voestalpine Klangwolke – The Cloud in the Web

Sa/Sat 1. 9. 20:30

Open Cloud: Picknick in der Wolke

So/Sun 2. 9. 10:00 – 21:00


By staging the world’s first flying formation of 50 multi-rotor drones (quadrocopters), the Ars Electronica Futurelab is not only mastering an enormous conceptual and technical challenge; it’s also—above all—launching a new mode of 3D visualization. Equipping the half-meter-square whirlybirds with LEDs makes each silent-running aircraft a “spaxel”—a pixel in real space—and thus a mobile lighting […]

The Klangwolken-ABC

Whether they make up an SMS, an e-mail, a Facebook post or a handwritten missive, letters are the elementary particles of our communication. As indispensible protagonists in the history of the networking of the world, they’re also an essential part of the Cloud in the Web. The manifold shapes and assorted colors of the thousands […]

Amanogawa – The Milky Way

Unfortunately, the Ars Electronica didn’t get all the necessary permissions for running this project, so it’s not part of the voestalpine Klangwolke Yoshihiro Harano (JP), Koichiro Mikuriya (JP), Tomofumi Okada (JP) “Amanogawa” will be one of the aesthetic highlights of The Cloud in the Web. In it, 50,000 Inori Boshi®—floating LED balls 8.5 cm in […]

Klangwolken-Drohnen: Spaxels

Mit dem weltweit ersten Formationsflug von 50 Drohnen bewältigt das Ars Electronica Futurelab nicht nur eine enorme konzeptionelle und technische Herausforderung, sondern begründet vor allem auch eine neue Möglichkeit der 3-D-Visualisierung. Jeder der etwa einen halben Meter großen lautlosen Flugkörper wird zum „Spaxel“ – zum „Pixel in real space“, der dank LED-Ausstattung auch ein mobiler […]


Acoustically as well, the 2012 voestalpine Klangwolke is a joint effort. Ars Electronica cordially invites you to produce your own personal soundcloudminiature and to upload it to ars.electronica.art/klangwolke. There are all sorts of creative possibilities: melodies, the noise of everyday life, or just interesting sounds you happen to hear—at home in your garden or anywhere […]


Sa/Sat 1. 9. 17:00 – 19:00
Meeting Point: Ars Electronica Center, Maindeck
Goal: Hauptplatz, Mobiles Ö1 Atelier


Sa/Sat 1. 9. 10:00 – 23:00
Ars Electroncia Center, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Brucknerhaus, Hauptplatz, Hauptbahnhof

ABC-Werkstatt & ABC-Gallery

Do/Thu, Fr/Fri, Sa/Sat, So/Sun, Mo/Mon 09:00 – 21:00
Ars Electronica Center, Foyer