PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA u19 – freestyle computing

Do 3.9. – Di 8.9.

Ars Electronica Center

Thu 3.9. – Mon 7.9.
10:00 – 20:30

Tue 8.9.
10:00 – 18:00

At this year’s Ars Electronica Center exhibition, the spotlight will be on u19 –freestyle computing. The inherently broad spectrum of u19 and the multifaceted entries submitted to it make it the Prix Ars Electronica’s most highly diversified category year after year. Now, for the first time, the prizewinners will be showcased in the new Ars Electronica Center. The honored projects spanned a wide arc once again this year, ranging from perennial favorites like animated films and videos, to Web 2.0 applications and virtual worlds, all the way to extremely elaborate robotics experiments and complex interactive software.

Idea / Concept / Project Management: Susi Windischbauer

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u19 – freestyle Festival

In den Tiefen 01

Golden Nica
In den Tiefen
Matej Petrek


Having A Wonderful Time
Tarek Kalifa


Sound Machines
HLW des Schulvereins der Kreuzschwestern (Benedikt Hageneder, Matthias Jungwirth, Christoph Matscheko, Sigrid Probst, Doris Wimmer, Anna Kitzmüller, Ulrike Rossrucker, Martina Hutterer, Stephanie Figl, Dominik Rainer, André Mayr, Daniela Leitner, Thomas Rupp, Daniela Schmid, Helene Wild, Victoria Preuer)


Merchandise Prize u10 Index 137
Sieben auf einen Streich
Volksschule Neußerling (Raphael Birngruber, Laura Fischerlehner, Richard Prommer, Kerstin Füchsl, Lukas Prammer, Martin Donner, Jakob Hacklbauer)

Merchandise Prize u14
Lego Chemie
Hauptschule Dr.-Aloys-Weissenbach Telfs (Elena Kihr, Gerald Körber, Johannes Christler, Marcel Pfurtscheller, Simon Neurauter, Philip Mader, Matthias Zeni, Andreas Muigg, Simon Draxler, Tolga Cosar, Fachlehrer Andreas Bellony)

Honorary Mention
Daniel Stocker
Maximillian Zinner
Fabian Todt

CityFlow – Urban Climate Simulation
Oliver Spies, Andreas Mursch-Radlgruber, Michael Kappel, Stefan Pozar

Stop Motion Lightshow
Thomas Niedermaier

Music Robot
Johannes Masanz

IOCC – Die Polizei im Rennen gegen die Zeit
Alexander Niederklapfer, David Wurm, Magdalena Wurm, Ehrentraud Hager


Nana Susanne Thurner

Semantic Tag Cloud
HTL Donaustadt (Sinja Hemer, Jasmin Haider)

Robot Control with Mobile Phone Motion
HTL Braunau (Leo Höckner)

european II ways
Franz Fellinger

Prix Ars Electronica Digital Communities

Thu 3.9. – Tue 8.9.
10:00 – 19:00

Brucknerhaus, History Lounge

The presentation of the awarded projects in the Prix Ars Electronica’s “Digital Communities” category.

Golden Nica
Award of Distinction
Honorary Mention
Canchas – spontaneous soccer fields
feral trade
FLOSS Manuals
Wikiartpedia – The Free Encyclopaedia of Art and Network Cultures
Ashoka’s Changemakers
Voces Bolivianas (Bolivian Voices)

Special Mention
Grass Mud Horse

Prix Ars Electroncia Gala

Fri 4.9.
6:30 PM

Brucknerhaus, Großer Saal

An evening totally dedicated to the artists themselves. The 2008 Ars Electronica gala featuring the presentation of the Golden Nicas to the Prix Ars Electronica prizewinners is one of the Festival’s highlights.

By invitation only

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Electronic Theatre


Sat 5.9.
8:00 PM and 10:30 PM

OK Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich (Sommerkino)

A big-screen showing of the prizewinning works in the 2009 Prix Ars Electronica’s Computer Animation/ Film / VFX.

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Cyberarts 2009

September 3rd – October 4th 2009

The OK Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich presents a selection of the best projects in the Prix Ars Electronica’s Interactive Art and Hybrid Art category.

September 3rd 2009, 5.00 PM

Press conference:
September 3rd 2009, 11.30 AM

Opening hours:
During the Festival Ars Electronica 10.00 AM – 10.00 PM
September 10th – October 4th, 11.00 AM – 22.00 PM

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Prix Forum: Hybrid Art

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Fri 4.9.
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Brucknerhaus, Mittlerer Saal

The Award of Distinction winners in the “Hybrid Art” category

Steve Lambert (US) member of Because We Want It – The New York Times Special Edition
David Haines (UK), Joyce Hinterding (AU) – EarthStar

Participants of the Forum

Jens Hauser (DE/FR) – Member of the Jury
Steve Lambert (US)
David Haines (UK), Joyce Hinterding (AU)

