Congratulations for Heiko and Helen (and we can tap ourselves on the back as well ;) for winning the Ars Electronica Golden Nica!
The award was given in 'Hybrid Art' category, here is the jury statement:
"Pollstream – Nuage Vert transforms clouds into projection surfaces. As such, these indefinable, constantly and chaotically changing products of the condensation of water vapor become media bearing political ideas and messages. Or aestheticized symbols of environmental pollution caused by carbon emissions. Pollstream – Nuage Vert was developed in collaboration with experts in laser technology, computer science, electrical engineering, energy generation and air quality monitoring. Development commenced in 2002 and concluded in February 2008 with a performance in Helsinki that impressively demonstrated how art is capable of encompassing an entire city—its public sphere, its industry and its inhabitants—and unfolding sociopolitical relevance. Pollstream – Nuage Vert is the recipient of the 2008 Golden Nica in the Hybrid Art category."
More information: http://www.aec.at/en/prix/winners.asp
We would also like to congratulate Julius von Bismarck (who presented his 'Top-shot helmet' at Pixelache 08) for winning the Golden Nica for Interactive Art with his Image Fulgurator project (see videoclip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAX_3Bgel7M)