The Golden Nica is replica of the Greek Nike of Samothrace. It is a handmade wooden statuette, plated with gold, so each trophy is unique: approximately 35 cm high, with a wingspan of about 20 cm, all on a pedestal. “Prix Ars Electronica” is a phrase composed of French, Latin and Spanish words, loosely translated as “Electronic Arts Prize.”
F.A.T NIKA v 1.0 is a freestyle replica of Ars Electronica’s Golden Nica: “one of the most important awards for creativity and pioneering spirit in the field of digital media.” The replica is a 3d modelled object statuette copied from a wikipedia photograph, a la old school.
The prestigious award now can be easily reproduced infinite times -digitally or physically- and use it to recognize any creative expression you dig (including your own!), while showing blatant disregard to the scarcity promoted by the art market and the artificial sanctity of juries, curators and gatekeepers.
Download and copy the F.A.T NIKA v 1.0 from here. (.stl 5MB)
JUST COPY IT.
First published at simple-mechanisms.com
And here comes a final highlight! Last year I curated the program for the category Digital Communities at Ars Electronica 2010. The whole thing was called TELE-INTERNET and a mix of talks, workshops, lab, hacker space and performances. We also had a night program at Roter Krebs (which is definately the best party place in Linz!!). Looking back this night was very special and became one of my personal highlights in F.A.T. history !! (…besides the TM fake G-car :) Finally I managed to get it documented! Enjoy!!
“TELE-INTERNET is an organically growing structure, a hacker space, an (un)conference, a stage, an exhibition, a social performance, Commune 0/1, and a site for anyone who’s interested in discussing the development of the internet, exchanging ideas, and presenting their own projects. Ars Electronica festivalgoers are invited to take the plunge and join the fun, to contribute to the discussion, or to chill out on the couch with a clubmate and a notebook.”
curated by Aram Bartholl , 2010
This event will take place at the media art festival Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, 2nd-6th of September 2010. TELE-INTERNET represents the Prix Ars Electronica category ‘Digital Communities’ of which the CCC – Chaos Computer Club won the 1st prize Golden Nica 2010. (btw, some strange project won the Golden Nica in interactive art, … uh what was it again? … something like ass-writer? , or similar? … ;-) The TELE-INTERNET program includes talks, presentations, discussions, panels, work in progress, projects, pop, performance, meetings, art, workshops, screenings and much more. Get full info on the program and on all participants at bit.ly/teleinternet and follow us on http://twitter.com/teleinternet #teleinternet
OPEN CALL: If you happen to be at Ars in September and you were interested to give a lightning talk or to squad a table with your project please get in touch with the TELE-INTERNET team.
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