Let’s be Frank... calling techie artists

In 2017 I had the honour of presenting artist Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm with the inaugural Lumen Prize for Digital Art’s Artificial Intelligence Award. 

The award was sponsored by our good selves and gives a cash prize of $1,000 alongside opportunities to exhibit globally, as Lumen take their jury selections on tour across the world.

We started this last year in conjunction with our 60th anniversary. It became clear to me that we have a long and storied history in the digital arts - by no means limited to the Computer Arts Specialist Group. So we are carrying on with this award. 

The BCS Artificial Intelligence Award is designed to give recognition to artists who have used some form of artificial intelligence in the production of a compelling piece of art, as we said at the time, ‘BCS aims to celebrate the coming together of algorithmic processes and the artist’s creative aesthetic with this award.’

You can read more about last year’s Kierkegaardian winner on The Lumen Prize website

Read my interview with Cecilie.  

Oh, by the way, the Guardian’s culture blog called Lumen’s prize ‘the world’s pre-eminent digital art prize.’

The deadline for the 2018 call for entries is June 1st.

If you have any questions about the prize visit Lumen’s FAQ page or email info@lumenprize.com

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Brian is Head of Content at BCS and blogs about the Institute’s role in making IT good for society, historical developments in computing, the implications of CS research and more.

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