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2014

With 157,000 Visitors, the Ars Electronica Center is the #1 Museum in Upper Austria

(Linz, December 29, 2014) “Attendance of 157,000 at the Ars Electronica Center exceeded the projection for 2014.

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Art & Science – European Digital Art and Science Network

(Linz, December 18, 2014) In cooperation with seven renowned artistic & cultural institutions as well as the ESO–European Southern Observatory, Ars Electronica has launched the European Digital Art and Science Network.

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Family Days: Winterwunderzeit

(Linz, December 17) On the last weekend before Christmas, the Ars Electronica Center is hosting a winter wonderland featuring fun, family-style activities.

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Deep Space LIVE: Miraikan – Geo-Cosmos Content Contest

(Linz, December 15, 2014) The focus will be on the visual depiction of complex global interrelationships at the next Deep Space LIVE on Thursday.

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4 ACES: A Modern Scavenger Hunt in Imperial Vienna

(Linz, December 16, 2014) 4 ACES is the title of an urban art project that’s being staged on the grounds of Vienna’s Imperial Palace until the end of February 2015.

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Ars Electronica presents The Lab at ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha, Qatar

(Linz, December 9, 2014) Following up on last year’s very successful collaboration, Ars Electronica Linz has once again been invited to provide artistic projects to be featured at ITU Telecom World 2014.

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Drone Swarm Highlights Dubai’s National Holiday Celebration

(Linz/Dubai, December 2, 2014) The festivities celebrating the Emirate of Dubai’s national holiday climaxed yesterday evening with a big event including an aerial display by the Ars Electronica Futurelab’s quadcopter swarm.

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Deep Space LIVE: All about Linz’s New Medical School

(Linz, December 1, 2014) Dr. Franz Fellner, chairman of the Department of Radiology at Linz General Hospital will talk about the University of Linz’s new School of Medicine at the next Deep Space LIVE.

Read More Deep Space LIVE: All about Linz’s New Medical School

Art in Advent at the Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, November 24, 2014) “Art in Advent” premiering on Thursday, November 27, 2014 aims to get Ars Electronica Center visitors into the holiday spirit.

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Future Life and Linz. Scenes from Six Centuries

(Linz, November 17, 2014) Another fascinatingly diverse program is in store for visitors to the Ars Electronica Center this Thursday.

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Performance by FeinSinn: [A]ura

(Linz, November 14, 2014) An audio-visual performance awaits visitors to the Ars Electronica Center on Monday.

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Deep Space LIVE: Digital Fashion

(Linz, November 10, 2014) Digital fashion is the focal-point theme at the next Deep Space LIVE.

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Stress in the Brain and Freeride Mountain Biking

(Linz, November 3, 2014) The Ars Electronica Center has another great program on tap this Thursday.

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74,860 Visits to Ars Electronica Festival Events So Far

(Linz, September 8, 2014) Almost 75,000 visits to Ars Electronica Festival events have been tallied so far.

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2014 Ars Electronica Festival: Opening Parcours and Festival Premiere

(Linz, September 2, 2014) The grand Opening Parcours and the opening event will be the highlights of the first day of the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival.

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The Highlights of the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival

(Linz, August 27, 2014) Ars Electronica is inviting artists and scientists from all over the world to spend September 4-8 in Linz, Austria.

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Mons–Linz: The 2014 Campus Exhibition

(Deutsch) (Linz, 14.8.2014) Der Campus ist ein traditionelles Ausstellungsformat jedes Ars Electronica Festival.

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In a Perpetual State of Flux – The Big Concert Night 2014

(Deutsch) (Linz, 19.8.2014) Seit 2002 ist die Große Konzertnacht ein Fixpunkt jeder Ars Electronica.

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CyberArts 2014

(Deutsch) (Linz, 12.8.2014) Wenngleich das Ars Electronica Festival heuer mit einer ganzen Reihe von Neuerungen aufwartet, ist und bleibt hingegen die CyberArts-Ausstellung die wichtigste Medienkunstschau, die im Rahmen des Festivals präsentiert wird.

