(Linz, 21.8.2011) In Deep Space at the Ars Electronica Center, Dr. Johannes Kofler of the Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information will give an account of the strange world of quanta and developments in the relatively new field of quantum information. Read more Miniaturized ion trap / C. Lackner / … Continue reading “Hot on the Trail of Quanta”

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The World’s Biggest Experiment

(Linz, August 17, 2011) 4,200 scientists and engineers are utilizing the CMS detector, CERN’s second largest particle detector, to discover traces of the notorious Higgs boson and supersymmetry. The tricks and strategies these researchers are employing will be the subject of a presentation by Dietrich Liko of the Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of High … Continue reading “The World’s Biggest Experiment”

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Sam Auinger – Featured Artist 2011

(Linz, August 16, 2011) Each year, the Ars Electronica Festival showcases the work of a featured artist. This year, it’s Sam Auinger (AT/DE). Since the 1980s, the Linz native has been working in computer music, sound design and psychoacoustics, fields in which he has been doing pioneering work. Read more Sam Auinger / Thekla Ehling … Continue reading “Sam Auinger – Featured Artist 2011”

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Tesla Orchestra at Ars Electronica Festival

(Linz, August 11, 2011) The electrifying performance of the Tesla Orchestra is the featured attraction at this year’s festival opening. Fireballs, lightning, music and dance—the Tesla Orchestra (US) founded in 2009 by Ian Charnas (US) at Case Western Reserve University is a circus in grandiose style. The world’s two largest Tesla coils are the instruments … Continue reading “Tesla Orchestra at Ars Electronica Festival”

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The World of Macroscopic Quantum Physics

(Linz, August 9, 2011) A foretaste of this year’s Ars Electronica Festival—theme: “ORIGIN – How It All Begins”—is in store for visitors to the Ars Electronica Center Linz this coming Thursday evening. In Deep Space, where eight 1080p Barco Galaxy projectors cover the venue’s floor and walls with breathtaking high-definition images in jumbo 16×9-meter format, … Continue reading “The World of Macroscopic Quantum Physics”

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ORIGIN – INVESTIGATING THE BIG BANG

(Linz, August 4, 2011) The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is featured in the new exhibition at Ars Electronica Center Linz. The show spotlights the history, organization and objectives of this extraordinary research facility at which 10,000 scientists are attempting to solve the mystery of The Big Bang. Their lab is the largest piece … Continue reading “ORIGIN – INVESTIGATING THE BIG BANG”

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Seniors discover … Worldviews and Urban Layouts

(Linz, August 2, 2011) On the first Friday of every month, the Ars Electronica Center offers a themed tour custom-tailored to seniors. The guides make a concerted effort to dispense with English-language high-tech jargon, and to allow plenty of time for tour group members to pose questions and to discuss their experiences and impressions. This … Continue reading “Seniors discover … Worldviews and Urban Layouts”

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What Machines Dream Of – Ars Electronica at Volkswagen’s Automobil Forum Unter den Linden Venue

(Berlin, July 7, 2011) Following last year’s successful “Poetry of Motion” show, Ars Electronica has been invited back for another guest appearance at Automobil Forum Unter den Linden in Berlin. The exhibition being produced in cooperation with Volkswagen AG is entitled “What Machines Dream Of.” It will feature 14 works by 11 internationally renowned artists … Continue reading “What Machines Dream Of – Ars Electronica at Volkswagen’s Automobil Forum Unter den Linden Venue”

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Interaktiv-kreativ-Tage im Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, July 13, 2011) Interactive-Creative Day at the Ars Electronica Center will keep you from getting a dose of the summertime blues. A pleasant jaunt through the exhibition highlights and excellent workshops for youngsters age 6-14 are on tap every Tuesday and Thursday between July 19 and August 25. Read more Fabelwesen / Karina Hurnaus … Continue reading “Interaktiv-kreativ-Tage im Ars Electronica Center”

