[artinfo] Prix Ars Electronica 2004 - Welcome to participate!

Iris Mayr Iris.Mayr at aec.at
Sat Jan 10 14:08:20 CET 2004

Prix Ars Electronica 2004 - International Competition for CyberArts
Welcome to participate - Online Registration starts Monday, January 12th, 2004

Prix Ars Electronica 2004 is the 18th editition of the foremost international competition for computer-based art. To mark Ars Electronica's 25th anniversary in 2004, it is being expanded to include a "Digital Communities" domain dedicated to social developments of great current relevance. 

Prix Ars Electronica 2004 will be awarded in the following categories: Computer Animation / Visual Effects, Digital Musics, Interactive Art, Net Vision, Digital Communities.
The total prize money for the Prix Ars Electronica 2004 amounts to Euro 130,000.
Additionally [THE NEXT IDEA] Art and Technology Grant will be awarded.

The deadline for the entry is March, 12th, 2004 (postmarked)

If you are interested to participate please send us your work. Detailed information and registration forms are available online: http://prixars.aec.at/
Should you have any questions as a participant, please feel free to contact: 
Iris Mayr, info at prixars.aec.at <mailto:info at prixars.aec.at>
We kindly ask you to forward this information to interested parties.

Iris Mayr
Prix Ars Electronica 2004
AEC Ars Electronica Center Linz
Museumsgesellschaft mbH
Hauptstrasse 2
4040 Linz, Austria
tel: +43-732-7272-74
fax: +43-732-7272-676

Computer Animation / Visual Effects
The "Computer Animation / Visual Effects" category has been part of the Prix Ars Electronica since its very inception. It recognizes excellence in independent work in the arts and sciences as well as in high-end commercial productions in the film, advertising and entertainment industries. In this category, artistic originality counts just as much as masterful technical achievement.

Digital Musics
Contemporary digital sound productions from the broad spectrum of "electronica" come in for consideration in the "Digital Musics" category, as do works combining sound and media, computer compositions ranging from electro-acoustic to experimental music, or sound installations. This category's programmatic agenda is to expand horizons beyond the confines of individual genres and artistic currents.

Interactive Art
The "Interactive Art" category is dedicated to interactive works in all forms and formats, from installations to performances. Here, particular consideration is given to the realization of apowerful artistic concept through the especially appropriate use of technologies, the innovativeness of the interaction design, and the work's inherent potential to expand the human radius of action.

Net Vision
The "Net Vision" category singles out for recognition artistic projects in the Internet that display brilliance in how they have been engineered, designed and- especially-conceived, works that are outstanding with respect to innovation, interface design and the originality of their content. The way in which a work of net-based art deals with the online medium is essential in this category.

Digital Communities
"Digital Communities" encompasses the wide-ranging social consequences of the Internet as well as the latest developments in the domain of mobile communications and wireless networks. "Digital Communities" will spotlight bold and inspired innovations impacting human coexistence, bridging the digital divide regarding gender as well as geography, or creating outstanding social software and enhancing accessibility of technological-social infrastructure. This new category will showcase the political potential of digital and networked systems and is thus designed as a forum for a broad spectrum of projects, programs, initiatives and phenomenain which social innovation is taking place, as itwere, in real time.
[the next idea]
Art and Technology Grant 

Discovering ideas for tomorrow in young minds today is the aim of this grant supported by voestalpine and focusing on the intersection of art and technology. The category's target group includes students at universities, art schools, technical schools, and other educational institutions as well as creatives from all over the world, aged 19-27, who have developed as-yet-unproduced concepts in the fields of media art, media design or media technology. The winner receives a stipend in the amount of 7,500 Euro and will be invited to spend a term as Researcher and Artist in Residence at the Ars Electronica Futurelab. Judging will be done by a panel of experts. 

Sponsorging and Support
SAP, Telekom Austria and voestalpine are the Sponsors of the 2004 Prix Ars Electronica. The competition is made possible through the support of the City of Linz and the Province of Upper Austria.
Prix Ars Electronica is supported by: ÖKS Österreichischer Kultur-Service, Pöstlingbergschlöss'l, Sony DADC, Spring, KLM

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