This year’s Ars Electronica Festival ‘THE BIG PICTURE – New Concepts for a New World’ presents digital and electronic art projects related to new concepts for understanding the big picture of our world and society. The festival takes place in Linz, Austria from 30.August to 3.September 2012. While waiting for these most interesting art installations, watch the recent Ars Electronica 2012 festival trailer:
Philip K. Dick is one of the most amazing science fiction author, who published a countless number of short stories on which most of the premier class science fiction films, such as Minority Report, Total Recall, Matrix, Blade Runner and many more are based on. This year a Philip K. Dick Festival is scheduled for September 22-23 in San Francisco. Guest speakers are Jonathan Lethem, Erik Davis, Paul Sammon, and many other big thinkers on topics as self-induced amnesia, computer simulations, mysticism, dystopia, and, of course, drugs. 2012 Philip K. Dick Festival
THE BIG PICTURE is the topic for the next Ars Electronica festival which will take place from 30.August to 3.September 2012 in Linz, Austria. The focus of this years festival is the ongoing globalization and digital connection of our society with all its challenges and risks. Once again this famous digital media art festival, which exists already since 1979, asks interesting questions about what the BIG PICTURE could be for our society.