Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Decode Recode

Last week Decode:  Digital Design Sensations opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum.  The exhibition will run through April 11, 2010.  In collaboration with onedotzero, Decode showcases developments in digital and interactive design, featuring existing works and works commissioned for this exhibition.

Not near London?  Can't come up with airfare?  No worries -- you can participate, too.  As part of this major event, V&A commissioned Karsten Schmidt to design a digital identity for Decode.  Artists, hackers, designers, all are invited to recode Karsten's work to create a new work.  Novice coders, you're invited, too, because Karsten has also come up with a nifty graphical user interface.  Winner gets the work shown in the London Underground, and your creation could even becomes the new Decode identity!  More info is here.  A taste of your competition is below.

From Lia

From Chris Jefford


Anonymous Joel K Smock said...

Don't know what the big deal is all about for Recode Decode (Decode Recode under "Beyond The Silicon".) Viewed the "recapture" of "Recode" on Recode Decode's site and the video felt like a clipped special effect from the editing process in the production of a movie. Pretty certain the code to generate the video was time consuming and interesting, but one must be real about the end product: not much to mull over and fails to lure at least this respondent to explore it any further. I'll take the sun and sidewalk any day.

December 16, 2009 11:34 PM  
Anonymous Gabilondo said...

Sounds like you've completely missed the point Joel. The V&A are inviting everyone to take part in this exhibition. Some pieces are good, some are bad but the point is inclusiveness. As in real art, the output is only as good as the input and the ability of the artist. Have you actually downloaded Karsten Schmidt's piece and played around with it? It's beautiful. I suggest you have a go before passing judgement. Here's the download link, enjoy.

January 4, 2010 7:00 AM  

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