POST CITY Symposium III: Post Public, Post Private

Both the public sphere as well as the private, personal sphere have changed fundamentally in recent decades—both online and offline. The process of change, which is far from complete, confronts city planners and architectural designers with a tremendous challenge.

POST CITY Symposium IV: Habitat 21

Just like the exhibition of the same name, the Habitat 21 symposium also focuses on various exemplary ways and means to successfully handle the challenges of the urbanization process in the 21st century.

Future Catalyst Program for the Development of the POST CITY Kit

Two programs will occupy the focal point of the Post City Kit activities in the context of the Future Catalyst Program – a toolkit of ideas, strategies, devices and prototypes for the city of the future: The Future Innovators Summit and the Connected Intelligence Atelier.

European Digital Art and Science Network Meeting

Together with seven well-known artistic and cultural institutions, Ars Electronica launched the European Digital Art and Science Network, a Europe-wide initiative offering artists the chance to spend several weeks at the ESO or CERN followed by a stay at the Ars Electronica Futurelab.

Post City Kit Exhibition

The Post City Kit Exhibition shows with numerous prototypes and project presentations possible development directions towards the urban habitats for the upcoming human generations.

Habitat 21

The Habitat 21 exhibition considers the process of urbanization going on worldwide.

Interface Cultures Seminar: Post Post

At the Interface Cultures Symposium, an interesting lineup of scholars and artists will discuss the latest developments in media art as well as post-media issues and interface critique from an artist’s perspective.

u19 – Prix Exhibition

The u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD exhibition showcases the 15 best works submitted to the Prix Ars Electronica for prize consideration this year by artists, programmers and tinkerers under 19 years of age.

The Big Concert Night

For many years now The Big Concert Night is one of the very popular and unique elements of the festival program.

Diaspora Maschine

The Diaspora Machine is dedicated to the phenomenon of scattering, diffusing, disseminating. The gigantic spiral packet chutes in the former Postal Service logistics center on the grounds of Linz’s main train station stand like a pre-modern mechanical signal warning of the diasporas.

PostCity Kids Tour

This guided tour of PostCity for youngsters age 8-14 will venture far beyond the friendly confines of the u19–CREATE YOUR WORLD Future Festival of the Next Generation. It’s offered in English on Saturday at 3:30 PM.

FM4 Open Radio LIVE

Radio FM4 will be broadcasting a portion of its programming live from Ars Electronica from Thursday to Sunday.

F 015 Luxury in Motion

The F 015 not only represents the technical realization of autonomous driving. It also shows how self-driving cars are going to change our society as the automobile moves beyond its role as a means of transportation to become a mobile living space.

Rethinking the Shared Space

Alexander Mankowsky and Christopher Lindinger provide insight into the ongoing research partnership between Ars Electronica Futurelab and Mercedes-Benz.

Shared Space Spaxels

Shared Space Spaxels lets people experience robotic mobility with the help of three quadcopters.

Shared Space Bots

In Shared Space Bots, specially developed robots are the protagonists of experiments in human-automobile interaction.

POST CITY Expert Tour: POST CITY Sounds

Familiarize yourself with Werner Jauk on the way through the POST City, where you can experience through auditory installations that music is not just sound. (German language only)

POST CITY Expert Tour: Digital Habitats

Post-Internet: The internet has become so commonplace that it seems to make no difference whether something is happening in digital or in real space. (German language only)

Interface Cultures: Post-Post

This year’s Interface Cultures student project exhibition constitutes a provocative answer to the new post-media trends. The projects presented are futuristic, retro, post-, pre-, post-post or just art.

Soya C(o)u(l)ture-Workshops

(Deutsch) Bei drei Workshops in der Soya C(o)u(l)ture-Schauküche haben die FestivalbesucherInnen selbst Gelegenheit, sich im Upcycling der Abwässer aus der Sojaherstellung zu versuchen.

Connecting Cities Conference

European urban identities, social changes and citizen participation occupy the focal point of the first symposium at the 2015 Festival.

Post City Kit – Open Discussion

This session focuses on the Post City Kit all over the world. By inviting both creators and facilitators creating the Post City Kit into society together, this meeting aims to share and exchange ideas of the Post City Kit Initiative.

