Ars Electronica, which is always on the cutting edge of expression using new technologies and has created a new category called "Digital Communities". I will be on the jury with Howard Rheingold, Jane Metcalfe and several other people I'm looking forward to meeting.


Among the projects, phenomena and fields of activity subsumed under the heading Digital Communities are:

social software
eDemocracy, eGovernment, eGovernance
emergent democracy
collective weblogs, social networking systems
filtering and reputation systems
social self-support groups
learning and knowledge communities
computer supported collaborative processes
gaming communities
digital neighborhoods, community networks
free net initiatives, wireless LAN projects
digital cities, urban development projects
citizen involvement initiatives, citizen conferences
telecenters

Prizes

Total: 40,000 Euro

2 Golden Nicas
10,000 Euro each

4 Awards of Distinction
5,000 Euro each

Up to 14 Honorary Mentions

Please see the web page for more details, but I look forward to seeing your submissions.

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2 nica's - very cool

this new category is right on the mark - and such a good jury too...

can't wait to see the results...

Ars Electronica is a great event, I wish it wasn't so close to Burning Man every year though.

Joi, I haven't heard any official go-ahead from AEC, but since you blogged it, and since they've put up a web page, I blogged it, too. I guess neither of us are the kind of people who wait for orders from headquarters. ;-)

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