Media Technology MSc

Study trip to the Ars Electronica Festival in Austria

This year also, as part of their curriculum all new students go on a study trip to the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. This annual trip is co-organized with the ArtScience program of the Royal Academy of Arts in Den Haag. Staff of both programs will join the students.

Other students and alumni are invited to join us, if availability so permits. Should you be interested, then inquire about the possibility via mediatechnology@leiden.edu.

Ars Electronica Festival

Since 1979 Ars Electronica has been the world's most outstanding forum of electronic art. State-of-the-art works of hundreds of artists from dozens of countries are presented in a festival that consists of exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, lectures, conferences, films, outside events, meetings and parties of all kinds.

Ars Electronica Festival 2018 banner
Error

The theme of Ars Electronica 2018 is "ERROR: The Art of Imperfection". At what point does an error become a mistake, a fail, and what makes it the celebrated source of unprecedented ideas and inventions? When is an error an oversight and when is it intentional deception, a fake? How can we rethink our very ambivalent relationship to technology as the driving force for configuring our future, and what errors should we perhaps not repeat in the process?

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6 September - 11 September 2018