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2016

The Ars Electronica Futurelab Designed the DATA ROOM and a Futuristic Foodwall

(Berlin / LInz, 21.12.2016) The Ars Electronica Futurelab Designed the DATA ROOM and a Futuristic Foodwall at SAP’s new headquarter in Berlin

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Deep Space LIVE: The Sculptor Galaxy

(Linz, December 19, 2016) All eyes will be on the Sculptor, a galaxy 10 million light years from Earth, at the next Deep Space LIVE hosted by astrophotographer Dietmar Hager.

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Family Fun at the Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, December 13, 2016) The Ars Electronica Center is spicing up the weekend before Christmas with a colorful lineup of fun activities for the whole family.

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Deep Space LIVE: Gravel Pit as Habitat

(Linz, December 12, 2016) Gravel pits as habitats for waterfowl, mammals, amphibians and invertebrates is the theme of the next Deep Space LIVE on Thursday.

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Deep Space LIVE: Linz Legends

(Linz, November 28, 2016) The Linz metropolitan area and the Danube as a transportation artery for travelers, merchants, crusaders and pilgrims is the theme of the next Deep Space LIVE.

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Stained-glass Windows & High-tech Medicine

(Linz, November 21, 2016) The next Deep Space LIVE highlights the stained-glass windows of Linz’s Mariendom.

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The Old Linz Synagogue – A Virtual Walking Tour

(Linz, November 15, 2016) A detailed digital reconstruction of the old Linz synagogue that was wrecked and set ablaze on Kristallnacht, November 9-10, 1938, can now be accessed in the course of a virtual walking tour in the Deep Space 8K of the Ars Electronica Center.

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Deep Space Weekend: Cinematic Rendering

(Linz, November 14, 2016) The rapid development of medical imaging techniques such as cinematic rendering will be the focal-point theme at the next Deep Space Weekend.

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Ars Electronica Linz and Onassis Cultural Foundation present a new exhibition

(Athens/Linz, November 8, 2016) A representative selection of 16 outstanding works of hybrid art can now be seen in “HYBRIDS – On the Borderline between Art and Technology,” an exhibition running at the Onassis Cultural Centre–Athens.

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Archäologie, Tanz und inspirierende Ideen

(Linz, November 3, 2016) A jam-packed lineup of activities for young and old alike awaits visitors to the Ars Electronica on the first weekend in November.

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Deep Space LIVE: Linz’s Railroad Bridge

(Linz, November 1, 2016) A 3-D visualization of the railroad bridge over the Danube in Linz is the highlight of the next Deep Space LIVE on Thursday evening.

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The Alchemists of Art and Science

(Linz, Octorber 26, 2016) An exhibition showcasing “modern alchemists” opens on Wednesday, October 26th at the Ars Electronica Center.

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Deep Space LIVE: Europe’s Green Roof

(Linz, October 24, 2016) Europe’s largest contiguous expanse of forest is the subject of the next Deep Space LIVE event this coming Thursday evening.

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Deep Space Weekend: Astronomy

(Linz, October 18, 2016) The Ars Electronica Center is hosting an entire weekend dedicated to astronomy in October.

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Space Travelers Make a Guest Appearance in Linz

(Linz, 5.10.2016) In speeches and presentations at the Ars Electronica Center, space travelers sent aloft by NASA, Roskosmos and JAXA will provide accounts of how it feels to leave our planet and to orbit Earth aboard the ISS at an average altitude of 354 kilometers.

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Space Travelers Make a Guest Appearance at the AEC

(Linz, September 30, 2016) Three astro- and cosmonauts will be making a guest appearance at the Ars Electronica Center on Wednesday,

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Deep Space LIVE and Long Night of Museums

(Linz, September 26, 2016) Spectacular, photorealistic 3-D depictions of the human body are the featured attractions at the next Deep Space LIVE – Cinematic Rendering.

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2016 Ars Electronica Festival

All press releases and fotos on the 2016 Ars Electronica Festival including DRONE 100 – Spaxels over Linz can be found on the press page of the Ars Electronica Festival.

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First residency awarded jointly by Ars Electronica and the European Space Agency

(Linz/Noordwijk, August 3, 2016) Aoife van Linden Tol (IE) will be the first artist-in-residence hosted jointly by Ars Electronica and the European Space Agency (ESA).

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Attendance Rose by 8.2%; Visitor Satisfaction at 96%

(Linz, July 19, 2016) Attendance at the Ars Electronica Center remained in an uptrend during the first half of 2016, when 87,027 visitors toured the Museum of the Future.

