Gerfried Stocker, Hannes Leopoldseder, Christopher Ruckerbauer
Photos: Nicolas Ferrando, Lois Lammerhuber
24 x 32 cm, 196 pages, 106 photos
Softbound, serigraph jacket
ISBN: 978-3-901753-16-9
September 2009


ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER. 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.


Gerfried Stocker

has been artistic director and chief executive of the Ars Electronica Center since 1995.  Jointly with a team of artists and technicians, he developed the display strategy of the AEC and urged the development of the in-house research and development division, the Ars Electronica Futurelab. It was under his direction that the planning and the conceptual repositioning of the new AEC was initiated and implemented.

Hannes Leopoldseder

Prof., Dr., television journalist at the ORF, Vienna. Director of ORF Upper Austria1974 to 1998, television director of ORF Vienna 1998 to 2002, honorary professor of the University of Arts and Industrial Design, Linz (2000). In 1979, he was a co-founder of the AEC and the Linz “Klangwolke” and initiator of the Prix Ars Electronica (1987) and the Ars Electronica Center (1996). He is also a co-editor of the Ars Electronica catalogues.

Lois Lammerhuber

is a photographer and publisher. His close collaboration with GEO Magazine started in 1984, continues to this day, and has greatly influenced his approach to photography. His pictures have been published in hundreds of books and magazines and earned him international awards, including three times the Graphis Photo Awards for the world’s best photo report of the year. He joined the Art Directors Club New York in 1994. In 1996 he set up Edition Lammerhuber publishing house. In 2014 he received the Republic of Austria’s Cross of Honour, First Class, for Science and Art, followed in 2017 by the Golden Medal of Honour for Services to the City of Vienna, the Prize for Special Merit for Representative and Media Art by the City of Baden and the Grand Medal of Honour for Services to the Province of Lower Austria. In 2018 he became Director of the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo.

Nico Ferrando

was born in 1978 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and started working in the film and advertising industries. He lives in London, working as a photographer, and in Qatar, where he was in charge of the multi-media productions of the Museum of Islamic Art. He took his master’s degree at the Slade School of Fine Art in London and studied at the University of Cinema, Buenos Aires. He is a member of the Asterisco.org group.