The greatest artscience show on earth!

Back at Ars Electronica. How a year has flown by on a turbulent but exhilarating stream that I couldn't have imagined when I was here last time. What's really exciting and satisfying is that this year I am here not just talking hypothetically about how At-Bristol is embracing an interdisciplinary approach and looking to include art in our venue, we now have a box gallery space being built as I type, ready to house the best science infused art and connect with new audiences.  When I started, everything was New and Unknown, and a lot still is, but is increasingly Possible.

In an attempt not to drench my Twitter feed with enthusiasm and endless images from this festival I'm going to document it in a few brief blog posts just once a day so I can let my excitement out and share a bit more of the world we're entering and finding our own way to connect with.

 

 

Spiral Falls - old package chutes in the vast sprawling cement playground that is Post City, a main location for the Ars Electronica festival, in an old postal sorting and transportation warehouse near the main station. The picture is missing the sound installation of rumbling bass and various sonic materials tumbling down the chutes.

Spiral Falls - old package chutes in the vast sprawling cement playground that is Post City, a main location for the Ars Electronica festival, in an old postal sorting and transportation warehouse near the main station. The picture is missing the sound installation of rumbling bass and various sonic materials tumbling down the chutes.

Opening night dancers, with bass speakers in the underground hall that vibrate every atom in you.  

Opening night dancers, with bass speakers in the underground hall that vibrate every atom in you.  

Performance by Dragan Ilic. A circularity of human/robot intention. Mesmerising to watch.

Performance by Dragan Ilic. A circularity of human/robot intention. Mesmerising to watch.

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