Talks

  • Roel Wouters talks about One Frame of Fame, a website – produced in collaboration with Jonathan Puckey – where anyone can contribute to the videoclip for the song More is Less by C-Mon & Kypski. You’re shown a frame from the video and are asked to copy the pose using your webcam. The image is automatically placed in the video at the correct location. You can admire the result on the website, including all the contributions made by others. A selection of all the frames is included in the version broadcast on music television. One Frame of Fame was also featured as an installation on the Lowlands festival and won a Dutch Design Award in the category “best design digital media”.

  • Vlambeer talks about Super Crate Box, an intensely difficult indie game bringing back the glory days of the golden arcade age. Vlambeer is a game studio started as a graduation project for the Utrecht School of the Arts by Jan Willem Nijman and Rami Ismail. The collaboration started when Rami witnessed Jan Willem prototyping a game where you have to pick up crates while being attacked by waves of enemies. The prototype was developed in a free to download game that has been nominated for several prizes including the category Excellence in Design at the 13th Independent Games Festival.

  • Hedwig Heinsman talks about WORLDMOON, a design by DUS Architects for a global cemetary (necropolis) on the moon. Human ashes will gradually fertilize the moon’s surface. The project evolved from the observation that despite globalization, we still have no worldwide, universal way of mourning. The moon is visible to all human beings on earth, so with WORLDMOON our deceased will be always in our thoughts. Though WORLDMOON is not yet a reality, there is the possibility to buy a jewel that secures a Moon funeral for you or your loved ones.

  • Diederiekje Bok and Hein Mevissen are the founders of full-service advertising John Doe Amsterdam known for their prize winning international MTV work and other international campaigns. Besides being busy for brands and clients at John Doe, Bok and Mevissen started in 2006 developing, creating and designing the world’s simplest phone called John’s Phone. The important idea was to create a phone that comes unlocked, works worldwide and has a battery life stronger than any other phone in the world. Standby time is more than 3 weeks. John’s Phone is a dumb phone, a provocative, no frills anti-smart phone. The introduction was a huge, international success with buzz in social media campaign via @johndoeams. Fast Company Design named John’s Phone as one of the 12 best ideas in interface design 2010. BERG London’s Tom Armitage describes the phone as “A device that is a delight every time you pick it up.