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Jury 1994

Computermusik
Interactive Art
Computer Animation
Computergraphik

1994 Prix Jury: COMPUTER MUSIC

Charles Amirkhanian (US)
Born 1945; composer, percussionist, sound poet and radio producer. He is a leading practitioner of electroacoustic music and text-sound composition. Works recorded on Empreintes Digitales (CA), Starkland (US) and Centaur (US). Currently managing director of the Djerassi Artists Program in Woodside, California, where every year studio time and accomodation is made available to 60 artists to facilitate concentrated work on their projects. Also heads the annual “Other Minds Music Festival” 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 1953 in Kapfenberg; assistant professor and lecturer in systematic musicology at the University of Graz. Doctorate in 1980 with a dissertation on psychology
of music and cybernetics at the Graz College of Music. Founder and director of the “Grelle Musik” studio for experimental acoustic and visual art forms. Performances of his own electroacoustic and intermedial works at festivals at home and abroad. Permanent sound installations for public institutions, working visits to IRCAM in Paris. Previously lectured experimental aesthetics at the Graz College of Music. Author of scientific works in the areas of psychology of music, sociology of music, computer music and avantgarde rock, with the emphasis on the carrying over of principles inherent in technology into the aesthetics of music.
Ivanka Stoianova (BG)
Born 1945 in Sliven, is Artistic Director of the Ricordi Publishing House in Paris and a 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 and activity at IRCAM and CNAC “Georges Pompidou”. Académie Charles Cros prize for best music book of the year (Luciano Berio/Chemins en Musique). Many musicological writings published worldwide.
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”. Committee member of “Sonic Arts Network”.

1994 Prix Jury: INTERACTIVE ART

Roger Frank Malina (US)
Born 1950, Bachelor’s Degree in physics at MIT, Ph.D. in astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley. Presently Executive Director at the Center for EUV Astrophysics in Berkeley, California. He is the NASA Principal Investigator for Mission Operations of the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Observatory. Exective Editor of the art journal “Leonardo” and an editor of the electronic journal “Leonardo Electronic Almanac”.
Roy Ascott (GB)
Born 1934, artist, Director of the Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts, Gwent College, Wales. Pioneer of telematic art: “Terminal Art” (1980), “La Plissure du Texte” (Electra 1983), Venice Biennale 1986, Ars Electronica ’89. Noumerous articles published internationally. Dean, San Francisco Art Institute, California 1975-78; Professor for Communication Theory, Academy of AppliedArt, Vienna 1985-92.
Johnie Hugh Horn (USA)
Born 1951; electronic artist whose work has been shown extensively in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Produced and directed computer! electronic art festivals and large-scale events for the past 12 years. Associated with SIGGRAPH since 1983, directed the Electronic Theater in 89, 91, 93, and 94. Directed the first video catalogue of Interactive Art for SIGGRAPH in 1988. Co-founder of “big Research”. Currently he is art/technical director for HUXLEY 101.
Michael Naimark (USA)
Michael Naimark, independent media artist for twelve years before joining Interval Research Corporation in 1992. Faculty appointments at the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, California Institute of the Arts, MIT and the University of Michigan. Member of the Editorial Boards of “Presence” and “Leonardo Electronic Almanac”. Bachelor of Science in Cybernetic Systems from the University of Michigan (1974), Master of Science in Visual Studies and Environmental Art from MIT (1979). His artwork has been exhibited internationally.
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 welt 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; “Künstliche Spiele” (co-editor), München 1993; “Das neue Bild der Welt” (ed.), “Kunstforum International”, Köln 1993; “Cyberspace” (co-edited with Peter Weibel), Munich 1993.

1994 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.

Michael Tolson (US)
Born 1947, is co-founder and President of the animation production company XAOS Inc. in San Francisco, and principal scientist at XAOS Tools, Inc. He studied mathematics and physics at the University of Chicago, then transferred to the Cooper Union in New York City where he studied painting. Golden Nica at the Prix Ars Electronica ’93 in the Computer Graphics category for his “Founders Series”.
Michael Bielicky (DE)
Michael Bielicky studied under Nam June Paik at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, received a scholarship at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. Previously, photographer and coachman in the USA. Appointed as lecturer at the newly estabished Department for New Media at the Prague Art Academy. Lives in Prague and Düsseldorf.
Rolf Herken (DE)
Born 1954, studied Theoretical Physics and Mathematics at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 1986 he founded the company “mental images” in Berlin, which specializes in the development of high image quality visualization software. His main professional interests are in computer graphics with special emphasis on image synthesis, and in artificial intelligence, specifically mental imagery and vision.
Matt Mullican (US)
Born 1951, artist. Lives in New York. B.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts (1974). Since 1973 several solo and group exhibitions in the USA, Europe and Japan.
Lucy Petrovich (US)
Lucy Petrovich studied computer art at the University of Illinois, Chicago in the Electronic Visualization Department. Her personal work has been exhibited in the U.S., Europe and Japan. She has participated in the ACM SIGGRAPH conference as Art Show Chair in 88, Electronic Theater jury in 89, Course speaker in 89. She produced the 20 year retrospective for SIGGRAPH 93 and is the Electronic Theater Co-Chair for 94. She was a member of the computer graphics team for “Max Headroom” (the television se ries), taught computer art at the University of Wisconsin, and is currently Professor of Computer Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design where she teaches programming and History of Computer Art.

1994 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.

Michael Tolson (US)
Born 1947, is co-founder and President of the animation production company XAOS Inc. in San Francisco, and principal scientist at XAOS Tools, Inc. He studied mathematics and physics at the University of Chicago, then transferred to the Cooper Union in New York City where he studied painting. Golden Nica at the Prix Ars Electronica ’93 in the Computer Graphics category for his “Founders Series”.
Michael Bielicky (DE)
Michael Bielicky studied under Nam June Paik at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, received a scholarship at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. Previously, photographer and coachman in the USA. Appointed as lecturer at the newly estabished Department for New Media at the Prague Art Academy. Lives in Prague and Düsseldorf.
Rolf Herken (DE)
Born 1954, studied Theoretical Physics and Mathematics at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 1986 he founded the company “mental images” in Berlin, which specializes in the development of high image quality visualization software. His main professional interests are in computer graphics with special emphasis on image synthesis, and in artificial intelligence, specifically mental imagery and vision.
Matt Mullican (US)
Born 1951, artist. Lives in New York. B.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts (1974). Since 1973 several solo and group exhibitions in the USA, Europe and Japan.
Lucy Petrovich (US)
Lucy Petrovich studied computer art at the University of Illinois, Chicago in the Electronic Visualization Department. Her personal work has been exhibited in the U.S., Europe and Japan. She has participated in the ACM SIGGRAPH conference as Art Show Chair in 88, Electronic Theater jury in 89, Course speaker in 89. She produced the 20 year retrospective for SIGGRAPH 93 and is the Electronic Theater Co-Chair for 94. She was a member of the computer graphics team for “Max Headroom” (the television se ries), taught computer art at the University of Wisconsin, and is currently Professor of Computer Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design where she teaches programming and History of Computer Art.