Prix Ars Electronica
The Prix Ars Electronica is one of the best known and longest running yearly prizes in the field of electronic and interactive art, computer animation, digital culture and music. It has been awarded since 1987 by Ars Electronica. In 2005, the Golden Nica, the highest prize, was awarded in six categories: "Computer Animation/Visual Effects," "Digital Musics," "Interactive Art," "Net Vision," "Digital Communities" and the "u19" award for "freestyle computing." Each Golden Nica came with a prize of €10,000, apart from the u19 category, where the prize was €5,000. In each category, there are Awards of Distinction and Honorary Mentions; the Golden Nica is replica of the Greek Nike of Samothrace. It is a handmade wooden statuette, plated with gold, so each trophy is unique: 35 cm high, with a wingspan of about 20 cm, all on a pedestal. "Prix Ars Electronica" is a phrase composed of French and Spanish words, loosely translated as "Electronic Arts Prize." The "Computer Graphics" category was open to different kinds of computer images.
The "Computer Animation" was replaced by the current "Computer Animation/Visual Effects" category in 1998. 1987 "Figur10" by Brian Reffin Smith, UK 1988 "The Battle" by David Sherwin, US 1989 "Gramophone" by Tamás Waliczky, HU 1990 "P-411-A" by Manfred Mohr, Germany 1991 "Having encountered Eve for the second time, Adam begins to speak" by Bill Woodard, US 1992 "RD Texture Buttons" by Michael Kass and Andrew Witkin, US 1993 "Founders Series" by Michael Tolson, US 1994 "Jellylife / Jellycycle / Jelly Locomotion" by Michael Joaquin Grey, US 1987 "Luxo jr." by John Lasseter, US 1988 "Red's Dream" by John Lasseter, US 1989 "Broken Heart" by Joan Staveley, US 1990 "Footprint" by Mario Sasso and Nicola Sani, IT 1991 "Panspermia" by Karl Sims, US 1992 "Liquid Selves / Primordial Dance" by Karl Sims, US 1993 "Lakmé" by Pascal Roulin, BE 1994 "Jurassic Park" by Dennis Muren, Mark Dippé and Steve Williams, US/CA Distinction: "Quarxs" by Maurice Benayoun, FR Distinction: "K. O. Kid" by Marc Caro, FR 1995 "God's Little Monkey" by David Atherton and Bob Sabiston, US 1996 "Toy Story" by John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich and Ralph Eggleston, US 1997 "Dragonheart" by Scott Squires, Industrial Light & Magic, US 1998 The Sitter by Liang-Yuan Wang, TW Titanic by Robert Legato and Digital Domain, US 1999 Bunny by Chris Wedge, US What Dreams May Come by Mass Illusions, POP, Digital Domain, Vincent Ward, Stephen Simon and Barnet Bain, US 2000 Maly Milos by Jakub Pistecky, CA Maaz by Christian Volckman, FR 2001 Le Processus by Xavier de l’Hermuzičre and Philippe Grammaticopoulos, FR 2002 Monsters, Inc. by Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, Pete Docter and David Silverman, US 2003 Tim Tom by Romain Segaud and Cristel Pougeoise, FR 2004 Ryan by Chris Landreth, US.
Distinction: Parenthèse from Francois Blondeau, Thibault Deloof, Jérémie Droulers, Christophe Stampe, France Distinction: Birthday Boy from Sejong Park, Australia 2005 Fallen Art by Tomek Baginski, Poland. Distinction: The Incredibles from Pixar Distinction: City Paradise by Gaëlle Denis, Passion Pictures 2006 458nm by Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Tom Weber, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Distinction: Kein platz Für Gerold by Daniel Nocke / Studio Film Bilder, Germany Distinction: Negadon, the monster from Mars, by Jun Awazu, Japan 2007 Codehunters by Ben Hibon, 2008 Madame Tutli-Putli by Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski. Jason Walker, National Film Board of Canada 2009 HA'Aki by Iriz Pääbo, National Film Board of Canada 2010 Nuit Blanche by Arev Manoukian, Marc-André Gray, National Film Board of Canada 2011 Metachaos by Alessandro Bavari 2012 Rear Window Loop by Jeff Desom Distinction: Caldera by Evan Viera/Orchid Animation Distinction: Rise of the Planet of the Apes by Weta Digital /Twentieth Century Fox 2013 Forms by Quayola, Memo Akten Distinction: Duku Spacemarines by La Mécanique du Plastique Distinction: Oh Willy… by Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels / Beast Animation This category is for those making electronic music and sound art through digital means.