Prix Forum: Interactive Art

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Sun 6.9.
3:30PM – 4:30 PM

Brucknerhaus, Mittlerer Saal

The Award of Distinction winners in the “Interactive Art” category

Osman Khan, Kim Beck (US) – when laughter trips at the threshold of the divine
Jens Wunderling (DE) – default to public

Participants of the Forum

Andy Cameron (UK) – Member of the Jury
Osman Khan, Kim Beck (US)
Jens Wunderling (DE)

Prix Forum: Digital Musics

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Mon 7.9.
10:00 AM – 11.30 AM

Brucknerhaus, Mittlerer Saal

The prize winners in the “Digital Musics” category

Bill Fontana (US) – Speeds of Time versions 1 and 2 – Golden Nica
Tristan Perich (US) – “Active Field” for ten violins and ten-channel 1-bit music
Antoine Schmitt, Jean-Jacques Birgé (FR) – NABAZ’MOB

Participants of the Forum

Sabine Breitsameter (DE) – Member of the Jury
Bill Fontana (US)
Tristan Perich (US)
Antoine Schmitt, Jean-Jacques Birgé (FR)

Prix Forum: Computer Animation / Film / VFX

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Mon 7.9.
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Brucknerhaus, Mittlerer Saal

The prize winners in the “Computer Animation / Film / VFX” category

Iriz Pääbo (CA) / National Film Board of Canada – HA’Aki – Golden Nica

Jeremy Clapin, Jean-François Sarazin (FR) / DARK PRINCE – SKHIZEIN
Glenn Marshall (UK) – The Nest That Sailed The Sky

Participants of the Forum

Jürgen Hagler (AT) – Member of the Jury
Iriz Pääbo (CA)
Jeremy Clapin, Jean-François Sarazin (FR)
Glenn Marshall (UK)

Prix Forum: Digital Communities

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Mon 7.9.
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Brucknerhaus, Mittlerer Saal

The prize winners in the “Digital Communities” category

HiperBarrio – – Golden Nica

WikiLeaks –

Piratbyrån –

Participants of the Forum

David Sasaki (US) – Member of the Jury
Gabriel Jaime Vanegas, Álvaro Ramírez Ospina (CO)
Daniel Berg (DE), Julian Assagne (AU)
Rasmus Fleischer (SE)

Prix Forum: u19 – freestyle computing

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Fri 4.9.
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Ars Electronica Center, SkyLoft (Ebene 3)

The prize winners in the “u19 – freestyle computing” category

Robot Control with Mobile Phone Motion – Honorary Mention
Leo Höckner

CityFlow – Urban Climate Simulation – Honorary Mention
Oliver Spies, Andreas Mursch-Radlgruber, Michael Kappel, Stefan Pozar

Buddytown.AT – Honorary Mention
Daniel Stocker

Sound Machines – Distinction
HLW des Schulvereins der Kreuzschwestern

Sat 5.9.
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

80+1 Basecamp, Hauptplatz

Lego Chemie – Merchandise Prize u14
Hauptschule Dr.-Aloys-Weissenbach Telfs

Firesnake – Winner Bugnplay – Schweiz
Sandro Bertozzi
Sven Fässler

marry your pet – Winner MB21 – Deutschland
Caroline von Eichhorn

Prix Ars Electronica Animation Festival

Fri 4.9. – Tue 8.9.

OK Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich (Mediendeck)

They populate abstruse, bizarre and often ominous realms of the imagination, live through the most fantastic plots, turn the law of gravity on its head, and draw upon unlimited energy reserves. More and more of the 21st century’s film stars aren’t flesh-and-blood creatures; the source of their vitality is bits and bytes. The content spectrum of Computer Animations —as reflected by the 500 works from all over the world submitted for prize consideration to Prix Ars Electronica 2009—is virtually unlimited. These efforts range from experimental-abstract productions, sound visualizations, short cuts and special effects all the way to classic narrative filmmaking.

The 15 programs that make up the 2009 Ars Electronica Animation Festival’s lineup once again showcase the outstanding work currently being done at artists’ ateliers, universities and film academies as well as in the production studios of the film and advertising industries.

Curated by Christine Schöpf (AT) / Jürgen Hagler (AT)
Screendesign, Trailer, Concept & Animation by Claus Helfenschneider & Alexander Piringer (AT)
Directed by Claus Helfenschneider
Project Management: Bianca Petscher

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Young Animations

curated by Sirikit Amann (AT)

Witty, off-beat, subtle, tragic and serious animated work produced by young filmmakers will be screened during the festival in the Ars Electronica Center and the OK Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich.

Every year, gifted young directors and filmmakers submit their shorts to u19 – freestyle computing, the Prix Ars Electronica’s category for kids and young adults. The greatest hits will be featured in young animations. And once again this year, the lineup will include great work by creative youngsters from other countries: Switzerland (bugnplay – The Youth Competition of migros/kulturprozent) und Germany (MB21).