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"Call for Entries: 16th Edition of the Competition for Cyberarts"
2002-02-15 until 2002-03-31
Ars Electronica 2002
Linz, , AT Austria

The Prix Ars Electronica 2002 marks the 16th edition of the competition for cyberarts, which is organized by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF), Upper Austrian Regional Studio, in conjunction with the Ars Electronica Festival. The Prix Ars Electronica 2002 is announced internationally for the categories Computer Animation / Visual Effects, Digital Musics, Interactive Art and Net Vision / Net Excellence. In addition, there is also a competition category for young people under the age of 19 in Austria: Cybergeneration - u19 freestyle computing.

The total prize money for the Prix Ars Electronica 2002 amounts to Euro 100.000 / USD 88,466. The international juries will award 6 x 3 money prizes and up to 52 Honorary Mentions. Selected works of 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.

Detailed information is available on each category, the names of the Jury members, the competition regulations and all information you need to register online at: http://prixars.orf.at Deadline for entries is March 31, 2002 (postmarked)! If you need further information please contact: info@prixars.orf.at

1.2 Online Registration

Beginning with this year the registration for participation in Prix Ars Electronica can be done only online. Find further informations at http://prixars.orf.at. Please note that you will not get a printed registration form by mail as in the years before!

1.3 Prix Ars Electronica 2002 - Categories

Computer Animation / Visual Effects //
This category encompasses
- independent productions from the areas of art, science etc. as well as
- commercial high-end-productions from the areas of film, advertising, entertainment etc.

Digital Musics //
This category of the Prix Ars Electronica is open to
- Electronica (like Drum'n 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)

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.

Net Vision / Net Excellence //
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.

1.4 Prix Ars Electronica 2002 - Jury

In each category, all entries are judged by an international jury. Chairman of the jury as a whole (without a vote): Dr. Hannes Leopoldseder, whose original idea led to the initiation of the Prix Ars Electronica in 1987.

Computeranimation / Visual Effects //
Bob Hoffman, USA; Stuart Maschwitz, USA (to be confirmed); Barbara Robertson, USA; Rick Sayre, USA; Rita Street, USA

Digital Musics //
bLectum from bLechdom, USA; Naut Humon, USA; Florian Hecker, D; Chris Watson, GB; N.N.

Interactive Art //
Bill Buxton, CDN (to be confirmed); Peter Higgins, GB; Masuyama, Japan; Alex Adriaansen (NL)

Net Vision / Net Excellence //
Tina Cassani & Bruno Beusch, F; Pete Barr-Watson, GB; Tanja Diezmann, D; Joichi Ito, Japan; Matt Mirapaul, USA (to be confirmed)

Cybergeneration - u19 freestyle computing //
Sirikit M. Amann (Austrian Cultural Service, oeks; A); Horst Hortner, Ars Electronica Center (A); Barbara Lippe (freelancer, A), miss monorom (etoy.corporation, CH), Hans Wu (One, A)

1.5 Prix Ars Electronica 2001 - Organization & Contact

ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation
Upper Austrian Regional Studio
Europaplatz 3
A-4021 Linz
Tel +43(0)732/6900-24267
Fax +43(0)732/6900-24270
General Coordinator:
Christine Schoepf
Tel +43/(0)732/ 6900-24218
Fax +43/(0)732/ 6900-24270

Judith Raab
Gabriele Strutzenberger gabriele.strutzenberger@orf.at
Tel. ++43/(0)732/ 6900-24267, 24227
Fax ++43/(0)732/ 6900-24270 Ars Electronica 2002

Ars Electronica Center Linz and ORF - Austrian Broadcasting
Corporation, Upper Austrian Regional Studio
Co-organizers: Brucknerhaus Linz, O.K. - Center for Contemporary Art

Sponsors of Ars Electronica 2002:
Compaq Oesterreich GesmbH, Gericom, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Oesterreichische Brauunion, Oracle, Quelle, SGI, Siemens AG, jet2web Telekom Austria AG

Sponsors of Prix Ars Electronica 2002:
The Prix Ars Electronica 2002 is sponsored by jet2web Internet. Supported by Datakom, voestalpine, P.S.K. (Austrian Postal Banking), the City of Linz, the Province of Upper Austria, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Casinos Austria, City-Hotel Linz, Courtyard by Marriott, Poestlingberg Schloessl, Sony DADC, Oesterreichischer Kulturservice.

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