essence of the internationally renowned Ars Electronica Festival is
interdisciplinarity, promoting an open encounter between international
experts from the arts and sciences and an audience with highly diverse
backgrounds and a variety of interests. Since 1987, the Prix Ars
Electronica has served as an interdisciplinary platform for everyone
who uses the computer as a universal medium for implementing and
designing their creative projects at the interface of art, technology,
and society. The Prix As Electronica, the Ars Electronica Festival, the
Ars Electronica CenteróMuseum of the Future, and the Ars Electronica
Futurelab are the four divisions that comprise this annual festival,
whose specific orientation and long-term continuity make it a unique
stage for digital art and media culture.
This documentation of the Linz festival Ars Electronica 2008 presents a cross-section of the symposiums, discussions with the artists, forums, workshops, concerts, performances, and exhibitions.