STARTS at the Ars Electronica Festival 2021

Tuesday 31st August, 2021 - Bruce Sterling

STARTS is a platform that aims to link technology and artistic practice more closely. It is implemented by European policy to promote innovations that also benefit the art world. It supports collaboration between artists, scientists, engineers and researchers to develop more creative, inclusive and sustainable technologies, and focuses on people and projects that help address the social, environmental and economic challenges with which the European continent is confronted. Ars Electronica has been an active partner of the initiative since 2015, hosts and organizes the annual STARTS Prize as a leading partner with Waag and BOZAR, contributes to the development of a sustainable and long-term strategy for the STARTS initiative as a partner within the STARTS ecosystem, and has most recently advanced the STARTS agenda at a local level in the city of Linz as a Regional STARTS Center.