Horst Hörtner

Senior Director, Ars Electronica
Panel discussion: Why culture? How can art and creativity spur growth and innovation in Europe?

Horst Hörtner is a media artist and researcher. He is expert in design of Human Computer Interaction and holds several patents in this field. He started to work in the field of media art in the 1980's and co-founded the media art group x-space in Graz/Austria in 1990.

Hörtner is founding member of the Ars Electronica Futurelab in 1996 and since then directing this atelier/laboratory. Since 2013, Horst Hörtner also holds a position as conjoint Professor at the University of Newcastle/Australia. He is working in the nexus of art & science and giving lectures and talks at numerous international conferences and universities.