ars electronica 2004 : timeshift

Timeshift – The World in 25 Years
The 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Festival of Art, Technology and Society
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TIMESHIFT – The World in 25 Years” is the title of the 2004 festival; transformation, upheaval and the future are its programmatic concepts. The point of departure is reflection upon the past 25 years; the aim is to identify the developments that promise to be the driving forces in art, technology and society over the next quarter century. The younger generation of media artists and theoreticians will meet Ars Electronica’s founding generation and, together with an audience of wide-ranging backgrounds and diverse interests, confront the past and the future of phenomena at the interface of art, technology and society.

Ars Electronica 2004: A New Format
Ars Electronica has gotten a bit of a makeover this year. From now on, the festival will begin on Thursday and run until Tuesday; this makes it possible to intensively utilize an entire weekend, which is now positioned right in the middle of the line-up of events. The Prix Ars Electronica Gala will move from the ORF’s studio to the impressive ambience of the Brucknerhaus’ Main Concert Hall. And Ars Electronica is adding a new venue-the Lentos Museum of Art, where the “Digital Avant-Garde” anniversary exhibition will be on display.

Timeshift will manifest itself in various formats and an array of venues: at symposia and talks with artists, in discussion forums and workshops, at exhibitions, installations and interventions in urban spaces, as well as at performances and concerts. Special events and guest presentations will significantly expand this year’s festival program.

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YAY!!! we is like practically there, dude…

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