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Prix Ars Electronica 2002 - Competition for Cyberarts


vrijeme: 07.02.2002. - 31.03.2002.
mjesto: Linz, Austria
organizator: Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF), Upper Austrian Regional Studio u suradnji sa Ars Electronica Festival

Prix Ars Electronica Team sa zadovoljstvom Vas poziva da se prijavite na Prix Ars Electronica 2002, najdosljedniji svjetski natječaj za cyberarts, sa visokom novčanom nagradom od 100,000 Eura (US$88,466).
++ Prix Ars Electronica 2002 - Competition for Cyberarts ++ For the 16th time, the Austrian Broadcasting Company, Upper Austrian Regional Studio, as the organizer of the Prix Ars Electronica, invites artists, scientists, researchers and developers to participate in the annual cyberarts competition in the categories Net Vision / Net Excellence, Interactive Art, Computer Animation/Visual Effects, Digital Musics and Cybergeneration u19. The total prize money for the Prix Ars Electronica 2002 amounts to Euro 100,000 (USD 88,466). The deadline for your submission is March 31, 2002 (postmarked). The Jury meeting will be taking place from April 19 to 21, 2002. From the start, the Prix Ars Electronica has been conceived as an open platform for various disciplines in the field of digital media design at the intersection of technology, art, science and society. Accordingly, over the course of the years, it has repeatedly been renewed, in order to be able to take the rapid developments in the realm of information technologies into account. Since 1987 around 13,000 artists, scientists, researchers and representatives from the entertainment branch from all over the world have entered their works in the Prix Ars Electronica, thus formulating and commenting on the media developments of the past sixteen years. In this way, they have created a public forum for a highly productive discussion. At the same time, they have laid the foundation for a new, highly qualified media-theoretical exploration and investigation of computer art / cyberart within the sphere of contemporary art. Now for the 16th time, the Austrian Broadcasting Company, Upper Austrian Regional Studio, as the organizer of the Prix Ars Electronica, invites artists, scientists, researchers and developers to participate in the annual cyberarts competition in the categories Net Vision / Net Excellence, Interactive Art, Computer Animation/Visual Effects and Digital Musics. Three money prizes will be awarded in each of the competition categories Computer Animation/Visual Effects, Interactive Art and Digital Musics, six in the competition categorie Net Vision / Net Excellence. That means 5 Golden Nicas and 10 Awards of Distinction. In addition, as many as 12 Honorary Mentions may be distinguished in each of the competition categories. The works selected in all categories will be presented to the public in the exhibition "Cyberarts 2002" at the O.K Center for Contemporary Art during the Ars Electronica Festival. Subsequently, they will also be shown (optionally) in a touring exhibition organized by one of the main sponsors of the Prix Ars Electronica, Datakom. Beyond the immediate occasion of the awards and in addition to the presentations during the Ars Electronica Festival, the results of the Prix Ars Electronica 2002 will also be documented as far as possible in print, video, DVD, CD and on the Internet. ++ General Entry Regulations ++  Only one work per participant may be entered per category. (except for Net Vision / Net Excellence).  We request that no originals be submitted, as the materials will not be returned.  For production reasons, it is imperative that you submit all the required material on time to meet the deadline of March 31, 2002 (postmarked).  Entries without the accompanying materials will not be accepted.  Each participant will receive a copy of the book documentation "Cyberarts 2002 / International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica" as acknowledgment. The book will be automatically mailed to each participant at the end of 2002.  You will find specific entry rules for the separate categories.  For organizational reasons, we request that you register your entry ONLINE. Youll find the online-form in each category.  Please be sure to include a print-out of your complete submitted ONLINE entry form with your original signature with your entry.  As soon as your material (tapes, DATs, etc.) has been received, you will automatically receive confirmation of your participation via e-mail! DEADLINE March 31, 2002 (postmarked)! Please send your complete submission on time to ORF/ Prix Ars Electronica 2002 Europaplatz 3 A-4021 Linz (Austria) JURY MEETING April 19-21, 2002 Winners notified (Golden Nicas, Awards of Distinction, Honorary Mentions): by May 31, 2002 All participants notified: by the end of July 2002 The book "Cyberarts 2002" mailed to all participants: by the end of 2002 AWARDS PRESENTATION The awards presentation of the Prix Ars Electronica 2002 will take place on Monday, September 9, 2002 at the ORF Upper Austrian Regional Studio in Linz. This event will be broadcast on television throughout Austria by ORF and throughout Europe via the satellite program 3sat. The award winners (Golden Nica and Awards of Distinction) are obligated to receive their awards in person and to present their works to the public in the form of a lecture at the Prix Ars Electronica Forum, the three-day program of artist discussions on September 10-12, 2002. Groups and institutions are requested to nominate one, at the most two, person(s). Award winners will be invited to Linz on the basis of economy class flights. DOCUMENTATION Book "Cyberarts 2002" Once again this year, the book "Cyberarts 2002/International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica" will be published on the competition. It documents the 15 best entries in each of the categories with texts and pictures (German/English) and includes the names and addresses of all participants in the competition. VHS/DVD "Cyberarts 2002 - The best Computer Animation/Visual Effects" VHS/DVD/CD-ROM "Cyberarts 2002 - Interactive Art" VHS/DVD/CD/CD-ROM "Cyberarts 2002 - Digital Musics" ORF/Prix Ars Electronica reserves the right to determine the actual realization of the publications named, depending on technical conditions