Joris van Ballegooijen on Fri, 20 Jun 2008 22:51:52 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> V2_ book "Interact or Die!" wins Prix Ars Electronica

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V2_ Book "Interact or Die!" Wins Prix Ars Electronica 2008 *

The book "Interact or Die!", published in 2007 by V2_, has won the Prix
Ars Electronica in the Media Art Research category. The Prix Ars
Electronica, founded in 1987, is awarded by the Ars Electronica Center
and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, both of Linz, Austria. Media Art
Research is a new category established to recognize distinguished
theoretical work in the area of interactive art forms. A €5,000 award is
attached to the prize.

"Interact or Die!" concerns interaction at every level. The book is
about communication between molecules, between humans and animals,
between trees and the sun. Artists play an important part in the
interviews and essays in "Interact or Die!" They are the ones who test
material, stretch it, extend it, twist it and recombine it into artistic
forms and structures.

The jury report on "Interact or Die!":

"Ultimately, interaction is an essential precondition for every social
organization. (...) Interactivity, in turn, is the method of bringing
such behavior into a specific form and, at the same time, a particular
approach to dealing with it, whereby attention is focused in equal
measure on human activity as well as processes taking place in nature
and technology."

V2_ is delighted to have won the prize and views the bestowing of the
Prix Ars Electronica as a recognition of its efforts to help develop a
theory of electronic art. V2_’s books are used in art education and at
universities in the Netherlands and abroad.


V2_’s New Online Store Is Open!*

V2_ has launched its new online store, where all V2_’s new publications
and available past titles can easily be ordered. The site offers a clear
overview and a detailed description of all the books. You can order a
copy of "Interact or Die!" at, or follow the link on
V2_’s home page.

V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media
Eendrachtsstraat 10
3012 XL Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 (0)10 206 7272


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