The netidee internet subsidy initiative provided generous financial support to Austrian researchers in 2017—for instance, those working on bachelor’s degree projects, master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations. Recipients include Harald Koberg, who’s investigating the social significance of digital gaming, and Simon Mulser’s work on “selfish mining” of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
E-voting and blockchain, social media and data protection—netidee, Austria’s leading initiative to nurture innovations that advance the use of the internet, is funding Bürgerchain and Combinary, two projects that will be implemented in the coming months.
In their touching film about dementia that opens on January 13th at the Hollywood Megaplex in Pasching near Linz, the young crew of Krmpf Krmpf Studio is also showcasing a new cinematic technique—stereo narrativity. The moviegoers attending the premiere of “merk|würdig” will be assembled in a single theater, but they’ll see the narrative from two different perspectives.
New York artist Joseph Herscher uses everyday objects to build Rube Goldberg machines that are as inefficient as can be. At the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival, he’ll be involved in three projects that illustrate his playful approach to creativity. In this interview, we found out what exactly awaits us.
An annual feature at the Ars Electronica Festival, CREATE YOUR WORLD, the future festival of the next generation, shows young people the ideas and technologies they’ll be using to change our world. Hans Christian Merten, director of CREATE YOUR WORLD, told about all the great stuff youngsters will be seeing, trying out and exploring September 7-11.
Lisa Buttinger displayed meticulous attention to the most minute details as she went about completing her graduation project at Linz’s High School for Artistic Design. In this interview, she talks about what she calls nonvisual art, an innovative artistic medium that has garnered her twofold honors—the Golden Nica in the 2017 Prix Ars Electronica’s u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category and an Honorary Mention from the 2017 STARTS Prize.
Once again this year, the young honorees in the Prix Ars Electronica’s u19 category will decide for themselves how their prizewinning projects will be displayed at the Ars Electronica Festival, September 7-11 2017. They’re coming up with some initial ideas at an exhibition design workshop. The plans emerging now will become a reality by September.
An incisively critical commentary on the obsessive and now-so-pervasive harvesting of data and a plea for the protection of our digital privacy—four schoolboys’ sensor-studded WC has garnered them the 2017 Prix Ars Electronica’s netidee Special Prize. In this interview, Ernst Langmantel, the director of netidee, explains what he likes so much about this project, and elaborates on Austria’s largest initiative to nurture the potential of digital networks.
Since 1998, the Prix Ars Electronica has included a category especially for kids and young people under 19 years of age, and Sirikit Amann has been a juror since the very inception. We recently joined her for a look back at some particularly memorable prizewinning works.
Once again, the Ars Electronica Festival grounds were serving as a playground for young filmmakers. Equipped with camera and microphone, youngsters with physical handicaps were able to work together with mentors from an association named FAB to document what has happened at the festival and the various approaches artists and visitors were taking to the 2016 theme.
A basic framework for chatbot developers, a game programming tool for young people to use on smartphones, and a charging station for refugees—here, we present three projects that received funding from the netidee initiative.
The watchwords: exploration, involvement and inventiveness. This year’s 6th u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD Festival invited young people to Linz September 8-12 to get acquainted with 21st-century tools and to jointly give some consideration to the world of tomorrow—to what will soon be their world! Here’s a retrospective look at a few of the highlights.
“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.
The Prix Ars Electronica’s u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category is an annual opportunity for young people to garner recognition for their creative projects with great future promise. And once again this year, the prizewinning works are being honored and exhibited at the Ars Electronica Festival September 8-12, 2016. The new wrinkle this year: the young participants themselves are determining what the exhibition looks like and how it works.
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.
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.
During the Ars Electronica Festival 2015, 3rd to 7th September, the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD Festival is dedicated especially to our young audience. It is the venue for the creation and exchange of ideas, solutions, concepts and experiments for the future of young people under 19 years.
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”.
Ars Electronica has come up with another highlight for young people: the CREATE YOUR WORLD Tour! Selected schools and other institutions will be hosting a lineup of workshops.
The Prix Ars Electronica has staged a competition for young people ever since 1998. In the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category. Sirikit Amann has served as a juror in this category every year since its inception.
Since 2003, Elisabeth Menasse-Wiesbauer has been director of the ZOOM Kindermuseum and we’re honored that she has agreed to serve as a Prix Ars Electronica juror this year in the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category.
Erwin Wagenhofer is an Austrian author and filmmaker whose critical documentary films have won numerous awards and made a name for him worldwide. In conjunction with the 2015 Prix Ars Electronica, he is serving as a juror in the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category for kids and young people.
The youtube:lab has finished its last episode and tries to find answers of what the viewers of a YouTube channel actually expect.
Which are the new forms of content on youtube, what are the genres, people watch? We asked the young youtubers and festival participants
Will YouTube be the next television? The young youtubers are trying to find answers at the u19 CREATE YOUR WORLD festival.
The youtube:lab as part of u19 CREATE YOUR WORLD uses the medium film to asks questions of change.
Film is the focal-point theme of this year’s u19 CREATE YOUR WORLD, so one of the featured offerings will be an extensive film workshop staged right in downtown Linz.
No fewer than 2.703 projects were submitted for the Prix Ars Electronica 2014, one of the most popular awards for media art. In short statements jury members are talking about the projects of their respective categories.
With her found footage project the winner of the u19 – Create Your World category, Sarah Oos, accomplishes that novel narrative twists even have a way of occurring to those who’ve already seen this film several times.
Feelings are human. No computer in the world can outperform us when it comes to interpreting feelings and reacting to them. For this reason, Richard Sadek invented the (e)motion-mirror. It reflects the feelings of his viewer by detecting emotionally-charged facial movements and converts them into piano tones.