LIFE 2.0 International Competition

Susie Ramsay (
Tue, 1 Dec 1998 07:20:12 -0500

Call for Participation

LIFE 2.0 International Competition

This is a call for submission of art works to an international competition
on "art and artificial life." We are looking for works in electronic and
digital media that cross over with the field of a-life research. Artists
whose work uses digital synthesis techniques and whose conceptual concerns
are related to synthetic life and artificial evolution, are invited to
submit their pieces. The work may employ techniques such as digital
genetics, autonomous robotics, recursive chaotic algorithms, knowbots,
computer viruses, avatars or virtual ecosystems.

An international jury (Jose Luis Brea, Manuel DeLanda, Joe Faith, Rafael
Lozano-Hemmer, Sally Jane Norman and chair Nell Tenhaaf) will grant three
cash awards, with a first prize of US $5,000 (2nd Prize:$3,500 - 3rd
Prize:$1,500), plus seven honorary mentions to the most innovative
electronic art projects related to a-life. Furthermore, works that are
awarded a monetary prize or selected for an honorary mention will be
included in a "Best of LIFE 2.0" video which will be aired on specialty
television programs and circulated at festivals worldwide. Assessment will
be based on video documentation submitted along with an application form.
The deadline for submission is Friday, January 15, 1999.

The Life 2.0 International Competition is sponsored by the Fundacion Arte y
Tecnologia in Madrid, Spain.

For further submission information and the application form, please see:

For questions concerning eligibility of entries:
Nell Tenhaaf, Artistic Director <>

All other inquiries:
Susie Ramsay <>