The Prix Ars Electronica Jury 2020: Digital Communities

Joint action and the digital exchange of information are right at the heart of the "Digital Communities" - one of the four categories of the 2020 Prix Ars Electronica. We present this year's jury.

The Prix Ars Electronica Jury 2020: u19 – create your world

Young ideas and promising projects: These five experts in their respective fields will decide which are the best submissions to the 2020 Prix Ars Electronica in the u19 – create your world category.

The Prix Ars Electronica Jury 2020: Computer Animation

Since 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica has awarded a Golden Nica in the Computer Animation category every year. This is the jury that will decide on the best animation in 2020.

Who are the u19 – create your world winners?

Until March 16, we're looking for your projects and ideas or designs for the future in the u19 – create your world category of the Prix Ars Electronica. These five young creatives, innovators, and forward-thinkers have won the race for the Golden Nica in recent years.

The Prix Ars Electronica Jury 2020: Interactive Art +

The jury in videos: We present to you the persons who will be deciding on the Golden Nica in the Interactive Art + category of the Prix Ars Electronica 2020.

The Prix Universe

The Prix Ars Electronica is the most traditional media art competition in the world. The winners will receive the coveted Golden Nicas, prize money up to 10,000 euros per category and a presentation at the prestigious Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.

"We are not looking for superstars!"

create your world is Ars Electronica's future initiative of the next generation. As such, it's currently on the lookout again for talents - not for superstars in the Prix Ars Electronica. Everyone can participate, everyone can win.

Simon Mück: „Come into my world!"

“Komm in meine Welt”(en: come to my world) is a film by Simon Mück (AT) that was created at the Ars Electronica Festival 2019. The young director had previously submitted several times to the Prix Ars Electronica in the category u19 - create your world - which was drawing attention to his talent.

Jungle: Like scrolling through an instagram feed

It's supposed to feel like scrolling through an instagram feed. Alex Lazarov is 19 years old, a young creative filmmaker and YouTuber from Vienna. In his web series "Jungle", for which he won the Golden Nica of the Prix Ars Electronica 2019 in the u19 - CREATE YOUR WORLD category, he takes us on a journey through a summer of his generation.

Kalina Bertin: "ManicVR was part of a deeply healing process"

Kalina Bertin, filmmaker and director of ManicVR, invites us to join her on a journey into the "inner worlds" of her siblings who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In 2019, she was awarded the Golden Nica in the Computer Animation category for her work.

With OK│CyberArts 2019 on the pulse of time

Every year, the OK im OÖ Kulturquartier exhibition takes on its role as a visionary observatory and uses international media art projects that received awards at the 2019 Prix Ars Electronica to showcase the trends and current developments of our time.

Gender, Virtual Reality and playfulness at the Ars Electronica Animation Festival 2019

The best of 835 Prix Ars Electronica submissions in the Computer Animation category will be presented at the Ars Electronica Animation Festival. In an interview, curator and director Jürgen Hagler talks about what visitors will be able to expect this year, what trends the industry is currently experiencing and what he personally looks forward to the most.

"What does exploitation smell like?"

Sweat and work are inseparably linked in Paul Vanouse's installation LABOR. In an interview, the winner of the Golden Nica explained to us how odours develop and why he recreates this process in the laboratory.

netidee promotes innovative projects that make the Internet better

No more entries can be submitted for the Prix Ars Electronica 2019, the winners have been announced and the Golden Nica awards are planned. However, you can still apply for the netidee call 14. We'll introduce you to a few projects and explain how you can apply.

The apt noise for our disturbed existence

The Prix Ars Electronica 2019 Golden Nica in the category “Digital Musics & Sound Art” is staying in the country: for the first time, an Austrian has won the prize as a solo entrant. The Austrian composer and producer Peter Kutin studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, and has written and developed music for film, theater, performance, contemporary dance, and radio.

Prix Ars Electronica 2019: One Weekend, Four Golden Nicas

Every year a new jury, every year an extraordinary treasure of media artworks that want to be judged. Once again this year, 20 experts from all over the world met in Linz to agree on the Golden Nicas of the 2019 Prix Ars Electronica. A brief stroll through the jury weekend.

