24 hours in Tampere best media installation at Videomedeja 2011!

Tampere Art Factory workshop project successful around EuropeThe  15th Videomedeja Festival  was arranged December 16-18 2011 in Novi Sad, Serbia.

The jury was unanimous awarding "24 hours in Tampere, an interactive documentary" with the Bogdanka Poznanović award - for the best media installation due to participatory potential of the work. The Sphinx award – for the best video/film went to "A Finnish Fable" by Niina Suominen.

24 hours in Tampere is an online collaborative online interactive documentary and video installation by Richard Vickers and James Field, University of Lincoln School of Media (UK). The project started in a Tampere Art Factory (TAF) workshop in April with Richard Vickers and our students Jani Ilomaki, Robert Niva and Guanjun Liu and exchange student Vaidotas Ambrozaitis from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.

After the first show at TAF the documentary has been online at http://www.24-hours.in/. In September the project was demonstrated at MindTrek conference in Tampere and further developed in a workshop with our international Media Programme students Anna-Kaisa Nässi, Trent Pancy, Vesa Rantanen, Erika Kim and Tuomas Mikola.

24 hours in Tampere has got a warm reception also at the International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA) in Istanbul in September and at the EUROPRIX Academic Network Conference in Graz in November.

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