From 1987 to 1998 the category was known as "Computer music." Two Golden Nicas were awarded in 1987, none in 1990. There was no Computer Music category in 1991. 1987 – Peter Gabriel and Jean-Claude Risset 1988 – Denis Smalley 1989 – Kaija Saariaho 1990 – None 1991 – Category omitted 1992 – Alejandro Viñao 1993 – Bernard Parmegiani 1994 – Ludger Brümmer 1995 – Trevor Wishart 1996 – Robert Normandeau 1997 – Matt Heckert 1998 – Peter Bosch and Simone Simons 1999 – Come to Daddy by Aphex Twin and Chris Cunningham Distinction: Birthdays by Ikue Mori Distinction: Mego, Hotel Paral.lel by Christian Fennesz, Seven Tons For Free by Peter Rehberg 2000 – 20' to 2000 by Carsten Nicolai Distinction: Minidisc by Gescom Distinction: Outside the Circle of Fire by Chris Watson 2001 – Matrix by Ryoji Ikeda 2002 – Man'yo Wounded 2001 by Yasunao Tone 2003 – Ami Yoshida, Sachiko M and Utah Kawasaki 2004 – Banlieue du Vide by Thomas Köner 2005 – TEO! A Sonic Sculpture by Maryanne Amacher 2006 – L'île ré-sonante by Eliane Radigue 2007 – Reverse-Simulation Music by Mashiro Miwa 2008 – Reactable by Sergi Jordà, Martin Kaltenbrunner, Günter Geiger and Marcos Alonso 2009 – Speeds of Time versions 1 and 2 by Bill Fontana 2010 – rheo: 5 horizons by Ryoichi Kurokawa 2011 – Energy Field by Jana Winderen 2012 – "Crystal Sounds of a Synchrotron" by Jo Thomas 2013 – frequencies by Nicolas Bernier Distinction: SjQ++ by SjQ++ Distinction: Borderlands Granular by Chris Carlson 2015 – Chijikinkutsu by Nelo Akamatsu Distinction: Drumming is an elastic concept by Jos
Blectum from Blechdom
Blectum from Blechdom is an electronic music duo, formed in 1998 by Kristin Erickson and Bevin Kelley. Erickson and Kelley met at Mills College in California, they performed locally, in the San Francisco Bay Area and recorded their first EP, titled Snauses and Mallards, in March 2000, followed by their first full-length album The Messy Jesse Fiesta that year. Both artists retain their noms de plume, their music has been described as exceptionally irreverent and humorous and though experimental in nature, with heavy glitch influences, never pretentious and always rhythmic. Snauses and Mallards The Messy Jesse Fiesta Bad Music and Buttprints De Snaunted Haus Haus de Snaus Fishin' In Front Of People: The Early Years 1998-2000
Matmos is an experimental electronic music duo from San Francisco but now residing in Baltimore. M. C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel are the core members, but they include other artists on their records and in their performances, including notably J Lesser. Apart from releasing nine full-length studio albums and numerous collaborative works, Matmos is well known for their collaboration with Icelandic singer and musician Björk, both on studio recordings and live tours. After being signed to Matador Records for nine years, Matmos signed with Thrill Jockey in 2012; the name Matmos refers to the seething lake of evil slime beneath the city Sogo in the 1968 film Barbarella. In 1998, Matmos remixed the Björk single Alarm Call. Subsequently, Matmos worked with Björk on her albums Vespertine and Medúlla, as well as her Vespertine and Greatest Hits tours. In November 2004, Matmos spent 97 hours in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as artists in residence, performing music with friends, musical guests and onlookers.
