[iDC] Ars Electronica

Ryan Griffis ryan.griffis at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 12:22:05 EST 2006

i don't have any strong feelings about this one way or another... But 
perhaps it wouldn't be a bad idea to accept the invitation and, in the 
event of receiving the award, try to use the forum to promote other 
projects that weren't included, but should have been and give the money 
to them where needed.
Just a thought, and maybe not the most thoughtful of thoughts. But i 
share Trebor's concerns about the award and its evaluation methods.

> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 17:58:23 -0500
> From: Trebor Scholz <trebor at thing.net>

> Dear all,
> Ars Electronica sent us  (the iDC list) an invitation to apply for 
> their
> *Digital Communities* Prix Ars Electronica (see below). What do you
> think? Should we follow their invitation? I have a bit of an issue with
> such awards. They have the potential to be quite divisive.  How do you
> *measure/evaluate* a community? What would the  few hundred of us do
> with the price money? There are not really any costs attached to this
> list except all of our volunteer labor. So far, The Thing kindly hosts
> this list for free.  Are Fibreculture or Crumb *better* communities if
> they receive it (which they should!)?
> best,
> Trebor

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