May 31, 2010
The production platform Interactivos? wins an Honorary Mention in the category of “Interactive Art” as a unique space for the collective creation of interactive installations.
Since Interactivos? was held for the first time in 2006, it has had remarkable success with its open innovation model, in which ten ideas chosen through a public open call are developed by groups of collaborators from all over the world. They attend the workshop to contribute their knowledge to carrying out the projects. During the two-week workshop, a context for collective learning and living and working together is created that generates surprising results.
To date, 17 workshops have been held around the world adhering to the Interactivos? methodology, giving rise to over 150 projects including augmented reality games, data visualization, performing arts, experimental video games, and sound installations. Artists, designers, educators, researchers, scientists, sociologists, etc. have taken part, each contributing their varying types of knowledge and specializations, making a very productive and enriching learning and creation environment.
Ars Electronica has given annual awards since 1987 to the most outstanding projects in digital culture worldwide, including interactive works and installations, digital communities, sound art, and computer animation. In the case of Interactivos? from Medialab-Prado, an exceptional award was given to a platform for experimentation and collective creation of prototypes of interactive installations, whose success has been proved throughout nine international workshops held in various cities around the world (Madrid, New York, Lima, Mexico, Gijón and San Sebastián) over the past four years.
The next Interactivos? workshop will be held at Medialab-Prado from 7-23 June 2010, titled Interactivos?’10: Neighbourhood Science
The call for collaborators will be open until June 4, 2010 (no registration fee).