Competition for Art & Technology Tohoku 2010 

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@SIG on Art & Technology will hold a general competition for admiring excellent art works and technologies.

Realms of works

@SIG on Art & Technology seeks excellent wide-ranging digital contents. On the viewpoint of competition, the committee sets the three realms: "interactive works" and "non-interactive works" will be judged based on the quality of the works and "digital technology works" will be evaluated based on novelty and effectiveness. Since "interactive works" and "digital technology works" will be judged in the Works Exhibition, it is advisable to give a presentation and demonstrate your works there. Some of the possible works (we are going to call the items applied to this competition "work") in each realm are shown below, but not limited only to those.

Interactive work realm:

@Interactive contents and interactive systems
(The works or their demonstration videos (DVD) are accepted. It is advisable to give a presentation and demonstrate your works in the Works Exhibition.)
- Game, media art, VR/MR content, robot, installation, and web design
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Non-interactive work realm:

@Works created using digital technologies
(The works or their demonstration videos (DVD) are accepted.)

- Still image: Computer graphics, perspectives in graphic design, product design, architecture design, landscape design, and information design

- Moving image: Animation and video

Digital technology realm:

@Digital technologies that support work creation
(The works or their demonstration videos (DVD) are accepted. It is advisable to give a presentation and demonstrate your works in the Works Exhibition.)

- CG, CAD, CV, VFX, image/visual processing, communication technology, sensor technology, sound technology, HI/VR device, real-time computation & communication technology, simulation technology, visualization technology, display technology

(Note: If you will not give a presentation and demonstrate your works, you had better show the appeal points of your works through demonstration videos.)
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Application guidelines

Details of competition

1. Anybody can apply for this competition. Residence, occupation and affiliation do not matter.

2. You may send one or more works.

3. When you send your works, attach the designated application form (see below).

4. Bring your works to the committee or e-mail them to the address mentioned below. The file size attached to an e-mail must be 5MB or smaller. If it exceeds 5MB, use appropriate file transmission services.

5. Before you apply for the competition, confirm that your works do not infringe copyright or any other rights; otherwise, get the license for the art images, movies, pictures or music used in your works.

6. If third parties claim violation of the rights or any damages, the applicants shall deal with them on their own responsibility and cost. The committee of the competition will assume no responsibility for them.

7. The committee may inquire about contents or how to operate the corresponding tools.

8. If your work is applied to the following cases, send the demonstration video of your work:

- The size of your work is so large, such as a large-scale installation, and it seems to be difficult to exhibit it, since a special lighting environment is required or a lot of staffs are required to set your works at the venue.

- Your work may make the venue dirty or damage it.

9. If your works produce a quite large sound, let us know it in advance.

10. If the venue or audience complains or claims any damages, the applicants shall deal with them on their own responsibility and cost. The committee of the competition will assume no responsibility for them.

11. No network environment is provided in the exhibition gallery.

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Schedule

Application forms will be accepted from April 7, 2010 (Wed.) to May 6, 2010 (Thu.).
Works Exhibition will be held on June 5, 2010 (Sat.) at Aiina (Iwate Citizen's Communication Center).
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How to manage works applied

1. The submitted works (electronic files) will not be returned in principle. Be sure to make backup copies of the works. If you bring your works or equipment to the venue, remove them on your own responsibility.

2. The committee shall not be responsible for any accidents (damages or loss) occurred during transportation of the works or application forms. If necessary, take out insurance or take necessary actions.

3. The committee may release the prize-winning works in public at several events or for the promotion of the competition. The committee will not claim any other right.

4. If the committee makes a copy of or edits submitted works due to judgment or the reasons described in item 3 above, the management of the copies will be left up to the committee.
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How to send your works:

@Bring your works to the committee or e-mail them to the address mentioned below. The file size attached to an e-mail must be 5MB or smaller. If it exceeds 5MB, use appropriate free file transmission services.

1. Bring your works to the following site:

1. Koichi Konno, representative of Art & Technology Tohoku 2010
Iwate University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
4-3-5, Ueda, Morioka, Iwate 020-8551 JAPAN

(Write [Entry for Art & Technology Tohoku 2010] in red on the address side of the envelope.)

2. E-mail your work to the address below. Write [Entry for Art & Technology Tohoku 2010] for the title.

E-mail to: at-office@lk.cis.iwate-u.ac.jp

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Application form

(Word)@(PDF)@(TXT)@(If you e-mail the application form, use the TXT form.)

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Judgment and Announcement of Winners

1. The committee will judge all works of each realm impartially and severely.

2. "Grand Prize" and "Second Prize" will be awarded to excellent works and technologies.

3. The winners will be announced in the awarding ceremony. After the ceremony, they will be exhibited on the website of Art & Technology Tohoku 2010.

4. After the elimination, the committee will announce the works for exhibition.

5. Details of the program of Works Exhibition and judging are not yet fixed.

6. Admission for the lecture meeting and Works Exhibition is free.
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Judges

Organizing committee members of SIG on Art & Technology will serve on jury. Chief jury members are as follows:

Interactive work realm:

 Osama Halabi: assistant professor at Iwate University

Non-interactive work realm:

Kenta Motomura, professor at Iwate University

Digital technology realm:

Koichi Konno, professor at Iwate University

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Implementation organizations

The competition is organized by SIG on Art & Technology (Rep.: Norishige Chiba, Professor at Iwate University) and under the auspices of Art Forum, Department of Design and Media Technology (Iwate University, Graduate School of Engineering).

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Contact Us

Koichi Konno, representative of Art & Technology Tohoku 2010
Iwate University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
4-3-5, Ueda, Morioka, Iwate 020-8551 JAPAN
E-MailF@at-office@lk.cis.iwate-u.ac.jp@
PhoneF019-621-6476
FAXF@019-621-6476
URLF@http://www-cg.cis.iwate-u.ac.jp/AT2010/

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