Kathy Rae Huffman, Director Hull Time Based Arts, UK
Nick Polys, Mmember of the Web3D Consortium, VirtuWorlds, New
Michael G. Wagner, CEO Geometrek, member of the Web3D Consortium,
Prize amounting DM 5.000,-
"Empyrean" by Melinda Rackham (Australia)
Prize amounting DM 2.000,-
"Looking for Carbon" by Gregoire Cliquet (France)
other project in the final round (DM 1.000 each ) were "Lucid
Actual" by Mark Rudolph, "Subnetwork" by Gregory Chatonsky und
"Mutatum per Musicam" by Andrew Reitemeyer.
sound-space jury statement
Empyrean by Melinda Rackham is a 3D universe that questions the
nature of virtual space. Her dramatic and sensual visuals are
peppered with fragments of words, ideas, and poetic statements.
Sounds float through the virtual reality providing an aural experience
of navigation and dimensionality. This dimensionality is created
from some of humanity’s deepest questions: what is truth, beauty,
and void. Rackham‘s visual style, use of sound, and her deep existential
inquiry into the colonization of cyberspace made her the sound-space
jury's unanimous choice.
for Carbon by Gregoire Cliquet pushes the concept of collaborative
sound. In Looking for Carbon-users choose an avatar and an identifying
sound which manifests their presence in the virtual space. In
this multi-user environment, the users are the focus of the action
rather than visuals. The sounds combine and interact with other
user's sounds creating a playful, cumulative audio flux.