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Nacht der Familie und Family Days im Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, July 11, 2011) This coming weekend, the focus will be on families at the Ars Electronica Center. There‘s a great program lined up for Family Night on Friday from 6 PM to Midnight — 3-D fairy tales and high-definition imagery in jumbo 16×9-meter format, blinking fashion accessories hand-made by our young guests, quickie intro … Continue reading “Nacht der Familie und Family Days im Ars Electronica Center”

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Deep Space LIVE: Saturn – Lord of the Rings

(Deutsch) (Linz, 5.7.2011) Beim letzten Deep Space LIVE vor der Sommerpause dreht sich alles um den Saturn. Neben allerlei Wissenswertem rund um den zweitgrößten Planeten unseres Sonnensystems präsentiert Astrofotograf Dietmar Hager auch jede Menge Infos über die Raumfähre Cassini und den Jupitermond Titan. Der nächste Deep Space LIVE findet dann wieder am Donnerstag, 8. September, statt.

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Passenger ARTspace

(Linz, 4.7.2011) Spannende Multimedia-Kunstprojekte der Ars Electronica erleben Reisende derzeit am Flughafen Wien: Noch bis 31. August 2011 sind unter dem Titel „Passenger ARTspace“ vier Installationen eingerichtet, die von Passagieren interaktiv gesteuert werden können. Read more Shadowgram / Florian Voggeneder / Printversion / Album

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Iron Mask – White Torture

(Linz, June 30, 2011) “Iron Mask, White Torture,” the project for which artist Marissa Lôbo was honored with the Marianne von Willemer Prize in 2010, will be presented at the Ars Electronica Center from July 2nd to August 26th. The installation deals with resistance to sexism and racism, and consists of a video projection, a … Continue reading “Iron Mask – White Torture”

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Deep Space LIVE: Historical Events in Linz

(Linz, June 27, 2011) The last installment (for now) in the Deep Space LIVE series is set for Thursday, June 30 at 8 PM, and will showcase historical treasures from the holdings of Linz’s City Archive. Staff historian Markus Altrichter will display photos of significant historical events in Linz — for example, the so-called February … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Historical Events in Linz”

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The King’s Final Move

(Linz, June 24, 2011) A theatrical performance for children is coming up at the Ars Electronica Center. In conjunction with the SCHÄXPIR Theater Festival, the Helix Dance Theater and Ars Electronica are jointly staging “Der letzte Zug des Königs” (The King’s Final Move), a dance-based whodunit developed especially for Deep Space and for novice detectives … Continue reading “The King’s Final Move”

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FamilyDays im Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, June 16, 2011) Go on a family-style scavenger hunt from one end of the Museum of the Future to the other, behold a virtual ocean full of sea creatures young creatives designed themselves, and pet a cute little baby seal robot—FamilyDays at the Ars Electronica Center offer fascinating activities that are fun for the … Continue reading “FamilyDays im Ars Electronica Center”

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Deep Space LIVE: “The Key to the Brain”

(Linz, June 13, 2011) “The Key to the Brain will focus on leading-edge research on the brain. Visitors can look forward to incredible, high-definition graphic insights into how the human brain works, an overview of methods used in the neurosciences, and anecdotes from scientist Manuela Macedonia’s daily life on the job at the Max Planck … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: “The Key to the Brain””

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Deep Space LIVE: A Future for the Past

(Linz, June 6, 2011) In the course of the coming Deep Space LIVE, Maurizio Seracini of the Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Archaeology and Architecture in San Diego will speak (in English) about the contribution engineering is making to the preservation and understanding of humankind’s cultural heritage. He will present the latest results of … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: A Future for the Past”

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Visual Sound Tour

(Linz, June 3, 2011) Following their extremely well-received concert last year, the Linz Music School is staging repeat performances at the Ars Electronica Center. Students under the direction of Petra Wurz and Marco Palewicz will be appearing in front of—or actually “in”—Deep Space’s spectacular, jumbo-format visual projections. The musical program being performed at this extraordinary … Continue reading “Visual Sound Tour”

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Long Night of the Stages at the Ars Electroncia Center

