Ars Electronica Center, Linz

4.2
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Explore creative work from hi-tech laboratories from around the world at Ars Electronica Center, which presents technology's latest advancements to visitors. The top floor, known as the Sky Media Loft, is a coffeehouse and bar with a panoramic view of the city. Other exhibits include a space where machines will translate your voice and words into virtual symbols or colors, and Pingpongplus, a ping pong game on a desk with virtual water on its surface. Make your own music, get your designs printed on a 3-D printer, and watch a 3-D show about space science in the future. Put Ars Electronica Center into our Linz trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I thought in advance that such a museum ev. is a little too technical and ideological. We were positively surprised at how family-friendly the offers are made - there is something for everyone. Orients itself in time and yet remains a museum for the eyes and the emotionality.
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  • You could spend maybe two hours in here. Really good 3D film show. Music gallery fun when the instruments played. Bistro type cafe. Signage also in English.  more »
  • This unusual "museum" offers visitors numerous opportunities for learning and direct experimentation, mainly in the field of artificial intelligence. Excellent for children and young people, it allows interaction and is characterized to accompany the experiential proposal also ethical reflection on the effects and scope of modern technologies. While there is still a need to understand German or English, the highly competent staff are on hand to "accompany" visitors in the experience, explaining what they do not know or do not understand and illustrating clearly and even the many equipment on display (less competent and apparently even a little bored by their obligations are the guys who collaborate with the museum). Very well organized structure logistically, beautiful view of the old town from the higher floors. At the entrance projections in excellent 3D, with variable themes. In the period when I was there, the birth of the universe and the solar system: electrified and enthusiastic children.
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  • If you are visiting Linz, this is a must see place. It is a huge museum filled with a lot of AI advancements and technology. A tour around the museum will take about 3 hours. It is very interesting and I would recommend it to anyone!
  • While it has much potential, the execution on it is simply put disappointing. They present their visitors AR and VR technology, and showcase AI things from two years ago. Lots of the AI research in those fields has advanced since then. It was only when I had left the building, that I realized this is an art gallery, featuring"modern" technology, rather than educating the interested about it. This is an unfortunately misunderstood art gallery morphed with an attempt of a technology showcase and just not worth your time.
  • Loved this place. Great for kids who need to get their hands on stuff. Exhibits change pretty regularly.
  • It was an absolutely amazing experience for everyone. But mostly the nerds like me. Yeah. If you are a geek this place may spark your interest
  • Great place to spend time especially with kids. Interactive. Don’t miss the 30 minute 3D theatre show. 19 EUR for the whole family, not so expensive.
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