There are two easy ways to try The Ark: 1) using a demonstration instance hosted at The University of Melbourne, or 2) using Virtual Machine software to get a local installation of The Ark that is ready to use "out of the box". These pages provide instruction on how to use these methods to explore The Ark.
The pre-configured installations of The Ark referenced below are based on a development build of the software. As such, the demonstrations represent programming work-in-progress, and will contain bugs that have been resolved in the next major release. New demonstrations based on the latest stable version of The Ark will be made available with the release of version 1.2b in Q1 2017.