Read More Attendance Rose by 8.2%; Visitor Satisfaction at 96%

Ferienprogramm Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, July 11, 2016) The Ars Electronica Center’s jam-packed lineup of fun activities is a great way to keep the summertime blues at bay while school’s out!

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Deep Space LIVE: Sharks – Older than the Dinosaurs

(Linz, July 4, 2016) The sand tiger shark, a species acutely threatened by extinction, is the chief protagonist at the next Deep Space LIVE on Thursday.

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“HUMAN FACTOR – endless prototyping” at DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum

(Linz/Berlin, July 1, 2016) HUMAN FACTOR – endless prototyping,” an exhibition produced by Ars Electronica, is now appearing at DRIVE, Volkswagen’s stylish venue in Berlin.

Read More “HUMAN FACTOR – endless prototyping” at DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum

STARTS Prize 2016 to “Magnetic Motion” and “Artificial Skins and Bones”

(Linz, June 23, 2016) The highly endowed STARTS Prize 2016 goes to “Magnetic Motion” and “Artificial Skins and Bones”

Read More STARTS Prize 2016 to “Magnetic Motion” and “Artificial Skins and Bones”

Ars Electronica Linz co-curates an exhibition at Moscow’s Polytechnic Museum

(Linz, June 22, 2016) The Polytechnic Museum in Moscow commissioned Ars Electronica Linz to co-curate the “EARTH LAB – Artists as Catalysts” exhibition, a collection of artistic projects dealing with key issues pertaining to our planet.

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Ars Electronica Center Linz Is Now the European Space Education Resource Office in Austria

(Linz/Paris, June 22, 2016) The Ars Electronica Center has been officially named Austria’s European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO).

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Spaxels: From R&D Project to Commercial Success

“Up to now, we’ve been conducting the Spaxels as a profit center within the Futurelab division, and utilizing the revenues generated thereby to finance all of the associated operational expenses and R&D costs totaling €2.5 million. Now, we’re moving to the next level of professionalization by establishing Ars Electronica Spaxels GmbH” said Ars Electronica Linz GmbH CFO Diethard Schwarzmair.

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Spaxels Win Media Architecture Award in Sydney

(Linz, June 9, 2016) At the 2016 Media Architecture Biennale that was just held in Sydney, Australia, the Spaxels, Ars Electronica Futurelab’s autonomous drone swarm, were honored with a Media Architecture Award in the Future Trends and Prototypes category.

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A New Exhibition: TIME OUT .06

(Linz, June 8, 2016) The latest exhibition in the TIME OUT series produced jointly by the Ars Electronica Center and Linz Art University’s Time-based and Interactive Media program once again showcases the outstanding work being done by young media artists in Linz.

Read More A New Exhibition: TIME OUT .06

Deep Space LIVE: Watching the Brain while it Works

(Linz, June 6, 2016) The human brain will occupy the focal point at the next Deep Space LIVE this coming Thursday, June 9th at 8 PM.

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Deep Space LIVE: Scuba Diving in Upper Austria

(Linz, May 31, 2016) Upper Austria’s lakes and rivers are the featured attractions at the next Deep Space LIVE on Thursday,

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Interstellar Travel and International Museum Day

(Linz, May 17, 2016) A journey into outer space is on the itinerary this coming Thursday, May 19th at 8 PM in the Ars Electronica Center.

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The 2016 Prix Ars Electronica

(Linz, May 10, 2016) E-mails to the NSA, a game entailing a life-or-death decision and a pioneering woman of media art are among the 2016 Golden Nica winners

Read More The 2016 Prix Ars Electronica

Media Art Weekend at the Ars Electronica Center

Linz, April 26, 2016) The Ars Electronica Center will demonstrate what media art actually is at the upcoming Deep Space Weekend on Saturday.

Read More Media Art Weekend at the Ars Electronica Center

Open Call for a Residency at ESA

(Linz, April 20, 2016) Under the aegis of the European Digital Art and Science Network, Ars Electronica cordially invites artists to take part in a competition for a residency at the European Space Agency (ESA) and at the Ars Electronica Futurelab.

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Entertaining Lineup at the Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, April 19, 2016) A highly diverse program of offerings awaits visitors to the Ars Electronica Center this week.

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2016 Ars Electronica Festival

(Linz, April 12, 2016) „RADICAL ATOMS and the alchemists of our time“ is the title of the 2016 Ars Electronica Festival.

