Since 1979 Ars Electronica has tracked and analysed the digital revolution and its multiple impacts. The focus has always been on processes and trends combining art, technology, and society. Results of this artistic and scientific research can be seen in the form of an annual festival in Linz, Austria, where a five-day-long program involves conferences, podium discussions, workshops, exhibitions, performances, interventions, and concerts. The festival is planned, organised, and executed in collaboration with artists and scientists from around the world. A variety of controversial futuristic themes are always the center of attention. Richly illustrated and containing in-depth essays, this book is a companion to the Ars Electronica Festival.