and this year is the 25th anniversary of the influential festival of art and technology in Linz, Austria. With maturity comes reflection—the gathering, which starts tomorrow, features a series of talks and events designed to “make the past a participant in our show about the future,” says Wolfgang Bednarzek, the festival’s press officer. Young hackers will interview digital pioneers, the Futurelab symposium will provide a platform for the presentation of and reflection upon R&D projects, and a whole lot of electronic art will be shown. Check into the Web site to see streaming video of presentations and participate online.

- Jeannine McDonald [Wednesday, September 1st, 2004]


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