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The FestivalCity

(Linz, August 5, 2014) Ars Electronica, Linz’s media arts festival, kicks off in less than a month

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Family Night at the Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, July 9, 2014) The Ars Electronica Center will be staying open ‘til Midnight on Friday and offering fun activities for the whole family.

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Deep Space LIVE: In the Realm of Venus

(Linz, June 30, 2014) Lothar Schultes, art historian at the Museum of the Province of Upper Austria, will present some lovely sights indeed at the next Deep Space LIVE.

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Science Days: Anatomie für alle

(Linz, June 25, 2014) The Ars Electronica Center’s Science Days series is staged four times a year at to give young people—and grown-ups too!—an opportunity to get hands-on experience with high-tech innovations. This weekend, the focus is on human anatomy.

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Brains for All and Deep Space LIVE: Panoptikum

(Linz, June 24, 2014) A fascinating evening is in store for visitors to the Ars Electronica Center this Thursday.

Read More Brains for All and Deep Space LIVE: Panoptikum

World Wide Waves

(Linz, June 13, 2014) An audiovisual 3-D journey around the world awaits music aficionados on Monday.

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Long Night of the Stages at Ars Electronica Center Linz

(Linz, June 12, 2014) The curtain’s going up for an evening of theater, dance and fairy tales, as the Ars Electronica Center once again hosts the Long Night of the Stages.

Read More Long Night of the Stages at Ars Electronica Center Linz

Deep Space LIVE: 360°-Gigapixel-Fotografie

(Linz, June 10, 2014) Photographer Jeffrey Martin will show all the amazing things you can do with a digital camera, a 400mm lens and a fully automatic pan-tilt tripod head at the next Deep Space LIVE.

Read More Deep Space LIVE: 360°-Gigapixel-Fotografie

TIME OUT .02

(Linz, June 5, 2014) TIME OUT .02 is the next installment in the exhibition series that Linz Art University and the Ars Electronica Center launched this past January.

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Prix Ars Electronica: The 2014 Prizewinners

(Linz, 2.6.2014) The 2014 prizewinners of the Prix Ars Electronica were announced today.

Read More Prix Ars Electronica: The 2014 Prizewinners

Family Days at the Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, May 21, 2014) A colorfully diverse lineup of activities awaits visitors to the Ars Electronica Center during Family Days this coming weekend.

Read More Family Days at the Ars Electronica Center

Deep Space LIVE: Animations – Best of 2013

(Linz, May 19, 2014) Breathtaking works of computer animation will light up the next Deep Space LIVE on Thursday.

Read More Deep Space LIVE: Animations – Best of 2013

GameStage@AEC: Brave New World

(Linz, May 15, 2014) The virtual worlds of computer gaming will be teeming with life on Friday evening at the Ars Electronica Center.

Read More GameStage@AEC: Brave New World

Videos Documenting 35 Years of Ars Electronica Are Now Available Online

(Linz, May 13, 2014) The Ars Electronica Archive’s reconfigured internet presence is now online.

Read More Videos Documenting 35 Years of Ars Electronica Are Now Available Online

Deep Space LIVE: Storm Surfers 3-D

(Linz, May 12, 2014) Huge waves and thrills aplenty are in store for visitors to the next Deep Space LIVE this Thursday.

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Aakash Odedra and the Futurelab at the International Dance Festival Birmingham

(Linz / Birmingham, May 7, 2014) Renowned dancer Aakash Odedra, choreographer Lewis Major and the Ars Electronica Futurelab have been working together for the past year on an extraordinary dance performance that utilizes leading-edge media technology. A destination on the journey Aakash Odedra and the Futurelab are taking together was the International Dance Festival Birmingham, where the dance performance Murmur received standing ovations on May 6.

