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Exciting Semester Break Program at the Ars Electronica Center
Ars Electronica's special tours and workshops offer stimulating insights into new technologies and convey interesting background information, while still being a great deal of fun.

Whether you race programmed robots on an obstacle course, stroll through the Millionenzimmer (Million Room) of Schönbrunn Palace like the Kaiser once did or design a world according to your own wishes and ideas – creativity and fantasy have no bounds when you visit the Ars Electronica Center. Besides different workshops, a large number of interactive installations encourage you to experiment and participate. By doing so you can effortlessly become acquainted with new technologies and learn how they work in an entertaining context. Welcome to the Electronica Center!

Friday Special - Guided Tours:
Our “Friday Special” guided tours featuring discount admission (€3) offer interesting insights into the world of tomorrow and a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with all the new exhibits that premiered in September 2005.

Fri 24. 02. 2006: 6 PM - 7 PM
Fee: € 3,00 (admission included)

Getting Creative in Robolab
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of robotics! The Ars Electronica Center’s Robolab lets you get hands-on experience bringing robots to life and experimenting with state-of-the-art technology.
This workshop puts some pretty cool stuff at your disposal: LEGO® elements, motors, touch and light sensors, as well as the LEGO® RCX microcomputer. Kids forms groups to collaboratively build and program robots, which are then put through their paces on an obstacle course. Thanks to user-friendly software, there are no prerequisites in the way of knowledge or skills on the part of workshop participants.

Tue 21. 02. 2006: 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Thu 23. 02. 2006: 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Ages: 10 – 15 years
Fee: € 5,00 (admission included)

New Inhabitants of Gulliver’s World
There’s always a lot going on in Gulliver’s World, where you can design your own imaginative action figures and “beam” yourself together with them into a virtual realm.
The dramatis personae of Gulliver’s World—nasty Nogg, female secret agent Lin and Ebel the slacker—are always glad when visitors drop by. You can give free rein to your creativity while using plastiline modeling clay and a 3D scanner to come up with some company for them. Then, it’s time for you and your action figures to get jointly beamed into Gulliver’s World. And as a little souvenir of the experience, you can take home a picture documenting your virtual outing.

Sun 19. 02. 2006: 1 PM – 3 PM
Sun 26. 02. 2006: 1 PM – 3 PM
Ages: 16+
Fee: € 8,00

Journey of Adventure
Youngsters are taking over the Ars Electronica Center! Embarking on a “Journey of Adventure” is a fun way to discover fantastic, state-of-the-art high-tech worlds in the Museum of the Future.

Sat 18. 02. 2006: 2 PM – 3:30 PM
Sun 19. 02. 2006: 2 PM – 3:30 PM
Tue 21. 02. 2006: 2 PM – 3:30 PM
Wed 22. 02. 2006: 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Thu 23. 02. 2006: 2 PM – 3:30 PM
Sat 25: 02. 2006: 2 PM – 3:30 PM

Ages: 6 – 15 Jahre
Fee: € 4,00 (admission indcluded)

Special “Cyberworlds” Tour
Take a trip into virtual worlds! The special “Cyberworlds” tour through the Ars Electronica Center showcases incredible VR applications and spotlights interesting technical details.
Virtual worlds are computer-generated environments that you can design using your own powers of imagination. In virtual realities, you can not only see what’s around you and move about on your own; you can also engage in activities and trigger actions.

Sun 19. 02. 2006: 1 PM – 2 PM
Sun 26. 02. 2006: 1 PM – 3 PM
Ages: 16+
Fee: € 8,00

With queries, please contact:

Mag. Wolfgang A. Bednarzek MAS
Pressesprecher Ars Electronica

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