A series of openings will highlight Day 1 of the Ars Electronica Festival. Whoever wants to benefit from expert commentary along the way through the POSTCITY should definitely join the Opening Tour led by Ars Electronica Artistic Director Gerfried Stocker.
WE GUIDE YOU
Ars Electronica focuses on issues of great current relevance in the fields of art, science and technology. This year’s festival theme, RADICAL ATOMS and the alchemists of our time is an effort to understand what these leading-edge scientists are up to and how they can contribute to changing our world.
Who are the alchemists of our time? While the world still has its hands full dealing with the Digital Revolution and the cultural and social transformations and challenges that it’s brought about, a young generation of scientists and creative engineers has set a course for new frontiers and is already at work amalgamating the disembodied world of digital data with the physical world of our bodies.
Throughout the Ars Electronica Festival’s run, we offer daily Highlight Tours through POSTCITY in German and English. Kids’ Tours are designed to provide young people with an enriching experience at the festival. Each day, experts will share their knowledge and offer insights into elements of the Festival. Delve into, and beyond, the theme “RADICAL ATOMS and the alchemists of our time. Discuss current theories on art, science and society. Be led, and find unexpected paths through POSTCITY. The Community Parcours consists of free-of-charge tours through POSTCITY for people with special needs, and tours conducted in the native languages of Austrian minorities.
|HIGHLIGHT TOUR||€ 12 / € 8 for those entitled to a discount|
|KIDS TOUR||€ 8 for those entitled to a discount|
|EXPERTS TOUR||€ 16 / € 12 for those entitled to a discount|
If you buy a Festival Pass or One-Day Pass you are entitled to one tour at no extra charge.
Multiple Tours in One Day: The tour schedule is structured to enable festivalgoers to conveniently take tours of POSTCITY, the Ars Electronica Center and Cyberarts exhibition in the OK in a single day. Our recommendations for between-tour intervals: a stop at the Mariendom and in CENTRAL where the Ars Electronica Animation Festival is being screened.