Gerfried Stocker is Artistic Director of the Ars Electronica Center in Linz/Austria, as well as a media artist and communications engineer. In 1991, he founded x-space, where he implemented numerous installation and performance projects in the field of interaction, robotics, and telecommunications. Since 1995, Gerfried Stocker has been Artistic Director of Ars Electronica. In 1995/96, he and a small team of artists and technicians formulated pioneering new exhibition strategies for the Ars Electronica Center and built up an in-house research and development unit, the Ars Electronica Futurelab. The international program of Ars Electronica exhibitions has developed under his leadership since 2004.