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Jury 1991

Computer Animation
Interactive Art
Computergraphik

1991 Prix Jury: COMPUTER ANIMATION

Hannes Leopoldseder (AT)
Chairman of the whole jury

Hannes Leopoldseder was born in 1940 in St. Leonhard. He obtained a Ph.D. and has been working with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation since 1967. Since 1974 he has been General Manager of the Upper Austrian Regional Studios. In 1979 he co-founded Ars Electronica and the Linz Sound Cloud, in 1987 he initiated Prix Ars Electronica. He is President of the Upper Austrian Press Association, member of the State Culture Advisory Board, member of PEN Club and of the European Board of Circom Regionale. Publications about topics concerning electronic media, art and technology, computer arts; editor “Der Prix Ars Electronica “, International Compendium of the Computer Arts, Linz 1987/1988/1989/1990/1991.

Gerhard Johann Lischka (AT)
Gerhard Johann Lischka, born Dec. 3, 1943. Ph.D., Culture philosopher and author; lives in Bern (CH); lecturer for aesthetics at various art academies; numerous lectures about art theory at art academies, exhibitions, festivals, in Europe and USA. Publications (selected list): Zur kulturellen Situation in der Postmoderne, Bern 1973; Momente ästhetischer Praxis, Frankfurt 1979; Der intermediäre Aktionismus, Frankfurt 1980; Zuba, Rea, 3b. Ein Tag, Frankfurt 1982; Das poetische ABC, Bern 1985; Die Schönheit der Schönheit. Superästhetik, Bern 1986; Kulturkunst. Die Medienfalle, Bern 1987; Medien Poesie, TV DRS „Die Matinee”, 1988; Über die Mediatisierung, Bern 1988; MenschMaschine, TV DRS „Die Matinee”, 1991; numerous articles in Kunstforum; editor of art philosophical magazines and books.
Rebecca Allen (US)
B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design (1975); M.S. from MAssachusetts Institute of Technology (1980). Since 1975 projects wih computer animation systems; member of the Architecture Machine Group at MIT (Media Lab), interactive videodisc projects, e.g. Aspen Movie Map, Personalized Movies; 1980-1986 Designer, Director and Researcher at the Computer Graphics Laboratory at NYIT. At present guest professor at the Academy of Applied Arts, Vienna.
Mark A. Z. Dippé (US)
Mark A. Z. Dippé, born Nov. 9, 1956. Ph. D. University of California at Berkeley, 1985. Berkeley, Lecturer Computer Graphics 1988-1989 at Berkeley; Industrial Light and Magie, Assistant Visual Effects Director, 1988 until present. Publications: “Parallel Ray Tracing”, SIGGRAPH 1984; “Stochastic Sampling”, SIGGRAPH 1985. Films: “The Abyss”, “The Terminator 2”, “Back to the Future 2”, “Hunt for Red October”, “Ghost”, “Arachniphobia”, “Die Hard 2”.
Milan Knizak (CZ)
Milan Knizak, born April 19, 1940 in Pilsen. Artist, Rector of Akademie der bildenden Künste, Prague. Exhibitions (selected): 1958 Marianske Lazne, Kaas, CSFR; 1968 Fluxus West, San Diego, California; 1970 Galerie Intermedia, Köln; 1980 Kunstverein Oldenburg; 1986 Lauter Ganze Hälften, Kunsthalle Hamburg; 1987 Kleider auf den Körper gemalt, Sprengel Museum, Hannover; 1988 DAADGalerie, Berlin; group exhibitions: 1967 Actual Art International, Museum of Art, San Francisco; 1970 Happening und Fluxus, Kölnischer Künstlerverein; 1977 documenta 6, Kassel; 1981 Fluxus, Düsseldorf; 1982 20 Jahre Flus 1962-82, Wiesbaden; 1987 Berlinart 1961-87, Museum of Modern Art, New York; 1988 Broken Music, DAAD-Galerie, Berlin; 1990 Ubi Fluxus, Giudecca, Venice.
Bernhard Leitner (AT)
Born Dec. 19, 1938. Technical University Vienna. Lived in New York from 1968 until 1982, followed by 4 years in Berlin, since 1986 Professor at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna. Publications: various articles on architecture for “Artforum” and “Art in America”: “The Architecture of Ludwig Wittgenstein” (Halifax/London); “Ton:Raum” (DuMont/NYU Press), “Der hörbare Raum” (Daidalos Berlin Nr. 17). Exhibitions (selected list): PS 1, New York; Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld; Akademie der Künste, Berlin 1980; documenta VII; Ars Electronica 82; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (ELECTRA) 1983; Venice Biennale 1986; Architectural commissions: SOUND SPACE, Technical University Berlin, since 1984; Le Cylindre Sonore, Paris, since 1987; SOUND GATE, Technical University Vienna, 1990.
Alfred Nemeczek (DE)
Born Sept. 27, 1933 (Kassel/Germany). 1956 trainee on the newpaper Hessische Nachrichten; 1962/63 study of German language and literature as well as art history in Marburg / Lahn. 1956 1961 and 1965-1967 art journalist for the newspaper Hessische Nachrichten; 1964 press officer of documenta III in Kassel; 1967-1973 art journalist for the German magazine “Der Spiegel” in Hamburg; until 1979 art journalist for the magazine “Stern” in Hamburg; since then deputy chief editor of the art magazine “ART” in Hamburg; special fields: fine arts, new media; many articles in various professional magazines.
A. J. Mitchell (GB)
A. ]. Mitchell, B.A., M.B.K.S, ARPS; born May 8., 1947. Cameraman ,at BBC-TV (mainly drama production incl. single plays and science fiction); 1976 Video Effects Supervisor (e.g.: Louis Jourdan “Dracula “, David Hemmings “Jekyl and Hyde”, etc.); Lighting Cameraman (mainly effects drop ins and front titles); 1980 freelance as Lighting Cameraman on mainly effects and pop promos.; 1981 The Moving Picture Company as a Commercial Director, Cameraman and Effects Supervisor; later took on research and planning responsibilities; 1987 Director of Special Effects; 1990 Director of “Printed Picture Company”. Member of British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society (BKSTS); Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE); British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BARTA); Royal Photographic Society (Associate). Publications: Articles in many trade journals (e.g.: Cuts, Hardware, Television Week, Television Buyer, Video Gramatics, etc.); numerous lectures incl.: Film and TV 1991, Computer Graphics 1988, 1989, SMPTE-FAU 1990, etc.; BKSTS run “Special Effects” seminars every 2 years in Pinewood Studios.

