Katy Connor, Exeter Phoenix Digital Bursary Winner 2009, has been shortlisted for the Lumen Prize for her App ‘PURE FLOW’.
PURE FLOW [mobile edition] is a miniature, hand held application for a mobile and global audience; revealing the noise generated between GPS data systems and multiple satellites, 3G networks and Wifi hotspots as a tangible presence in the environment.
The App visualises the instability and fragility of live signals, passing through cloud cover and urban architecture; absorbed by bodies, reflecting off concrete and refracting through glass. Once activated, PURE FLOW reveals these signals as a sliver of fluctuating white noise, responding directly to the movement and immediate environment of the device.
If Katy’s work is chosen as one of the top 50 entries, it will be showcased around the world as part of The Lumen Prize international tour; including New York, Hong Kong and London on its travels. There are also five cash prizes for the winners.
The Lumen Prize is an international award that celebrates the very best fine art created digitally. The competition and global exhibition are aimed at a growing, global public that is increasingly interested in art created with the latest technology.
The top 50 shortlist will be announced on 1 October. Good luck Katy!
Also, The Lumen Online Gallery is now open to vote for the People’s Choice Award, which will also be included on the international tour.
To view the gallery and place your vote, click here >>
To find out more about PURE FLOW watch the video below.