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Jury 1992

Computermusik
Interactive Art
Computergraphik
Computer Animation

1992 Prix Jury: COMPUTER MUSIC

Thomas Kessler (CH)
Born 1937; German and Romance Linguistics at Zurich and Paris Universities. Studied music at the State College of Music in Berlin. 1965 he founded his own studio for electronic music. 1968 Berlin Young Generation Arts Award. Director of Berlin Electronic Beat Studio and musical director of the Centre Universitaire International de Formation et de Recherches Dramatiques at Nancy. Since 1973 Lecturer for theory and composition at the Basel Music Academy.
Charles Amirkhanian (US)
Born 1945; composer, percussionist, sound poet and radioproducer. He is a leading practitioner of electroacoustic music and text-sound composition. Music Director of KPFA/Berkeley since 1969. He also directs the “Speaking of Music” series at the Exploratorium in San Francisco (1983-1992) and was the founding Co-Director of the Composer-to-Composer Festival in Telluride, Colorado.
Márta Grabócz (HU)
Born 1952; musicologist, since 1977 Research Assistant at the Institute of Music at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; organized first studio for music and computer sciences in Hungary; 1990 Visiting Professor at the University of Paris VIII; Researcher at CIREM; currently at the Centre International de Recherches en Esthétique Musicale, Paris; numerous scientific publications and broadcasts on Hungarian radio.
Dieter Kaufmann (AT)
Born 1941, studied Music Education, German Linguistics, Art History, cello, composition as weil as electroacoustic music at the Groupe de Recherches Musicales of French Broadcasting Corp. Since 1970 lecturer for electroacoustic music at Vienna Music College. 1975 founder of “K&K Experimentalstudio” together with the actress Gunda König. Since 1983 composition class at Carinthia State conservatory and president of Austria’s IGNM section.
Trevor Wishart (GB)
Born 1946, composer. His musical works indude “Red Bird” (electro-acoustic), “Tuba Mirum” (music-theatre for prepared tuba), “Anticredos” (exploring extended vocal techniques) and the “vax” cyde of vocal works. He has developed much software for musical composition, induding the spectral transformation programs used to make “VOX-5”. Founder member of the “Composer’s Desktop Project”, an open-access group attempting to make powerful musiccomputing tools available to composers. In 1985 he published “On Sonic Art”. Chairperson of “Sonic Arts Network”.

1992 Prix Jury: INTERACTIVE ART

Roger F. Malina (US)
Born 1950; Bachelors Degree in physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 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”.
Roy Ascott (GB)
Born 1934; Dept. Fine Arts, Kings College, University of Durham 1954-1959; B.A. (HONS) Fine Arts 1959; Associate Member, Institution of Computer Sciences, London, 1968; Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, London, 1972. Since 1985 Professor for Theory of Communication, Academy of Applied Arts, Vienna; since 1980 Director of Art, Gwent College, Wales; Visiting Professor: Medienhochschule Köln, École d’Art Aix-en-Provence, Université Paris Dauphine.
Florian Rötzer (DE)
born 1953, lives in Munich as a free-Iance journalist and author (e.g. for “Kunstforum International”). He writes mostly about art and media theory, as weil as aesthetics. Publications: Florian Rötzer (ed.): “Digitaler Schein, Ästhetik der elektronischen Medien”, Frankfurt 1991; Peter Weibel und Florian Rötzer (ed.): “Strategien des Scheins. Im Irrgarten der Begriffe der Medien”, Frankfurt 1991, and others.
Ilka Lauchstädt (DE)
born 1958, studied media art and theatre sciences in Osnabrück, Zurich and Berlin. 1980-1985 co-founder and organizer of the “International Experimental Film Workshop Osnabrück” (today’s European Media Art Festival). 1985-1991 she studied at the German Movie and TV Academy in Berlin (DFFB). 1988 European Media Art Festival Osnabrück: Planner and organizer of the Symposium on Interactive Arts. 1991 member of the selection panel at the European Media Art Festival Osnabrück.
David Rokeby (CA)
born 1960, is a visual artist, composer, writer, and designer of software and hardware. His work has been exhibited at “The Interactive Experience”, at CHI ’91, New Orleans 1991, “Second International Symposium on Electronic Art”, Groningen 1990, “Kanagawa International Outdoor Art Festival” Manazuru 1990, “artware: Kunst und Elektronik “, Hannover 1989, “SIGGRAPH ’88 Art Show”, Atlanta 1988. He was awarded the first Petro-Canada Award for Media Arts in 1988 and has given numerous lectures and presentations.

1992 Prix Jury: COMPUTER GRAPHICS

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.

