Season 4 Results


These are the top ranked works resulting from our student curation process. They are among the most accessible and engaging to newcomers to new media art, the fresh minds!

  • 1st prize: Louise Harris, pletten and Joshua Hummel, Light Beings
  • 2nd prize: Paul Jason Robb, Nocturne #7
  • 3rd prize: Jacob C. Alford Garcia, Colored grains of sand


  • 97 submissions from
  • 23 countries
  • Curated by 1135 TAMU students
  • 9% acceptance rate for finalists


(in alphabetical order)

  • J. Booth, Juniper
  • Michael Lasater, One, Two
  • Joo Won Park, Elegy
  • Benjamin N. Summerton, Marc Laroussini, f(t)
  • Dan Thorpe, Des Pas Sur le Neige (Debussy Remix)



The Fresh Minds Festival is a public performance of audiovisual artworks by professional artists, student-curated under the direction of a multi-disciplinary team of faculty.

For professional artists worldwide, the Fresh Minds Festival is an internationally prominent juried venue for their work with a unique angle: knowing the selected works are ones that best reach out to informed newcomers to new media art. The world of such artworks and festivals is vibrant. However, this call for works is a unique presence between festivals “by specialists, for specialists” that tend to leave newcomers behind, and “people’s choice” festivals that tend to value light entertainment over artistically engaging, thought provoking works.

Students experience personal and thoughtful encounters with artworks being made now, in their own time, using modern tools. They gain an understanding of how they may evaluate and communicate about expressive works in the visual and performing arts and with it, gain a better understanding of how the arts fit, contribute, and can be evaluated within academe.

This activity equips and encourages students to become lifelong learners, enriched with an appreciation and understanding of creative expression.