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Staff and students together visit the Ars Electronica Festival for art, technology and society

We are happy that the Media Technology staff and students will together again visit the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz (Austria). The five-day study 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, new Media Technology MSc students go on a field trip to the Ars Electronica Festival for art, technology and society. In five days, it provides highly diverse interactions between artists, scientists, developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and activists from all over the world.

Over four days our 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 and technologies. Drawing from the rise of AI and potentially resulting problems, the theme of this year's festival is "Who Owns the Truth?". It runs September 6 - 10th.

The study trip is co-organised with the Art Science program of Royal Academy of Arts and Royal Conservatoire in Den Haag.

Screenshot of the Ars Electronica Festival 2023 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.

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