The Prix Forums are produced by the European Digital Art and Science Network.
At the Prix Ars Electronica Forums, the 2016 Prix Ars Electronica prizewinners will personally discuss their works, their motifs and their motivations.
The Prix Forums furnish an extraordinary opportunity to festivalgoers—a chance to meet the human beings behind the works of art. Here, you can enjoy up-close-and-personal encounters with the artists honored by the Prix Ars Electronica and the jurors who made the selections. In formal speeches and casual conversations, you can find out more about the works, the ideas behind them, and the challenges the artists responded to.
The 2016 theme, “Art & Science,” accentuates that this year, more than ever, the focus is on the interplay and reciprocal impact of science and art. The gathering place of the participating artists and scientists is, once again, the Ursulinensaal at OÖ Kulturquartier—with one exception: The Prix Forum I – Computer Animation / Film / VFX will be staged in CENTRAL.
The Computer Animation / Film / VFX Prix Forum will deal with developments in the animation field. With Gerfried Stocker (AT), Boris Labbé (FR), Yuya Hanai (JP), Mari-Liis Rebane (EE) and Johannes Schiehsl (AT).
The Digital Communities Forum is dedicated to the social consequences of global interconnection via digital networks. With Sarah Kriesche (AT), Stacco Troncoso (ES), Paul Feigelfeld (AT) and Nakano Hitoyo (JP).
The Interactive Art+ Forum will elaborate of interactive works and the expanded interpretation of interactive art. With Victoria Vesna (US), Mathias Jud (CH), Christoph Wachter (CH) and Frank Kolkman (NL).
The Prix Forum IV will be dedicated to Jasia Reichardt, this year’s Visionary Pioneers of Media Art laureate. With Jasia Reichardt (UK) and Christine Schöpf (AT).