'Takeover' Festival Concluded in Austria

The Ars Electronica Festival, an annual celebration of all things new in the field of art and technology, concluded last Thursday in Linz, Austria. This year's theme was "Takeover: Who's Doing the Art of Tomorrow?" Special events this year included an audio installation called "Container Park" that used forklifts and shipping containers. Artist Golan Levin created a musical symphony using nothing but the sounds of ringing cell phones. Winner of the Prix Ars Electronica for Net.Excellence was PrayStation.com, the unique online portfolio created by artist Joshua Davis. The net portion of the Prix Ars Electronica had been criticized in past years for its unusual prize selections.