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.
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.
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.
In raising consciousness of sociopolitical conflict zones, the Digital Spring 2016 Festival in Salzburg will highlight the possibilities afforded by media art as a means of addressing such issues as the sorely needed policy for dealing with refugees, acts of right-wing vandalism, restrictions placed on freedom of speech and other forms of discrimination.
Golden Nica winner Takeo Saijo succeeded in setting up a digital community that mobilized thousands of volunteers to help those whose lives were devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Incarcerated, ostracized, silenced—the fate of many musicians often goes unheard. Freemuse, the world forum on music and censorship, is trying to change this by keeping the global public informed.
Ian Banerjee, architect, city planner, educational researcher and member of the jury in the category “Digital Communities” of the 2014 Prix Ars Electronica, presents his view of digital communities and talks about possible changes that will shape our living together in future.
Laina Greene calls for a human right of access to digital technologies. The Prix juror tells us in an interview, how important digital communities are and what opportunities they are able to include.
The well-known Wired Magazine put his name to its list of “50 people who will change the world” considering his way of thinking about future energy efficient cities where architecture senses and responds. An interview with jury member Carlo Ratti.
When the CyberArts 2013 opens it’s doors on September 5th, El Campo de Cebada, winners of the Golden Nica in Digital Communities, will be part of it. It’s a self-managed camp in Madrid/Spain, cleverly showing what the urban space of the 21st century might look like. We have talked with Zuloark, the architects behind this projects, finding out what you should know about the camp and what you could learn fro
Symbolic picture The prejury for Prix Ars Electronica 2012 scans through hundreds of submission, here you can see the jury of the category “Digital Communities” (symbolic), consisting of Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber, Peter Kuthan and Romana Leopoldseder.
The Jury for Prix 2012, Round 2: This time it’s Leila Nachawati talking, she’ll look for interesting projects in the category “Digital Communities”.