(Linz, May 31, 2011) The Long Night of the Stages will be reprised in Linz and the Ars Electronica Center has a fascinating program lined up for guests of all ages. Featured presentations include a 3D fairytale, a sneak preview of a danced detective story, and fascinating worlds of imagery in jumbo, 16×9-meter format. The … Continue reading “Long Night of the Stages at the Ars Electroncia Center”

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Seniors Experience … the Conquest of the Microcosm

(Linz, May 30, 2011) On the first Friday of every month, the Ars Electronica Center offers a themed tour custom-tailored to seniors. The guides make a concerted effort to dispense with English-language high-tech jargon, and to allow plenty of time for tour group members to pose questions and to discuss their experiences and impressions. This … Continue reading “Seniors Experience … the Conquest of the Microcosm”

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The results of the Prix Ars Electronica 2011

(Linz, May 27, 2011) 3,611 projects from 74 countries were submitted for prize consideration to the 2011 Prix Ars Electronica. The Digital Musics & Sound Art category tallied the most entries (717), followed by Computer Animation / Film / VFX (684), u19 Create Your World (637), „Interactive Art“ (566), „Hybrid Art“ (471), „Digital Communities“ (407) … Continue reading “The results of the Prix Ars Electronica 2011”

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Vortrag: Sprache im Gehirn

(Linz, May 24, 2011) The next lecture of Manuela Macedonia, a neuroscientist on the staff of the Max Planck Institute Leipzig, will explain which areas of the brain process speech and which ones produce speech. It will go into detail about the various capabilities required to learn to use language and show the effects that … Continue reading “Vortrag: Sprache im Gehirn”

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FamilyDays at Ars Electronica Center Linz

(Linz, May 24, 2011) Go on a family-style scavenger hunt from one end of the Museum of the Future to the other, behold a virtual ocean full of sea creatures young creatives designed themselves, and pet a cute little baby seal robot—FamilyDays at the Ars Electronica Center offer fascinating activities that are fun for the … Continue reading “FamilyDays at Ars Electronica Center Linz”

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Deep Space LIVE: Historical Seals and Documents

(Linz, May 23, 2011) In the course of Deep Space LIVE, Maria Jenner will present the most precious historical seals and documents held by the Archive of the City of Linz. These priceless treasures include the certificate granting Linz permission to hold a yearly market fair beginning in 1382 as well as an epistle dated … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Historical Seals and Documents”

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Deep Space LIVE: ESO – Switch on the Radio

(Linz, May 16, 2011) Tune in to radio astronomy at the next Deep Space LIVE presentation. Dietmar Hager, astrophotographer and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, will host a high-definition look at the European Southern Observatory that operates one of the world’s most powerful radio telescopes. Situated at over 5,000 meters above sea level atop … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: ESO – Switch on the Radio”

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Ars Electronica Center Depicted on Austria’s Newest Stamp

(Linz, May 12, 2011) The Republic of Austria’s newest postage stamp features the Ars Electronica Center Linz. The 7-cent stamp was designed by Austrian artist Rainer Prohaska. Read more stamp Ars Electronica Center / Österreichische Post / Printversion / Album

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LabDays: Robotinity

(Linz, May 11, 2011) The Ars Electronica Center cordially invites you to its 4th LabDays this coming weekend. Experts on hand especially for this event will offer insights into the fascinating world of state-of-the-art robotics. Venues include the new RoboLab, Deep Space and the “What Machines Dream Of” exhibit. Read more Telenoid, Hiroshi Ishiguro / … Continue reading “LabDays: Robotinity”

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71,524 enjoyed the LINZ CHANGES Experience

(Linz, May 9, 2011) Work commenced in early 2010 on the LINZ CHANGES exhibition, which premiered at the Urfahr Spring Fair April 30-May 8, 2011. The bottom line surpassed all projections: a total of 71,524 guests viewed exhibits that take an entertaining and informative approach to spotlighting the city government and its municipal agencies and … Continue reading “71,524 enjoyed the LINZ CHANGES Experience”

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Deep Space LIVE: Meisterwerke und Lieblingsstücke

