Niio @ Ars Electronica Festival: Linz, Austria

Ars Electronica Festival

Ars Electronica is a festival for art, technology and society. This year Niio will have a significant presence at the festival.

Together with our partner, Barco Residential, Niio will be powering a not-to-be-missed data art installation, ‘Wind of Linz’, by the talented Refik Anadol.

Winds of Linz by Refik Anadol

Commissioned by Ars Electronica, ‘Wind of Linz’ is a site-specific work that turns the invisible patterns of wind in and around the city of Linz into a series of poetic data paintings. By using a one-year data set, Refik Anadol Studios developed custom software to read, analyze and visualize wind speed, direction, and gust patterns along with time and temperature at 10-second intervals throughout the year.

The resulting artwork is a series of three dynamic chapters, each using data as a material to create a unique visual interpretation of the interaction between the environment and the city.  Each chapter brings different aspects of the data sets to life with distinct and varied painterly, emotive aesthetics, making the invisible beauty of wind as a natural phenomenon visible.

More Places to Find Niio  At Ars Electronica

Niio co-founder, Oren Moshe, will be part of several discussions and our team will have a presence at the Collectors Pavilion where we will be demonstrating Niio. Please come find us and introduce yourself.

September 7: 14:00 – 18:00
Media Art and the Art Market
Collection management, distribution and display tools for new media art.
(*Each speaker will have 30 min followed by 10 min of Q+A)

Round Table Discussion:
September 9: 14:00 – 15:00 @ Gallery Space
Media Art and the Art Market
New technologies for presenting, collecting and storing media art.


Learn more about the Ars Electronica conference.
Learn more about Niio. 

Featured image: Refik Anadol, ‘Winds of Boston’