An internationally unique plattform for digital art and media culture. September 8–12, 2016 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 (September 8-12, 2016, Linz, Austria). The venues of these artistic-scientific encounters include the PostCity, the Ars Electronica Center, the OK Center for Contemporary Art, the CENTRAL, the Linz Art University and the LENTOS art museum.
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 Ars Electronica Festival is also a platform for encounters with and exchange among outstanding scientists and artists. A series of symposia focuses on the Festival theme. The Future Innovators Summit is a conclave at which seasoned experts, up-and-coming entrepreneurs and social activists, engineers and scientists, artists and designers get together to exchange insights and skills and to inspire one another.
The theme of the 2016 Ars Electronica Festival is RADICAL ATOMS – and the alchemists of our time. But who are these people, actually? In the theme exhibition, you'll find out all about the artists, scientists, activists and entrepreneurs whose unorthodox approaches and inspiring projects are bound to make an impact on our future.