The “Computer Animation” category has been part of the Prix Ars Electronica since its very inception, and its development continues to display strength and vitality. 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.
The “Digital Communities” category focuses on the wide-ranging field of artistic and social projects and activities that aim to deliver social benefits, create and support communities, and foster an open and inclusive civil society.
Interactive Art +
The “Interactive Art +” category is dedicated to interactive works in all forms and formats, from installations to performances. At the top of the agenda is artistic quality in the development and design of the interaction as well as a harmonious dialog between the content level and the interaction level—that is, the inherent principles of interaction and the interfaces that implement them.
u19 – create your world
u19 — create your world is the Prix Ars Electronica’s category for young people. It gives kids and youngsters up to age 19 (with residence in Austria) the opportunity to have a say about the world of tomorrow and to produce and present their concepts of and ideas for it.
Preview of the 2023 Categories
Artificial Intelligence & Life Art
The category “Artificial Intelligence & Life Art” is dedicated to artistic practice and thinking related with all areas of Artificial Intelligence and Life Sciences. Eg artwork engaging with Biotech, Genetic Engineering, Synthetic Biology etc as well as Machine Learning, Deep Learning and any other form of Artificial Intelligence Research.
Digital Musics & Sound Art
Contemporary digital sound productions from the broad spectrum of “electronica” come in for consideration in the “Digital Musics & Sound Art” category, as do works combining sound and media, computer compositions ranging from electro-acoustic to experimental music, as well as sound installations.
Visionary Pioneers of Media Art
Visionary Pioneers of Media Art is designed to honor individuals responsible for momentous, groundbreaking achievements—women and men whose artistic creativity and experimentation have not only laid the groundwork for media art as we know it today but also made key contributions to our current social reality with all of its specific forms of communication and cultural techniques.