2005 UBERMORGEN.COM received a Prix Ars Electronica „Award of Distinction“ for Voteauction.
Net.Art, Digital Actionism / Media Hacking, mixed media
Voteauction* was a Website which offered US citizens to sell their presidential vote to the highest bidder during the Presidential Elections 2000, Al Gore vs. G.W. Bush.
Several US States (Missouri, Wisconsin, Chicago, Arizona, Nevada, Caifornia, Massachusetts, New York) issued temporary restraining orders or injunctions for alleged illegal vote trading. Federal Attorney Janet Reno, the FBI, the CIA and the NSA were investigating the case to ensure the integrity of the voting process of the november 7th, 2000 election.
Over 2500 global and national News features in online media, print, television and radio have been reported (including a 27 min. CNN TV exclusive "Burden of Proof").
UBERMORGEN.COM exhibited [V]ote-auction [F]originals (CNN tape, Voteauction-Seals and legal Documents) in the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Premises Gallery Johannesburg, Museu d`Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Konsthall Malmoe, Kunsthaus Graz, Lentos Museum of Modern Art and Ars Electronica Linz.
*The Website was conceived by the student James Baumgartner and then sold to the austrian business-artists UBERMORGEN.COM