1991 Prix Jury: INTERACTIVE ART

Roger F. Malina (US)
Roger F. Malina, born July 6th, 1950, Paris. Bachelors Degree in physics at Massachusetts Institute of Tehnology, Ph.D. in astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley. Presently Executive Director at the Center for EUV Astrophysics in Berkeley, California; he is an experimenter in the NASA telescience program for development of new methods in scientific research using telecommunications and remote operations from the NASA Space Station. Executive Editor of “Leonardo”, the international journal of art and technology; Chairman of the non-profit “International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology”; this society awards annually the “Leonardo”, “Coler-Maxwell” and “New Horizons” prizes to recognise artists and scientists seeking to integrate contemporary art with science and technology. Publications: his recent book is “Extreme Ultraviolet Astronomy”; Roger F. Malina has written on the role of the artist in space exploration; he published special issues on Art and Interactive Telecommunications in “Leonardo”.
Roy Ascott (GB)
Roy Ascott, born October 26, 1934. Dept. Fine Art, Kings College, University of Durham 1954-1959; B.A. (HONS) Fine Art 1959; Associate Member, Institution of Computer Sciences, London, 1968; Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, London, 1972. Since 1985 Professor for Theory of Communication, Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst, Wien; since 1980 Director of Art, Gwent College, Wales; Visiting Professor: Medienhochschule Köln, École d’Art Aix-en-Provence, Université Paris Dauphine; International Commissioner Venice Biennale, 1986; Vice President and Dean of the College, San Francisco Art Institute, 1974-1979; Professor and Head of Fine Art, Minneapolis College of Art, Minnesota, USA, 1973-1974; President, Ontario College of Art, Toronto 1971-1973; frequent guest lectures, panels, workshops, seminars in the USA, Canada, Europa and Australia; Honorary Editor of Leonardo. Publications: first theoretical text: “Behaviourist Art and Cybernetic Vision (Cybernetica, Namur 1966); most recent: Guest Editor “Connectivity: Art and Interactive Telecommunications” (Leonardo 1991); numerous theoretical texts. Exhibitions (selected): “Ascott, Beyls, Heyrman “, International Cultureel Centrum, Antwerpen 1991; “Aspects of Gaya”, Multi Media Networking Installation, Ars Electronica, Linz 1989; “Planetary Network”, Biennale di Venezia, 1986; “La Plissure du Texte”, ELECTRA, Paris 1983; first international networking project: “Terminal Consciousness”, 1980; before 1979 many exhibitions of paintings and constructions in England and Europe; first one man show: “Change Painting and Analogue Structures”, Molton Gallery, London 1963.
William Buxton (CA)
Degree in music form, Queen’s University; Study of Sonology at the State University of Utrecht / Holland; B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto. Presently Adjunct Professor in computer science at the University of Toronto, research in input and “telepresence”; Consultant for Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Centre (PARC), where he is engaged in research into new methods of input, interaction, and collaborative technologies; he helped set up Rank Xerox’s EuroPARC facility in Cambridge; started his career as a musician, composer, performer and lecturer; became involved in designing electronic and computerbased instruments; this has drawn him into the field of computer graphics and user interface design. Member of the editorial board of the journal “Human Computer Interaction”, member of the Human-Factors Society. Publications: with Ron Baecker co-editor of the book “Readings in Human-Computer Interaction: A Multi Disciplinary Approach”; works on two new books: “Haptic Input to Computer Systems” and with Sara Bly and Bill Gaver “The Use of Nonspeech Audio Displays in Human Computer Interaction”.