(Linz, May 9, 2011) There’s an extraordinary treat in store for guests at the next Deep Space LIVE. The guests are directors of two of Vienna’s—and the world’s—great museums, each of whom will present an object in the respective museum’s permanent collection that is her/his personal favorite. Sabine Haag, director of Vienna’s Museum of Art … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Meisterwerke und Lieblingsstücke”

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The Brain

Lecture Series: Brains for Everybody

(Linz, May 4, 2011) More and more people are finding out about the exciting advances being made in brain research. The main reason for this heightened interest is the modern imaging technology that lets us see how the brain actually works. In May and June, the Ars Electronica Center Linz is hosting a lecture series … Continue reading “Lecture Series: Brains for Everybody”

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Linz verändert

LINZ CHANGES Exhibition Tent has already drawn 47,560 visitors

(Linz, May 4, 2011) The halfway point of this year’s Urfahr Spring Fair is a good opportunity for a preliminary assessment of the new LINZ CHANGES exhibition tent. But it’s already time to bring out the superlatives: this Linz showcase has proven to be a big draw, with attendance already at 47,560! Read more LINZ … Continue reading “LINZ CHANGES Exhibition Tent has already drawn 47,560 visitors”

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CERN / ATLAS Particle Collision

Origin – How It All Begins / Ars Electronica Festival 2011

(Linz, May 5, 2011) “Origin – How It All Begins” is the theme of Ars Electronica 2011. It will run from August 31st to September 6th. In cooperation with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, the festival will be dedicated to the fascinating world of leading-edge research on the basic principles of the cosmos. … Continue reading “Origin – How It All Begins / Ars Electronica Festival 2011”

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da Vinci Surgical Robot

Deep Space LIVE: Robotic Surgery

(Linz, May 2, 2011) Visitors to the next Deep Space LIVE will have the extraordinary opportunity to observe a robot-assisted operation—the complete removal of a patient’s prostate. Expert commentary will be provided by Dr. Wolfgang Loidl, director of the Department of Urology and the First Upper Austrian Prostate Center at the Hospital of the Sisters … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Robotic Surgery”

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LINZ VERÄNDERT

LINZ CHANGES Exhibition Tent

(Linz, April 29, 2011) There is probably no other city in Austria that has undergone such a dramatic transformation in recent years as Linz. Today, the Province of Upper Austria’s capital is modern, open, socially conscious, public spirited and green. Now, the City of Linz has created an exhibition that showcases these developments in a … Continue reading “LINZ CHANGES Exhibition Tent”

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Deep Space LIVE: Linz_Then/Now

Deep Space LIVE: Trinity Column & Co.–Monuments in Linz

(Linz, April 27, 2011) Linz’s monuments will be featured at the next Deep Space LIVE. Cathrin Hermann, historian at the Archive of the City of Linz, will provide interesting artistic and historical insights into several Linz memorials and places of commemoration. She’ll also offer impressions of the way of life and thinking of the people … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Trinity Column & Co.–Monuments in Linz”

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Milky Way or a Symphony in Blue

Deep Space LIVE: “As numerous as the stars in the sky.”

(Linz, April 18, 2011) At the next Deep Space LIVE astrophotographer Dietmar Hager will offer detailed insights into the world of astronomy and cosmology. Among other things, he’ll show how astronomers used to measure distances and how it’s done today. Read more Milky Way, NASA / courtesy of nasaimages.org / Printversion / Album Deep Space

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LabDays / Microcosmic (2010): Stamen of a mimosa

Ars Electronica at the 2011 Province Garden Show

(Linz, April 15, 2011) This year’s Garden Show of the Province of Upper Austria is being held from April 15 to October 2 in Ansfelden. One of the featured exhibitors is the Ars Electronica Center Linz, which is offering visitors the opportunity to get a close-up look at the cell structure of plants. Reflected light … Continue reading “Ars Electronica at the 2011 Province Garden Show”

