New BCNM Faculty member Eric Paulos has been awarded an Honorary Mention in Interactive Art at this year’s premier New Media Arts Festival, Ars Electronica, for his work “Energy Parasites”.
Energy Parasites are handcrafted objects designed to opportunistically harvest small bits of energy across public landscapes. Agnostic to energy origin or ownership, these artifacts redirect their captured energy through a variety of means including expressing it or storing it for later reacquisition and usage.
Numerous variations of Energy Parasites have been installed around the festival including attached to trams moving throughout the city of Linz, Austria. See energyparasites.net for more information, images, and video.