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Posted May 17th 2010 under Ars Electronica
As per last year, Here are the winners and selection for the Interactive Arts category at Prix Ars Electronica 2010 just announced.
A big congratulations to the Eyewriter team, a very excellent project & much deserved win.
I am very happy that my Hand from Above has received an honorary mention.
The EyeWriter / Zach Lieberman (US), James Powderly (US), Tony Quan (US), Evan Roth (US), Chris Sugrue (US) and Theo Watson (UK)
“Inspired by the life of Tony Quan, a graffiti artist who was diagnosed with the degenerative nerve disorder ALS in 2003, Zach Lieberman, James Powderly, Evan Roth, Chris Sugure and Theo Watson developed “EyeWriter.” A reasonably-priced eye tracking system and the software that runs it make it possible to draw on a computer screen just by moving ones eyes. This gives people who have contracted a neuromuscular disease—some of whom are completely paralyzed—a way to express their creativity in spite of their condition. A making of feature about EyeWriter is online at vimeo“.
Awards of Distinction
Chorus / United Visual Artists (UK)
“Chorus” is a sound & light performance that is intensely physical and fleeting at the same time. Pendulums hanging from the installation space’s ceiling glow and emit noises as they swing back and forth, producing arcs of white light and strange sounds.
Talking Doors / Julijonas Urbonas (LT)
In 2009, five doors to well-known public buildings in Lithuania’s capital Vilnius were transformed into interactive installations. Equipped with electronic devices, the doors became a portal to Lithuania’s Democracy Index, a musical instrument, a kinetic sculpture and even the source of an earthquake. “Talking Doors” ultimately proved to be not only the materialization of symbolic concepts but also a peculiar experiment that evoked a whole series of curious events.
Buscando al Sr. Goodbar / Michelle Teran (CA)
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i3DG / Jitsuro Mase , Tom Nagae (JP) / DIRECTIONS, Inc.
TaxiLink / Lila Chitayat, Alon Chitayat, Tal Chalosin (IL)
HOME / Hee-Seon Kim (KR)
Mobile Crash / Lucas Bambozzi (BR) with the kind help from Paloma Oliveira, Rocardo Palmieri, Roger Sodré and Lucas Gervilla
Tischgeflüster — Whispering Table / TheGreenEyl 2009 (Willy Sengewald, Dominik Schumacher, Gunnar Green (DE), Frédéric Eyl (FR))