Read More Aakash Odedra and the Futurelab at the International Dance Festival Birmingham

Deep Space LIVE: The Curse of the Pharaoh

(Linz, May 5, 2014) The myth of the pharaoh’s curse will be scrutinized at the next Deep Space LIVE event on Thursday. Egyptologist Wolfgang Wettengel will give an account of what is said to be a mysterious curse that strikes down anyone who disturbs a pharaoh resting in his grave

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Ausstellunghalle LINZ VERÄNDERT bei seiner letzten Ausgabe gut besucht

(Deutsch) (Linz, 4.5.2014) Beim Urfahraner Frühjahrsmarkt 2014 nutzten zahlreiche BesucherInnen die Möglichkeit, sich bei der siebten und letzten Ausgabe der Ausstellung LINZ VERÄNDERT auf einen gleichermaßen unterhaltsamen wie aufschlussreichen Linz-Trip zu begeben.

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Eine Million BesucherInnen im neuen Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, April 25, 2014) This afternoon, it was our pleasure to welcome Bettina Zierhut as the millionth visitor to the Ars Electronica Center since the expanded and enhanced facility reopened on January 2, 2009.

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The Gösseum is an interactive journey back in time

(Linz/Göss, April 24, 2014) The success story of the Gösser Brewery founded in 1860 by Max Kober is the centerpiece of a new interactive installation at the Göss Brewing Museum. The Gösseum’s interactive exhibition was designed by Ars Electronica Solutions, which has been working together with Gösser since 2013.

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Deep Space LIVE: Anatomy for All. The Rivalry of the Organs

(Linz, April 17, 2014) The internal organs of the human body take center stage at the next “Deep Space LIVE: Anatomy for All” presentation on Thursday.

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Deep Space LIVE: The Last Supper

(Linz, April 14, 2014) The next Deep Space LIVE will offer visitors an extraordinary opportunity to take a close-up look at two of the world’s most famous paintings.

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Deep Space LIVE: Games of the Future

(Linz, April 7, 2014) At the next Deep Space LIVE, Jeremiah Diephuis of the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences’ Hagenberg Campus will present the latest trends in gaming and discuss potential scenarios for future developments.

Read More Deep Space LIVE: Games of the Future

Long Night of Research at the Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, April 3, 2014) In the course of The Long Night of Research, an extensive program of presentations and guided tours awaits visitors both young and old at the Ars Electronica Center.

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Deep Space LIVE: Volcanos

(Linz, April 1, 2014) Birgit Hartinger, an infotrainer in the Ars Electronica Center, will give a presentation about volcanoes in the course of the next Deep Space LIVE.

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Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz Visits Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, March 30, 2014) Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz paid a call on the Ars Electronica Center

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Deep Space LIVE: World War I in Linz

(Linz, March 24, 2014) Markus Altrichter of the Linzer Municipal Archive will provide a historical overview of the First World War’s impact on Linz at the Ars Electronica Center’s Deep Space on Thursday.

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C … what it takes to change: Ars Electronica Festival 2014

(Linz, 24.3.2014) C … what it takes to change is the title of the Ars Electronica Festival 2014.

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L’Oracle du Papillon Opens in Freiburg Technology Park

(Linz, March 21, 2014) “L’Oracle du Papillon – The Exhibition” co-conceived by Ars Electronica Solutions opened at the Technology Park in Freiburg, Switzerland.

Read More L’Oracle du Papillon Opens in Freiburg Technology Park

MUSEUM TOTAL und die Welt der Comics im Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, March 18, 2014) The NEXTCOMIC Festival at the Ars Electronica Center hosts workshops, speeches and presentations …

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Drone Swarm to Be Featured at the Opening Event of the Islamic Capital of Culture

(Linz / Sharjah, March 14, 2014) The Islamic Capital of Culture in the Emirate of Sharjah is kicking off with an official opening event on March 26th. The quadcopter fleet of the Ars Electronica Futurelab of the ceremony.

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Expedition Bible

(Linz, March 11, 2014) Bible Expedition, an exhibition sponsored by the Bible Society of the Diocese of Linz, will run at the Ars Electronica Center from Thursday to Sunday

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Still Time to Enter Prix Ars Electronica 2014

(Linz, March 5, 2014) Due to popular demand, the deadlines for submitting entries to Prix Ars Electronica and u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD have been extended.

