Last week, I was in Linz for a couple of days and met up with people at ARS Electronica Centre (AEC). What an amazing place. Theire new enlargement is a stunning building with so much great tech. They're managing to bridge artistic programme and pedgagogic experiences very nicely. It feels like the Mecca of Linz. We also learned that Linz is Hitler's hometown and a major exhibit of the European Capital of Culture programme for the year explains his roots, as an artist and advocate of a cultural policy regime that would put Linz at the heart of Austrian cultural activity.

It's a very special place to visit.