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.
The question of the starting point, the Materia Prima of our world, quickly comes up when art gets in contact with science and vice versa. The correspondent exhibition of Ars Electronica and LABoral in Spain deals with the interaction of these two fields.
Conventional image formats are definitively too undersized – the Austrian photographer Johann Steininger is specialized in wide panoramas where the viewing angles range up to 360 degrees. Now he presents a collection of them in the Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center.
You have left everything behind and have just arrived at a refugee camp. Now a period begins in which you are only noticed as a number. In his lecture development worker Kilian Kleinschmidt persuaded that this does not need to be this way.
What intelligence agencies, IT corporate giants and customized apps do to create profiles of perpetrators, users or customers is precisely what takes place for purely artistic purposes under the aegis of a project named “Soul of the Cube.” Data gathered by Queensland University of Technology and the Ars Electronica Futurelab are applied to visualize the mood on campus.
Nick Ervinck is a master of 3D printing. In an interview with Ars Electronica he talks about the sources of inspiration for his organic and surreal sculptures and why he is so fascinated about 3D printing.