STARTS prize 2019 for two innovative projects

STARTS stands for Science, Technology, and Arts and is an initiative of the European Commission to promote cooperations between science, technology, and the arts. Part of the STARTS Initiative is the STARTS Prize, which is awarded annually by Ars Electronica, Bozar and Waag.

Two winners of 2019

In 2019, the STARTS Prize in the category "Innovative Collaboration" goes to the innovation agency "300.000 Km/s" in Barcelona, which has developed and successfully implemented a groundbreaking model of sustainable urban planning.

Bjørn Karmann and Tore Knudsen were awarded the STARTS Prize in the category "Artistic Exploration" for "Project Alias," an intelligent parasite that forces smart home systems to respect our privacy.

The winners of this year’s STARTS Prize can look forward to the STARTS Trophy and 20,000 euros each and are expected to attend the official award ceremony at the Ars Electronica Festival on September 5, 2019 in Linz.

Honorary mentions

The Honorary Mentions 2019 go Kate Crawford (AI Now Institute) and Vladan Joler (SHARE Lab) for "Anatomy of an AI System", Thydêwá for "Arte Eletrônica Indígena", Sabine Engelhardt for "SLAP – See Like A Pony", Eduardo Reck Miranda for "Biocomputer Rhythms", Fernando Bello, ICCESS & Salomé Bazin, Cellule studio for "SimCath", Forensic Architecture for "The Murder of Pavlos Fyssas", BCL (Georg Tremmel & Shiho Fukuhara) for "BLP-2000 / Black List Printer" and Jen Keane for "This is grown."

This year’s jury included Ferdi Alici, Francesca Bria, Rikke Frisk, Nadav Hochman, Daehyung Lee, Alexander Mankowsky, Moon Ribas and Şerife (Sherry) Wong. In total, the STARTS Prize counted 2278 entries from 88 countries.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 732019.