[artinfo] [spectre] Fusedspace: call for inspiring applications

V2_ richard at v2.nl
Wed Feb 4 14:09:54 CET 2004

FUSEDSPACE: Call for inspiring applications for new technology in the 
public domain

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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