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About Vilém Flusser Theory Award

In order to reflect the growing number of theoretical and critical practice works submitted for the competition, the festival is announcing the creation of the Vilém Flusser theory award.
In collaboration with the recently opened Vilém Flusser Archive at the Univer­sität der Künste in Berlin, dedicated to the complete works of the influential visionary and media philosopher, the prize, endowed with 2,000 euros, honours outstanding theoretical or research based practice.

2008 the international jury awarded a first prize, endowed with 1,000 euros, and and two honourable mentions, endowed with 500 euros each.


The winner of Vilém Flusser Theory Award 2008

The 1. Prize was awarded to Simon Yuill (uk) for his text "All problems of notation will be solved by the masses: Free Open Form Performance, Free/Libre Open Source Software, and Distributive Practice" (2008).

Read the jury statement regarding this work here.
Link to the text  by Simon Yuill here.


Honourable mentions

The work "End of Secrecy" (2008) by Bureau d'Etudes (fr) was honourably mentioned by the jury.



Read the jury statement regarding this work here.


The text "Fear of a Muslim Planet: Hip-Hop’s Hidden History" (2008) by Naeem Mohaiemen (bd) was honourably mentioned by the jury.



Read the jury statement regarding this work here.
Download the text by Naeem Mohaiemen here (pdf, 248 KB).


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