Creative clashes open up new perspectives

Creative clashes open up new perspectives

Can robots be creative? Feel? Love? And why do so many of them operate incognito? A talk with Christopher Lindinger, Director Research & Innovation at the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz, on the machines that will play a key role in shaping our future.

Architecture that points the way forward

Architecture that points the way forward

The dream of constant surplus: a positive ecological balance; a self-sufficient house; living spaces with energy to spare. What appeared unimaginable just a few years ago has now become reality.

Unidentified flying object

Unidentified flying object

e-tron conquers water vehicles: Audi engineer Franz Hofmann is developing a hydrofoil surfboard fitted with an electric jet-propulsion system.

Electrifying future

Electrifying future

Always a bit more advanced: No other city in the world has faster Internet or is as connected as South Korea’s capital.

STEP BY STEP

STEP BY STEP

Are people the energy source of tomorrow? London-based industrial designer Laurence Kemball-Cook has developed smart floor tiles that convert kinetic energy from footsteps into electricity and data.

Will this future make for a better life?

Will this future make for a better life?

Africa is ahead of the digital curve: The M-Pesa electronic payment system has revolutionized daily life for people in Kenya and is a beacon for the rest of the world.

“Robots shouldn’t simulate feelings”

“Robots shouldn’t simulate feelings”

Robopsychologist Martina Mara conducts research at the Johannes Kepler University Linz on how humans and machines can live and work together in harmony.