::fibreculture:: CALL FOR ENTRIES: VIDA 13.0 Art and artificial life international awards

monica monica.capsula at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 14:52:50 CEST 2010

Call for entries: VIDA 13.0 Art and artificial life international awards
Deadline: 7th of November 2010

Fundación Telefonica announces the VIDA 13.0 Art & Artificial Life
International Competition, which for the last twelve years has awarded
prizes for artistic projects using technological mediums offering innovative
approaches to research into life and artificial life.

At a time when the notion of life is once again located in an uncertain
domain, a wide range of artistic initiatives come together to illustrate and
investigate this phenomenon; they examine the impact on the collective
conscience and the way it is manifested in cultural, technological and
social thought.

Over the last decade, in the same formal space, VIDA has been bringing
together interdisciplinary projects that respond to this situation. 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
and artificial life.

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

In this category VIDA 13.0 will award prizes to artistic ALife projects
developed after 2008. 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.

In this category VIDA 13.0 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.

You will find the competition guidelines and the on line entry form in VIDA
website: www.fundacion.telefonica.com/vida The period for submission of
projects will end on 7th November 2010.

We would appreciate your help in spreading this initiative and encourage
you to participate.

Should you need any further information. Please do not hesitate to contact
us at vida at telefonica.es

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