Author(s): Hannes Leopoldseder
Ars Electronica has been following and analyzing the digital revolution and its multiple effects since 1979. Then as now, processes and trends occurring at the intersection of art, technology, and society are the focus. The results of this artistic and scientific research can be seen in the form of an annual festival in Linz, which features a five-day-long program of conferences, talks, workshops, exhibitions, performances, interventions, and concerts. The festival is planned, organized, and carried out in collaboration with artists and scientists from around the globe, and each year the festival addresses different controversial themes. Richly illustrated and full of insightful essays, Ars Electronica 2019 is a companion to the 40th Ars Electronica Festival.