Gerhard Johann Lischka (AT)
Born 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.
Rebecca Allen (US)
B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design (1975); M.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1980). Since 1975 projects with computer animation systems; member of the Architecture Machine Group at MIT (Media Lab); 1980-1986 Designer, Director and Researcher at the Computer Graphics Laboratory at NYIT; 1990 Guest Professor at the Academy of Applied Arts, Vienna; 1992 Computeranimation for the Spanish Pavilion, World Expo ’92, Barcelona.
Peter Weibel (AT)
Born 1945; theoretical and practical work in the fields of media art, mathematics, music, performance. 1985-89 Professor at the Department of Media Studies. Director of the Digital Arts Laboratory, State Univerity of New York and Buffalo. Since 1985 Professor at the College of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since 1989 founder and director of the Institute of New Media in Frankfurt.
Milan Knizak (CZ)
Born 1940; Artist, Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague. Exhibitions include: 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.
Rolf Herken (DE)
Born 1954, studied Theoretical Physics and Mathematics at the Freie Universität Berlin. He continued his studies in mathematical logic and computer science, and began to work on a doctoral thesis, “Computability and Physics”, with special emphasis on computability aspects of Discrete Gravity. In 1986 he founded the company “mental images”, Berlin. His main professional interests are in computer graphics, with special emphasis on image synthesis and artificial intelligence, specifically mental imagery and vision.
A. J. Mitchell (GB)
Born 1947; B.A., M.B.K.S, ARPS. Cameraman at BBC-TV; 1976 Video Effects Supervisor; 1980 freelance as Lighting Camerman mainly on effects and pop promos.; 1981 The Moving Picture Company as a Commercial Director, Cameraman and Effects Supervisor; 1987 Director of Special Effects; 1990 Director of Printed Picture Company.
Stefan M. Fangmeier (US)
Born 1960; B.S. Computer Science, 1983; 1985 Technical Director, Science and Industry Division, Digital Productions, Los Angeles; 1987 Manager, Scientific Visualization Program, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois; 1989 Director of Production, “mental images”, Berlin; 1990 Graphics Supervisor “Industrial Light and Magic”. Publications: Various papers in scientific visualization techniques; SIGGRAPH Course on the “Scientific Visualization Process”. Films: “Terminator 2”, “Hook “, numerous scientific films.

1992 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.

Gerhard Johann Lischka (AT)
Born 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.
Rebecca Allen (US)
B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design (1975); M.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1980). Since 1975 projects with computer animation systems; member of the Architecture Machine Group at MIT (Media Lab); 1980-1986 Designer, Director and Researcher at the Computer Graphics Laboratory at NYIT; 1990 Guest Professor at the Academy of Applied Arts, Vienna; 1992 Computeranimation for the Spanish Pavilion, World Expo ’92, Barcelona.
Peter Weibel (AT)
Born 1945; theoretical and practical work in the fields of media art, mathematics, music, performance. 1985-89 Professor at the Department of Media Studies. Director of the Digital Arts Laboratory, State Univerity of New York and Buffalo. Since 1985 Professor at the College of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since 1989 founder and director of the Institute of New Media in Frankfurt.
Milan Knizak (CZ)
Born 1940; Artist, Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague. Exhibitions include: 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.
Rolf Herken (DE)
Born 1954, studied Theoretical Physics and Mathematics at the Freie Universität Berlin. He continued his studies in mathematical logic and computer science, and began to work on a doctoral thesis, “Computability and Physics”, with special emphasis on computability aspects of Discrete Gravity. In 1986 he founded the company “mental images”, Berlin. His main professional interests are in computer graphics, with special emphasis on image synthesis and artificial intelligence, specifically mental imagery and vision.
A. J. Mitchell (GB)
Born 1947; B.A., M.B.K.S, ARPS. Cameraman at BBC-TV; 1976 Video Effects Supervisor; 1980 freelance as Lighting Camerman mainly on effects and pop promos.; 1981 The Moving Picture Company as a Commercial Director, Cameraman and Effects Supervisor; 1987 Director of Special Effects; 1990 Director of Printed Picture Company.
Stefan M. Fangmeier (US)
Born 1960; B.S. Computer Science, 1983; 1985 Technical Director, Science and Industry Division, Digital Productions, Los Angeles; 1987 Manager, Scientific Visualization Program, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois; 1989 Director of Production, “mental images”, Berlin; 1990 Graphics Supervisor “Industrial Light and Magic”. Publications: Various papers in scientific visualization techniques; SIGGRAPH Course on the “Scientific Visualization Process”. Films: “Terminator 2”, “Hook “, numerous scientific films.