Competition for Art & Technology Tohoku 2011 

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Art & Technology Society will hold a general competition for admiring good works and technologies in media arts.

Application categories

  Art & Technology Society calls for interactive and non-interactive works and digital technologies in media arts. The works or their demonstration videos (DVD) are acceptable to apply the competition.  For interactive works and digital technologies, it is advisable to give a presentation and demonstrate your works in the workshop.

Some of the possible works and technologies are shown below, while they are not just limited to the following:

Interactive works:

  Interactive contents and interactive systems: game, media art, VR/MR content, robot, interactive installation, physical computing and web design

Non-interactive works:

  Still images and movie contents created using digital technologies: computer graphics, perspective drawing, design drawing, rendering, movie installation, animation, video, projection mapping

Digital technology :

  Digital technologies and tools that support work creation and whose validity is confirmed through viewing: CG, CAD, CV, VFX, image/visual processing, communication technology, sensor technology, sound technology, HI/VR device, real-world interface, physical computation, simulation technology, visualization technology, display technology

(Note: If you will not give a presentation or 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.

 

Exhibition

1.Non-interactive works will be exhibited through the projection equipment.

2.For interactive works and digital technologies, a table and electrical outlets will be prepared at the exhibition gallery. The applicants may use your own computers. If you need a wider space, write it in the application form.

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

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

5.If the venue manager 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.

Schedule

Submission will be accepted from May 16, 2011 (Mon.) to June 16, 2011 (Th.).
Works Exhibition will be held on July 16, 2011 (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.

Bring your works to the following site:

1. Koichi Konno, representative of Art & Technology Tohoku 2011
Iwate University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
4-3-5, Ueda, Morioka, Iwate 020-8551 JAPAN

(Write [Entry for Art & Technology Tohoku 2011] in red on the address side of the envelope.)

2. E-mail your work to the address below. Write [Entry for Art & Technology Tohoku 2011] for the title.

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

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Application form

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Judgment and Announcement of Winners

1. Judging: The committee will judge the works impartially and severely at the exhibition gallery. Before exhibition, the committee will have the elimination and announce the works going to the final exhibition.

2. Prizes: "Grand Prize" and "Second Prize" will be awarded to excellent works and technologies. "Encouragement Prize" for undergraduate students or gHonorable Mentionh might also be given.

3. Announcement of winners: The winners will be announced in the awarding ceremony to close the exhibition.  After the workshop event, they will be exhibited on the website of Art & Technology Tohoku 2011.

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5. Admission for the workshop event is free and anyone may attend it.
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Judging Committee

The judging committee consists of executive members of Art & Technology Society
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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 2011
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/AT2011/

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