Ars Electronica Center

Deep Space 8K: Rhizome

Rhizome is an experimental animated short film that has its foundation in the homonymous philosophical concept coined and developed by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Gattari, involving research that is close to Steve Reich’s serial music, Escher’s mathematical art work, Bruegel and Bosch’s paintings and various scientific theories about the development of life, genetics, the infinitely small and the infinitely large.

Deep Space 8K: VH AWARD

The VH AWARD’s purpose is to uncover promising but relatively unknown Korean artists creating media art. It seeks to support these young, talented media artists’ art-making process, but to also help them gain international recognition.

Deep Space 8K: RadianceScape

RadianceScape is a data-visualizing audiovisual piece. It based on the live radiation data from the, a global sensor network for collecting and sharing radiation measurements, to generate a cityscape

Deep Space 8K: Flow

FLOW is an immersive interactive installation specially designed for the deep-space media display. Inspired by the natural phenomenon of the tides, the multimedia environment offers a sensory experience, poetic, playful and aesthetic principles of the rise and fall of sea levels.


For Obscurity Paolo Cirio cloned mug shots of over 15 million U.S. prison inmates from various websites and then disguised the photos. An algorithm systematically scrambled the appurtenant information—name, age, crime convicted of and length of sentence—to make each individual completely unrecognizable.

Current and future applications of BCIs

BCIs translate brain activity into control signals for numerous applications, including tools to help severely disabled users communicate and improve their quality of life.

Deep Space 8K: Cooperative Aesthetics

Cooperative Aesthetics is an exhibition by Gerhard Funk (AT) of a collection of programs designed to enable audiences to enjoy collective audiovisual experiences. The intention is to transform Deep Space into a setting in which visitors can move about freely and thereby influence the visual output of the wall and floor projections and the sounds audible in the space

Deep Space 8K: See what you made me do

See what you made me do is a generative performance for two characters, playing and interacting according to roles and rules of power present in social intercourse. According to archetypes of behavior, our attitudes and actions are determined within a dramaturgical thread and intertwined with an immersive visual and sonic interpretation.

Window to the World

An automobile’s windshield only had to be transparent and shatterproof heretofore. But now, “Window to the World” manifests a futuristic vision of mobility in which the glass front panel separating the passenger compartment from the world extends an invitation to a new form of interaction between inside and outside. The pane becomes an interface that moves driving beyond transportation and makes the car a vehicle for entertainment, play and information.

Deep Space 8K: Pathfinding in the Human – Computer Medicine

During the last three decades we have witnessed the growing complexity of technology and a flood that is filling our hospitals today—functional imaging, full gene sequencing, automated laboratory medicine and much more. But the role and responsibility sharing in healthcare, clearly structured into specific disciplines, has remained almost unchanged despite almost complete digitization.