In order to reflect the growing number of theoretical and critical practice works submitted for the competition, the transmediale 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).