Study Trip to Ars Electronica Festival
|Objective||Offer a source of inspiration and knowledge for new Media Technology students, and a basis for discussion and critical thought|
At the start of each academic year, all new Media Technology students go on a study trip to the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. 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.
Over four days students are faced with many sides of the electronic arts: creative aims, technological means, scientific consequences, artistic qualities, ecological and ethical questions, and the social consequences of the spread of new media. It offers a source of inspiration and knowledge for new Media Technology students, and a basis for discussion with which to start their studies.
Incidently, the study trip is a great way to meet your fellow students. Ask our alumni and second year students about their experiences.
To join us, a minor fee for travel and stay must be paid by students. The Media Technology office arranges travel by bus, stay at a youth hostel, and substantial discount on festival passes. International students must themselves take care of appropriate visa (travel is through Germany and Austria). The visit is shared with new students of the ArtScience program. Students unable to join the study trip can submit a petition to do an alternative course or project instead.