and time considerations. All the submitted picture, text, video and audio material may be published in conjunction with the Prix Ars Electronica archive and the digital cyberarts book archive on the Internet. ++ Net Vision / Net Excellence ++ When the Prix Ars Electronica established a new competition category for the Internet in 1995, Tim Berners Lees WorldWideWeb was still young and nobody could imagine at that time the hype this innovation would cause. The Prix Ars Electronica has accordingly newly structured the Net category in the past few years to suit these changed circumstances; it has extended the category and doubled the prizes. Prix Ars Electronica will continue to go on this way. This year two Golden Nicas and four Awards of Distinction will be awarded for outstanding cultural impact on the Internet. NET VISION distinguishes projects that are striking in their anticipative and innovative way of dealing with the online medium. NET EXCELLENCE distinguishes projects that are convincing because of the originality of their content and creative use of state-of-the-art applications. The jury looks forward to milestones, next-level experiments and smart hacks that set fresh signals in the following fields:  ARTS & CULTURE - encompasses the fields web design, screen design net art, web art art databases, cultural archives, reference, museums, online galleries literature urbanism, architecture  POLITICS & SOCIETY - encompasses the fields cyber democracy, communities, support groups public campaigning, activism, hacktivism, digital divide.  MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT - encompasses the fields gaming, music, digital lifestyle animation, film magazines, net journalism, streaming media, e-publishing, forums, news services  SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - encompasses the fields research, information architecture, knowledge management wireless and mobile, broadband, human computer interface ++ Interactive Art ++ This category is open to all types of current interactive works in any form: installations, performance, audience participation, virtual reality, multimedia, telecommunication, etc. It is prerequisite that the projects have already been realized to the extent that they may be judged on the basis of a documentation. Criteria for judging the works include the form of interaction, interface design, new applications, technical innovations, originality and the significant role of the computer for the interaction. Each participant may enter one work. Each work is to be entered in the form of a video documentation (approx. 10 min.) on VHS or S-VHS (PAL/NTSC/SECAM). This documentation should explain the essentials of how the work functions (space requirements, form of interaction, role of the participants, etc.). If you are entering a CD-ROM, please include an additional video with a virtual tour through the work. Additional material (sketches, photos, etc.) may be included with all entered works. Please note, however, that the jurys decision will be primarily based on the video documentation. ++ Interactive Art ++ This category is open to all types of current interactive works in any form: installations, performance, audience participation, virtual reality, multimedia, telecommunication, etc. It is prerequisite that the projects have already been realized to the extent that they may be judged on the basis of a documentation. Criteria for judging the works include the form of interaction, interface design, new applications, technical innovations, originality and the significant role of the computer for the interaction. Each participant may enter one work. Each work is to be entered in the form of a video documentation (approx. 10 min.) on VHS or S-VHS (PAL/NTSC/SECAM). This documentation should explain the essentials of how the work functions (space requirements, form of interaction, role of the participants, etc.). If you are entering a CD-ROM, please include an additional video with a virtual tour through the work. Additional material (sketches, photos, etc.) may be included with all entered works. Please note, however, that the jurys decision will be primarily based on the video documentation. ++ Digital Musics ++ This category of the Prix Ars Electronica is open to  Electronica (like Drumn Bass, Dub, Techno, Downtempo, Ambient, Breakbeat, Global, HipHop, Jazz, Noise, Mondo/Exotica, digital DJ-culture, etc.)  Sound and Media (like sonic sculpture intermedia/sound driven visuals, performances, soundspace projects, installations, radio works, net-music, generative musics, etc.)  Computer compositions (electroacoustic, acousmatic and experimental) Each participant may enter one piece, which has been created/realized within the last two years. All the entries will be judged by an expert jury in the order of their arrival and according to the following criteria: - Aesthetics, Originality - Compelling conception - Innovation in the special expression of sonic imagination - Technique and quality of the presentation Please send your entry on CD, DAT or DVD Audio or Superaudio CD. Enter projects such as sound installations, real-time performances, audio/visual habitats, etc. as a video document (VHS 3-10 minutes). This documentation should describe not only the event itself but also the characteristics of the works environment aside from the music, such as spatial and technical requirements for the realization of the piece. Along with the work, please also include information about equipment, scores, setups, and if possible any illustrations or sketches. In addition to the complete work, please include a 2 - 3 minute excerpt that effectively portrays an introductory summation of the essential elements explored in the whole piece. This edited extract can serve as a compressed remix of different musical areas of the longer composition or the participant can simply choose a continuous representative slice. This helps the jury to deal with large quantities of submissions in a focused judicial manner. In consideration of a possible performance of the work during the Ars Electronica Festival 2002, please provide precise information about the technical setup of required equipment and suggestions for operators, players or soloists, if relevant, who could assist the production with the plans you provide.