STARTS PRIZE nomination

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I’m very honored and happy to be nominated for the Starts Prize 2019!

‘Voice of Nature’ is nominated for the grand prize of the European Commission, part of Ars Electronica, that honors innovation in Technology, Industry and Society stimulated by the Arts.


The focus is on people and projects that contribute to mastering the social, ecological and economic challenges this continent faces. Stoked to be nominated together with United Visual Artists, Studio Roosegaarde, Onformative and Alex Braga. 

Artist: Thijs Biersteker

Production: Woven Studio

Producer: Sophie de Krom

Co-production: Here Your Art (CN)

Partner: TU Delft

Enabler: Xing Guang Hua City Construction (CN), Lumen Art Projects Ltd (UK)

Motion design: Jurriaan Hos

Creative coding: Mickey van Olst

Electronics: Bas van Oerle

Soundscape: End of Time


About Voice of Nature: Using the real time data coming from a living tree in order to talk about the urgency of climate change, ‘Voice of Nature’ aims to provoke a new relationship with nature surrounding us.


Using environmental sensors, 1600 real time data points were generated to create a data visualization that shows how the tree was “feeling” about environmental changes happening around it.



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