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LabDays

FamilyDays im Ars Electronica Center Linz

(Linz, April 12, 2011) Go on a family-style scavenger hunt from one end of the Museum of the Future to the other, behold a virtual ocean full of sea creatures young creatives designed themselves, and pet a cute little baby seal robot—FamilyDays at the Ars Electronica Center offer fascinating activities that are fun for the … Continue reading “FamilyDays im Ars Electronica Center Linz”

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Studios: Atelier Edgar Honetschläger

Deep Space LIVE: Studios

(Linz, April 11, 2011) Linz artist Norbert Artner and Martin Hochleitner, director of the Landesgalerie Linz, cordially invite you to accompany them on a photographic excursion in Deep Space. Their images of ateliers and studios will present places where art is not just put on display but where it is actually created. Read more Atelier … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Studios”

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Experimentale

A Box-Office Hit

(Linz, April 8, 2011) The Ars Electronica Center welcomed 4,083 visitors yesterday, Thursday, April 7, 2011. This was the largest daily attendance figure since the new and enlarged facility opened in January 2009. The big draws were Experimentale 2011, a Deep Space LIVE event with Dietmar Hager and the new RoboLab that debuted in early … Continue reading “A Box-Office Hit”

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ESO's Paranal Observatory

Deep Space LIVE: ESO – The Success Story of the European Southern Observatory

(Linz, April 4, 2011) Astrophotographer Dietmar Hager has a special treat in store at the next Deep Space LIVE — a behind-the-scenes look at the European Southern Observatory in Chile’s Atacama Desert, site of some of the world’s largest and most technically advanced telescopes. Read more ESO’s Paranal Observatory / Rivi / Printversion / Album … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: ESO – The Success Story of the European Southern Observatory”

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Franz Gsellmann

Seniors Discover … What Machines Dream Of

(Linz, March 29, 2011) One Friday a month, the Ars Electronica Center offers a themed tour custom-tailored to seniors. The guides make a concerted effort to dispense with English-language high-tech jargon, and to allow plenty of time for tour group members to leisurely try out the many interactive installations, to pose questions, and to discuss … Continue reading “Seniors Discover … What Machines Dream Of”

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Deep Space LIVE: Linz_Then/Now

Deep Space LIVE: Historical Aerial Views of Linz

(Linz, March 28, 2011) Anneliese Schweiger, director of the documents division of the Archive of the City of Linz, will screen historical bird’s-eye-view images to show how the cityscape has evolved since the mid-20th century. The stops along this high-flying itinerary include Froschberg (with its not-yet-domed stadium), the old glassmaking plant on Kapuzinerstraße, the halls … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Historical Aerial Views of Linz”

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da Vinci Surgical Robot

Operate the World’s Most Modern Surgical Robot

(Linz, March 23, 2011) Visitors to the Ars Electronica Center had the extraordinary opportunity to get hands-on experience with da Vinci, the Ferrari of surgical robots. Staff experts from the Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Schwestern (Hospital of the Sisters of Mercy) Linz and representatives of Intuitive Surgical, the system’s manufacturer, were on hand to provide support … Continue reading “Operate the World’s Most Modern Surgical Robot”

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Christian Schiester

Deep Space LIVE: ‘Round-the-World Run: Desert Madness!

(Linz, March 21, 2011) For two years, a camera crew accompanied Austrian ultra-long-distance runner Christian Schiester through four deserts and as many continents—1,000 kilometers across the most extreme regions on Earth. The result is a breathtaking documentary that will be screened Thursday, March 24 in Deep Space LIVE at the Ars Electronica Center. Read more … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: ‘Round-the-World Run: Desert Madness!”

