DIGITAL COMMUNITIES Lifepatch Honorary Mention Prix Ars Electronica 2014

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Art, technology, society. Since 1979, Ars Electronica has been searching for linkages and alignment, cause and effect. The ideas circulating here is innovative, radical, eccentric in the best sense of the term. They -style affect our daily lives, our way of life every day.

Festival as a means of proving, Prix as competitions reward excellence, Center as the environment throughout the year for the presentation and interaction, and Futurelab as a means originating from within the organization in the research and development, extend their antennas in all the worlds of science and research, art and technology , Four parts of the Ars Electronica will always inspire each other and put an insight on the future and then continuously tested its uniqueness, the creation of the power feedback loop. Is a living body of interrelated and thus constantly create back.

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Pixar in 1987, Wikipedia in 2004, Wikileaks in 2009-similarity possessed all three appreciated by the Prix Ars Electronica and then went on to create a sensation around the world. Prix Ars Electronica is an international trend barometer us, constantly looking for what is new and exciting, what is radically different, what makes an impact now. Innovation receiving support; developments on display. Broadly defined category of competition, and by no means confined to the media arts. Jury making forays across the broad spectrum of technology areas in their efforts to highlight the ideas of “tomorrow”.

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“Digital Communities / Digital Communities” focuses on the impact of social and artistic-wide area of ​​internet technology and the latest developments in social software, user-based content, mobile communications, mash-ups and location-based services. Digital Communities “focuses on innovation in relation to the coexistence of human beings. The main objective lies in the first, bridging the geographical as well as the digital divide genderbased and secondly, to bridge the cultural conflict and thirdly, supporting cultural diversity and freedom of artistic expression. Community Digital highlighting the potential for political and artistic digital systems and network systems. Thus, the “Digital Communities” choose projects, applications, artworks, initiatives and phenomena around social innovation and artistic happening and, as it were, takes place in real time. Consideration is given to projects related to the concept of ” Smart City “and especially” Smart Citizen “, beyond the purely technological view of the Smart City and focus on the social and participatory process.

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