transmediale Award 2011, Open Web Award 2011 and Vilém Flusser Theory Award 2011 nominees announced!

In summer 2010, transmediale and CTM (club transmediale) jointly invited submissions for the transmediale Award 2011. In addition transmediale moreover called for submissions for the annual Vilém Flusser Theory Award as well as, for the first time ever this year, together with the Mozilla Foundation/Drumbeat, for the inaugural Open Web Award. In a session lasting several days, the internatinal jury nominated the most outstanding works from an impressive pool of more than 1000 submissions.

Vilém Flusser Theory Award
2011 nominees:

Zombie Media: Circuit Bending Media Archaeology into an Art Method
Garnet Hertz & Jussi Parikka

Jordan Crandall

_Social Tesseracting_: Parts 1 - 3
Mez Breeze

Digital Anthropophagy and the Anthropophagic Re-Manifesto for the Digital Age
Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez

transmediale Award 2011
The jury selected seven submissions in their search for innovative, original and visionary art works and projects that address, question and artistically contribute to the technological society. These nominated works  reflect upon the contemporary  relation to, and understanding of the human, in a dynamic, complex and mediated environment, where collaborative practice increasingly becomes a central model.

Wikipedia Art
Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern (us)
MACHT GESCHENKE: DAS KAPITAL - Kritik der politschen Ökonomie
Christin Lahr (de)
Les Liens Invisibles (it)
Mark Shepard (us)
Intelligent Bacteria – Saccharomyces cerevisiae
HONF - The House Of Natural Fiber (id)
Spatial Sound Sculpture
Christopher Warnow, Daniel Franke (de)
HO Tzu-Nyen (sg)

Open Web Award

Nominated for the Open Web Award are three projects that critically consider and make use of the potential of the Open Web.  They have an online component, implement open and free technology and facilitate participation and collaboration. Drumbeat Project Producer Henrik Moltke  represented award partner Mozilla at the jury session. From 1 October 2010 the nominated works will be made  available on the Mozilla Drumbeat Platform for a public vote that will determine  the winner of this award.

FLOSS Manuals (international)
Graffiti Analysis / Graffiti Markup Language
Evan Roth (us)
Thimbl -- Decentralized Microblogging
Telekommunisten (de)