27.12.2016

What's the Net Listening to? > Prize

Computer networks, spy networks, traffic networks, survey networks, production and distribution networks, social networks in art, science, politics, neural networks… What do they hear? How do they sound? What is their story? Who networks with whom? Who is connected? Who listens in and how much do they hear? Who is entrapped? Who is left out? What is unseen, but not unheard?

With this prize question, the Junge Akademie addresses the societal, political, economic, artistic and technical scope and significance of networks and networking.

Accepted contributions:
a) audio
b) audio-visual
c) Apps or Web-Applications

Under the auspices of the award ceremony, a selection of submitted works will be presented on the internet and in public facilities. Prize money per category: €5,000

Winners will be announced and prize money presented 10 June 2017 at the Junge Akademie Annual Celebration in Berlin. Travel and lodging costs for winners will be assumed by the event promotors.

Selected audio submissions from the radio art category will be aired on the "Kurzstrecke" ('Short Range') programme on Deutschlandradio Kultur (radio art department).

A further cooperation partner is the Institute for Music and Acoustics at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (ZKM) in Karlsruhe. The institute will host a presentation of selected contributions one day after the prize winning ceremony, 11 June 2017.

Deadline: 15 January 2017

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