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Deep Space LIVE: Fear of the Onslaught

(Linz, April 11, 2016) At the next Deep Space LIVE, Simon Hadler, an award-winning journalist on the staff of the ORF–Austrian Broadcasting Company, will do a reality check on some of the purported facts being bandied about by participants in the refugee debate.

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Freshwater Worlds

(Linz, April 4, 2016) Fast-running streams, mountain lakes bathed in light, and picturesque sylvan pools—at the next Deep Space LIVE.

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Art History and Extreme Sport at Deep Space LIVE

(Linz, March 21, 2016) Breathtaking athletic feats and indomitable will are featured at the next Deep Space LIVE this coming Thursday.

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Easter Program at the Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, March 17, 2016) Lots of interesting stuff is happening at the Ars Electronica Center during Easter time too!

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New Exhibition: TIME OUT .05

(Linz, March 16, 2016) The 5th TIME OUT exhibition staged jointly by Linz Art University’s Time-based and Interactive Media program and the Ars Electronica Center once again features works by up-and-coming young media artists.

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European Digital Art and Science Network: Quadrature Is the Recipient of a Multi-week Residency at the ESO

(Linz / Santiago de Chile, March 15, 2016) The members of the Quadrature artists’ collective, Jan Bernstein, Juliane Götz and Sebastian Neitsch (all DE), are the recipients of this year’s European Digital Art and Science Network residency.

Read More European Digital Art and Science Network: Quadrature Is the Recipient of a Multi-week Residency at the ESO

Brain Research and Hidden Beauty

(Linz, March 8, 2016) Brain researchers’ latest findings on the subject of free will occupy the focal point at the next Brains for Everybody featuring Dr. Manuela Macedonia this Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 PM.

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Spotlight on Astronomy at the Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, March 1, 2016) The Ars Electronica Center is the place to be for astronomy buffs this week.

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Kids’ Research Lab Is for Experimentation, Play and Amazement

(Linz, February 24, 2015) Exploring, gaining insights and comprehension by means of game playing is the basic concept behind the Kids’ Research Lab that opened at the Ars Electronica Center

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Deep Space LIVE: Best of Zukunftswerkstatt

(Linz, February 23, 2016) “My FutureWorkshop” is a program that makes it possible for 120 unemployed young people each year to spend a week getting a behind-the-scenes look at the Ars Electronica Center.

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Ars Electronica Had a Great Year Financially Too

(Linz, February 22, 2016) Year-end financial statements confirms: Ars Electronica Had a Great Year Financially Too.

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Colorfully Diverse Program at the Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, 16.2.2016) An entertaining program is in store for visitors to the Ars Electronica Center once again this week.

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Ars Electronica Futurelab Visualizes Ravel’s Mother Goose

(Los Angeles / Linz, February 15, 2016) The Ars Electronica Futurelab made a high-profile guest appearance in Los Angeles February 12-14.

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Deep Space LIVE: Anatomy for Everyone – Travel Medicine

(Linz, February 9, 2016) Travel medicine is the featured topic at the next Deep Space LIVE on Thursday.

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New exhibition at the Ars Electronica Center: Creative Robotics

(Linz, February 3, 2016) Creative Robotics is the title of a new exhibition at the Ars Electronica Center.

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Entertaining Program on Thursday at the Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, February 2, 2016) A fascinating lineup awaits visitors to the Ars Electronica Center on Thursday evening.

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Ars Electronica Announces the STARTS Prize

(Linz/Brussels, February 1, 2016) On behalf of the European Commission, Ars Electronica hereby issues an open call for entries to a competition that will determine the first recipients of STARTS, prestigious and—with two €20,000 grants—highly endowed awards.

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Deep Space LIVE: u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD

(Linz, January 26, 2016) u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD—both the Future Festival of the Next Generation at the annual Ars Electronica Festival and the Prix Ars Electronica category—will be the center of attention at the next Deep Space LIVE this coming Thursday.

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Prix Ars Electronica 2016 Is Underway

(Linz, January 14, 2016) The 2016 Prix Ars Electronica is now accepting submissions for prize consideration.

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World Record: Intel and Ars Electronica Futurelab Send 100 Drones Aloft at Night

(Linz/Austria, January 12, 2016) Intel in collaboration with Ars Electronica Futurelab now hold the world record in the category Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Airborne Simultaneously.

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Attendance Up by 8.4% in 2015

(Linz, January 5, 2016) The Ars Electronica Center is pleased to announce strong attendance growth once again in 2015.

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