“Specials” are the highlights of the 2008 Ars Electronica Festival, works whose attractiveness and originality make them truly extraordinary. This is the festival curators’ way of saying: DON’T MISS THIS!


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!


Bleu Remix - Performance »

06.09. | 19:00-20:00


Bleu Remix is a performance in which Yann Marussich lets blue liquids seep through his skin thus damaging the interior stir of his body.


campus | Tokyo Tour »

06.09. | 17:00-18:00

Kunstuniversität Linz / Hauptplatz

conducted by professors of the University of Tokyo


Episureo - zusammenfließen »

04.09. - 09.09. | 10:00-23:00

Schwimmbad, Holmes Place

An image projected onto the ceiling reacts to the swimmers in the water via camera tracking. The visualization changes depending on their movements, and a musical tapestry is woven through an underwater loudspeaker.


FM4 Surprise Breakfast - Sunny Side Up »

07.09. | 10:00-12:00


FM4 presents Sunny Side Up on stage at Pfarrplatz with a live simulcast for the denizens of radioland.


Public Fruit Jam »

07.09. | 13:00-16:00


Take part in a Public Fruit Jam! Bring in fruit you´ve cultivated yourself or found "growing wild." Then we´ll all make marmalade together.


tosca »

05.09. - 05.09. | 23:30-01:00

Alter Dom

tosca was established by Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber in 1994 as an electronic music project.


Vernichtungsaktion »

06.09. | 10:00-18:00


This undertaking will target first and foremost the aspect of brand value and imitation. What this campaign will be destroying are knock-offs of brand-name merchandise, although the real value of an original apparently no longer bears even the slightest relation to the value that the brand claims for that item.