Page Workshop

August 2nd, 2011 - 5:55 pm

In association with PAGE Magazine we are holding a workshop on the subject of »Generative Design« and how to make reasonable and effective use of generative design strategies and custom built applications in the design process. The workshop will be held in German.

25. November 2011
Hotel Gastwerk,
Hamburg, Germany

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computerarts magazine

June 21st, 2011 - 12:40 am

Cedric Kiefer

Computerarts Magazine
A while ago we were approached by computerArts magazine to talk about how new technology can help us to turn creative visions into reality and the question if technology itself already spark off ideas. This turned out to become a great article in the latest issue 189 called »New Experiments in Digital Design« where one of our latest project »Fragments of RGB« is featured alongside some other great projects and artists like Craig Ward and interaction designer Paul Neave.

Computer Arts issue 189


June 15th, 2011 - 4:29 am

I wouldn’t go that far and call it an interview but Tyler Dorholt from The A.N.D Project approached us to take part in their inspiring bullseye project and answer several design related questions about generative design. Beside us there are some other well known design studios like Troika, SoSoLimited and rAndom International just to mention some.
The A.N.D Project is definitely worth a visit.

onformative bullseye
The A.N.D Project

German Design Award

June 7th, 2011 - 11:02 am

We are happy to be nominated for the »German Design Award 2012« by the German Design Council for the »Generative Gestaltung«-Book

The Design award consists of two discipline but one competition, which differentiates not between communication and product design, but between class and world class. Participating in the 2012 German Design Award means that the entrants are playing in the Champions League. With people who are shaping the future. The competition honors top international achievements that are already setting tomorrow’s standards today. Yet it is not just the entries that are unique, so too are the competition and its independent jury. Internationally renowned ‘experts in excellence’ from both competition disciplines. They honor impressive works, totally impartially. In this they apply a common criterion: For the very best to become standard tomorrow, you have to select something special today.

Lattice Cyrtoidea

April 25th, 2011 - 11:37 pm

Inspired by some of the images in Ernst Haeckels »Kunstformen der Natur« (Art Forms in Nature) Chris did some tests with toxiclibs lattice mesh builder and GLSL shading. We uploaded the source code for you to download as well as some more images to flickr.

By the way, if you haven’t heard of »Kunstformen der Natur« so far, this is a wonderful book by Ernst Haeckel which is in the public domain. It features all sorts of illustrations of the natural world and is a perfect starting point if you‹re doing some research for organic shapes.You can download the whole book (400 pages) as pdf on this website.

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Skype visualization

April 1st, 2011 - 5:38 pm

We finally finished and sent out the Skype visualization poster we have been working on for quite a while. As mentioned in one of our earlier blogposts, it visualizes the Skype log files between Julia and myself over the last 3 years. Since then we virtually shared everything: from the development of the »Generative Gestaltung« book, to our first projects as a team, to the establishment of our studio and even the creation of this poster.

We obviously love Skype and we definitely love data graphics. What, then, makes more sense than designing a data graphic of our communication? All our Skype conversations and sent files from our first talk in 2008 to our last conversation on New Year’s Eve 2010 are visualized in this data graphic. To sum it up we wrote a total of 62,676 messages consisting of 2,531,434 chars.

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flickr set of the poster

Good School

April 1st, 2011 - 2:23 am

Hamburg based »Good School« invited Cedric to talk about Microsoft’s Kinect controller and its impact on interaction design and how it could be used to develop new marketing concepts. The talks will be on April 9th and May 18th.

Good School is a school mainly for designers, consultants and managers from the senior level of advertising agencies and was founded in April 2009 by Simone Ashoff who was working for BBDO InterOne and Jung von Matt/next in the past.

We are looking forward to meeting some new creative people and to develop some quick new concepts and ideas.