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Nominations for FutureEverything Award

View the long-list of nominations for the FutureEverything Award which was sent to our International Jury, so that they could select a shortlist of three outstanding projects.

The Nominations

View the long-list of nominations for the FutureEverything Award which was sent to our International Jury, so that they could select a shortlist of three outstanding projects.

We were delighted with the high calibre and diversity of artist submissions and nominated projects for the debut FutureEverything Award. Over 1000 people registered submissions to the FutureEverything Award or Festival by the 15th January deadline. This long-list of nominations were sent to the International Jury, who through a rigorous selection process selected a shortlist of three outstanding projects. This final shortlist was then put to an open vote by the FutureEverything Community to decide the Winner.

 

Guide to Free Farming

5.5 designers
France
November 2009
'the guide to free farming' reveals the unsuspecting resources hidden in our towns. Recipes include street flower salad and grilled rat, along with instruction guides to plucking a pigeon, collecting dandelion greens, snails and honey, and uses for expired food.
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TaxiLink

Artists: Lila Chitayat, Alon Chitayat, Tal Chalosin
Israel
2009
TaxiLink Project is an interactive installation which creates a link between a taxi driving in Jerusalem and participants from a distant location abroad. Sitting in the static TaxiLink booth, passengers join a live tour around the old city of Jerusalem.
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Flooded McDonald's

Superflex
Denmark
2009
Flooded McDonald's is a film work by Superflex in which a convincing life-size replica of a McDonald's burger bar, without any customers or staff present, gradually floods with water. Food floats, electrics short circuit and the space becomes completely submerged.
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ReConstitution

Sosolimited
USA
October 2008
ReConstitution was a live audiovisual remix of the 2008 Presidential debates. Through a series of visual and sonic transformations we reconstituted the material, revealed linguistic patterns, exposed content and structures, and fundamentally altered the way in which the debates were watched.
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The Image Mill: Sustainable Cinema #1

Scott Hessels
USA
November 2009
The Image Mill is a public sculpture that uses the force and beauty of falling water as the energy to create a moving picture. As water falls over the 12-foot-high wheel, a transmission assembly causes two wheels to spin in opposite directions.
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spectra [paris]

Ryoji Ikeda
Japan
October 2008

The Paris night sky is illuminated with blinding white light beamed vertically from scores of highly powered architectural lamps. A major new work by international artist Ryoji Ikeda, commissioned for Nuit Blanche, the city’s annual white night contemporary arts festival.
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Siphonophora & Pachube

Rob Davis & Usman Haque
UK
2009

The Siphonophiora project uses small reactive devices situated in one of Gunpowder Parks’ lakes to record and observe environmental data. The small reactive devices will track light, temperature, pH levels and other pond life activity, feeding this information live onto pachcube.com.
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Toward the creation of an International_Ocean_Station

Open_Sailing
International
2009

In order to live at sea, we’re pioneering an entirely new form of marine architecture. Open_Sailing acts like a globally-concious superorganism, a cluster of intelligent units that can react to their environment, change shape and reconfigure themselves.
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Slurb

Marina Zurkow
USA
2009

The animated, carnivalesque tailgate party of Slurb loops and stutters like a vinyl record stuck in a groove. Slurb – a word that collapses “slum” and “suburb” – encapsulates a dreamy ode to the rise of slime, a watery future in which jellyfish have dominion.
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Guests

Krzysztof Wodiczko
Poland
June 2009

The protagonists of Guests are immigrants, people who, not being ‘at home’, remain ‘eternal guests’. ‘Strangers’, ‘others’ are key notions in Wodiczko’s artistic practice, enabling those who, deprived of rights, remain mute to communicate and have presence in public space.
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Storm Room

Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller
Canada
2009

Have you ever found refuge from a summer shower under the eaves? This piece shows that it is not safe even under a roof. Lightening and shadows of trees surround the windows. It shows you things normally not visible, creating a storm that can really be felt.
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Buscando Al Sr. Goodbar

Michelle Teran
Spain
2009

'Buscando Al Sr. Goodbar' is a bus journey visiting the locations and authors of various YouTube videos produced in Murcia, Spain. During the journey the public met some of the YouTube authors who presented them with a reenactment of their performances.
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Fruit Computer Laboratory

v*i*d*a labs/Alejandro Tamayo
Colombia/Spain
January 2009

The temporal laboratory investigated how organic material (fruits) could be used for representing binary information and how it could be possible to use it for implementing logic decision devices, that in sum, constitute the building blocks of computers.
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The Eyewriter

Artists: Tony Quan, Chris Sugrue, Theo Watson, Zach Lieberman, Evan Roth, James Powderly, The Ebeling Group, Graffiti Research Lab, OpenFrameworks and the FAT Lab with support from The Not Impossible Foundation, Parsons The New School for Design, LM4K, Greg Leuch, Elenanor Dunk and Jamie Wilkinson
International
Ongoing

The EyeWriter itself is a pair of low-cost eye- tracking glasses & custom software that allow artists and graffiti writers with paralysis resulting from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis to draw using only their eyes.
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CAMP 2x2

CAMP
India
January 2010

2x2 is an event presenting four CAMP projects in sets of two, setting up some relationships between them, and between "local" contexts, whether in Gujarat or Palestine. These projects took place in Sharjah, Delhi, Jerusalem, and London.
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Bucking Bronco: Adaptive Ride Experiment No.1

Brendan Walker
UK
2009

Could you control a rider's experience based purely on their physiological data? Bucking Bronco: Adaptive Rider Experiment No.1 featured 3 bankers, each with different attitudes to thrill seeking and risk taking...
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Small Case Study House

Atelier Bow-Wow
Japan
January 2009

Exploring the urban dynamics of contemporary Los Angeles, Atelier Bow-Wow's Small Case Study House responds to contemporary models for housing in L.A. as they relate to concepts of customization, re-use, and "architectural behaviorology."
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Ghost Forest

Angela Palmer
UK
November 2009

Seeking to raise public awareness of the connections between deforestation and climate change, Ghost Forest involves presenting a series of 10 rainforest tree stumps, most with their buttress roots still attached, from a regulated, commercially logged tropical rainforest in Ghana.
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Amphibious Architecture

Artists: David Benjamin, Amelia Black, Natalie Jeremijenko, Abha Katar- ia, Jonathan Laventhol, Deborah Richards, Zenon Tech-Czarny, Kevin Wei, Chris Woebken, Soo-In Yang
USA
2009

Installed at two sites along the East and the Bronx Rivers, Amphibious Architecture is a network of floating interactive buoys housing a range of sensors below water and an array of light emitting diodes (LEDs) above water.
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Growth Assembly

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg & Sascha Pohflepp
UK/Germany
2009

Inspired by the idea of synthetic biology, designers Sascha Pohflepp and Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg developed an imaginary design for a futuristic herbicide sprayer, constructed from engineered plant parts, that would "protect delicate engineered horticultural machines from older nature."
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Bicycle Built For Two Thousand

Aaron Koblin and Daniel Massey
USA/Mexico
2009

Bicycle Built For 2,000 is comprised of 2,088 voice recordings of the song “Daisy Bell” collected via Amazon's Mechanical Turk web service. Workers were prompted to listen to a short sound clip, then record themselves imitating what they heard.
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