Ars Electronica 2010: Sidetrack or Crossroads? LEA Magazine Article

The robot Dirk by Electric Circus at the Ars Electronica 2010. Photograph: Erkki Huhtamo

LEA Volume 17 Issue 1
Senior Editor for this issue: Lanfranco Aceti

Reference: Erkki Huhtamo, “Ars Electronica 2010: Sidetrack or Crossroads?,” ed. Lanfranco Aceti, Leonardo Electronic Almanac (Mish Mash) 17, no. 1 (2011): 196-199.

Ars Electronica 2010: Sidetrack or Crossroads?
by Erkki Huhtamo
Article DOI: 10.5900/SU_9781906897116_2011.17(1)_196

After the Ars Electronica 2010 festival was over, the press office triumphantly touted in its communiqué: “90,227 visitors at the greatest Ars Electronica Festival since 1979.” For someone who has visited the festival every year since 1989 (with only two exceptions), it is easy to simply reverse the statement, and claim that this was the poorest – or to put it more nicely: the most mediocre – Ars Electronica of the past twenty years.

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