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The Drop Shadow Talks

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take a look at the The Drop Shadow Talks page Johannes setup for the talk series. It is much nicer than my copy-paste post here …

Artistic practice in the age of user experience

The digital drop shadow is the most popular effect in computer graphics today. Easily applied, it made its way to modern graphic design and advertising. It raises typography and objects from a flattened background into three-dimensionality—and thus significance.

With the current generation of operating systems the drop shadow effect entered the graphical user interface to a new extent. In this context it raises not only windows from background wallpapers; it also stands for a visually enriched interface that strives towards three-dimensionality. Loaded with rich imagery, photorealistic icons and pseudo three-dimensional configurations the graphical user interface yet remains tied to its flat medium.

Bewildered by this paradox, the graphical user interface leaves the office it was made for and becomes a pop culture phenomenon.

This semester the Drop Shadow Talks reply to current developments on the visually enriched layer for machine interaction. In the shades of evening lectures the Drop Shadow Talks will present art and projects influenced and inspired by the baroque graphical user interface.

Artist talk, Nov 10 Tuesday 19:00
‘Fuck 3D’ Aram Bartholl, Datenform, Berlin

BTK’s campus is located at Bernburger Straße 24-25, very close to Potsdamer Platz.
U-Bahn: U2 to station Potsdamer Platz or to Mendelsson-Bartholdy-Park.
S-Bahn: S1, S2 or S25 to station Anhalter Bahnhof or to Potsdamer Platz.

Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule at Google Maps.

All talks will take place in room J/K on the second floor.
Admission is free.

Written by Aram

November 9th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

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