Read More Still Time to Enter Prix Ars Electronica 2014

Anatomy for All

(Linz, March 4, 2014) Anatomy for All is the theme of a new series at the Ars Electronica Center.

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Prix Ars Electronica Clip the Thirty Millionth Entry on Europeana

(Linz, February 27, 2014) The animation “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” was awarded an Honorary Mention at the Prix Ars Electronica 2012 and is also the thirty millionth entry that is available via Europeana.

Read More Prix Ars Electronica Clip the Thirty Millionth Entry on Europeana

Deep Space LIVE: Merchants, Servants, Emperor

(Linz, February 24, 2014) Travel back in time to Linz of bygone days at the next Deep Space LIVE.

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SAP Pavillon – Experience Big Data

(Linz/Walldorf, February 17, 2014) Following up on its “Celebrate 40 Years of the Future” exhibition that premiered in May 2012, the Ars Electronica Futurelab is now staging its next show on the corporate campus of SAP, Europe’s largest software provider.

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Vacation Program at the Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, February 14, 2014) The great lineup of events at the Ars Electronica Center is the perfect way to keep the wintertime blues at bay while school’s out!

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Deep Space LIVE: The Arctic, North Pole 90°00 N, Franz Josef Land

(Linz, February 10, 2014) Visitors to the next Deep Space LIVE are invited to join Josef Friedhuber on a photographic expedition heading through the Arctic towards the North Pole.

Read More Deep Space LIVE: The Arctic, North Pole 90°00 N, Franz Josef Land

Science Days: Außer Kontrolle

(Linz, February 7, 2014) Surveillance and security on the Web are the focal-point themes at the next Science Days.

Read More Science Days: Außer Kontrolle

Ars Electronica Linz GmbH: 2013 Financial Recap

(Linz, February 4, 2014) Ars Electronica Linz GmbH has reported excellent results for 2013.

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Spaxels over Umea

(Linz, February 2, 2014) The Ars Electronica Futurelab’s quadcopter swarm was part of the big celebration launching the northern Swedish city of Umea’s term as European Capital of Culture.

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Deep Space LIVE: Best of Linz_Then/Now

(Linz, January 31, 2014) At the next Deep Space LIVE, Fritz Mayrhofer, former director of the Municipal Archive, will present historical photographs of the cityscape juxtaposed to current images taken from the same angle.

Read More Deep Space LIVE: Best of Linz_Then/Now

TIME OUT

(Linz, January 29, 2014) TIME OUT is a new series of exhibitions at the Ars Electronica Center designed to showcase interesting new work by young media art students in Linz Art University’s Time-based and Interactive Media program.

Read More TIME OUT

Prix Ars Electronica 2014: Updates Installed

(Linz, January 23, 2014) Beginning today, January 23, 2014, entries may be submitted for prize consideration to this year’s Prix Ars Electronica. The deadline is March 7 at midnight.

Read More Prix Ars Electronica 2014: Updates Installed

Deep Space LIVE: SMOS–The Hydrological Cycle Mission

(Linz, January 21, 2014) The SMOS Earth observation satellite will be the subject of a fascinating talk by Othmar Coser, the ÖWF–Austrian Space Forum’s consultant on environmental issues, at the next Deep Space LIVE on January 23, 2014.

Read More Deep Space LIVE: SMOS–The Hydrological Cycle Mission

KET – Kids Experience Technology

(Linz, January 14, 2014) KET – Kids Experience Technology is a very successful traveling exhibition is making its fourth appearance at the Ars Electronica Center.

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Ryoji Ikeda wins third Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN

(Linz/Geneva, 14 January 2014) Japanese Artist Ryoji Ikeda is the winner of the third Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN Award.

Read More Ryoji Ikeda wins third Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN

Deep Space LIVE: Among Humans

(Linz, January 13, 2014) A very poignant documentary about chimpanzees will be screened at the next Deep Space LIVE.

Read More Deep Space LIVE: Among Humans

Ars Electronica Center’s healthy 2013 bottom line

(Linz, January 10, 2014) 2013 was a very successful year for the Ars Electronica Center.

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