Museum of the Future
u19 – freestyle computing 2008

Date: 2008

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“u19 – freestyle computing” is Austria’s largest computer competition for young people. Held annually in conjunction with the Prix Ars Electronica, u19 has established itself since its founding in 1998 as the link between the spirit of youthful creativity and our world’s high-tech future. Over the years, thousands of Austrians youngsters age 19 and under have taken part.

Entrants to u19 are encouraged to give free rein to their imaginations—it’s “freestyle computing,” just like the name says. Projects include Internet applications, websites, graphics, works of computer animation, sounds, homebrew software and hardware set-ups. The competition is open to youngsters up to age 19 with a fixed abode in Austria. And, indeed, kids nowadays are getting started earlier and earlier—the youngest participants are 4 years old!


The Console station features works singled out for recognition in the Prix Ars Electronica’s u19 – freestyle computing category. Each project is represented by a playing card. Laying the card down and turning it launch visualizations of data, videos and animated sequences.

Wall of Fame

The Wall of Fame is a collage-like display featuring the stars themselves: up-and-coming young inventors and artists. A video provides a rundown on the prizewinning projects.
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