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mieke gerritzen on 24 Sep 2000 20:54:33 -0000


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CRACK THE CODE! DESIGN AND DELIVER!
INTERNATIONAL BROWSERDAY, NEW YORK CITY
WWW.INTERNATIONALBROWSERDAY.COM

OCT 10: ORGANIZATION DAY: KATIE MURPHY AUDITORIUM, FASHION INSTITUTE OF
TECHNOLOGY, NEW YORK CITY
JAN 19: BROWSERDAY SHOW AND AWARDS, HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM, NEW YORK CITY

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION CALLS FOR NEXT GENERATION COMMUNICATION DESIGN:
IMAGINATION, INSIGHT AND TOPSIGHT NEEDED

We cordially invite you to join hundreds of students and faculty from the
creative arts (design, computing, music, theater, video, etc.) at the
Browserday Brainstorming and Information Meeting from 5-8pm, October 10,
in Katie Murphy Auditorium, FIT, Seventh Ave. at 27th Street, New York
City. There we will explain how you can become a part of the most radical
student design competition ever held. The original organizers and
designers of the International Browserday event will come from Amsterdam
to introduce the program, show the work of previous winners, and tell you
more how you can enter--and win iBooks and more.

International Browserday is a chance to redraw the face of the future from
a design and user-centric perspective. The (international) jury is looking
for breakthrough concepts, new ways of seeing, and using the Internet in
the so-far undefined context of 21st century design and communications.
We=B9re looking for artists (designers, programmers, architects,
composers, actors, filmmakers) to challenge existing standards and
assumptions.

Don't wait for the future to happen to you, invent the world you want to
live in instead.

After a juried screening of entries, the forty finalists--students from
all over the world--will be invited to present their bold views, daring
designs and innovative ideas for the ultimate interface (Internet and
beyond) onstage on January 19 at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Your idea must
be presentable in the "Three-4-All" format: if selected, you will have
exactly three minutes (180 seconds, that's all) to creatively show and
tell your design, using any media (from design to drama, high- to
low-tech, and everything in between).

IMAGINE THE UNTHINKABLE

Browserday originated in 1998 at the Amsterdam Art Academy in a workshop
with Mieke Gerritzen (designer nl.Design) and Geert Lovink
(media-theorist) in which young design students were challenged to come up
with alternatives for the existing Internet browsers. The First
International Browserday was born.

Today, designers face new challenges. As the Internet has become a booming
business, the only design standard today is whether a Web site treatment
boosts clickrates and captures eyeballs and drives e-commerce.

So forget the constraints of commerce and code and create an entire New
Internet on the basis of your unique and individual design perspective.
The role of the designers (in the broadest sense of the term) must go
beyond crafting tiny GIF images. We don't just want a piece of the cake,
we want YOU to design the whole damn bakery!

This is the challenge the organizers of the FOURTH INTERNATIONAL
BROWSERDAY in NEW YORK have put on the table. Realize your fantasy, move
past the de facto design standards of today. Ignore the dot-technology and
today's corporate constraints for a moment and let your digital
imagination roar. Put design back in the driver's seat and show the world
it is possible to dream up radically different ways to navigate
information. Goodbye copy-paste, close files and folders. Welcome creative
innovations in the new Media. Start today designing the future of
communications and the New Internet.

We are calling all designers to think the Internet through again from the
ground up. What is a network, what does it look like? What is information,
how does it move? What is the point of view of an intelligent agent? How
can we design for an Internet, a network of networks that gives us a sense
of all of the data all of the time? How can we design in a way that
doesn't trap users, but that applies technology to extend the vision and
imagination?

That's it in a nutshell. For more information, check out the Web site at
www.internationalbrowserday.com, or email specific questions to
info {AT} internationalbrowserday.com.

Your International Browerday hosts,

Mieke Gerritzen and Stewart McBride




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