The live album Work, Work a "best of" collection of the session, was released as a free download from their website. Matmos gained notoriety for their use of samples including "freshly cut hair" and "the amplified neural activity of crayfish" on their first album and "recorded the snips, clicks and squelches of various surgical procedures nipped and tucked them into seven remarkably accessible, melodic pieces of experimental techno" for their album A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure. In 2011, Matmos participated in a programmed evening of events with the visual arts organisation Auto Italia South East; the event was produced in collaboration with record label Upset The Rhythm and included contributions from experimental electronic musicians Jon Wiese and Birds of Delay. Matmos have since collaborated with a large number of visual artists and arts organisations, including Cafe Oto and Metal. M. C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel are a couple, as stated in an interview in BUTT Magazine. Schmidt worked as a teacher in the New Genres Department at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Daniel defended his dissertation on the literary cult of melancholy, directed by Janet Adelman at the University of California, is an associate professor in the Department of English at Johns Hopkins University. This brought the band to relocate their home base to Baltimore in August 2007. Daniel has a personal dance music project, The Soft Pink Truth, he is a contributing writer to the online music magazine Pitchfork Media, wrote an essay about the Throbbing Gristle album 20 Jazz Funk Greats for the Continuum Books series 33 1/3. Both Schmidt and Daniel appeared in the Sagan music film Unseen Forces by Ryan Junell. Full On Night Split Disc with Rachel's California Rhinoplasty Rat Relocation Program For Alan Turing The Ganzfeld EP Matmos Live with J Lesser A Viable Alternative to Actual Sexual Contact, as Vague Terrain Recordings "A Paradise of Dainty Devices: interludes, micromedia & sound edits" Polychords: Promo Single released on Matador I Want Snowden/Sheremetyevo Breakdown Blues, split single with the Disco Yahtzee Empire Official website Matmos page at Matador Records Matmos at Curlie Matmos at Myspace Matmos at furious.com XLR8R TV Episode on Matmos Art of the States: Matmos "Y.
T. T. E." and "The Stars and Stripes Forever" from The Civil War Burns, Todd L. Matmos RBMA video lecture session February 2010 Calvi and Jop van Bennekom Matmos Experimental Duo Makes Music and meets President at Hysterical Party." Butt Magazine 5. Decaycast. "Decaycast #002: Matmos Interview." October 15, 2006. Flanagan, Marc. "Aural Surgeons." Matmos interview. Artbyte Magazine, 2001. Golden, Barbara. "Conversation with Matmos." EContact! 12.2 — Interviews. Montréal: CEC. Mudge, Alex. Interview with Matmos Aural States blog. February 20, 2008. Sheridan, Molly. Ultimate Concept: Deconstructing Matmos." New Music Box — "People & Ideas in Profile." Baltimore MA, September 14, 2008. Published October 1, 2008. Thorne, Jesse. "Your Brain on Music with Matmos and Daniel J. Levitin." The Sound of Young America, February 21, 2007. Vivancos, Valérie and Rodolphe Alexis. "We’re a Half-Breed Music Mutant Thing." Vibrö. Paris, June 1, 2004
Thomas Morgan Robertson, known by the stage name Thomas Dolby, is an English musician, producer and teacher. He came to prominence in the 1980s, releasing hit singles including "She Blinded Me with Science" and "Hyperactive!". He has worked in production and as a session musician. In the 1990s, he founded a sound technology company, Beatnik, in Silicon Valley, whose technology was used to create the Nokia tune, he was the Music Director for the TED Conference. On faculty at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Dolby leads Peabody’s Music for New Media program, which enrolled its first students in the fall of 2018. Robertson was born in London, contrary to at least one interview in the 1980s in which he claimed, "I was born in Cairo, because my father is an archeologist", his father, Martin Robertson, was an internationally distinguished professor of classical Greek art and archaeology at the University of London, Oxford University, Cambridge University. His great aunt was British Suffragist Margaret Hills.
In his youth Thomas lived or worked in France and Greece. He attended Abingdon School in 1975–1976, completing his A Levels while there. One of his first jobs was a part-time position at a vegetable shop. Thomas Dolby spoke of his early musical experiences in a 2012 interview: I sang in a choir when I was 10 or 11, learned to sightread single lines, but other than that I don't have a formal education. I picked up the guitar playing folk tunes—Dylan—then I graduated to piano when I got interested in jazz, listening to people like Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, so on; the first electronic instruments started to become accessible in the mid-70s and I got my hands on a kit built synthesizer and never looked back. The Thomas Dolby stage name originated from a nickname that he picked up in the early 1970s, when he was "always messing around with keyboards and tapes", his friends nicknamed him "Dolby", from the name of the audio noise-reduction process of Dolby Laboratories used for audio recording and playback.
Robertson chose to adopt the stage name "Thomas Dolby" to avoid confusion with British singer Tom Robinson, popular when Robertson began his career. Early publicity implied that "Dolby" was a middle name, that the artist's full name was Thomas Morgan Dolby Robertson. After the release of "She Blinded Me with Science", Dolby Laboratories expressed concern regarding the musician's stage name. Dolby's record label refused to make him change his name, Dolby Labs did not raise the issue again until later. After a lengthy legal battle, the court decided that Dolby Labs had no right to restrict the musician from using the name, it was agreed. Inventor/founder Dr. Ray Dolby had a son named Thomas, now a novelist professionally known as Tom Dolby. Dolby is associated with the new wave movement of the early 1980s, a form of pop music incorporating electronic instruments, but Dolby's work covers a wide range of musical styles and moods distinct from the high-energy pop sound of his few, better-known commercial successes.
