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Ars Electronica Festival Expanded Online To Connect Art, Science And Technology

Since 1979, the Ars Electronica Festival in Austria brings together artists, scientists, engineers and a curious public. This year seemed no different. The exhibits, performances, workshops, talks, and discussions attracted thousands of visitors and hundreds of artists to the main festival sites in the city of Linz. Still, this year was different. Due to the ongoing pandemic and travel restrictions, many people weren’t able to visit Linz in person. But fittingly for an arts and technology festival, Ars Electronica found a creative digital solution.

Certain parts of the festival were available via online video channels and attendees could connect in digital hubs. The channels not only broadcast some of the events in Linz, but also gave a platform to various science art sites around the world.

It’s difficult to make virtual events engaging. Attendees will never have the same sense of connection and the feeling of “being there” as if

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UNICEF And ITU’s Giga Initiative Aims To Connect The World’s Schools To The Internet

The COVID-19 pandemic has been the largest disruptor of education in history, exposing widening inequalities.

When schools shut down around the world, many switched to remote instruction. And yet one-third of students — at least 463 million globally, according to a new UNICEF report — were unable to access it. 

UNICEF got to work, keeping children learning through TV, radio and other innovative delivery methods. The flexibility and interactivity of online instruction makes it the more popular alternative to in-person classes, but it requires internet access. And far too many students lack that connectivity. 

Closing the digital divide requires global cooperation, leadership and innovation 

Even before the appearance of COVID-19, UNICEF recognized the need to address

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