Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Academic Network Conference 07 (extra)

This year the Academic Network Conference 07 was held in Graz (Austria). The city has an old center, dominated by a castle and a port (see illustration left). At the conference 40 participants were present (see illustration right).

The conference was held at the venue of the FH Joanneum, an applied research college, devloping amongst aothers programmes for the One Laptop Per Child, the 100 US dollar computer; it was great playing with this device. The Europrix Top talent Award was held in the center of the city.

The center of the city is divided by the river Mur, which is an object for kayak peddlers. The Europrix Top talent Award presentations were held in the Kunsthaus, a remarkable modern building in a baroque city center.

In the Kunsthaus there was an exhibition of the EUROPRIX Top Talent Award 07 nominees. On the illustration left is one of the performative installations in dialogue with a visitor. When I left Graz on Monday, I could see the snow tops of the mountains. By the time I reached Munich, we got into a snow storm.

For more photographs, please consult a series on the Fotodienst and the series Flickr 1 and Flickr 2. More photographs from Richard Vickers.

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