The transmediale award, endowed with a total of 8,000 euros, is a major international award for art reflecting on the aesthetical and cultural impact of new technologies. Previous award winners have included renowned artists like Shilpa Gupta (in), Zhou Hongxiang (cn), Istvan Kantor (ca), Thomas Köner (de), Netochka Nezvanova (us), schoenerwissen (de), Adrian Ward (uk), Herwig Weiser (at), 242.pilots (no/pl/us), Agnes Meyer-Brandis (de) and others.
The jury of the 2008 competition consisted of:
Olga Goriunova (Moscow / Russia)
Nat Muller (Rotterdam / The Netherlands)
Wonil Rhee (Seoul / South Korea)
Mihaela Vasile (Bucharest / Romania)