Ars Electronica 2018
September 6 - September 10
Ars Electronica is once again summoning hundreds of artists, scientists, engineers,
designers, technologists, entrepreneurs and social activists worldwide to gather in Linz
September 6-10 to jointly investigate current technological and social interdependencies and
their potential future manifestations.
All of this will take place in public and together with people from all walks of life, since a defining aim of Ars Electronica is to take leave of the classic premises devoted to culture and scholarship and to stage an internationally unique festival of art, technology and society amidst the public sphere in downtown Linz.
The festival locations are arrayed through the heart of the inner city—the former postal service
logistics facility adjacent to the train station, St. Mary’s Cathedral, the OK Center for
Contemporary Art, Moviemento and CENTRAL cinemas, Linz Art University, the LENTOS Art
Museum, the Brucknerhaus, Ars Electronica Center and Anton Bruckner Private University. At
these diverse venues, ideas and visions, works of art and prototypes, performances and
concerts engender temporary settings conducive to leeway and latitude, and provide
inspiration to the many festivalgoers who come to partake of them.
… in POSTCITY
The festival hub will once again be POSTCITY. Ars Electronica gets one more opportunity to
breathe life into this mothballed postal service logistics facility and use it as a venue for such
festival highlights as the Big Concert Night with Markus Poschner conducting the Bruckner
Orchestra, the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD festival, and a jam-packed lineup of conferences
featuring stellar participants. Plus, POSTCITY offers Linz-based Ars Electronica yet another
chance to position itself as one of the world’s largest and most interesting international fairs
for creativity and innovation, and thus to network with associations, enterprises and
educational institutions throughout the world.