GEMINI Laboratory GLOBAL DESIGN AWARDS

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    Prototype

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    Change Perspective

    Store The Context

    Carry Space

Application Opens : February 15th, 2024 (Thu), 12:00 (Noon JST)

Application Deadline : April 29th, 2024 (Mon) 12:00 (Noon JST)

Entry:AWRD

Designing alternative worldviews spanning both the virtual and physical.

GEMINI Laboratory, a co-creation project aiming to realize a “mirror world,” is holding its first design awards competition.

We live in an age where the virtual and the physical worlds overlap.
Technology and individual creativity now perpetually generate virtual “textures” and “forms,”and even these are beginning to encompass sound, smell, time, and even intelligence.

GEMINI Laboratory is building AltField, a platform and data library that enables users to share and edit alternative information spaces where multilayered worlds interact, paving the way to new and unprecedented designs.

We are looking for new design approaches and concrete ideas for an age when the virtual and physical horizons are melding together.

We invite you to construct an entirely new worldview from materials that may transcend the five senses,spanning into even time and space.

About GEMINI Laboratory

About AltField

Entry Guidelines

Please build and propose possibilities for worldviews and a data library spanning both the virtual and the physical.
*Submissions can relate to any field, such as architecture, interior design, gaming, fashion, movies, and so on.

Application Requirements

1. Title and description of the overall submission

2. Digital data that makes up the worldview you have created
Deliverables: Image and description, digital data, any other data you like
*As a reference, please check AltField: https://altfield.xyz/
*You are free to use metaskins, spaces, objects, materials, architecture, sounds, video, aromas, etc.

3. Practical application ideas for (2)
Deliverables: Illustrative images and descriptions, any other data you like
*Please explain your vision, concept, and specific utilization method in both visual and written forms.

Important:
*Please fill in the form with all the explanations detailing your submission.
*Image format: jpg or png (you can also send in other data such as 3D data, video, etc.)
*Data created using generative AI is also acceptable. Please indicate the platform used.

Judges

Mark Foster Gage(Architect, writer, and theorist), Pamela Golbin(Cultural leader, international curator and best-selling author),Liam Wong (Director, game developer, photographer and best-selling author)

Mark Foster Gage(Architect, writer, and theorist)

Mark Foster Gage is the principal of Mark Foster Gage Architects in New York City as well as a writer, design contributor to CNN, and the Robert A.M. Stern Professor of Architecture at the Yale School of Architecture where his academic focus is on the relationship between aesthetics and design. At Yale he has offered related courses continuously since 2001, in addition to receiving tenure in 2013 and holding multiple administrative and service positions, notably as an Assistant Dean from 2010-2019.
Gage’s design work has been exhibited in venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (MoMA), the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Royal Gallery of Art in London, the National Gallery of Art in Osaka, Japan, the Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, the Frac Center in Orleans France, The Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City, and the Venice, Beijing, and Prague Biennales.

Pamela Golbin(Cultural leader, international curator and best-selling author)

Internationally acclaimed cultural leader in the luxury industry driving a decades-long career to make the world of art and fashion accessible to global audiences.
Develops high-level collaborative relationships with cultural institutions and luxury brands leveraging a multicultural approach to fashion bridging the past to craft the future, working at the intersection of art, fashion and technology. Connecting the dots. Curating content, exhibits, experiences and cultural heritage.
Appointed Chief Curator in 25-year tenure at Musée des Arts Décoratifs of the Louvre Palace having been named one of France’s youngest curators who according to The Wall Street Journal, “shaped the artistic sensibility in the industry”. Conceived over 30 landmark exhibitions worldwide, published 26 publications in eight languages creating and showcasing the industry’s narratives for the general public.
Franco-Chilean born in Peru based in Paris. Yamabushi training in Japan. Knight of the French Ordre des Arts et Lettres.

Liam Wong (Director, game developer, photographer and best-selling author)

Liam Wong is a Director, game developer and photographer living in Tokyo. He works as Visual Director at UNSEEN Inc. Author of best-selling photography books “TO:KY:OO” and “AFTER DARK”, available in bookstores worldwide.
Wong has worked in the games industry for over a decade contributing towards blockbuster franchises such as Crysis and Far Cry and was once highlighted in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 as the youngest director at the largest game development studio in the world: Ubisoft Montréal.
In parallel with his career in video games Wong began learning photography and his work has been featured on platforms such as Adobe, BBC, Business Insider, Canon, CNN, The Guardian, Forbes, HYPEBEAST, Japan Times, Saatchi, SONY, Smithsonian, Tate and VICE. His debut photo book “TO:KY:OO” became the largest crowdfunded book in the UK. His second book “AFTER DARK” released in 2022 and surpassed the crowdfund record set by “TO:KY:OO”.

Judging Criteria

▼Innovativeness
Whether your submission presents a new worldview where multi-layered worlds interact, as well as a novel approach to the use of digital materials.
▼Imaginativeness
Does it stimulate the imagination of diverse stakeholders?
Feasibility
Is it highly feasible and does it have the potential to generate new value?

Prizes

▼Gran Prize (One work)
○ Prize Money: 5,000 USD
○ Comments from the judges
○ Promotion in various media

Runner-Up (One work)
○ Prize Money: 2,000 USD
○ Comments from the judges
○ Promotion in various media

▼GEMINI Laboratory Special Award (One work)
○ Prize Money: 1,000 USD
○ Comments from the judges
○ Promotion in various media

▼Judges Awards (Three works; one per judge)
○ Comment from a judge
○ Promotion in various media

All winning entries will be used as official data for AltField, the material data being constructed at GEMINI Laboratory. *For details, please refer to the entry rules.

Application Timeline

  • Application Opens : February 15th, 2024 (Thu), 12:00 (Noon JST)
  • Application Deadline : April 29th, 2024 (Mon) 12:00 (Noon JST)
  • Winner Announcement : May 20th, 2024 (Mon) 12:00 (Noon JST)

To be announced on GEMINI Laboratory website.

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Please read the terms and conditions of entry before submitting your entry. By submitting your entry, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions.
Entries are accepted through AWRD, which is operated by Loftwork, Inc.

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