Meeting point: WE GUIDE YOU Tourist Office, Arkade, Ground floor

The WE GUIDE YOU program has been expanded this year to offer a variety of themed tours for every age group and predilection. Each one lasts about two hours, takes place rain or shine, and features several festival venues. Mandatory preregistration at the WE GUIDE YOU Tourist Office on the Ground Floor of the Arkade!

Highlight Tour
The 2014 Ars Electronica Festival is taking leave of many customary venues to seek out new locations in the inner city. We’ll check out the Change Gallery in the Arkade shopping mall and discover media art from all over the world in the display windows of shops on Herrenstraße and Spittelwiese, experience the Bishop’s Residence and the Cathedral from new points of view, and encounter works that won Golden Nicas at this year’s Prix Ars Electronica. This tour includes admission to the Ars Electronica Center on the day of the tour (or on the following day for members of the 6 PM tour group).
THU September 4-MON September 8, 2014, daily 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 6 PM in German
THU September 4-MON September 8, 2014, daily 10:30 AM, 2 PM, 6 PM in English

Change Tour
What does it take to change? How can we jointly make a positive contribution to our future? On the Change Tour, we take a variety of approaches—some playful, others profoundly serious—to art, science, culture, business and politics.
THU September 4-MON September 8, 2014, daily 5 PM in German
SAT September 6 and SUN September 7, 2014, 2:45 PM in English

Innovators Tour
A colorful coterie of trailblazers is convening at the Future Innovator Summit to collaboratively develop new ideas. The accompanying Future Innovators Exhibit showcases the accomplishments of the members of this select circle. The Innovators Tour offers an opportunity to experience their brainstorming right up close and to get acquainted with their work.
THU September 4, SAT September 6, SUN September 7, 2014, 11:30 AM, 2:30 PM and FRI September 5, 2014, 12 PM, 2:30 PM in German
THU September 4-MON September 8, 2014, 3 PM in English

Treffpunkt: OK im OÖ KQ
Consummate examples of digital art—the 2014 CyberArts exhibition is a showcase of outstanding works submitted to the Prix Ars Electronica competition. In-house experts trained in mediating the public’s encounters with works of art present the prizewinners and provide insights into the current digital state of the art.
FRI September 5-SUN September 7, 2014, 1:30 PM, 6:30 PM, MON September 8-THU September 9, 2014, 1:30 PM in German

Digital History Tour
How long have artists been creating media art, actually? What were the first digital works of art? How can historical technologies and edifices be put to new uses? Answers to these questions are provided by Linz’s Cathedral (as event venue) as well as by the 2014 Prix Ars Electronica, which awarded its first Golden Nica to a Visionary Pioneer of Media Art this year and thus focused attention on what is actually now the rather long history of this genre.
THU September 4-MON September 8, 2014, daily 11 AM, 5:30 PM in German
THU September 4, FRI September 5, 2014, 3 PM and SAT September 6-MON September 8, 2014, 1:45 PM in English

New Technologies Tour
This tour will make you smile and fill you with amazement! Behold the extraordinary new applications emerging at the interface of art and science: figures whose movements resemble those of neither humans nor machines; robots that get along nicely without electronics; a labyrinth that constantly modifies the path through it, and a door that opens only when you charge at it full-speed ahead!
THU September 4-MON September 8, 2014, daily 11:15 AM, 3:15 PM in German
THU September 4-MON September 8, 2014, daily 5:45 PM in English

Family Tour
Treffpunkt: Ars Electronica Center, Foyer
This tour starts at the Ars Electronica Center with how to use a blowgun to create clouds. Then it’s on to Umbrella Radio on Hauptplatz, followed by a zigzag course though downtown Linz and the many mighty amazing projects on exhibit there. Final destination is the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD Festival City in the Akademisches Gymnasium, where tour group members are invited to drop in on open labs.
adults: € 15
children: free
THU September 4.-SUN September 7, 2014, 10 AM, 1 PM and MO September 8, 2014, 1 PM, 4 PM in German
SAT September 6-SUN September 7, 2014, 2:15 PM in English

Film and Animation Tour
This tour focuses on motion pictures—prizewinning works of 3-D animation and projects singled out for recognition in the 2014 Prix Ars Electronica’s Computer Animations/Film/VFX category. In the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD Festival City, you can get access to some unusual apparatuses that enable you to make pictures move.
THU September 4-MON September 8, 2014, daily 2 PM in German
SAT September 6-SUN September 7, 2014, 11 AM in English

This tour lacks both a theme and a destination. What it offers are plenty of ideas that’ll get you brainstorming on your own. Take a shot: no guarantees, but nothing to lose either!
THU September 4-MON September 8, 2014, daily 5:45 PM in German
SAT September 6-SUN September 7, 2014, 12 PM in English

WE GUIDE YOU: Community Parcours / tours designed especially for people with special needs
We also offer special tours in German for people who are deaf, mobility-impaired, and blind or visually impaired.

WE GUIDE YOU: Community Parcours / Turkish, Romanian, Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian, Polish, Russian, Czech, Thai
Tours given in the national languages of Austria’s major ethnic minorities: Türkisch, Serbokroatisch, Rumänisch, Tschechisch, Polnisch, Russisch, Slowenisch und Thai.

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