Donna Cox (US)
M.FA. 1985, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Computerartist; Associate Director for Numerical Lab Programs at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and Associate Professor at the School of Art and Design at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Member of the Board of Directors of SIGGRAPH since 1987. Publications: many papers on computer graphics art; her work has been published in juried journals: “Biocommunications”, “Computer Graphics Quarterly”, “EDUCOM Review”, “Academic Computing”, “Leonardo”; her topics range from scientific visualization to art criticsm. Exhibitions: more than 50 exhibitions in static, animated and interactive computer art; shows at the Bronx Museum of Art in New York, Chicago Museum of Science, Feature Gallery, Soho, Nicographics in Japan, L’Agrifoglio in Milan, Eurographics 87 in Nice; Abacy GallerylPortland, National Academy of Science Galleryl Washington D.c.; her works are in the permanent collections of the Boston Computer Museum and the Saibu Gas Museum in Japan; her animations have appeared in many television programs; she has been features as a computer artist on “Good Morning America” TV program and DISCOVER magazine; she has won the NICOGRAPH first prize in art and entertainment for a computer animation.
Brian Reffin Smith (GB)
Born Aug. 16, 1984, Sudbury / Suffolk. Brunel University, Master of Arts (M.A.) 1977 at the Royal College of Art. Presently Professeur, École Nationale des Beaux Arts, Bourges, France and Artist in Berlin; until 1979 artist, author and teacher for technology and art at various art schools; 1979-1984 lecturer for Computers in Art and Design at the Royal College of Art in London; since 1985 teacher and organizer of courses at art schools in France. Publications: numerous essays in over 30 international journals and magazines (e.g. Art Monthly, Studio International, Kunstforum, Leonardo); several books, e.g. “Introduction to Computers”, London 1981, “Soft Computing: Art & Design”, Wokingham 1985. Exhibitions: various group shows, e.g. „ELECTRA”, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1983, „Artware”, Hamburg 1988, „SIGGRAPH”, USA 1989, BERLIN, MÄRZ 1990″, „Artifices”, Paris 1990; one-man shows in Europe and the USA, e.g. Ealing Gallery, London 1971, Galerie Förtsch, Berlin 1986, Ministry for Culture, Paris 1987, Galerie Zwinger, Berlin 1990, Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin 1990.

1991 Prix Jury: COMPUTER GRAPHICS

Hannes Leopoldseder (AT)
Vorsitzender der Gesamtjury

Hannes Leopoldseder was born in 1940 in St. Leonhard. He obtained a Ph.D. and has been working with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation since 1967. Since 1974 he has been General Manager of the Upper Austrian Regional Studios. In 1979 he co-founded Ars Electronica and the Linz Sound Cloud, in 1987 he initiated Prix Ars Electronica. He is President of the Upper Austrian Press Association, member of the State Culture Advisory Board, member of PEN Club and of the European Board of Circom Regionale. Publications about topics concerning electronic media, art and technology, computer arts; editor “Der Prix Ars Electronica “, International Compendium of the Computer Arts, Linz 1987/1988/1989/1990/1991.

