Glimpses of Ars Electronica 2016

A short video on Ars Electronica 2016 made by Stefano Baldin.

From the press release:

«About 85,000 visits were tallied at the Ars Electronica Festival. “The public response has been overwhelming,” said a delighted Gerfried Stocker. “We knew that we really had to outdo ourselves at this second appearance in POSTCITY and I believe we’ve succeeded with flying colors!” POSTCITY’s underground was one of this year’s settings for media art, which means that the entire facility—from rooftop to cellar—came into play. Davide Quayola’s several-meter-tall sculptor robots, Dragan Ilic’s “Robo-Action,” the huge soap bubbles of Thom Kubli’s “Black Hole Horizon” and the Drone Academy in which quadcopter pilots-in-training could hone their skills—amazing stuff was happening on every floor of POSTCITY. And the European premiere of “DRONE 100 – Spaxels over Linz” was a blockbuster hit presented in cooperation with Intel. With a total of 534 events staged over the course of the 5-day run, the 2016 festival’s program that was more jam-packed and diverse than ever before. 842 artists, scientists, designers, technologists, engineers, entrepreneurs and social activists presented their works, delivered speeches, led workshop, gave concerts and performed. And a prestigious list of 382 associates make it possible for Ars Electronica to stage a festival characterized by huge dimensions and superb quality.»