VIDA 13.2 FINALISED PROJECTS In this category, VIDA 13.2 rewards finished artistic projects that propose innovative approaches to artificial life research. They may be finalised projects based on systems that emulate, imitate or speculate on the concept of life using modern-day technology and research. These systems can present attributes of agency and autonomy, exhibiting independent behaviour, being dynamic, reacting to their surroundings and evolving, and challenging the boundaries between the living and the non-living, between synthetic and organic life. In previous editions, the awards have gone to projects associated with robotic entities, electronic avatars, chaotic algorithms, knowbots, cellular automata, neural networks, computer viruses, virtual ecosystems, interactive systems, reactive architecture, immersive environments, hybrid and semi-living systems, telepresence and augmented reality systems, and other disciplines. The winning projects from past editions can be viewed at www.fundacion.telefonica.com/vida. AWARDS A total of40,000eurosin cash prizes are awarded to the three winning projects selected by the jury:First Prize – 18,000 euros (*),Second Prize – 14.000 euros (*),Third Prize – 8,000 euros(*). Seven honourable mentions will also be awarded to projects selected by the jury from among the finalists. *Cash prize amounts are subject to the withholdings required under Spanish fiscal law at the time of payment. If the winner’s country of residence for tax purposes has signed a double-taxation treaty with Spain, the withholding may be waived by presenting a certificate of tax residency. Each participant may only submit one project, which must have been developed and produced after 2009. This chronological limitation allows VIDA to cover the most recent evolution, innovation and progress in the field of artificial life. Winners from previous editions are welcome to participate again this year, and winning projects from the Production Grants category can also compete for this award. REGISTRATION To submit your project for consideration in the “Finalised Projects” category, please read theCOMPETITION RULES carefullyand complete theONLINE REGISTRATION FORMposted on the Vida website: www.fundacion.telefonica.com/vida. The project must be submitted with visual materials, which can be attached to the abovementioned online form: VIDEO:a professional-quality video with a voice-over in Spanish or English o describing the artistic concept and the technology used to produce the submitted project. The video must bebetween 5 and 10 minuteslong.
A text document containing a transcription of the video narration must also be included. IMAGES:in order to participate in the contest, at least 5high-resolution o imagesof the project must be submitted. The formal and conceptual contents of the project’s audiovisual material is an important factor which will influence the jury’s final decision, and we therefore recommend that the quality of all audiovisuals submitted be as high as possible. The transcription of the video voice-over is also indispensable. DATES Project submission timeline: from 11 April to 27 July 2011. The deadline for submitting projects is 27 July 2011 at midnight (Spanish mainland time zone). JURY The projects submitted will be examined by an international jury comprising the following members: Mónica Bello Bugallo (Spain), Jens Hauser (France), Karla Jasso (Mexico), Sally Jane Norman (New Zealand/France), Simon Penny (USA/Australia), Nell Tenhaaf (Canada) and Francisco Serrano, Executive Director of Fundación Telefónica. INFORMATION Anyone interested in participating can view the winning projects from previous years on the VIDA website (PAST EDITIONS) to determine whether his/her project is in line with the philosophy behind these awards. If you have any queries about the contest, you can visit theFAQsection on the website. You can also contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. COPYRIGHT By submitting their projects, participants grant the organisers of VIDA 13.2, Fundación Telefónica, the right to use the videos and other materials submitted for the following purposes: - To publicise the competition in any printed format or on television, radio or the internet. - To create materials for the purpose of disseminating the competition. - To be displayed on the official VIDA website and on the Fundación Telefónica website. The competition organisers shall not use the submitted works for any purpose other than those stated above. All commercial uses are strictly prohibited. The authors whose works appear in these materials will be clearly identified in the credits and will receive a free copy. Participants must obtain all necessary licences for the use of any materials belonging to third parties that are included in their works. The artists reserve all artistic and commercial rights.
The participants’ personal data will be entered in the mailing list database owned by Fundación Telefónica and will be used to keep them informed of our activities. Participants may exercise their rights to access, correct or retract this information by writing to email@example.com. CREDITS The VIDA International Competition is made possible by Fundación Telefónica. Artistic Director of VIDA 13.2: Mónica Bello Bugallo Original concept: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Susie Ramsay VIDA 13.2 Coordinator: Reyes Esparcia