CALL FOR ENTRIES: VIDA 14.0 Art and artificial life international awards

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: VIDA 14.0 Art and artificial life international awards

Time: April 23, 2012 to July 30, 2012
Location: vitual
City/Town: virtual
Website or Map: http://www.fundaciontelefonic…
Phone: vida@telefonica.es
Event Type: competition
Organized By: VIDA
Latest Activity: Apr 23, 2012

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Over the last decade, in the same formal space, VIDA has been bringing together inter-disciplinary projects that respond to new development in Artificial Live. By means of formal strategies that defy the boundaries between existing practices, these projects offer new ways of reflecting on what we understand by life.

Fundacion Telefonica announces the Vida 14.0 Art & Artificial Life International Competition, which for the last fourteen years has awarded prizes for artistic projects using technological mediums offering innovative approaches to research into artificial life.

The projects may be based on systems which emulate, imitate or speculate on the notion of life through current research and technology. These systems may involve attributes of agency and autonomy which display specific behaviour, are dynamic, react to their surroundings and evolve, and which question the frontiers between what is alive and what is not, between synthetic and organic life.

As in previous years there are two categories to the competition:

FINISHED PROJECTS

In this category Vida 14.0 will award prizes to artistic ALife projects developed after 2010. The sum of 40,000 Euros will be shared between the projects selected by the jury: First Prize: 18,000 Euros, Second Prize: 14,000 Euros, and Third Prize: 8,000 Euros. In addition seven honourable mentions will be awarded.

ARTISTIC PRODUCTION INCENTIVES

In this category Vida 14.0 helps to fund artistic ALife projects that have not yet been produced. This is aimed at citizens or residents of countries comprising Latin America, Spain and Portugal. The sum of 40,000 Euros will be shared between the selected projects.


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