Lois Lammerhuber (AT), Rolf Heuer (DE/CH), Franzobel (AT), Peter Ginter (DE)
03.09.2011 Sa/Sat 15:00-16:00

Peter Ginter (DE), one of the world’s best photographers, and author Franzobel (AT) collaborated with CERN Director Rolf Heuer (DE/CH) to get the inside story of the LHC – Large Hadron Collider. Members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (AT) play “beautyful music for a beautyful beast” – Music for the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) by Ralph Schutti (AT) (world premiere).


Joachim Sauter (DE), Susanne Jaschko (DE), Jussi Ängeslevä (FN)
03.09.2011 Sa/Sat 14:00-15:00

ART+COM is one of the world’s most acclaimed studios working with new media. Its projects are situated at the nexus of design, technology, art and research. Now, the first comprehensive showcase of ART+COM’s oeuvre is appearing in the form of two publications by Berlin’s Gestalten Verlag: “ART+COM Medien, Räume und Installationen” and “ART+COM Media Spaces and Installations.” During the book presentation at Ars Electronica, Joachim Sauter (DE), Susanne Jaschko (DE) and Jussi Ängeslevä (FN) will focus on highlights of ART+COM’s 23-year history and thereby give an account of the history of new media from the perspective of an interdisciplinary studio.

Memories of Now

Daniel Dorobanțu (RO), Michaela Konrad (AT) featuring Eugene Neacșu (RO)
05.09.2011 Mo/Mon 20:00-21:00

Deep Space will be the point of departure of the maiden voyage of Memories of Now – Spirit of the Positron. Austria’s first and only multimedia, transmedial comic will beam into a interactive universe of sound and high-definition imagery.
With the support of the Rumanian Cultural Institut

Visual Sound Tour

Musikschule Linz (AT)
05.09.2011 Mo/Mon 17:00-18:00 & 19:00-20:00

Linz Music School is reprising last year’s very successful concert with another guest appearance at the Ars Electronica Center.

Photographie ORIGIN

Lois Lammerhuber (AT), Robert Reinagl (AT)
04.09.2011 So/Sun 11:00-12:00

Photographer Lois Lammerhuber (AT) visited CERN and other locations in an effort to enable viewers to behold the dimension of science that can be seen. In Deep Space, Lammerhuber will take festivalgoers on spectacular photographic zoom-ins and explain pictorial and technical aspects of his images. Besides CERN, the Louvre and Hallstatt were some of the other stops on this scientific journey’s itinerary. Robert Reinagl (AT), a member of the ensemble at Vienna’s Burg Theater, will intersperse readings of art historical interest.

Inside CERN

Michael Doser (AT/CH), Joao Pequenao (PT/CH), Dietrich Liko (AT/CH), Werner Riegler (AT/CH)
03.09.2011 Sa/Sat 16:00-18:00

Top CERN scientists show impressive images and explain the basics of how the Large Hadron Collider’s apparatuses and technical equipment function.

The Art of Body Mass

Herbert Gnauer (AT) with (AT), Happy Lab (AT), Joe Noname (AT), Doron Goldfarb (AT)
03.09.2011 Sa/Sat 13:00-14:00, 03.09.2011 Sa/Sat 20:00-21:00, 04.09.2011 So/Sun 15:00-16:00

The theremin is presumably the oldest purely electronic musical instrument. It’s played without touching it, usually by moving the hands. Herbert Gnauer (AT) worked together with (AT), Happy Lab (AT) and Joe Noname (AT) to develop two theremins that can be played with the whole body. Plus, Doron Goldfarb’s visualization software delivers a real-time 3D projection attuned to the sound.

Black Rain

Semiconductor (UK)
Prix Ars Electronica 2011, Honorary Mention, Computer Animation / Film / VFX
02.09.2011 Fr/Fr 20:00-22:00

Black Rain is a film that British duo Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman / UK, Joe Gerhardt / UK) made in collaboration with scientists. It uses graphic data from Heliospheric Image HI, two high-tech cameras that observe the structure and proliferation of solar eruptions.

Experimental Game Design

Hagenberg Campus of the University of Applied Sciences
Upper Austria (AT) / Interactive Media and Digital Arts programs
01.09.2011 Do/Thu 19:00-21:00

Young designers and up-and-coming creatives in the field of interactive game design will work together with festivalgoers to come up with elements for a game. The aim is blend in analog techniques to produce a game-playing performance for the theatrical stage.

