The scope of artistic interventions that become possible with Twitter is probably immeasurable. At Transforming Freedom, we’re trying to get our fingers dirty as well and have set up a very, very low tech installation at the Quarter for Digital Culture (QDK) that also involves Twitter.
But it also involves human technology, or rather, the human-as-technology, which is one of the least reliable technological systems available to date. Think Seveso, think Tchernobyl, think the current economic crisis, of course (the upside of this miserable technology that is mankind: the perfect simulation of our flaw-ridden world is impossible, we will therefore never be fed into the matrix, as the matrix wouldn’t be nor progess without us).
Our installation, the working title of which I hereby proclaim as “Clouds for Bad Bankers”, is thus not only based on the magic that is the Twitter API in conjunction with hashtags, it also requires that we, the enablers at Transforming Freedom, regularly jump into action, that we examine our dedication to the project. It is, however, already apparent that we will fail miserably.
moodley brand identity hired me for technical conception and implementation of new website for Michael Jantzen. The work of artist and designer Jantzen is well-known internationally and involves architecture, design and fine arts.
The corporate identity developed by moodley is continued seamlessly in the website’s interface, which features an innovative front-end approach while still offering ease-of-use on editor’s side based on WordPress. Noteworthiness are the integrated media asset management, implementation of automatically generated images with custom web fonts and screen-reader/search engine fallback or the presentation of project detail pages in chrome-less windows.
The corporate identity (including the website) achieved a honorary mention at Josef Binder Award 2010 by Design Austria.
The corporate identity (including the website) achieved an ADC 2009 Mention.
Whoever wants to change the startup screen of OpenOffice.org 3 to a better alternative, here you go (it’s the screen originally of OpenOffice.org 3 beta):
You have to put it into your OpenOffice.org installation directory, common ones are:
- Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10: /usr/lib/openoffice/program/openintro_ubuntu.bmp
- Linux: /opt/openoffice.org3/program/intro.bmp
- Windows: %programfiles%OpenOffice.org 3intro.bmp
If you like so, you can also disable the startup screen, as described at oooninja.com.