[artinfo] [spectre] Fusedspace: call for inspiring applications
richard at v2.nl
Wed Feb 4 14:09:54 CET 2004
FUSEDSPACE: Call for inspiring applications for new technology in the
Information and communication technology have fundamentally changed our
relationship with public space. Technology has not only changed the way we
use public space, it also has brought about its virtual expansion. Through
technological innovations like the Internet, text messaging, mobile
(tele)communication, intranet and gps we can freely share information and
develop a community life on the web.
Do these developments still offer unknown possibilities in favor of the
public domain? Do you have an idea or proposal through which technology
will make possible other interactions with the public domain, which will
shed new light on it or in any other way will bring about innovation? Then
enter the FUSEDSPACE competition.
FUSEDSPACE is an international competition for ideas on inspiring
applications for new technology in the public domain.
We call for submissions
· that succeed either in increasing or simplifying the accessibility
of virtual public spaces.
· that (by means of hardware or software) succeed either in making
use of or increasing the public potential of the new media.
· that (by means of hardware or software) develop facilities which
generate or enhance ‘social coherence’.
· that stimulate or define the debate on the newly formed public domain.
· that search for modifications to utilities that predominantly are
used commercially, and that can broaden cultural and social perspectives in
the public domain.
The total prize amounts to 17,500 euros. A number of nominees will be
invited to take part in an implementation phase in connection with DEAF
(Dutch Electronic Art Festival) 2004.
Submission fee is 50 euros. The competition is open tot artists,
architects, designers, students and anyone who is interested in the
subject. Proposals can be submitted from 27 January until 31 May 2004. The
winners will be announced on 16 July 2004.
FUSEDSPACE is an initiative of Stroom (The Hague’s center for visual arts),
InformatieWerkPlaats, SKOR Foundation for Art and Public Space and Premsela
(Dutch design foundation) in collaboration with V2_ Institute for the
Unstable Media, DEAF (Dutch Electronic Arts Festival) and Doors of
Perception. FUSEDSPACE is sponsored by the Mondriaan Foundation, Prince
Bernhard Cultural Foundation and the city of The Hague.
For more information about the competition, the conditions and the jury,
visit FUSEDSPACE http://fusedspace.org
International competition on innovative applications for new technology in
the public domain
Submission deadline: 31 May 2004
Contact: info at fusedspace.org
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