The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts that honors outstanding works in the four divisions of Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga, as well as providing a platform for appreciation of the works that have won awards. The 15th Festival received a record 2,714 works from 57 countries and regions around the world, demonstrating its continuing evolution as an established annual international festival.
For the 16th Festival, entries are sought in various disciplines of Media Arts including interactive art, video, websites, games, animation and comics, and from professional, amateur, independent and commercial sources.
Entries will be accepted from Thursday, July 12 to Thursday, September 20 (please note that late entries will not be accepted). The award-winning works will be announced in mid-December. The Exhibition of Award-winning Works, with approximately 150 award-winning works and jury selections, will be held at The National Art Center, Tokyo from February 13 to 24, 2013.
*For more detailed information about the entry process, please check the Guidelines for Entry (PDF) on the Japan Media Arts Festival Official Website.
Grand Prize: 600,000 Japanese Yen; Excellence Award : 300,000 Japanese Yen; New Face Award: 200,000 Japanese Yen + Special Achievement Award.
Call for Entries : Thursday, July 12 – Thursday, September 20, 2012
Announcement of Award-winning Works : Mid-December, 2012
Awards Ceremony : Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Exhibition of Award-winning Works : Wednesday, February 13 – Sunday, February 24, 2013
More information at http://j-mediaarts.jp/
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- Data Event 46.0 [Events] Together with Chris Sugrue and Niklas Roy I will be speaking at next month's Data Event #46.0. The Dublin Art and Technology Association (DATA) is a Dublin gathering of artists, musicians, technologists, and academia with the intention of promoting, exploring, discussing, and exhibiting art and technology in Ireland and the world. Supported by The Science Gallery. When: Thursday, 23rd 24th of Feb, 6.30pm Location: To be announced Presenters: Filip Visnjic. is an architect, lecturer, writer and a new media technologist born in Belgrade currently living in London. Specialised in consulting and directing web, new media and architectural projects, Filip also contributes to a number of blogs and magazines about art, design and technology. He is a director at Working Architecture Group, an editor at CreativeApplications.Net and lectures at a number of universities across the UK. Chris Sugrue is an artist and programmer whose works experiment with the magical and illusory possibilities of digital technology. She creates fictional worlds that have taken the form of interactive installations, audio-visual performances and algorithmic animations. Her works have explored topics in artificial life, computer vision, electromagnetism, optical effects, and augmented video. She has exhibited internationally in such festivals and galleries as Ars Electronica, Sónar Festival, Pixel Gallery, Medialab-Prado, Matadero Madrid, and La Noche En Blanco Madrid. Sugrue’s interactive installation, Delicate Boundaries received an honorary mention from Vida Art and Artificial Life Awards and first prize from Share Festival. In 2009, she collaborated to help develop theEyeWriter, a low-cost eye controlled drawing tool for ALS patients. The EyeWriter was honored with Design of the Year award for interactive category, the Future Everything Award, and a Golden Nica from Ars Electronica. Niklas Roy is a Berlin based artist. He mainly works on mechatronic installations and devices. From time to time he carries out performances in which his inventions play a central role. Roy really doesn’t like to write about himself in the third person. And that is the reason why this little text is so short. More information can be found on data.ie For more events, subscribe to CAN calendar RSS […]
- Resonate 2013 – The Best Kind of Noise In less than 3 days Resonate 2013 Festival kicks off in Belgrade and we have been making final preparations to greet over 1200 visitors from all over the world. This should also explain the lack of posts on CAN in the last few days and also the next few days. In case you missed info about Resonate, it is a collaboration between Magnetic Field B, Dom Omladine in Belgrade and CreativeApplications.Net. We are bringing to Belgrade over 75 artists, thinkers, writers and performers to participate in 16 workshops, over 40 talks, screenings and performances. Some of the participants include Casey Reas, Joachim Sauter (ART+COM), Zimoun, Klaus Obermaier, Moritz Stefaner, Zach Gage, Tale of Tales, Golan Levin, Ivan Poupyrev, Raquel Meyers, Anthony Dunne (RCA), Cohen van Balen, Karsten Schmidt, Spaces of Play, Memo Akten, Andreas Müller (Nanikawa), James Bridle, Liam Young, Kyle McDonald, Peter Kirn, Studio NAND, onedotzero and many others. Likewise the CAN/HOLO team will be at resonate too including Greg J Smith, Alexander Scholz and Sherry Kennedy. We will also be talking about hires and realtime, from generative design to manufacturing, Plask and WebGL, Unity as a Tool for Non-Games, Generative Design, Datatainment, Large Scale Projection Mapping, Urban Prototyping and hold discussion panels about Tools or Instruments, Surveillance and Transparency, Coding Narratives, Interaction and Performance and Design Fiction: Provocations & Pedagogy. onedotzero will be screening a special version of their programme/selection for Resonate festival as well as hold participating artists panel discussion. The night programme features Pantha du Prince, Mouse on Mars, Dj Dinky, Valens, Monosaccharide, Marko Nastic, Jan Nemecek and we've also teamed up with a number of bars and clubs in Belgrade to celebrate the opening of the festival meaning not one party but many. If you are not able to come to resonate this year, we suggest you follow updates on our Twitter or Facebook. All talks are being recorded so the same as last year you will have a chance to watch to them later. Of course you will be missing much and if you are one of the lucky ones making your way now to Belgrade, we wish you a good trip. We are (almost) ready! CAN is back next week so in the meantime, check: resonate.io | resonate on Facebook | resonate on Twitter | Full Programme of Resonate 2013 Resonate is supported by MailChimp, Ministry of Culture and Information in Serbia, Hi-ReS!, AudiovisualAcademy, Dom Omladine Belgrade, RedBull, Macola, Orion Telekom, The Studio for Creative Inquiry, Nexus Productions and […]
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Posted on: 27/08/2012
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