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Ars Electronica Festival 2016

7-9-16 23:00 - 11-9-16 23:00
PostCity, Linz, Austria

Waag will be present at the coming Ars Electronica Festival, which will be held September 8-12, 2016 (from Thursday to Monday) in Linz (Austria). The program of every Ars Electronica Festival is an extraordinary mix of diverse formats and features. Visitors can customize their own personal Ars Electronica itinerary by choosing from among a wide array of conferences, speeches, exhibitions, concerts, performances and interventions staged over five days.

We are at the festival with a exposition about the Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab at the PostCity venue, being the result of an honorary mention for the project at the STARTS Prize recently. Furthermore, we will give a FEAT (Future Emerging Art & Technology) workshop on the opening day, Thursday 8 September in the afternoon.

Exhibitions at Ars Electronica festival

The finest in media art. The most important exhibition at every festival is the CyberArts show at the OK Center for Contemporary Art featuring works submitted from all over the world for Prix Ars Electronica prize consideration and singled out for recognition by this year’s juries. This is a comprehensive showcase of excellence and leading indicator of what’s happening in digital art. The theme exhibition brings together a wide array of artistic approaches designed to open up diverse perspectives from which to consider this year’s festival theme.

The Ars Electronica Center (with extended opening hours throughout the Festival) provides 3,000 square meters of space hosting multiple exhibitions. Linz Art University’s annual Campus show spotlighting outstanding work being done at a selected guest university rounds out the lineup of exhibitions running during the Festival.

The top picture shows the project “Drone 100” – Intel in collaboration with Ars Electronica Futurelab that holds the world record in the category Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Airborne Simultaneously. More impressions of Drone 100 can be found on www.aec.at/feature/en/drone100 / Photo Credit: Intel