The Ars Electronica Festival premiered in 1979 and is today the most important new media festival worldwide with approximately 75.000 annual visitors. The festival is designed to take the Digital Revolution’s emergence as an occasion to face important questions about the future and to focus these inquiries on the nexus of art, technology and society.
The Ars Electronica Futurelab sketches out possible future scenarios in art-based, experimental forms. Having Artists and Researchers from all over the globe collaborating with – and taking residencies at – the Ars Electronica Futurelab, is fundamental to the lab’s trans-disciplinary approach. Its range of services concentrates on expertise developed throughout the years in fields such as media art, architecture, design, interactive exhibitions, virtual reality and real-time graphics.
Christopher Lindinger / Ars Electronica Futurelab Linz – Co-director
Christopher Lindinger studied Computer Science at the University of Linz and Cultural Management in Salzburg. He worked as scientist in the field of Virtual Reality research and supercomputing visualization in Chicago and as developer for the game industry. Since 1997, based on his activities in the field of digital art, he is affiliated with the Ars Electronica and currently holds the position of the director of research and innovation in the Ars Electronica Futurelab. Christopher Lindinger has contributed to many new media art projects and curated numerous exhibitions in this field. He has also been a jury member at festivals and prizes. He is lecturing in new media art at various universities in Austria, Germany and England.