Multimedia Makes a Million Guitarists Rock - Finnish Web Application Wins EUROPRIX Top Talent Award

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Helsinki, 8 March, 2006 — The Finnish web application Guitar Shred Show cleared the EUROPRIX Top Talent Award with winning the top three prizes of overall winner, the Multimedia Music Content Fusion Award and a victory in the hotly contest Broadband/Online Category.

24 year old multimedia developer Mika Tyyskä created with Mr. Fastfinger an icon which attracts millions of users on the internet. The art and secrets of playing a rock guitar are taught quickly and users can jam on the keyboard or embark on a journey of wisdom to become a guitar god by learning from Mr. Fastfinger.

An international jury selected Guitar Shred Show from among 411 entries from 30 European countries for the innovative combination of digital storytelling with interactive technologies and thus taking internet users straight into guitar heaven.

A total of 11,000 Euros was shared by the winners at the EUROPRIX Top Talent Gala – Europe’s undisputed New Media Oscars for young creative producers, designers and developers.

The awards are organised by the International Center for New Media with the support of the Austrian Ministry of Economic Affairs, leading graphics technology company ATI, 80 partner organisation in every European country and the enthusiasm of young creative multimedia people all around Europe.

The Top Talent Festival and Gala were attended by more than 800 people from business, the creative industry, research and training institutions.


Guitar Shred Show – Mika Tyyskä, Lahti Polytechnic, Institute of Design (Finland)

Amazing Croatian Fauna - Gorjan Agacevic, Design studio (R)evolution (Croatia)

Glassbox – Emmanuel Fréard, Paris 8 University (France)


Pantha Rei – Judit Erdélyi, Hungarian University of Art and Design (Hungary)

Medianatomy – Kamen Anev, Hungarian University of Art and Design (Hungary)

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