What do robots, Minecraft, eight-year-old boys, and curator texts have in common? Each of them is a key feature of the four shortlisted proposals for the Tate Modern's IK Prize 2014. IK Prize is described as a new award that celebrates "creative talent in the digital industry." In addition to a monetary award of £10,000, the winner of the prize will also receive £60,000 to cover production costs so that their art experience project can be realized at the museum.
Once the teams had been shortlisted, a jury of six including Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and 2008 Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey, joined the public in voting for a winner, whose identity will be announced on February 6. From using robots to explore the museum's exhibits, to creating an "interactive Minecraft world," the ideas in each of the projects are interesting, but only one can win.
Check out the videos below in which the artists and designers explain the projects that earned them a spot in the top four: