The winners of Prix Ars Electronica & STARTS Prize 2017 were announced!
Congratulations to all winners of the Prix Ars Electronica! A total of 3,677 entries from 106 countries were submitted for prize consideration to the world’s most time-honored media arts competition.

This year’s Prix Ars Electronica prizewinners come from the Democratic Republic of the Congo/Belgium/Germany, Canada, Ireland, Slovenia and Austria. David OReilly (IE) is the recipient of the Golden Nica in the Computer Animation category for his work entitled “Everything”; the Golden Nica in Digital Musics goes to Cedrik Fermont (CD/BE/DE) and Dimitri della Faille (BE/CA) for “Not Your World Music: Noise in South East Asia”; and “K-9_topology” garnered the Golden Nica in Hybrid Art for Maja Smrekar. Lisa Buttinger from Schalchen in Upper Austria is this year’s honoree in the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category for young people in Austria. They will be honored at the Prix Ars Electronica Gala in September 8, 2017 at the Brucknerhaus in Linz. These excellent projects and visions will be showcased at the CyberArts exhibition at the OK Center for Contemporary Art throughout the Ars Electronica Festival September 7-11, 2017.

 The Prix Ars Electronica: A Brief Retrospective

The Prix Ars Electronica was launched in 1987 by Ars Electronica co-founder Hannes Leopoldseder. The categories at the outset were Computer Graphics, Computer Animation and Computer Music. In 1990, Interactive Art enhanced the array. A category especially for kids and young people was introduced in 1998. A prize for Digital Communities and [the next idea] voestalpine Art and Technology Grant premiered in 2004, followed by Hybrid Art in 2007. The Prix Ars Electronica’s most recent innovations came in 2014 with the introduction of a Golden Nica honoring the Visionary Pioneers of Media Art, and the reconfiguration of two pairs of categories—Hybrid Art and Digital Musics & Sound Art; Interactive Art and Digital Communities—which now alternate in a biennial rhythm. The Prix’s highly diversified dramatis personae has included internationally renowned artists (Karlheinz Stockhausen, Roy Ascott, Lynn Hershman, Toshio Iwai / Ryuichi Sakamoto, Chris Cunningham / Aphex Twin), Oscar winners (John Lasseter, Chris Landreth) and creative young trailblazers (Graffiti Research Lab).

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About Prix Ars Electronica

The Prix Ars Electronica is staged jointly by Ars Electronica Linz GmbH and the ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Company’s Upper Austria Regional Studio in cooperation with the OK Center for Contemporary Art and Brucknerhaus Linz. The Golden Nica statuettes are presented to each year’s winners at the Ars Electronica Festival in early September. The Prix Ars Electronica is one of the world’s premier awards honoring creativity and innovativeness in the use of digital media.

Idea & Concept

Idea: Hannes Leopoldseder

Concept: Christine Schöpf, Gerfried Stocker

Head of Department Festival Ars Electronica/Prix Ars Electronica: Martin Honzik

Project Organization Prix Ars Electronica: Emiko Ogawa

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