From April 20th to 22nd 2012, the jury of Prix Ars Electronica 2012 will meet in Linz to decide on the winners of the Golden Nicas 2012. The weekend will be interesting, fascinating, but also tiring. Hundreds of projects want to be evaluated and rated, a daunting task. To give you a look behind the scenes, jurors of Prix 2012 will introduce their work during the next couple of weeks on this blog. Liu Yan, juror from China and a member of the jury for the third time, will make the start.
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.
“Urfixed Light Animation” is a fascinating stop-motion video featuring hectic light-painting backed by a high-energy soundtrack. It shows Linz’s semiannual Urfahr Fair from a totally new perspective.
Spies, secret agents and intelligence operatives take note: In Berlin, state-of-the-art technologies are being used to blow the cover of all sorts of espionage activities. To find out more, visit Spy Museum Berlin, a joint operation with Ars Electronica Solutions.
In conjunction with the EU’s Sparks project, the Ars Electronica Futurelab is addressing an Open Call to artists with visions involving new technologies in the areas of health, medicine and wellbeing.