Hybrid Kalahari

Amit Zoran, Jennifer Jacobs
As digital makers, we see value in learning from non-digital craftspeople. In this work, we explore how collaborative making with non-digital makers can provide insight into traditional craft practices and values.

Ars Electronica Opening

The Ars Electronica Opening is full of performances and concerts – the opening event to the Ars Electronica Festival 2016.

Big Concert Night

The musical highlight of every Ars Electronica Festival is the Big Concert Night. It is an encounter of classical music, electronic sound artistry and computer-generated visualizations. The impressive venue of this year’s extraordinary concert is POSTCITY’s huge Train Hall.

Drone Races / Performances

The XBlade Allstarts get Radical is one of the world’s fastest drone racing teams. During the festival, they’ll transform the Train Hall of the POSTCITY into an aerial racing arena. This futuristic spatial spectacle featuring flying objects traveling at up to 140 km/h blows away the boundary between speed sport and artistic performance.

Radical Atoms Symposia

The 2016 Ars Electronica Festival theme symposia are scrutinizing the alchemists of our time. Who are these people conjuring up our near-term future?

Alchemists of our Time Exhibition

The “Alchemists of Our Time” exhibition at this year’s Ars Electronica Festival spotlights a new generation of artists and researchers. This show will be running in the spacious halls of POSTCITY on the grounds of Linz’s main train station.

u19 Ceremony

At the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD Ceremony the prizewinners in the u19 category of the Prix Ars Electronica will be presented and honored. 15 projects will receive awards this year, including the Golden Nica of this category. This main prize goes to the computer game “Die Entscheidung” (“The Decision”) by Jonas Bodingbauer.

FM Einheit: Mene, Mene, Tekel, upharsin

Numbered, weighed and found wanting. Blinded by his unbounded power, Babylonian King Belshazzar hosted a great feast. At the height of the gala celebration, he commanded that the gold and silver vessels stolen from the Jewish Temple be brought forth so the revelers could drink from them in honor of Baal, the god of Babylon.

Robots in Architecture

The international Association for Robots in Architecture is originally a spin off association of Vienna University of Technology. Its goal is to make industrial robots accessible for the creative industry, artists, designers and architects, by sharing ideas, research results and technological developments.

SHADES TOURS: Guided by the homeless

Discover another side of life and go on a tour guided by a homeless person! Discover the multiple shades of homelessness: the challenges, social services and stories of living and surviving on the street.