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Jury 1993

Computermusik
Interactive Art
Computer Animation
Computergraphik

1993 Prix Jury: COMPUTER MUSIC

Charles Amirkhanian (US)
Born 1945; composer, percussionist, sound poet and radioproducer. He is a leading practztwner 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. Since 1992 he has been active at the Djerassi Foundation in San Francisco.
Lars-Gunnar Bodin (SE)
Born 1935 in Stockholm; independent composer / artist and chairman of the Committee for Artistic Development at the Royal Academy of Music in Sweden. Studied traditional composition under Lennart Wenström. Self-taught composer of electronic music. Taught electroacoustic music at the State College of Music in Stockholm and Dartmouth College, USA. Lars-Gunnar Bodin is one of the pioneers of electroacoustic music in Sweden, and is also involved in chamber music, inter-media, happenings, instrumental theater and visual arts. From 1978 to 1989 he was Director of the Institute for Electroacoustic Music in Stockholm. Co-founder of the International Confederation for Electroacoustic Music (ICEM).
Werner Jauk (AT)
Born in 1953 in Kapfenberg; Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Systematic Musicology at the University of Graz. Teacher of experimental aesthetics, in 1980 Ph.D. dissertation on Psychology of Music and Cybernetics at the Graz College of Music. Founder and director of the “Grelle Musik” studio for experimental forms of acoustic and visual arts. Performed his own electroacoustic and intermedial works at festivals at home and abroad. Permanent sound installations for public institutions. Working stays at IRCAM in Paris. Has written for scientific publications in the areas of psychology of music, sociology of music, computer music and avant-garde rock.
Ivanka Stoianova (BG)
Born in 1945 in Sliven (Bulgaria); Artistic Director of the Ricordi Publishing House in Paris as well as an assistant professor in the music department at the University of Paris VIII. Studied in Sofia, Moscow, Basle, Berlin and Paris (violin and musicology). Doctorate and professorship in Paris. Additional activity at IRCAM and CNAC “Georges Pompidou”. In 1985, won a prize for Best Music Book of the Year from the Charles Cros Academy (Luciano Berio/Chemins en Musique). Has published many other writings about music, all over the world.
Trevor Wishart (GB)
Born 1946, composer. His musical works include “Red Bird” (electroacoustic), “Tuba Mirum ” (music-theatre for prepared tuba), “Anticredos” (exploring extended vocal techniques) and the “VOX” cycle of vocal works. He has developed much software for musical composition, including 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”.

1993 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 E UV 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, Landon, 1968; Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, Landon, 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 Brody (AT)
Born 1953 in Vienna; Data Manager at the Austrian National Library and a freelance consultant on new media and technologies. Studied computer science and languages at Vienna University and film theory at the Cinematheque Française in Paris. Also, training in photography. Involved in publishing electronic books; Technical Director at Voyager Corp.’s Expanded Books Project in Santa Monica, Cal. Engaged in numerous international projects at UCLA, Getty Foundation for the Arts, Malibu, and the ECHT Conference, Milan. Lecturer in New Media at the Linz College for Artistic and Industrial Design and at the Austrian School of Management, Vienna.
Scott S. Fisher (US)
Born in 1951 in Bryn Mawr, PA; Managing Director of Telepresence Research Inc., Portola Valley, CA. A graduate of Skidmore College of Fine Arts and has a Master of Science from MIT. Member of the Architectural Machine Group, involvement in “The Aspen Movie Map”, research at Fiat, Atari, and on human-machine interaction and 3D representation in VR at the NASA Ames Research Center. Accepted into the “Federal 100”, a group of 100 of the USA’s most important researchers. Member of numerous international bodies (UNESCO, Society for Information Display, SPIE-Optical Engineering Society and others). Has written extensively on VR. Currently working on further development and applications of telepresence systems
Florian Rötzer (DE)
Born 1953, lives in Munich as a free-lance journalist and author (e.g. for “Kunstforum International”). He writes mostly about art and media theory, as well 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.

1993 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.
Vladimir Galaktionov (RU)
Born 1952 in Moscow; Ph.D. (Moscow), is a senior researcher at the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics in Moscow and a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. A specialist in the development of computer graphics software. Since 1989, Director of the Scientific-Technical Center of the Keldysh Institute. Vice-chairman of 1991 and 1992 program and organizing committees of Moscow’s international computer graphics conference GraphiCon.
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 Cameraman 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.
Philippe Quéau (FR)
Born 1952 in Casablanca; scientist at the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA). Graduated from the École Polytechnique in Paris and is a graduate engineer of the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications. Founded the Image Research Group at INA. Instrumental in creating Imagina, the Monte Carlo international forum on new images. Founder and president of the Association le Symbole France-Japon. Publication of philosophical works on aesthetics of simulation and virtual art. Also a member of the Ministerial Research Committee reporting to the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.
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 at 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.
Michael Kass (US)
Born 1961 in New York; Bachelor of Arts at Princeton, Master of Science at MIT, and Ph.D. at Stanford University. Worked at Schlumberger Palo Alto Research in the area of computer graphics and computervision. Joined Apple in 1988; is presently a Staff Research Scientist in the Apple’s Advanced Technology Group and works on physics-oriented techniques in computer graphics. Author of many prizewinning technical papers and graphie works such as “Splash Dance”, (Grand Prix at Imagina ’91) and “RD Texture Buttons” for which he and Andrew Witkin received the 1992 Golden Nica for Computer Graphics (Prix Ars Electronica).

1993 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.
Vladimir Galaktionov (RU)
Born 1952 in Moscow; Ph.D. (Moscow), is a senior researcher at the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics in Moscow and a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. A specialist in the development of computer graphics software. Since 1989, Director of the Scientific-Technical Center of the Keldysh Institute. Vice-chairman of 1991 and 1992 program and organizing committees of Moscow’s international computer graphics conference GraphiCon.
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 Cameraman 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.
Philippe Quéau (FR)
Born 1952 in Casablanca; scientist at the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA). Graduated from the École Polytechnique in Paris and is a graduate engineer of the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications. Founded the Image Research Group at INA. Instrumental in creating Imagina, the Monte Carlo international forum on new images. Founder and president of the Association le Symbole France-Japon. Publication of philosophical works on aesthetics of simulation and virtual art. Also a member of the Ministerial Research Committee reporting to the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.
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 at 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.
Michael Kass (US)
Born 1961 in New York; Bachelor of Arts at Princeton, Master of Science at MIT, and Ph.D. at Stanford University. Worked at Schlumberger Palo Alto Research in the area of computer graphics and computervision. Joined Apple in 1988; is presently a Staff Research Scientist in the Apple’s Advanced Technology Group and works on physics-oriented techniques in computer graphics. Author of many prizewinning technical papers and graphie works such as “Splash Dance”, (Grand Prix at Imagina ’91) and “RD Texture Buttons” for which he and Andrew Witkin received the 1992 Golden Nica for Computer Graphics (Prix Ars Electronica).