On January 2, 2009, the newly designed Ars Electronica Center in Linz was reopened and received with enthusiasm. Artistic director Gerfried Stocker and the mastermind of the reconstruction, Hannes Leopoldseder, wished to acknowledge this popular success by the edition of a book, paying tribute not only to the architecture and the objects displayed, but also to all artists and persons, companies, and institutions that have contributed to the achievement of this modern artistic synthesis.
The photographic concept bears the hallmarks of Lois Lammerhuber, one of the world’s most renowned photographers, and of Nicolas Ferrando, a multi-media specialist and advertising photographer working on an international scale. In cooperation with Edition Lammerhuber, their work has resulted in a coffee-table book of highest quality. The camera makes the beholders immerse into the virtual world of the AEC, guiding them on a startling tour that takes many an unexpected turn.