2019 Prix Ars Electronica: The Jury

We have extended the submission deadline for the Prix Ars Electronica to March 11, 2019! In the meantime, we will introduce the jurors with various video interviews that will decide who will receive the Golden Nicas 2019.

netidee: Three Projects, three Motivations, three Fundings

Until March 18, 2019, the netidee Special Prize will be looking for projects in the Prix Ars Electronica's u19 - CREATE YOUR WORLD category that is designed to take the Internet a step further. We picked out three projects from Austria funded by the Internet Private Foundation Austria and asked around how the development of the CADMeshConverter, AudiCom and "out of tune" is going at the moment - and how the teams themselves have learned to deal with time resources and setbacks.

Prix Ars Electronica 2019: Artificial Intelligence & Life Art

The submission phase for this year's Prix Ars Electronica ends on March 11, 2019! We took this opportunity to take a closer look at the new "Artificial Intelligence & Life Art" category.

Levers and Buttons: The Virtual Way to the Golden Nica

With their video game, the four youngsters Lorenz Gonsa, Martin Hatler, Samuel Stallybrass and Vincent Thierry made it to the Golden Nica: They received the the prize for "Levers and Buttons" in the u19 - CREATE YOUR WORLD category. This year's Prix Ars Electronica will be awarded in Linz on September 7, 2018.

TROPICS: The Golden Nica of Computer Animation 2018

The coveted Golden Nica of the Prix Ars Electronica in the category of computer animation goes to "TROPICS" by Mathilde Lavenne this year. At the Ars Electronica Festival from September 6 to 10, 2018, the artist will present her award-winning work - read more in the interview.

CyberArts 2018: Showcase of Artistic Excellence

The CyberArts Exhibition—as always at the OK Center for Contemporary Art—features the 2018 Prix Ars Electronica prizewinners. This interview provides a preview of the fascinating works on display during the Ars Electronica Festival (September 6-10, 2018) and the 6 days thereafter.

"Out of Tune" Puts Music Lovers on the Right Track

An internet project entitled Out of Tune recently garnered the 2018 Prix Ars Electronica’s netidee special prize for Samuel Daurer and Ämilian Mayrhofer. The two technical school students programmed a solution to help them stay oriented in the boundless universe of music.

BitSoil: My Data, your Profits? No, thank you!

Every click and every post on the Internet generates data. The Digital Economy is making billions with our actions on the web and concentrating these profits in the hands of a few. A completely unsatisfactory situation, say LarbitsSisters and initiated the BitSoil Popup Tax & Hack Campaign.

Animation Screening: The Best of Computer Animation

Eight themed programs showcasing the best works submitted this year for Prix Ars Electronica prize consideration have been lined up for Animation Screening at the 2018 Ars Electronica Festival (September 6-10). We talked to curator Jürgen Hagler to learn more.

Bellingcat: Looking for Traces in the Digital Environment

On the online platform Bellingcat, citizen journalists are looking for the "echoes and ripples" in the digital environment when events like the MH17 incident or war crimes like those in Syria become known. The founder of Bellingcat, Eliot Higgins, talks in an interview about the project, which was recently awarded the Golden Nica, and gives examples of how to get to the bottom of the truth.

2018 Prix Ars Electronica: The jury has decided

"Please don't disturb" and "No filming" - total secrecy is key while the international jury of the Prix Ars Electronica chooses the best projects in media art in 2018. Nevertheless, we sneaked a peek behind closed doors at the Prix weekend from April 20 to 22, 2018, and collected a few impressions.

netidee 2017: From Digital Games to Selfish Mining

The netidee internet subsidy initiative provided generous financial support to Austrian researchers in 2017—for instance, those working on bachelor’s degree projects, master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations. Recipients include Harald Koberg, who’s investigating the social significance of digital gaming, and Simon Mulser’s work on “selfish mining” of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

Prix Ars Electronica 2018: The Jurors (2)

The Prix Ars Electronica’s search for the world’s best works of media art runs until March 12, 2018. In this update, we proudly present the jurors in the Computer Animation and u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD categories. A Golden Nica grand prize is up for grabs in both!

“K-9_topology”: On Humans, Dogs and Bioethics

“K-9_topology,” a series of works by Slovenian artist Maja Smrekar, won last year’s Golden Nica in the Prix Ars Electronica’s Hybrid Arts category. In this interview, Maja Smrekar explains what’s behind these four projects, how dogs and wolves characterize her work, and which ethical questions she investigates.