Gerhard Johann Lischka (AT)
Gerhard Johann Lischka, born Dec. 3, 1943. Ph.D., Culture philosopher and author; lives in Bern (CH); lecturer for aesthetics at various art academies; numerous lectures about art theory at art academies, exhibitions, festivals, in Europe and USA. Publications (selected list): Zur kulturellen Situation in der Postmoderne, Bern 1973; Momente ästhetischer Praxis, Frankfurt 1979; Der intermediäre Aktionismus, Frankfurt 1980; Zuba, Rea, 3b. Ein Tag, Frankfurt 1982; Das poetische ABC, Bern 1985; Die Schönheit der Schönheit. Superästhetik, Bern 1986; Kulturkunst. Die Medienfalle, Bern 1987; Medien Poesie, TV DRS „Die Matinee”, 1988; Über die Mediatisierung, Bern 1988; MenschMaschine, TV DRS „Die Matinee”, 1991; numerous articles in Kunstforum; editor of art philosophical magazines and books.
Rebecca Allen (US)
B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design (1975); M.S. from MAssachusetts Institute of Technology (1980). Since 1975 projects wih computer animation systems; member of the Architecture Machine Group at MIT (Media Lab), interactive videodisc projects, e.g. Aspen Movie Map, Personalized Movies; 1980-1986 Designer, Director and Researcher at the Computer Graphics Laboratory at NYIT. At present guest professor at the Academy of Applied Arts, Vienna.
Mark A. Z. Dippé (US)
Mark A. Z. Dippé, born Nov. 9, 1956. Ph. D. University of California at Berkeley, 1985. Berkeley, Lecturer Computer Graphics 1988-1989 at Berkeley; Industrial Light and Magie, Assistant Visual Effects Director, 1988 until present. Publications: “Parallel Ray Tracing”, SIGGRAPH 1984; “Stochastic Sampling”, SIGGRAPH 1985. Films: “The Abyss”, “The Terminator 2”, “Back to the Future 2”, “Hunt for Red October”, “Ghost”, “Arachniphobia”, “Die Hard 2”.
Milan Knizak (CZ)
Milan Knizak, born April 19, 1940 in Pilsen. Artist, Rector of Akademie der bildenden Künste, Prague. Exhibitions (selected): 1958 Marianske Lazne, Kaas, CSFR; 1968 Fluxus West, San Diego, California; 1970 Galerie Intermedia, Köln; 1980 Kunstverein Oldenburg; 1986 Lauter Ganze Hälften, Kunsthalle Hamburg; 1987 Kleider auf den Körper gemalt, Sprengel Museum, Hannover; 1988 DAADGalerie, Berlin; group exhibitions: 1967 Actual Art International, Museum of Art, San Francisco; 1970 Happening und Fluxus, Kölnischer Künstlerverein; 1977 documenta 6, Kassel; 1981 Fluxus, Düsseldorf; 1982 20 Jahre Flus 1962-82, Wiesbaden; 1987 Berlinart 1961-87, Museum of Modern Art, New York; 1988 Broken Music, DAAD-Galerie, Berlin; 1990 Ubi Fluxus, Giudecca, Venice.
Bernhard Leitner (AT)
Born Dec. 19, 1938. Technical University Vienna. Lived in New York from 1968 until 1982, followed by 4 years in Berlin, since 1986 Professor at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna. Publications: various articles on architecture for “Artforum” and “Art in America”: “The Architecture of Ludwig Wittgenstein” (Halifax/London); “Ton:Raum” (DuMont/NYU Press), “Der hörbare Raum” (Daidalos Berlin Nr. 17). Exhibitions (selected list): PS 1, New York; Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld; Akademie der Künste, Berlin 1980; documenta VII; Ars Electronica 82; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (ELECTRA) 1983; Venice Biennale 1986; Architectural commissions: SOUND SPACE, Technical University Berlin, since 1984; Le Cylindre Sonore, Paris, since 1987; SOUND GATE, Technical University Vienna, 1990.
Alfred Nemeczek (DE)
Born Sept. 27, 1933 (Kassel/Germany). 1956 trainee on the newpaper Hessische Nachrichten; 1962/63 study of German language and literature as well as art history in Marburg / Lahn. 1956 1961 and 1965-1967 art journalist for the newspaper Hessische Nachrichten; 1964 press officer of documenta III in Kassel; 1967-1973 art journalist for the German magazine “Der Spiegel” in Hamburg; until 1979 art journalist for the magazine “Stern” in Hamburg; since then deputy chief editor of the art magazine “ART” in Hamburg; special fields: fine arts, new media; many articles in various professional magazines.
A. J. Mitchell (GB)
A. ]. Mitchell, B.A., M.B.K.S, ARPS; born May 8., 1947. Cameraman ,at BBC-TV (mainly drama production incl. single plays and science fiction); 1976 Video Effects Supervisor (e.g.: Louis Jourdan “Dracula “, David Hemmings “Jekyl and Hyde”, etc.); Lighting Cameraman (mainly effects drop ins and front titles); 1980 freelance as Lighting Cameraman on mainly effects and pop promos.; 1981 The Moving Picture Company as a Commercial Director, Cameraman and Effects Supervisor; later took on research and planning responsibilities; 1987 Director of Special Effects; 1990 Director of “Printed Picture Company”. Member of British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society (BKSTS); Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE); British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BARTA); Royal Photographic Society (Associate). Publications: Articles in many trade journals (e.g.: Cuts, Hardware, Television Week, Television Buyer, Video Gramatics, etc.); numerous lectures incl.: Film and TV 1991, Computer Graphics 1988, 1989, SMPTE-FAU 1990, etc.; BKSTS run “Special Effects” seminars every 2 years in Pinewood Studios.