Released in the UK and US including the songs "Europa and the Pirate Twins", "Airwaves", "Radio Silence", the first releases of Dolby's first solo album, The Golden Age of Wireless did not include the album's signature hit, "She Blinded Me with Science". After the five-song EP Blinded by Science introduced the catchy single, The Golden Age of Wireless was re-released with the single that, combined with its accompanying video, became Dolby's most commercially successful single, reaching No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was released a total of five times, each with changes in song order and included songs, or including a different version of "Radio Silence" or extended remix of "She Blinded Me with Science". Dolby's debut album, peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard album chart. It juxtaposed themes of radio technology and naval submarines with those of relationships and nostalgia. While much of the album's instrumentation is synthesizers and samplers, the album credits a long list of guest musicians as well, with instruments ranging from harmonica and violin to guitar and percussion."She Blinded Me with Science" included spoken phrases from Magnus Pyke.
A short sample was included in the "Treehouse of Horror XIV" episode of The Simpsons, where Professor Frink was winning an award at a science convention. It was sampled at a lower speed by the group Mobb Deep in the 2006 song "Got it Twisted". "She Blinded Me with Science" was used as the theme song for the pilot episode of broadcast television sitcom The Big Bang Theory though it was not used for episodes. Beginning in 1983, Dolby collaborated with a number of artists in an occasional studio-bound project called Dolby's Cube; the project had no set line-up, was a forum for Dolby to release material, more dance-oriented. Dolby's Cube released a single in 1983, another in 1985, performed soundtrack work for the film Howard the Duck in 1986. Collaborators in Dolby's Cube at various junctures included Lene Lovich, George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic, Francois Kevorkian, Lea Thompson. In 1984, Dolby released his second LP, The Flat Earth, which pe
Brown University is a private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1764 as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, it is the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. At its foundation, Brown was the first college in the U. S. to accept students regardless of their religious affiliation. Its engineering program was established in 1847, it was one of the early doctoral-granting U. S. institutions in the late 19th century, adding masters and doctoral studies in 1887. In 1969, Brown adopted a New Curriculum sometimes referred to as the Brown Curriculum after a period of student lobbying; the New Curriculum eliminated mandatory "general education" distribution requirements, made students "the architects of their own syllabus" and allowed them to take any course for a grade of satisfactory or unrecorded no-credit. In 1971, Brown's coordinate women's institution, Pembroke College, was merged into the university.
Undergraduate admissions is selective, with an acceptance rate of 6.6% for the class of 2023. The university comprises the College, the Graduate School, Alpert Medical School, the School of Engineering, the School of Public Health and the School of Professional Studies. Brown's international programs are organized through the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, the university is academically affiliated with the Marine Biological Laboratory and the Rhode Island School of Design; the Brown/RISD Dual Degree Program, offered in conjunction with the Rhode Island School of Design, is a five-year course that awards degrees from both institutions. Brown's main campus is located in the College Hill Historic District in the city of Providence, Rhode Island; the University's neighborhood is a federally listed architectural district with a dense concentration of Colonial-era buildings. Benefit Street, on the western edge of the campus, contains "one of the finest cohesive collections of restored seventeenth- and eighteenth-century architecture in the United States".
As of August 2018, 8 Nobel Prize winners have been affiliated with Brown University as alumni, faculty members or researchers. In addition, Brown's faculty and alumni include five National Humanities Medalists and ten National Medal of Science laureates. Other notable alumni include eight billionaire graduates, a U. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, four U. S. Secretaries of State and other Cabinet officials, 54 members of the United States Congress, 56 Rhodes Scholars, 52 Gates Cambridge Scholars 49 Marshall Scholars, 14 MacArthur Genius Fellows, 21 Pulitzer Prize winners, various royals and nobles, as well as leaders and founders of Fortune 500 companies; the origin of Brown University can be dated to 1761, when three residents of Newport, Rhode Island drafted a petition to the General Assembly of the colony: Your Petitioners propose to open a literary institution or School for instructing young Gentlemen in the Languages, Geography & History, & such other branches of Knowledge as shall be desired.
