With its specific orientation and the long-standing continuity it has displayed since 1979, Ars Electronica is an internationally unique platform for digital art and media culture consisting of the following four divisions:

Ars Electronica – Festival for Art, Technology and Society
Prix Ars Electronica – International Competition for CyberArts
Ars Electronica Center – Museum of the Future
Ars Electronica Futurelab – Laboratory for Future Innovations


The essence of the internationally renowned Ars Electronica Festival is interdisciplinarity and an open encounter of international experts from the arts and sciences with a broad audience of highly diverse backgrounds and interests. Annually since 1979, the Festival has featured a lineup of symposia, exhibitions, performances and events designed to further an artistic and scientific confrontation with the social and cultural phenomena that are the consequences of technological change.


As the world’s premier cyberarts competition, the Prix Ars Electronica has been a forum for
artistic creativity and innovation since 1987. It is the trend barometer in an ever-expanding and increasingly diversified world of media art.
Thanks to its annually recurring nature, its international scope and the incredible variety of the works submitted for prize consideration, the enormous Prix Ars Electronica Archive provides a detailed look at the development of media art and a feel for its openness and diversity.

  The Ars Electronica Center opened in 1996 as a prototype of a “Museum of the Future.”
Its mission is to utilize interactive forms of mediation to facilitate the general public’s encounter with virtual reality, digital networks and modern media. A focus on issues at the interface of media art,
new technologies and social developments characterize the Center’s innovative exhibitions.
Beyond this, the Ars Electronica Center is the permanent base and thus the organizational foundation
of Ars Electronica’s regional and international activities.

The Futurelab is a model of a new kind of media art laboratory in which artistic and technological innovations engender reciprocal inspiration. The lab?s teams bring together a wide variety of specialized skills; their approach is characterized by interdisciplinarity and international networking. The Futurelab?s wide-ranging activities include designing and engineering exhibitions, creating artistic installations, as well as pursuing collaborative research with universities and joint ventures with private sector associates.




The Ars Electronica Center’s brand new facility opening in 2009 features expanded space for exhibiting artistic, social and technological innovations.

Senior software developers and junior software developers for the Ars Electronica Futurelab

The Ars Electronica Futurelab Linz is working on several very interesting and challenging projects in conjunction with the expansion of the Ars Electronica Center. To staff them, we’re seeking software developers on a free service contract (Freier Dienstvertrag) basis (undergraduates and recent graduates will also be considered):

1 Art in the Public Sphere
In a large, newly-constructed, publicly-accessible architectural complex, we are installing media infrastructure to display interactive works by media artists as well as to create new interactive works.

The project will run:
From April 2008 to mid-2009

Positions Available:
Junior and senior software developers for the following areas:
- Computer graphics
- Image recognition
- Control programming

2 Virtual Reality / Games
New VR infrastructure is being installed in conjunction with the reopening of the Ars Electronica Center. This infrastructure—consisting of state-of-the-art computer graphics, projection and tracking technologies—will be used to design and develop interactive worlds.

The project will run:
From now to mid-2009

Positions Available:
Junior and senior software developers for the following areas:
- Computer graphics
- Image recognition
- Control programming

This contractual relationship will run until April 2009; an extension following the conclusion of these projects is a possibility.

Please apply via e-mail only to: Michael Badics


  Applications via e-mail
to Michael Badics

Michael Badics
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