Horst Hörtner is a media artist an researcher. He is an 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 1980s an co-founded the media art group x-space in Graz/ Austria in 1990. Hörtner is a founding member of the Ars Electronica Futurelab, launched in 1996, and scince then has been directing this atelier/ laboratory.
Since 2013, Horst Hörtner also hold a position as canjoint Honorary at the University of Newcastle/ Australia. He is working in the nexus of art & science and gives lectures and talks at numerous international conferences and universities.