Welcome Area

THU September 8-MON September 12, 2016, 10 AM-7:30 PM
POSTCITY, Welcome Area
Credit: Martin Hieslmair

Welcome to the POSTCITY! At the entrance of the former postal and parcel distribution center you can not only purchase your ticket for the 2016 Ars Electronica Festival – this is also the starting point for our WE GUIDE YOU tours and the central meeting point in the POSTCITY.

Just Before Paradise

Just Before Paradise

This video draws attention to forced migration and the refugee crisis and also depicts the tides between death and life as a boundless crisis instead of a regional one.

Ars Wild Card +

Ars Wild Card is a smartphone app developed by Ars Electronica Futurelab which enables visitors to enjoy exhibitions in public spaces. Visitors can use it to get information about works in the exhibition, as well as photographing the works, even including themselves, and creating their original postcards.

Beehive Art & Science

Beehive art&science is an ongoing artistic research experiment and a documentation tool for the European Digital Art and Science Network to collect and contextualize video contents from artists, visitors and partners. In the broadest sense it is a cross-media system for crowdsourced video documentation.

Shadowgram +

Shadowgram is a combination of aesthetic entertainment – creating a physical object, a sticker cut out in the shape of your shadow – and participating in social brainstorming.

People Thinking Lab

A true revolution of technology is taking place in the stream of people’s everyday lives. The accumulation of new interactions between people and technology is creating a culture and shaping a new society. And that is how cultural and social innovations are initiated.