That for this End... it will be necessary... to erect a public Building or Buildings for the boarding of the youth & the Residence of the Professors. The three petitioners were Ezra Stiles, pastor of Newport's Second Congregational Church and future president of Yale. Stiles and Ellery were co-authors of the Charter of the College two years later; the editor of Stiles's papers observes, "This draft of a petition connects itself with other evidence of Dr. Stiles's project for a Collegiate Institution in Rhode Island, before the charter of what became Brown University."There is further documentary evidence that Stiles was making plans for a college in 1762. On January 20, Chauncey Whittelsey, pastor of the First Church of New Haven, answered a letter from Stiles: The week before last I sent you the Copy of Yale College Charter... Should you make any Progress in the Affair of a Colledge, I should be glad to hear of it; the Philadelphia Association of Baptist Churches had an eye on Rhode Island, home of the mother church of their denomination: the First Baptist Church in America, founded in Providence in 1638 by Roger Williams.
The Baptists were as yet unrepresented among colonial colleges. Isaac Backus was the historian of the New England Baptists and an inaugural Trustee of Brown, writing in 1784, he described the October 1762 resolution taken at Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Association obtained such an acquaintance with our affairs, as to bring them to an apprehension that it was practicable and expedient to erect a college in the Colony of Rhode-Island, under the chief direction of the Baptists. Mr. James Manning, who took his first degree in New-Jersey college in September, 1762, was esteemed a suitable leader in this important work. Manning arrived at Newport in July 1763 and was introduced to Stiles, who agreed to write the Charter for the College. Stiles's first draft was read to the General Assembly in August 1763 and rejected by Baptist members who worried that the College Board of Fellows would under-represent the Baptists. A revised Charter written by Stiles and Ellery was adopted by the Assembly on March 3, 1764.
In September 1764, the inaugural meeting of the College Corporation was held at Newport. Go
Gavin Rayna Russom
Gavin Rayna Russom is an American electronic music producer, DJ. Best known as the lead synthesist for the band LCD Soundsystem, Russom has released music under various names, including Black Leotard Front, Black Meteoric Star and The Crystal Ark, as well as collaborative work with Delia Gonzalez. In addition to her musical work, Russom is a visual artist and a writer. Russom lives in New York City. Central to Russom's aesthetic is the challenge of fixed ideas which surround gender and all of the social frameworks that accompany it. Furthermore, this idea shapes how she designs and builds her custom analog synthesizers, both for her own music and for others. Known in the electronic community as "The Wizard" for her technical prowess, she has built instruments for the likes of James Murphy, Tim Goldsworthy and Bjorn Copeland. Russom was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1974. With an interest in music from an early age, she spent her teenage years exploring drone and feedback using tape loops and mixers and playing in psychedelic noise bands with Michael Kelley and with Brian Chippendale.
Russom went on to study computer music, theory and improvisation at Bard College from 1994 to 1996. A growing disillusionment with traditional compositional modes along with a move to New York in 1997 opened Russom's music to more experimental forms of expression. In 1998 her collaboration with Delia Gonzalez began, a project that would lead to a number of releases on DFA. Russom moved to Berlin in 2004 where, inspired by that city's flourishing electronic music scene as well as Germany's history of psychedelic music, she produced three singles under the name Black Meteoric Star, which were collected and released as a self-titled LP in 2009; as of 2010, she had relocated to New York where she was producing music in various veins including in collaboration with Viva Ruiz as The Crystal Ark. Russom has toured playing synths and percussion with LCD Soundsystem. Russom came out publicly as transgender in an exclusive interview with Britt Julious in Pitchfork Magazine and in INTO, an online publication run by Grindr, with a feature interview with Nico Lang published on July 6, 2017.
Russom announced her first set DJing after coming out was at Femme's Room, "a popular monthly party celebrating femme and queer culture," on July 13, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Days of Mars Black Meteoric Star The Xecond Xoming of Black Meteoric Star "El Monte" "Casual Friday" "Relevee" "Track Five" "Death Tunnel/World Eater" "Dominatron/Anthem" "Dream Catcher/Dawn" "The City Never Sleeps" "The Tangible Presence of the Miraculous" "Touch" "Tusk" " The Crystal Ark" "Night Sky" "The Purge / Enthroned" "Psychic Decolonization" Gavin Russom Website Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom Website RA Interview with Gavin Russom Interview with Gavin Russom LCD Soundsystem’s Gavin Russom Comes Out