The 2008 CyberArts Exhibition at the OK Center for Contemporary Art will once again showcase this year's prizewinning projects in the Prix Ars Electronica’s Interactive Art, Digital Communities and Hybrid Art categories. All the installations are interactive; visitors are cordially invited to engage in hands-on experimentation. The Ars Electronica Center will be exhibiting works from the u19 – freestyle computing category and also staging the u19 Animation Festival. The Brucknerhaus will be the setting for an exhibition elaborating on the 2008 festival theme, “A New Cultural Economy.” Intellectual property and copyright issues will also occupy the focal point of two highly diversified exhibitions on the Linz Art University campus and on Pfarrplatz. This year's featured artists from Slovenia will present their artistic projects at the Lentos Museum of Modern Art. Other interesting features include the “acar2” exhibition by Hyperwerk and “Interface Cultures.”


This year´s presentation of the Interface Cultures master and doctoral student projects focuses on aspects of mobility and performative interactions in public spaces.

curated by Christa Sommerer (AT), Laurent Mignonneau (FR), Dietmar Offenhuber (AT), Michaela Ortner (AT)

September, 4: 3:30 PM

CyberArts »

The OK Offene Kulturhaus Oberösterreich presents a selection of the best projects in the Prix Ars Electronica's Interactive Art, Hybrid Art and Digital Communities category.

September 4, 2008
6 PM

Extended Run: September 10 to 14

Featured Art Scene Exhibition »

Ecology of the Techno Mind presents a selection of works representing Featuring Art Scene form Kapelica Gallery (Ljubljana, Slovenia), artists who are deploying technology and science as a means of delving into social realty today. Among the projects’ themes are new media, biotechnology, space exploration and the use of computers in the medical field. 

September 4, 1 PM
Extended Run: September 10 to October 5

Hybrid Ego. Towards A New Horizon of Hybrid Art - The University of Tokyo »

Staged jointly with University of Tokyo, the 2008 installment of campus is meant to illustrate how the creative economy that’s so often evoked in this part of the world is already functioning quite successfully in Japan.
The University of Tokyo (UT) was founded by the Meiji government in 1877 as the first national university. campus | Tokyo exhibition and events introduce various projects mainly from its three courses—Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies (III), Graduate School of Information Science and Technology and Graduate School of Engineering. Around 25 projects from each laboratory are exhibited here, showing a diverse range of research areas united by a kind of common theme "Hybrid Ego," as a kind of altered ego by the technologies. The University of Tokyo is by no means an art college, which is why such great significance is attributed to integrating artists into the process of educating scientists and engineers in the context of expansion to interdisciplinary research programs.

September, 4: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

u19 - freestyle festival »

At this year's Ars Electronica Center exhibition, the spotlight will be on u19 - freestyle computing. The inherently broad spectrum of u19 and the multifaceted entries submitted to it make it the Prix Ars Electronica’s most highly diversified category year after year. Now, for the first time, the prizewinners will be showcased exclusively throughout the entire Museum of the Future.
u19 - freestyle computing involves up-and-coming young artists taking every conceivable approach to doing creative work with the help of digital technology. Anything goes here; perennial favorites are animated films, videos, image processing, website design, robotics experiments, applications, network software and games.

Supported by Liwest Kabelmedien GmbH

September, 3: 7 PM


acar2: WerkNetz »

04.09. - 09.09. | 10:00-19:00

afo architekturforum oberösterreich

Exhibition of Research Projects by the acar2 Partner Network


All of Linz - A Group Photo fom Above »

04.09. - 09.09. | 10:00-18:00

Altes Rathaus

During the festival 2007 Ars Electronica invited everyone in Linz to take part in a group portrait, and hundreds Linzers responded by sending messages directly back via the heavens – on banners, “creatively” mowed lawns and other works of art!


Der Gedankenprojektor »

04.09. - 09.09. | 10:00-19:00

Landesgalerie Linz

Der Gedankenprojektor (Thought Projector) is based on Nikola Tesla´s technical utopia of a device to photographically depict thoughts.


Digital Communities Exhibition »

04.09. - 09.09. | 10:00-19:00


Here, the presentation of projects singled out for recognition in the Prix Ars Electronica´s Digital Communities category will be more extensive than in previous years.