The results of a Digital Design Competiton by Nikkei Architecture was announced today.
The first place winner received 1,000,000 yen, Second Place 500,000 yen. (100 yen = approx 1.00 US).This was a major design competition of Virtual-Worlds, with money prizes (about 20,000 dollars in all) and recognized jury. The result of competition was published in the Website of Nikkei Business Publications and Nikkei Architecture magazine.
- Winners (Picasa web album)
- Article translated automatically (page1)
- Article translated automatically (page2)
Who knew about this? On another note but again about Art, Architecture and Money
New World Notes reported Thursday, March 13, 2008 :
Read the New York Times piece referenced by NWN:
Flying Avatars Admire the Artwork
By BENJAMIN GENOCCHIO
Published: March 12, 2008
At the Art Positions fair in Miami in December, the Chinese experimental artist Cao Fei sold a work to a private collector for $100,000.
It wasn’t a painting or a sculpture or one of the short videos that Ms. Cao, 30, is known for. Rather, all that money bought a piece of virtual real estate in the online world Second Life.