Music Monday – Lectures and Performances

A whole day full of music and sounds! Ars Electronica dedicates the last day of the Festival to sound installations. Lecture-performances offer deeper insights into the works of music and sound art that were presented over the last four days.

Halluc IIx

Halluc II is a robot/vehicle that can cope with the natural and rough environment.


ILY-A is a three-wheel one-person compact electric mobility vehicle that transforms into four configurations to meet the needs of a wide variety of situations.


ON THE FLY is an innovative infotainment system which integrates paper with digital media.

Genium – Bionic Prosthetic System

The innovative Genium leg prosthesis system offers for the first time the opportunity to walk with a gait that is incredibly close to the natural physiological one.

J1 Electric Motorcycle

The J1 Electric Motorcycle is a futuristic electric cruiser with innovative energy technology and first series motorcycle with a range of 200 km.

Cargo Cult Segway

The cargo cults are strange mockups of imperialism, and at the same time the preservation of old traditions.

Fahrradi Farfalla FFX

Following the tremendous success of the predecessor object Ferdinand GT3 RS, the current model Fahrradi Farfalla FFX is an attempt to further develop the concept of the mimicry encasement based on muscle-driven drive technique (muscle car) in an evolutionary manner.

Big Robot Mk1

The Big Robot Project in the PhD program in Empowerment Informatics, University of Tsukuba, aims to develop the world’s largest robot in which a pilot can ride and move.

Robots in Architecture

Robots in Architecture presents ideas and projects, that demonstrate how robots can be put to good use in design and production processes by those working in the creative field.


With the eMotionSpheres, Festo shows how several flying objects can move in a coordinated manner and within a defined space.

Noramoji Project

The Noramoji Project is a Website and an Opensource project. The old fonts used on the signs of local stores may not be as sophisticated as a precisely designed commercial font, but these “stray letters” (Noramoji) still have their own unique charm.

Soya C(o)u(l)ture

(Deutsch) Mit dem künstlerischen Forschungsprojekt Soya C(o)u(l)ture hat XXlab (ID) ein Verfahren entwickelt, Nützliches aus dem bei der Sojaherstellung anfallenden Flüssigabfall zu gewinnen.

Internet Yami-Ichi

The Internet Yami-Ichi (Black Market) is a one day flea market which deals “Internet-ish” things, face-to-face, in actual space.

Connecting Cities: False Positive

False Positive deploys text messaging, stealth infrastructure, street intervention, and data visualization to enact a surveillance conspiracy engaging the public in an intimate, techno-political conversation with the mobile technologies on which they depend

Renaming the City

In conjunction with the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival, South African artists Marcus Neustetter and Stephen Hobbs are focusing on Volksgarten. Their “Renaming the City” project invites folks living in Linz to name a route on which lots of us love to stroll—the main promenade through Volksgarten.


The FOCUS application for mobile devices is a camera function with a fun new wrinkle.


The Kuruma-Iku Lab is a research and development initiative that focuses on the relationships between people and cars and invites children and creators to join the investigation into sustainable roles for cars in our future society.


The Quasar series comprises of three sculptural helmets and interactive experiences, fifteen photographs and three VR screen captures.

Beauty Technology

With Beauty Technology the Brazilian artist Katia Cánepa Vega plays with the possibility of using skin and other body parts as interfaces for controlling technology.

A Wearable Studio Practice

Hannah Perner-Wilson (AT) and Andrew Quitmeyer (US) have designed a vest with lots of functional features that let a wearer attach various electronic gadgets and wear them right on his/her body.

Post-City Kits from the University of Tsukuba (JP)

During the 2015 Futurelab Academy programme with the Empowerment Informatics PhD programme at Japan’s University of Tsukuba, a leading research university with a visionary focus in human-centred cybernetics, two student teams have produced experimental projects

Vivid Dresses

In Vivid Dresses Dorota Sadovská takes as her theme natural creative processes, the deformation of nature, and the self-inflicted distortion of human nature.


