The weekend at the 2018 Ars Electronica Festival ended with a bang: The Big Concert Night with the Bruckner Orchestra, performances and a dancing robot was once again one of the absolute highlights. The rest of the day was equally impressive - learn why here, with the best impressions of festival day four.
It was already the fourth day of the Ars Electronica Festival, but the enthusiasm for media art, outstanding lectures and surprising performances didn’t stop there. No surprise – with such a comprehensive festival program, it’s impossible to see everything even after four full days! Here you can see which highlights and moments were most impressive on Sunday – day four at the 2018 Ars Electronica Festival.
Even before the gates of POSTCITY Linz opened again for visitors, a small group of people were already hard at work inside: The hackers, designers, scientists and creative minds of the BR41N.IO Hackathon were developing their projects. The task was to realize different ideas with brain-computer-interfaces…
…in a time frame of exactly 24 hours. After programming and hacking all night long, the results could finally be presented and prizes be awarded on Sunday afternoon.
Right next door, visitors to the exhibition The Practice of Art & Science strolled through projects at the interface of art and science…
…and looked for inspiration in the Space Art exhibition based on space travel.
In between, unsuspecting visitors repeatedly experienced the pop-up performance Klangschlange from Queensland University of Technology at POSTCITY, which invited them to join in.
Not far away from POSTCITY, Uwe Rieger an Yinan Liu impressed festival visitors with LightTank – in the middle of the St Mary’s Cathedral in Linz. This year, the church once again got turned into a very special kind of festival location.
There was also a lot going on at the Ars Electronica Center: At SAY_SUPERSTRINGS by dastrio and OUCHHH for example, piano music and visualizations met at Deep Space 8K.
On the other bank of the Danube, the Campus Exhibition at the Linz University of Arts is once again a source of inspiration today, for example with The One that Shatters in the Air.
Back at POSTCITY Linz, the area of U19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD was full of people who programmed, crafted, danced, tried out new things and just simply had fun.
In between workshops and Open Labs, the first Hebocon in the history of the Ars Electronica Festival also took place. Here, badly made low-tech robots competed against each other in a kind of sumo wrestling match.
The robots could be crafted directly at the festival at the Open Lab of Jugend Hackt.
The vibe at the Future Innovators Summit was a little bit more serious: The experts coming from areas like art, business, activism, or science thought about creative questions of the future.
The conference hall was also full of people busy thinking: In the second part of the theme conference (part 1 already took place on Friday) discussions revolved around the error in science and space travel.
At the Big Concert Night on Sunday evening, a great festival weekend came to an end: With spectacular show interludes and the impressive live music of the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the evening was – as always – a real highlight.
The special location – the old train hall of POSTCITY Linz – and the varied program made for a truly extraordinary evening.
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