Award Jury Now Shortlisting
Submitted entries to the 2011 FutureEverything Award have been longlisted by our panel and passed to the International Jury who will select the outstanding three projects that will fight it out for the 2011 prize. The Winner will be decided by an open vote by the FutureEverything Community in 2011.
The award celebrates the creative imagination that will shape our future, and rewards outstanding innovations in art, society and technology, with a focus on creative or technical innovations which enable positive social change, or that bring the future into the present.
The winner receives a £10,000 cash prize and the coveted FutureEverything Trophy.
2011 INTERNATIONAL JURY
We are delighted to announce that the International Jury for the FutureEverything Award 2011 is Bruce Sterling, Yukiko Shikata and Jeremy Myerson.
Jeremy Myerson is Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre at the Royal College of Art. He holds the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design with a remit to encourage 'design that improves quality of life', and is a member of the College's Senior Management Group. An academic, author and activist in the field of art and design, his research focus is on the study of professional design practice in relation to social and technological change. He is particularly interested in the junction point of inclusive design and innovation - in exploring how people-centred design methods can be a trigger for business productivity and enterprise.
From 1995-8 he was Professor of Contemporary Design at De Montfort University. In 1999, he was invited to join the Royal College of Art to establish the Helen Hamlyn Centre.
One of the founding authors of the cyber-punk movement in science fiction, Bruce Sterling is also a blogger at Beyond the Beyond, which is hosted by Wired. As well as being a prolific writer, Sterling has also created various online projects, including the Viridian Design Movement, his attempt to create a "green" design movement focused on high-tech, stylish, and ecologically sound design, and The Dead Media Project A collection of "research notes" on dead media technologies. Embrace the Decay - a web-only art piece commissioned by the LA Museum of Contemporary Art in 2003.
Yukiko Shikata is a curator & critic based in Tokyo. She is working as an associate curator of Mori Art Museum (MAM), guest curator of Shiseido CyGnet and specially-assigned professor at Tokyo Zokei University. Her works include projects at Canon ARTLAB(co-curator till 2001), Mischa Kuball "Power of Codes - Space for Speech"(Tokyo National Museum, 1999), "art.bit collection"(NTT ICC, curatorial support, 2002), "Kingdom of Piracy"(co-curated, 2001-), "OPEN MIND" CD (MAM, 2002). She is curatorial committee member of eyebeam (NY) andinternational advisory board member of Transmediale (Berlin).
2011 INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY GROUP
The Jury process was supported by a team of advisors comprised of leading digital thinkers and creatives selected from around the globe: