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
Enjoy 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!