Ars ElectronicaSTARTS PRIZE2021 Honorary Mentions 2021 Honorary Mentions 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 Grand Prize Honorary Mentions Nominations Honorary Mentions 2021 Data Garden Data Garden is an organism-based data centre. This functional carbon negative data infrastructure is capable of storing and retrieving data from the DNA of plants. On View Ania Catherine and Dejha Ti’s seminal interactive performance installation On View (2019), commissioned by the SCAD Museum of Art, examines the generational desire to be the subject of an art experience and that phenomenon’s relationship to addictive interfaces, surveillance capitalism, and data privacy in modern society. Cloud Studies Cloud Studies brings together eight recent investigations by Forensic Architecture, each examining different types of toxic clouds and the capacity of states and corporations to occupy airspace and create unliveable atmospheres. A Lighter Delicacy A Lighter Delicacy proposes an alternative way to manage feather waste from slaughterhouses by converting its nutrient composition into a new edible product. The Growing Pavilion The Growing Pavilion stands as a necessary and viable solution for reducing the rising impacts of climate change and the use of fossil resources. The Living Light A ground-breaking technology called Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) technology enables us to generate energy from organic waste. mEat me In mEat me Theresa Schubert draws a radical consequence: if we treat humans the same as we treat animals, we should also be material and food. The Tides Within Us A cross-sectoral project centered on utilizing high-end MR research results, The Tides Within Us is an ongoing exploration into the world beyond the limits of our senses at the intersection of art, science, and technology. Project Habitate We designed a living wearable that enables people to become the hosts for endangered organisms, which in return gives them a sense of companionship and belonging, advocating a new concept of participatory conservation. ELEVENPLAY x Rhizomatiks "border 2021" The dance company, ELEVENPLAY, the director-choreographer, MIKIKO, and the collective led by Daito Manabe and Motoi Ishibashi, Rhizomatiks, presented a dance piece border in 2015. We developed and updated our experiment of 2015 to establish a new expression model for both online and on-site experience for the post-COVID-19 era.