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Staff and students together visit the Ars Electronica Festival, in Austria

After two years Covid-19, we are happy that the Media Technology staff and students will together again visit the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz (Austria). The five-day trip offers a shared source of inspiration and a basis for discussion to students and lecturers.

Since 2003, at the start of each academic year, all new Media Technology MSc students go on a field trip to the Ars Electronica Festival. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, for previous two years we organized our own field trip in The Netherlands, visiting exciting artists and scientists, sites, labs, creative spaces, exhibitions, and museums.

This year, we not only take the new students to Ars Electronica, but any other student of our program who wishes to join us can do so!

Screenshot of the Ars Electronica Festival 2022 website

Ars Electronica Festival

Since 1979 Ars Electronica has been the world’s most outstanding forum of (new) media research and electronic art. State-of-the-art works of hundreds of artists and researchers from dozens of countries are presented in a festival site that consists of exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, lectures, symposia, concerts, films, and more. Over three days students are faced with creative aims, technological means, scientific consequences, artistic qualities, ecological and ethical questions, and the social context of the spread of new media.

The theme of this year's Ars Electronica Festival is "Welcome to Planet B". It runs September 7 - 11th.

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