The winner of IK Prize 2014 awarded by the Tate museum in London is the team of Tommaso Lanza, Ross Cairns and David Di Duca, known as The Workers.
For IK Prize 2014, The Workers came up with 'After Dark,' an incredibly novel way for patrons to explore a museum. 'After Dark' allows people to control camera mounted robots from anywhere over the web in order to explore the Tate Britain museum after dark when it's closed. Anyone who has access to the Internet will be able to now have access to a first class museum.
For winning this years IK Prize, The Workers received £10,000 prize and a £60,000 development budget, with the expectation that they turn their 'After Dark' project into a reality by summer 2014.
The IK Prize 2014 Winning Idea Will Bring Art to the World
1. Remote-controlled Museum Exploration - Opportunity to create remote-controlled robots or drones for people to explore museums and cultural institutions from anywhere in the world.
2. Virtual Museum Experiences - Opportunity to develop immersive virtual reality experiences that allow people to 'visit' museums and view artwork from their own homes.
3. Interactive Web-based Art Platforms - Opportunity to build interactive online platforms that enable people to engage with art remotely and learn about different artists and collections.
1. Robotics - Disruptive innovation opportunity in the robotics industry to create advanced remote-controlled robots for museum exploration.
2. Virtual Reality - Disruptive innovation opportunity in the virtual reality industry to develop immersive museum experiences that can be accessed from anywhere.
3. Art and Culture - Disruptive innovation opportunity in the art and culture industry to create interactive online platforms that bring art to a global audience.