“Die Entscheidung” (The Decision), a computer game about life-threatening cancer, greatly impressed this year’s Prix Ars Electronica jury and garnered the Golden Nica in the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category for 17-year-old Jonas Bodingbauer. At the 2016 Ars Electronica Festival he will not only receive the award in POSTCITY during the u19 ceremony – here you will also have the chance to chat personally with him about his computer game. For the blog, he told us about his game.
One of the highlights of each year’s Ars Electronica Festival is always the CyberArts exhibition, a showcase of the works singled out for recognition by the Prix Ars Electronica, one of the most important awards honoring creativity and pioneering spirit in the digital media genre. Here, Genoveva Rückert, the curator of CyberArts 2016, tells us about this year’s show.
Who has access to knowledge and information online? Who controls this exchange and who can profit from it? These issues of decisive importance to our digital future are the P2P Foundation’s bread and butter. In recognition of their committed work, the non-profit organization is this year’s recipient of the Golden Nica in the Prix Ars Electronica’s Digital Communities category.
The first STARTS Prize competition was conducted by Ars Electronica on behalf of the European Commission this year. The mission: recognizing excellence at the nexus of science, technology and art. Here’s an overview of the winners as well as a few very interesting runners-up and nominees.
The Artificial Skins and Bones project seminar conducted by Prof. Mika Satomi and Prof. Wolf Jeschonnek is one of this year’s two recipients of a STARTS Prize awarded by the European Commission. Here’s a briefing on the Berlin Weißensee School of Art and work being done there.
“Can you hear me?” was a temporary network that artists Christoph Wachter and Mathias Jud set up above the rooftops of the German government district in Berlin to downright force intelligence agencies to listen in on what they and thousands of other people were saying. Besides getting the agents’ attention, the artists are also the recipients of a Golden Nica in the 2016 Prix Ars Electronica’s Interactive Art + category.
A school project entitled kameleon.ws is the recipient of the 2016 Prix Ars Electronica’s special netidee prize. Ernst Langmantel, one of the directors of netidee, told us what he especially likes about this project and briefed us on Austria’s largest campaign to support innovation online.
We zoom into a world that’s incessantly in motion, one in which everything is connected to everything else and the figures are constantly morphing. This animated film by Boris Labbé has been singled out for recognition with a Golden Nica by the 2016 Prix Ars Electronica.
We proudly present the 2016 winners of the Prix Ars Electronica. A total of 3,159 entries from 84 countries were submitted for prize consideration to the world’s most time-honored media arts competition. Here’s a quick briefing on the grand prize winners.
MAXON, a Germany-based software developer, has been creating 3-D graphic tools since the mid-1980s. Cinema 4D is one of them. In association with Maxon, the Ars Electronica Animation Festival will showcase prizewinning works of computer animation in September 2016.
20 international experts convened in Linz April 7-10, 2016 to single out outstanding works of media art for recognition in four categories and to bestow Golden Nicas on the four best. We accompanied the four juries over the course of this long and very productive weekend.
What does interactive actually mean? We touch something and then experience the upshot of that act? Or does interactivity already come about when we view an image? Victoria Vesna, a 2016 Prix Ars Electronica juror, talked to us about defining interactive art, and elaborated on something she learned about it from media artist Roy Ascott.
By the time we set up our own Facebook account—by then, at the very latest—many of us are very much aware of the advantages and disadvantages inherent in our digital coexistence. Marleen Stikker founded her first Digital City all the way back in 1994. Now she’s one of the five Prix Ars Electronica jurors who are evaluating this year’s entries in the Digital Communities category.
You need to know how to balance the flavours. Mari-Liis Rebane, a juror in the 2016 Prix Ars Electronica’s Computer Animation / Film / VFX category, recently talked to us about the ingredients that go into an animated film that makes for tasty viewing.
March 13, 2016 is the deadline for entries to Ars Electronica’s search conducted under the auspices of the European Commission for innovative projects at the nexus of science, technology and art. Alexander Mankowsky, a futurist on the staff of Daimler AG and a STARTS juror, recently talked to us about the trailblazing role of art and the framework conditions for an innovative Europe.
Actor, director and screenwriter Karl Markovics will soon be reprising his role as juror in the Prix Ars Electronica’s u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category. In this interview, he talks about new media as well as kids and young people in 2016.
Who selects the recipients of the Golden Nicas to be awarded by the Prix Ars Electronica in 2016? We hereby present the jurors who’ll be convening in Linz just a few weeks from now to deliberate on these matters.
Two €20,000 prizes honoring innovative projects at the nexus of science, technology and art! What’s this very generously endowed competition all about, and what’s the European Commission’s take on the increasing digitization of our world? We recently had a chance to chat with the initiator of the STARTS program, Ralph Dum.
The Prix Ars Electronica is back for another year, and there’ve been some notable innovations. A recap of the details follows. Entries for prize consideration can be submitted immediately. The deadline is March 13, 2016.
The internet has changed our world, and continues to do so daily. In Austria, netidee is an initiative which annually provides grants to support the implementation of new ideas that promote the advantages of online networks. Here are the 2015 funding recipients.
2015 Golden Nica winner Alex Verhaest and Pascal Floerks, this year’s winner of an Award of Distinction, talked with jury member Erick Oh about their animations and motifs behind.
The winners of the [the next idea] Art and Technology Grant voestalpine 2015 is XXLab with their project SOYA C(O)U(L)TURE. Their ambitious goal is to combat water pollution and poverty in Indonesia.
The Prix Ars Electronica is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for creativity and pioneering spirit in the use of digital media. Each year, the prizewinning works are showcased at one of the highlights of the Ars Electronica Festival: the CyberArts exhibition.
The English artist duo, Semiconductor, will begin a two-month residency at CERN. Then their next stop is Linz, where they will spend a month at the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
For the installation “Plantas Autofotosintéticas” Gilberto Esparza won the Golden Nica in the Hybrid Art category at the Prix Ars Electronica 2015. This is a complex symbiotic system, which reveals ideas for the ecological development.
Gabriel Radwan is this year’s Golden Nica winner in the Prix Ars Electronica’s u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category. The 19-year-old student’s prizewinning project is a stop-motion film entitled “Inside & Between”.
ARTSAT1: Invader, the world’s first art satellite, blasted off into outer space on February 28, 2014. The 2015 Prix Ars Electronica jury honored the ARTSAT: Art and Satellite Project with an Award of Distinction in the Hybrid Art category.
Many questions remain open. The Large Hadron Collider aims to answer at least a few of them. A residency under the aegis of CERN and Ars Electronica offers an opportunity to take an artistic approach to the leading edge of science and to experience the site of this huge experiment.
Under the aegis of the European Digital Art and Science Network, Ars Electronica and CERN recently announced their latest open call for applications to do an eight-week residency at CERN followed by a stay at the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
Jens Hauser is a curator, a scholar in media & cultural studies, and a journalist who writes about cultural matters. He’s curated some of the best-known exhibitions at the interface of art and biology. 2015 he was a juror in the Hybrid Art category.