Ars Electronica Festival 2011 in the city of Linz, Austria


Interview during the Ars Festival 2011: pondering upon the astronomical contents of the festival.

(click the image to see the interview on u-tube)



This year's festival is widely dedicated to scientific knowledge about the origin of the cosmos. Locations of the Festival are spread over many popular places, structures and cultural buildings in Linz,

the main focus is on CERN scientists and knowledge they have gathered throughout decades. Certainly the brand new LHC will be introduced in many fascinating ways:

The general idea, design and technical inventions and accomplishments enabling the LHC, as well as expectations and first results of the item, and intruiging discussions are scheduled.

But when it comes to think about the origin of Cosmos, astronomy is a strong partner in this field. So, the Ars Electronica Center is very proud on having

NASA scientist Jerry T. Bonnell

on board of the festival as one of the special high-lights! Also scientific content of ESO will be brought to the visitors attention.

ESO, Europen Southern Observatory

All Astronomoy parts of the festival will take place at the Ars Electronica Center, Linz.

Click the image above to learn about the huge program !


Click the image above to navigate to the festival-viewday-feature !

Once you open this, you will notice a very powerful mouse-over information-feature, that shall quickly inform you about the specific plug-ins.

"COSMIC ORIGIN" indicates astronomical content with


"COSMIC ORIGIN" indicates astronomical content with


The entire program of the Ars Electronica Festival 2011 can be found on Ars Electronica Webpage: clickthe image below to navigate to the main page of the festival.

Click the image above to navigate to the Ars Festival's main page.

August, 27th 2011

Dr. Dietmar Hager; F.R.A.S. Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society; ESO public outreach partner, counselor des Ars Electronica Center, Linz.