The Third and the Seventh

Alex Roman (ES)
Prix Ars Electronica 2011, Award of Distinction, Computer Animation / Film / VFX
01.09.2011 Do/Thu 15:00-17:00

The Third and the Seventh

The Third and The Seventh is an ironic take on perfection and beauty. Full of subtle allusions to the animation milestones of the 20th century’s architectural and cinematic world of imagery, this work conveys us through an aseptic, romantically transfigured concept of perfection.

Cosmic Origin

Jerry T. Bonell (US), Dietmar Hager (AT) and ESO Scientists
01.09.2011 Do/Thu 10:00-11:00, 02.09.2011 Fr/Fr 10:00-13:00,16:00-19:00, 03.09.2011 Sa/Sat 10:00-13:00, 04.09.2011 So/Sun 10:00-11:00, 12:00-13:00,16:00-19:00, 05.09.2011 Mo/Mon 10:00-11:00, 06.09.2011 Di/Tue 10:00-11:00

Top experts will convey their astronomical knowledge to novices, intermediate students and advanced practitioners, and elaborate on what humankind now knows about the universe. Jerry T. Bonell (US) of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center will explain the “hot universe” that is brimming with high-energy insights. Scientists of the European Southern Observatory in Chile, on the other hand, will introduce us to the “cold universe”. The visible portion of the cosmos will be explained by Dietmar Hager (AT), an astrophotographer who’s certainly the right man for this job.

Le Phénomène Atmosphérique

Ina Conradi (US/SG), Mark Chavez (US/SG), Yoon Wai Cheong Davier (SG), Tan Cheng Quan Josh (SG)
31.08.2011 Mi/Wed 20:00-21:00

Le Phénomène Atmospherique is an impressive film about meteorological phenomena. Dreams combines digital drawings with experimental animation, and invites viewers to go on a kaleidoscopic journey into abstract worlds of imagery.

Outline Blue Planet

Alexander Soucek (AT)
31.08.2011 Mi/Wed 17:30-19:00

Featuring breathtaking images from outer space, Blue Planet takes viewers on a fascinating journey to places at which the power of life and nature manifests itself.


31.08.2011 Mi/Wed – 06.09.2011 Di/Tue, außer/except 03.09.2011 Sa/Sat, 14:00-15:00
DoppelLab software was developed at the MIT Media Lab in Boston (US). It can work dynamically with real-time data delivered by sensors such as those installed in a private home. DoppelLab uses these data to create virtual worlds that enable users not only to get an overview of what’s happing in the house but also to directly intervene in those events.

The conceptual point of departure of this is the fact that, wherever we go, we always leave behind traces—data that can be gathered, evaluated and stored to memory. The only question has to do with the form in which such data has to be put in order for us to really be able to understand it and the reason why we’re using this information.

To achieve this objective, the project crew’s building on the MIT campus was equipped with lots of sensors that registered every movement in the facility and visualized as moving points of light the constant comings & goings in the halls, offices and lobby.

Such a 3D model of the MIT building will be on display at Deep Space. More or less concentrated groupings of points of light provide precise information about which rooms people are currently using or moving through.
An interactive installation at the Ars Electronica Center makes it possible to step out of the role of non-participant observer, to be visible at MIT and, while still in Linz, to interact with MIT personnel.

MIT Media Lab – Responsive Environments Group (Gershon Dublon, Laurel S. Pardue, Brian D. Mayton, Noah Swartz, Patrick Hurst, Nicholas D. Joliat, Joseph A. Paradiso / US)

Teilchen & Kosmos

31.08.2011 Mi/Wed – 06.09.2011 Di/Tue, außer/except 03.09.2011 Sa/Sat, 13:00-14:00
The Institute of High Energy Physics (AT) offers a glimpse behind the scenes of scientific research. The Cosmic Radiation workshop gives an up-close look at the state of the universe shortly after The Big Bang. At The Secretof Particles from Outer Space, kids can enter a kind of spark chamber and experience how mysterious particles from the cosmos bombard Earth. The 3-D film Inside LHC accompanies Austrian physicist Michael Hoch on his way down into the LHC’s 27km-long tunnel.

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