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 and Interactive Media Design programs of the Royal Academy of Arts in Den Haag. Staff of all three 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 2016 banner

The theme of Ars Electronica 2016 is "RADICAL ATOMS and the alchemists of our time". What comes after self-driving cars and the internet of things? While the world still has its hands full dealing with the Digital Revolution and the cultural and social transformations and challenges that it’s brought about, a young generation of scientists and creative engineers has set a course for new frontiers and is already at work amalgamating the disembodied world of digital data with the physical world of our bodies.

With their unorthodox approaches and highly inspiring projects, they’re not only blazing trails for new developments; they’re also opening up completely new ways of looking at the role of science in our society and the interplay of technology and nature.

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8 September - 13 September 2016