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CADET PYRAT / Ars Electronica Futurelab

The Ars Electronica Futurelab and Salzburg University of Applied Sciences Are Blazing Trails into the Future of Digital Entertainment Technologies

(Linz, March 18, 2011) Playful research that doesn’t just aim to entertain is what the Center for Advances in Digital Entertainment Technologies is all about. The mission: take the latest breakthroughs in full-body & gesture tracking, bio-signal sensor systems and 3D technology and utilize them in projects beyond the realm of the computer game sector. … Continue reading “The Ars Electronica Futurelab and Salzburg University of Applied Sciences Are Blazing Trails into the Future of Digital Entertainment Technologies”

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Supernova Companion Star

Hands-On Astronomy

(Linz, March 17, 2011) Snap telescopic pictures of the night sky over Linz, view brand-new 16×9-meter astro-photos from Chile’s Atacama Desert, get a sniff of the atmosphere on Jupiter and find out how much you weigh on the various planets of our Solar System—during the Central European Deepsky Imaging Conference (CEDIC) Friday, March 18 to … Continue reading “Hands-On Astronomy”

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Deep Space: The Temple of Hadrian in Ephesos

Deep Space LIVE: The Virtual Reconstruction of Hadrian’s Temple

(Linz, March 14, 2011) “Hadrian’s Temple” in the ancient city of Ephesus is one of the best-known archeological monuments and top tourist attractions in Turkey today. Although rediscovered and almost completely reconstructed already by 1956, the chronology, function and interpretation of this significant building are still matters of uncertainty. The ÖAI–Austrian Archaeological Institute and the … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: The Virtual Reconstruction of Hadrian’s Temple”

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TELENOID and Hiroshi Ishiguro

Robotinity & What Machines Dream Of

(Linz, March 10, 2011) Nanorobots cruising our bloodstream, retinal and cochlear implants, therapy robots and telecommunications androids, a talking piano and The World Machine—two spectacular new exhibitions at the Ars Electronica Center highlight a phenomenon that is becoming a part of everyday life we take increasingly for granted: the comingling of nature and high-tech. Astounding … Continue reading “Robotinity & What Machines Dream Of”

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Ceiling fresco in Sant’Ignazio di Loyola

Deep Space LIVE: Opening a Portal to Heaven: The Apotheosis of St. Ignatius

(Linz, March 7, 2011) Deep Space LIVE lets you take an eye-popping look at baroque trompe l’oeil painting. The high-definition focus will be on Andrea Pozzo’s spectacular frescoes on the ceiling of the Church of Saint Ignatius of Loyola at Campus Martius in Rome. Your guides on this journey of discovery into the history of … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Opening a Portal to Heaven: The Apotheosis of St. Ignatius”

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NEXTCOMIC: Shark from the Mangarium / Achdé

NEXTCOMIC Festival at the Ars Electronica Center Linz

(Linz, March 2, 2011) The Ars Electronica Center is hosting a highlight-filled lineup of NEXTCOMIC Festival events March 4-11 including the premiere of a virtual 3D ocean starring Lucky Luke artist Achdé, speeches for comic aficionados, and drawing workshops with Austrian character designer Florian Satzinger. Kicking things off with a BANG at Deep Space LIVE … Continue reading “NEXTCOMIC Festival at the Ars Electronica Center Linz”

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Chindogu /Johannes Masanz

Create Your World at the 2nd Kids’ Carnival in Venice

(Venice, February 27, 2011) “Create Your World” is the programmatic title of the show Ars Electronica has curated for the Venice Biennale’s 2nd Kids’ Carnival running February 26-March 8, 2011. This exhibition showcases the creative work being done by today’s young generation of artists. It has been intentionally conceived to challenge and to encourage—by young … Continue reading “Create Your World at the 2nd Kids’ Carnival in Venice”

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Deep Space LIVE: Linz_Then/Now

Deep Space LIVE: Linz at around 1900

(Linz, 18.2.2011) The Bruckmüllerhaus adjacent to the bridgehead on the north bank of the Danube, the market on the Main Square, a tower of the province legislature building enwrapped in construction scaffolding, trolley cars driving on the left side of the street, and Danube steamships with their smokestacks flipped down to fit under the Railway … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Linz at around 1900”

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Holoman / Ars Electronica Futurelab

FamilyDays

(Linz, 16.2.2011) Go on a family-style scavenger hunt through the Museum of the Future, blast off on a virtual journey into outer space, isolate your own DNA (which you can then take home as a souvenir) and enjoy the best animated films from the 24-year history of the Prix Ars Electronica—FamilyDays at the Ars Electronica … Continue reading “FamilyDays”

