Ars Electronica Festival 2016 RADICAL ATOMS and the alchemists of our time

The Ars Electronica Center is the heart of the UNESCO City of Media Arts Linz © LinzTourismus Eckerstorfer The Ars Electronica Center is the heart of the UNESCO City of Media Arts Linz © LinzTourismus Eckerstorfer

Media arts festival in Linz focuses on connecting the digital data with the physical world of our bodies

The Ars Electronica Festival faces important questions about the future and focuses these inquiries on the nexus of ART, TECHNOLOGY and SOCIETY. Over the last few years it became one of the world’s most important media art festivals. Now several hundred network nomads, theoreticians, artists and technologists from all over the world work together to create this extraordinary media arts festival in Linz.

 

RADICAL ATOMS and the alchemists of our time

From September 8 till September 12 the Ars Electronica Festival tries to connect the disembodied world of digital data with the physical world of our bodies. With the slogan "RADICAL ATOMS and the alchemists of our time" the media arts festival shows projects and research work on the human-machine interface: employing the neurosciences and biotechnology, digital hardware & software, and bringing together old handicrafts traditions with 3-D printers and laser cutters.

 

The Festival won't only deal with the technological concepts but also focus on the people behind them - the "alchemists of our time". Alchemists have always tried to transcend the narrow confines that were delineated by the science of their time and culture. The media arts festival wants to find out who the men and women are which are developing our impending future; what drives them on; in what sorts of constellations and collaborative arrangements they are working; and what characterizes the locations at which their ideas and projects are taking shape.

 

Various festival venues in Linz

The festival venues are located right downtown. Venues include the PostCity, LENTOS Kunstmuseum, Kunstuniversität Linz or OK Offenes Kulturhaus. Visitors can customize their own personal Ars Electronica itinerary by choosing from among a wide array of conferences, speeches, exhibitions, concerts, performances and interventions.

 

Information Ars Electronica Festival 2016

Date: September 8 - 12, 2016
Tickets: You can order your tickets online or purchase them during the Ars Electronica Festival right on site at the box office during the respective business hours each day of the festival.
Program: Details about the program online
Further information: Ars Electronica Festival Website

 

WE Button 2016 ENGEnjoy a media arts weekend in Linz!

Take your time and discover the UNESCO City of Media Arts Linz. Enjoy a Linz-weekend with lots of benefits: 2 nights in a 3- or 4-star hotel with breakfast buffet, reductions on touristic attractions and free unlimited use of LinzAG linien public transit lines. Besides the participation of the Ars Electronica Festival 2016 you can also enjoy nature alongside the Danube, a visit the versatile art scene or take a break in the historic old town. Send us your booking request!