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The 2014 Ars Electronica Festival is set for September 4-8.
This year’s theme is “C … what it takes to change” an inquiry into the prerequisites and framework conditions necessary to enable social innovation and renewal to emerge and make an impact. The focus will be on art as catalyst. The in-depth elaborations, lively discussions and bold provocations will feature, as usual, artists, scholars and scientists from all over the world—renowned intellectuals confronted by young contrarians, top experts encountering interested laypersons, the pioneers of the Digital Revolution face to face with the shooting stars of today’s media art scene. From September 4th to 8th, Ars Electronica will once again be a setting for reciprocal exchange and networking, a one-of-a-kind forum in which perspectives and opinions are negotiated and presented in the form of speeches, artistic installations, performances and interventions.
The discussion formats have also gotten a major makeover. The annual theme symposium, presentations in conjunction with the Futurelab’s Pixelspaces conference and some of the talks with Prix Ars Electronica honorees have been reconfigured into a Future Innovators Summit, a conclave of established experts and up-and-coming young entrepreneurs, social activists, technicians and scientists, and, of course, artists and designers. They’re coming together for the purpose of reciprocal inspiration and to exchange ideas and knowhow about this year’s Festival theme.
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