COMPUTER ANIMATION / FILM / VFX
The "Computer Animation / Film / VFX" category has been part of the Prix Ars Electronica since its very inception. It recognizes excellence in independent work in the arts and sciences as well as in high-end commercial productions in the film, advertising and entertainment industries. In this category, artistic originality counts just as much as masterful technical achievement.
The "Interactive Art" category is dedicated to interactive works in all forms and formats, from installations to performances. At the top of the agenda is artistic quality in the development and design of the interaction as well as a harmonious dialog between the content level and the interaction level—that is, the inherent principles of interaction and the interfaces that implement them. Of particular interest is the sociopolitical relevance of the interaction as manifested by its innate potential to expand the scope of human action. Jurors are looking forward to encountering innovative technological concepts blended with superbly effective design (usability).
Contemporary digital sound productions from the broad spectrum of "electronica" come in for
The “Hybrid Art” category is dedicated specifically to today’s hybrid and transdisciplinary projects and approaches to media art.
The "Digital Communities" category will honor important achievements by digital communities well as innovative artistic approaches towards web-based communities. This category focuses attention on the wide-ranging social and artistic impact of the Internet as well as on the latest developments in the fields of social software, ubiquitous computing, mobile communications andwireless networks. Special attention goes to community-related “net.art”. "Digital Communities" spotlights bold and inspired innovations impacting human coexistence, bridging the geographical as well as gender-based digital divide and cultural conflicts, sustaining cultural diversity and the freedom of artistic expression or creating outstanding social software and enhancing accessibility of technological-social infrastructure. This category showcases the political and artistic potential of digital and networked systems and is thus designed as a forum for the consideration of a broad spectrum of projects, programs, artworks, initiatives and phenomena in which social and artistic innovation is taking place, as it were, in real time.
u19 – FREESTYLE COMPUTING
"u19 - freestyle computing" is Austria's largest computer competition for young people. It has been held annually since 1998 as an integral part of the Prix Ars Electronica. Established in 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica is the world's foremost competition in the cyberarts as well as a showcase of artistic excellence and innovation.
Prix Ars Electronica's "u19 - freestyle computing" category is a competition for Austrian youth. Only young people age 19 and under who are permanent residents of Austria are eligible to take part.
[THE NEXT IDEA] ART AND TECHNOLOGY GRANT
Discovering ideas for tomorrow in minds today and focusing on the intersection of art
and technology is the aim of this grant. The category’s target group includes creatives
from all over the world, older than 19, who have developed as-yet-unproduced concepts
in the fields of art, design
or technology. The winner receives a stipend in the amount of 7,500 Euro and will
be invited to spend 3 months as Researcher and Artist in Residence at the Ars
Electronica Futurelab. Judging will be done by a panel of experts.
The Ars Electronica Futurelab makes its resources and its staff’s expertise available
to support the realization of the project during the term of residency. The awarded
concept or the completed work will be presented in the Prix Ars Electronica’s
“CyberArts 2009” catalog and as part of the Ars Electronica Exhibition at the
2009 Ars Electronica Festival. Strongly committed to an interdisciplinary approach,
and as part of an international network of collaborating institutional associates,
the Ars Electronica Futurelab carries out its R&D projects together with artists
and scientists from all over the world.
In conjunction with the 2009 Prix Ars Electronica, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research
will be awarding a prize honoring an outstanding theoretical work on the subject of “Sound-Image Relations in Audiovisual Art”.
The Winners of Prix Ars Electronica 2002
Net Vision / Net Excellence at Prix Ars Electronica
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