[artinfo] (fwd)Jan van Eyck Production: Meta Haven Web Site Launch
sj at c3.hu
Mon Aug 22 11:53:15 CEST 2005
>From: Jan van Eyck Academie <program at janvaneyck.nl>
>Meta Haven Web Site Launch
>Dutch resource on design, research, politics and nation branding
>Meta Haven is a research project known for its identity design for
>the Principality of Sealand, located on a former war platform in the
>North Sea hosting the world's first 'data haven', or lawless
>information vault. Meta Haven - its name inspired from 'data haven'
>- can now be found online at http://www.metahaven.net.
>Meta Haven's web site is conceived as an 'arch' of three web
>windows, surrounding an empty centre through which the user looks at
>his own desk top. Whereas the arch, uploaded with a 'rainfall' of
>visual projects moving over the screen, functions as a developing
>visual narrative, the web site's informational windows are in plain
>HTML with a grey background.
>The web site contains an expanding array of hundreds of different
>models, proposals, drafts and ideas (including proposals for
>'Stealth' and 'Logo'-based approaches to identity). In addition,
>Meta Haven's research into visual communication, politics and
>history is featured in the form of essays, symposia, interviews and
>The work of Meta Haven stands for a return to politics in Dutch
>design. Meta Haven seeks to develop discourses and visual approaches
>related to both resistance and power.
>As the project continues, the research team will put to use its
>online presence at http://www.metahaven.net to further develop its
>research. Meta Haven will also seek to actively expand its role to
>Meta Haven's founding team consists of Tina Clausmeyer, Vinca Kruk,
>Adriaan Mellegers, and Daniel van der Velden. For the web site, Meta
>Haven collaborated with web designer and programmer Maurits de
>Meta Haven is based in Maastricht and Amsterdam. Its key source of
>support is the Jan van Eyck Academie, Post-academic Institute for
>Fine Art, Design and Theory, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
>E-mail office at metahaven.net * Telephone +31 (0)6 24276797 / +31 (0)6 48316543
>http://www.metahaven.net draws on recent HTML techology. It is
>highly recommended to view this web site with Mozilla Firefox
>(latest version), Safari (latest version), or Internet Explorer for
>Windows (latest version). Pop-ups should be allowed as the site
>consists of multiple windows.
>If you have any questions regarding the mailing list, please contact
>madeleine.bisscheroux at janvaneyck.nl
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