congrats to Furtherfield!
VisitorsStudio wins the Grand Prize – netarts.org 2009
Netarts.org (aka Art on the Net) run by the Art on the Net steering committee and the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts.
VisitorsStudio is a real-time, multi-user, online arena for creative ‘many to many’ dialogue, interviews, networked performance and collaborative polemic. Through simple and accessible facilities, the VisitorsStudio web-based interface allows users to upload, manipulate and collage their own audio-visual files with others’, to remix existing media. Providing a platform for the exploration of collective creativity for both emergent and established artists from a diverse array of geographical locations and social contexts. Designed so anyone in the world can access it from a 56k modem. Participants upload sound files and still/moving images (jpg, png, mp3, flv, swf) to a shared database, mixing and responding to each other’s compositions in real-time. Individuals can also chat with each other and are located in the interface by their own dancing-cursors.
About Furtherfield – Furtherfield.org believes that through creative and critical engagement with practices in art and technology people are inspired and enabled to become active co-creators of their cultures and societies. Providing platforms for creating, viewing, discussing and learning about experimental practices at the intersections of art, technology and social change.