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Giordano Bruno at Deep Space

Deep Space LIVE: Giordano Filippo Bruno

(Linz, 11.2.2011) Giordano Filippo Bruno was burned at the stake on February 17, 1600 on Rome’s Campo de’ Fiori. The grounds for his execution: he had dared to relegate the geocentric conception of the universe to the realm of fairy tales and, in its stead, to maintain that the universe is infinite and would exist … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Giordano Filippo Bruno”

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The Rift Valley

Deep Space LIVE: Deep Fault – the Rift Valley in East Africa

(Linz, 8.2.2011) East Africa’s Rift Valley is a massive crack in the Earth’s crust. Created about 20 million years ago by enormous volcanic eruptions, it is now as much as 1,000 meters deep and 300 kilometers wide and gets about an inch wider every year. Filmmaker Erich Pröll visited the Rift Valley to make a … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Deep Fault – the Rift Valley in East Africa”

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Senior citizens at the Ars Electronica Center

Seniors Discover GeoCity

(Linz, 3.2.2011) One Friday a month, the Ars Electronica Center offers a themed tour custom-tailored to seniors. The guides make a concerted effort to dispense with English-language high-tech jargon, and to allow plenty of time for tour group members to leisurely try out the many interactive installations, to pose questions, and to discuss their experiences … Continue reading “Seniors Discover GeoCity”

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Burial Mounds near Unterweitersdorf

Deep Space LIVE: Bronze Age Gravesites in 3D

(Linz, February 1, 2011) Behold Bronze Age burial mounds in 3D. The next Deep Space LIVE event this coming Thursday, February 3rd at the Ars Electronica Center promises to be a truly extraordinary experience! Heinz Gruber, a scholar who specializes in prehistory and ancient civilizations, and surveyor Dominik Schmedemann will present the remains of a … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Bronze Age Gravesites in 3D”

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Ars Electronica Linz Gmbh: 2010 was an Outstanding Year

(Linz, February 1, 2011) 3,083 Prix submissions, 90,227 Festivalgoers and 162,438 visitors to the Center, exhibitions in Tokyo, Berlin and Mexico City with attendance topping 300,000, approximately €1 million in R&D funding for the Futurelab, 7% growth in staff size, and the third best financial results in Ars Electronica’s history—this brief overview of our activities … Continue reading “Ars Electronica Linz Gmbh: 2010 was an Outstanding Year”

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Deep Space LIVE: Linz_Then/Now

Deep Space LIVE: Schätze aus dem Stadtarchiv Linz

(Linz, January 25, 2011) Treasures from the Archive of the City of Linz will be the centerpieces of a series of Deep Space LIVE events held at the Ars Electronica Center in cooperation with the Archive. The main attractions: pictures of Linz past and present, whereby each respective historical view will be contrasted to its … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Schätze aus dem Stadtarchiv Linz”

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LabDays: REPAIR

(Linz, January 19, 2011) The Open PappLab in which customized cardboard furniture can be designed and produced, a chat with an algae engineer whose mission is to save the world and electronic components that can be eaten once their useful life is over are some of the highlights of REPAIR LabDays at the Ars Electronica … Continue reading “LabDays: REPAIR”

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Hahnenkamm Rennen 2010

Deep Space LIVE: Die Streif in 3D

(Linz, January 14, 2011) Here’s your big chance to experience what it’s like to race down the world’s most famous ski slope—hearing the whoosh of the wind and the skis gliding over the packed snow as you speed towards the finish line at 90 MPH! Red Bull and the Ars Electronica Center cordially invite you … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: Die Streif in 3D”

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Twisting Prominence

Deep Space LIVE: O Sole Mio

(Linz, 11.1.2011) The Sun is the hub of our solar system, and its light and warmth are the preconditions for all forms of life. So it’s no wonder that the Sun is among the most intensely studied heavenly bodies. How and when the Sun came into existence, what it consists of and how it functions—all … Continue reading “Deep Space LIVE: O Sole Mio”

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