tags / awards
April 17, 2005
March 25, 2005
August 10, 2004
Here are some pics from ARS Electronica 2004, which finished 2 days ago.
Some great reviews of the festival over here and at the NY times
It's been great being here in Linz, we where treated really nice by everyone. On the day after the closing of ARS, we could spend some time chatting with Brad Paley and Jeff Han, exchanging ideas and discussing extensions for their project TraceEncounters, which I find fascinating. On the way out Brad gave me a signed print of Alice in wonderland visualized through TextArc. woha! Great times, and I'm definitively looking forward for next year's Prix.
Dan left for Tokyo this morning, and I'm hopping on a train tonight headed to Ivrea, Italy, where my new home awaits. nervous? oh yeah!
August 07, 2004
Ars so far looks pretty cool. The award ceremony took place last night, the 5 golden nicas where given out to the winners and right before the closing of it they got us and all the other award of distincion winners, to the stage for a final applause. We hooked up later with some friends from tokyo and went out for drinks and "event hopping" Best thing so far was the Manual Input Sessions by Tmema last night. Yesterday we went to the Ok center to check out where newsmap was being exhibited, and dropped by to stare to Listening Post. So far this has been the best of ARS for me, amazingly well finished and setup, superbly executed. Going into the room where it is exhibited is like entering a church, you just can't help but sit down and stare. We stayed there for at least 40 minutes. Later we went to see Apparition, an amazing performance by the DAMPF_lab. This morning I participated in the panel for the winners of the Net Vision category. We stayed up almost all night with Dan who was helping me polish up my presentation and slides. Luckily the feedback I got once I finished was not that bad:) Still I'm sure it could have been better. Next to me Lawrence Lessig talked about all the ideas behind creative commons, and right before he left I grabed him to get my physical copy of Free Culture signed. yay! ok, got to run to a presentation now. more soon...
May 04, 2004
March 23, 2004
February 13, 2003
wow, I was more than stoked this morning to hear that geoTracker had just won the interaction 2003 contest held at ericd.net. Having such tough contenders like Grant Skinner's gModeler, I never thought that I ever had a chance to make it to the top 5... but instead of that, it went on with the first place! Well, thank you everyone for all the support, and do keep an eye on the blog for the next version, which as soon as I get all the gear up and running, should turn to be a live global warchalking application ... and much more! btw, if there's anyone out there with the gear ready (you'll basically need a GPS and a WiFi card) and would like to sign up for the beta testing, please leave your address in the comments down here.