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Our network partners operated the data networks for "net:art | near in the distance 3". The great technical teams on site and behind the scenes supported the artists with experience and passion.

Linz, Austria


ACOnet is the Austrian National Research and Education Network (NREN) and is operated by the University of Vienna. ACOnet offers its members advanced high-performance network access to the pan-European Research and Education Community (GÉANT) and the public Internet.

ACOnet provides a resilient fibre optic backbone network infrastructure, connecting more than 200 Austrian organizations such as universities, research facilities, universities of applied sciences, libraries, museums, medical institutions, ministries and local authorities.


The mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna is among the world's largest and most renowned universities specialised in the performing arts of music, theatre and film.

As an international leader for studies in music and other performing arts along with related academic disciplines since 1817, the university currently provides training to close to 3,000 students from over 70 countries in 115 degree programmes and 41 supplementary programmes.

Anton Bruckner Private University

The Anton Bruckner Private University is an open, innovative centre for the arts, where the performers and teachers of tomorrow receive an individualized education in music, drama and dance.

As one of the five Austrian universities for music and drama, and one of the four universities in Linz, the UNESCO City of Media Arts, the Anton Bruckner Private University sees its role both as a training ground for performing, teaching and academic research, and as an important agent in the development and communication of the arts.

Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU)

Since its inception in 1966, the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) has become a successful and innovative center for science, academics and society. Today it is one of the largest educational institutions in Upper Austria and enjoys an international reputation not only in conducting base-knowledge research, but also in applied-oriented research.

The university offers over 60 academic degree programs. Cooperation agreements with over 300 partner universities in over 50 countries as well as over 120 professors and over 1800 academic faculty ensure superior research and study conditions.

The new JKU Science Park is a highlight for faculty, students and partners in industry and business: modern facilities located in three new buildings enable cutting-edge research and teaching at the highest level. The JKU is also a leader in Austria in the field of distance teaching and E-Learning.

Barcelona, Spain


Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya (CSUC) supports cooperation and resource sharing to make the university and research system more efficient. The consortium is integrated by Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government) and ten Catalan universities.

CSUC manages the Catalan research and education network, Anella Científica, which connects up to 85 institutions. It offers high-speed connections with IPv4 and IPv6, dedicated circuits and advanced services.

Prague, Czech Republic


The CESNET Association was founded by Czech universities and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 1996. It is engaged in research and development in information and communication technologies and builds and develops the CESNET national e-infrastructure for research and education (NREN of Czech Republic).

One of the research areas are high quality and low latency audio&video transmissions. CESNET developed software and hardware solutions to support i.e cultural, medical and cinematography events and workflows. The software solution UltraGrid was used to deliver audiovisual content during the net:art performance.


GÉANT is a fundamental element of Europe's e-infrastructure, delivering the pan-European GÉANT network for scientific excellence, research, education and innovation. Through its integrated catalogue of connectivity, collaboration and identity services, GÉANT provides users with highly reliable, unconstrained access to computing, analysis, storage, applications and other resources. Through interconnections with its 38 national research and education network (NREN) partners, the GÉANT network is the largest and most advanced R&E network in the world, connecting over 50 million users at 10,000 institutions across Europe and supporting all scientific disciplines. The backbone network operates at speeds of up to 500 Gbps and reaches over 100 national networks worldwide. Over 1000 terabytes of data is transferred via the GÉANT backbone every day.

Since its establishment over 20 years ago, the GÉANT network has developed progressively to ensure that European researchers lead global collaboration. More than just an infrastructure for e-science, it stands as a positive example of European integration and collaboration.

Rome, Italy


GARR is the Italian National Research and Education Network, providing high performance connectivity and advanced ICT services to researchers, teachers and students.

A non-profit organization founded by Universities and major research organizations in Italy, GARR manages a fully owned fibre optics network of 15,000 km, and offers advanced network services, as well as Cloud services over its own Cloud infrastructure. Currently it interconnects more than 1,000 sites including: universities, music conservatories, art academies, research centres, laboratories, astronomical observatories, libraries, museums, monuments, schools, and other research, educational and cultural facilities.

GARR engages on strong collaborations with its user community to provide support for specific projects, and design tailored solutions to meet their network and ICT requirements. In particular, the long-lasting collaboration with Tartini Music Conservatory in Trieste led to the design and implementation of LoLa, a system for the low latency transmission of high definition audio and video streams over geographical networks. Conceived in 2005, first released in 2010 and now enriched with a number of new features, LoLa is the response to the musicians' requirement of playing together from remote sites.

Tartini Music Conservatory

The "Giuseppe Tartini" Music Conservatory was founded in 1903 and is one of the 13 historical music conservatories in Italy. It offers musical education at different levels (pre-academic, Bachelor and Master) in a wide range of musical areas, from ancient music to jazz, contemporary music and live electronics: currently there are 36 Bachelor and 32 Master courses.

More than 650 students are attending the 2016/2017 Academic year courses, joined by about 20 Erasmus students, all trained by more than 100 music professors. Conservatorio Tartini is also the most advanced HME in Italy and in the world for the adoption and creation of new technologies applied to music education; it was one of the first music institutions in the world to install a very high speed and quality fibre optic connection to the academic and research networks, joining already in 2007 the Trieste optical metropolitan network Lightnet and the national network GARR, and installing a direct dedicated optical connection to the Academy of Music in the university of Ljubljana (an installation which is still unique in the world and offers unprecedented opportunities for experimentation of new technologies).