Deadline: 2019-12-31 Award: €20,000 Open to: Everyone 18+*
What can we do, in the field of culture, to ensure a freer, more open and egalitarian Internet? The third edition of the International Cultural Innovation Prize will be recognising innovative projects about the present and the future of the Internet that help to empower citizens and improve the Net. The winning proposal will form part of the 2019-2020 programme of the CCCB.
Next year, 2019, is the fiftieth anniversary of the launch of the ARPANET computer network, considered the precursor of the Internet, and the thirtieth of the creation of the WWW (World Wide Web), one of the most widespread Internet services. This double anniversary inspires the third call for entries of the Prize, coinciding with a time when dilemmas about the uses, repercussions and potential of the Internet are sparking debates about fundamental aspects such as the effects on people’s rights of Internet regulations, the concentration of power in the hands of a few corporations and the socioeconomic consequences of certain technological decisions. Today, around the world, numerous initiatives are calling for a freer, more open and egalitarian Internet.
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