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Fast Forward Science 2016

The web video competition for science

07 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017

Exhibition view of »Fast Forward Science 2016. The web video competition for science«, 2016 at ZKM. / © ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Photo: ONUK
The web video competition for science
7 December 2016 – 30 April 2017

They inform, they surprise, they are full of science – and they are presented at the ZKM: The winning videos of the »Fast Forward Science« web video competition.

For »Fast Forward Science«, researchers, die-hard web video makers, artists but also anyone interested in science were asked once again this year to submit exceptional videos on current research topics, which are entertaining, scientifically substantiated and comprehensible all at the same time.

The jury has selected the prize-winners of three categories (»Substance«, »Scitainment« and »Vision«) and of the 48h challenge »Super Fast« from 116 submissions. The »MeerWissen« special prize for young people was also awarded for the first time, together with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG – German Research Foundation). The YouTube public were also able to award their own favourites with a »Community Award«. The prize-winners of the competition, which has a prize-fund of € 20,000, were honoured on December 6th 2016 as part of the 9th Forum on Scientific Communication in Bielefeld.

The web video award »Fast Forward Science« is a joint project by Wissenschaft im Dialog (Science in Dialogue) and the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Donors' association for the promotion of humanities and sciences in Germany) and has been supported by ZEISS in 2016 for the first time. The Special Prize of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), »MeerWissen«, was initiated by »Fast Forward Science« and DFG.