Interview With The Winner
In 2004 Art.Teleportacia artist in residence Dragan Espenschied and his GRAVITY won the People's Voice at Webby Awards. Here is a short interview with him.
Longer and older GRAVITY interview is still online.
ol: congratulations with people's voice.
drx: thank you and everybody else who has voted for GRAVITY.
ol: have you expected that you would win people's voice?
drx: i expected that i would win both: jury and people voting.
ol: why don't you have a webby awards winner button on your site?
drx: i looked on the webby awards site for it, but have not found it.
ol: have not they sent it to you by e-mail?
ol: have you looked in the junk folder?
drx: i did.
drx: it is not there.
ol: can it be it was attached to their congratulation letter?
drx: i never got any congratulation letter from the webby awards. i was also not informed that my work was nominated.
ol:this is not nice. you have to pay 50$ to submit your applications, and they don't even inform or congratulate you.
drx: i have not applied and have not paid.
ol: that explains why they don't communicate with you! they only send e-mails to those who applied and paid.
drx: and they nominate those who have not!
ol: right! now we know!
ol: and the last question: do u think "net art" was the right category for GRAVITY?
drx: net art is a nice category, but best practices, music or travel would fit as well.