Ars Electronica's 20th anniversary is not only an opportunity to review and analyze 20
years of development in the digital media and arts. To a much greater extent, this
occasion is a challenge to look ahead to the next major transitional step. What will
succeed digital information technology?
With this year's Festival, Ars Electronica shifts its thematic focus to the field of
modern biotechnology and genetic engineering, whereby we carry on our tradition of
concentrating upon areas of conflict development in the sphere of tension and
interplay at the nexus of technology and society.
During the festival, the Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, and the C3 Center for Culture
and Communication, Budapest, maintains live communication via a high-speed ATM