Biopresence creates Human DNA Trees by transcoding the essence of a human being within the DNA of a tree in order to create “Living Memorials” or “Transgenic Tombstones”.

Urban Death Project

The project‘s mission is to create a meaningful, equitable, and ecological urban alternative for the care and processing of the deceased. The Urban Death Project is a compost-based renewal system.

The FlyFactory

In the Fly Factory Búi Bjarmar Adalsteinsson uses the cocoons of fly maggots raised in species-appropriate fashion on organic garbage as well as a common, everyday mixer and a microwave to make a product resembling tofu.


The Indonesian female art collective XXLab works on a program to create fashion while dealing with environmental problems.


K-9_topology researches the co-evolution of genes, evolution psychology, behavioral ecology, and hence cultural evolution through the paradigm wolf-dog-human.

Connecting Cities

The projects by Connecting Cities Network aim to establish urban media façades as open platforms for citizens to engage in participatory city-making processes.


bell takes up an ancient tradition and hooks it up to a Geiger counter so the bell chimes as soon as the sensor picks up even the slightest hint of radioactivity.

So similar, so different, so European

Produced under the auspices of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, “So similar, so different, so European” is a campaign that addresses the enlargement of the European Union.

Flashlightinstallation #1

How do flashes of light affect our perception? This installation space equipped with 64 electronic flash units from disposable cameras invites visitors to experience the effects of randomly flashing light impulses on their own bodies.

Rethinking Linz, Rebuilding Linz

City planning concerns all city residents and not just the experts. With a Shadowgram Wall the Post City Kit offers an opportunity to articulate ideas and wishes for the habitat of the 21st century and to share the ideas with the other festivalgoers.


CITIZENFOUR is a real-life thriller in which dramatic events unfold by the minute right before our eyes, the breathtakingly exciting account of the courageous step taken by a young whistleblower—urgent, disturbing, politically explosive.

Design Your City

Take part and improve the urban environment with your ideas! Design Your City allows you to experiment with the cityscape easily, quickly and playfully, to start discussions and to share it as a picture with other people.

TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard

Spanning a period of around 18 months, TPB AFK documents the continuing battle between the state prosecution in Sweden and the site’s runners Gottfrid Svartholm, Fredrik Neij, and Peter Sunde.


Mythogenesis embodies the observations of a new media researcher. Its purpose is a visual analysis of propaganda videos that have become a source of the mythogenesis process of the new Ukrainian hero.

100 Percent Mobility

In 2015 the Austrian Motorist and Touring Club ÖAMTC approached the University of Art and Design Linz, asking students and teaching staff members to reflect on how mobility will change in the future.


Volume is a sound installation that doesn’t just encourage visitors to consider these questions; it also sharpens their aural perception.

Re-Reading the City

Reassuming the role of the photographer as a kind of post-flaneur, Andreas J. Hirsch casts personal views on the city reflecting the post-urban condition as such.


“Superscape” is a biennial Austrian architectural prize. Its mission is to spotlight innovative architectural concepts for the interplay of private and public spaces in an urban context.

Knowledge Capital

Knowledge Capital is a center for the creation of new intellectual values through interaction and collaboration, and a core facility at Grand Front Osaka established by private companies, the multi-purpose complex of commercial facilities, offices, hotel and service apartments.

iHome / personal home

iHome / personal home wants to be the continuation in the gesture-interaction of human beings with spaces, to a life with partner-like living spaces.


Hyungjoong Kim created Jangdna (Korean: rhythm), an interface that not only analyses and visualizes an audible piece of music, but also makes it modifiable in a very simple way.

Farmers’ Market of the Future

Nutrition has to be organic! Lots of folks are convinced of this, especially the farmers who have gotten organized in a group named BIO AUSTRIA. Pretty much all the food and beverages offered to POSTCITY festivalgoers is organic too.

What Does Peace Look Like?

The Alfred Fried Photography Award is more than just a photo contest; it’s the world’s only competition that asks entrants to visually answer the question of what peace looks like.


Artist Norbert Artner’s high-quality photographs taken between 2010 and 2014 recorded the process of reflection involving the two Hallstatts in Austria and in the southern Chinese Province of Guangdong.