Ars Electronica is a cultural, educational and scientific institute that deals with media art. It was founded in 1979 and that year was also the first edition of the annual Ars Electronica Festival. The festival has been a frontrunner for 40 years when it comes to presenting work at the intersection of art, technology and society.
This year the festival will take place online with 120 participants around the world who all locally and online organise a program part for the festival. These program parts are called “gardens”. The Ars Electronica Garden Utrecht is hosted by HKU and is a showcase of upcoming talents from the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. This showcase is called “new connections”. All works presented take on the notion of a world in transition and the need for humans to change their attitude towards this world. This can be for example towards humanity technology, tradition, nature and/or spirituality. Visiting the showcase you are invited to explore ways in making new connections with everything around you. For Ars Electronica 2020 the Ars Electronica Garden Utrecht was curated and produced by HKU Expertise Center for Creative Technology.