Now the circle is complete: http://www.offf.ws/.
It’s a no-brainer to have their next edition at Lisbon, with so many Portuguese new media designers traveling to Barcelona since OFFF’s 1st edition, an obvious choice after Mexico and New York.
OFFF is the Post-Digital Creation Culture Festival, “exploring software aesthetics and new languages for interactive and visual expression” since 2001.
Past participants in OFFF include legends of graphic design and visual communication like Neville Brody, Tomato, Kyle Cooper or Stefan Sagmeister; acknowledged software artistssuch as Jared Tarbell, Lia, Casey Reas y Ben Fry, or Daniel Brown; innovators of the moving image like We work for Them, Tronic Studio, D-Fuse or Renascent; explorers of advanced interaction like Soda, James Paterson, Amit Pitaru or Craig Swann; and the most important names that have defined the aesthetics of the experimental and creative side of the Web: Joshua Davis, Yugo Nakamura, Hi-Res!, Josh Ulm, or Erik Natzke. The festival has also a special spot for the main names in the Spanish scene (Area3, Vasava, Innothna, Cocoe, Dani Granatta, La Mosca…) and for creators of surprising new kinds of sonic landscapes: Tujiko Noriko, The Vegetable Orchestra, Sutekh, Taylor Deupree, System, Daedelus, Stephan Mathieu, Kenneth Kirschner…
A tip to organizers: how about changing the url to http://www.offf.ws/lx
So this year, instead of going to Barcelona, i’m staying home.
Update – PRESS RELEASE (November 26th 2007)
(Courtesy of Rui Vieira
, roughly translated by me)
OFFF MOVES TO LISBON
Because the geography of post-digital art is based on continuous motion.
Because frontiers are just lines on a map.
Because OFFF is not about where. It is about when, what, who and how.
Because OFFF is a dynamic event.
Because the time is right for a change
And change means evolution
Because all of that, OFFF MOVES TO LISBON!
8, 9, 10 May 2008
See you there !
OFFF is a a groundbreaking festival, exploring the latest trends in the disciplines of digital aesthetics and programming. OFFF features artists that defined new paths and design patterns on new media, an essential celebration in the world of digital creation. A one of the kind event.
Since 2001, OFFF festival took place in Barcelona Â– Spain, at the Centre da Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, becoming the globally recognized and trend setting event that it is today. The three day festival features digital artists, web designers, graphic designers, motion graphics designers, researchers, directors, advertising creatives, and top “new music adventurous”.
Past participants include Joshua Davis, Neville Brody, Stefan Sagmeister, Hillman Curtis, Erik Natzke, Takagi Masakatsu, James Victore, Rob Chiu, Kyle Cooper, Paula Scher, We Work For Them, amongst others.
OFFF also took place in New York this year.
It’s the first time that Portugal has such a big event, and surely it will be a turning point in Portuguese digital creativity.
OFFF LISBON 2008 is organized by Inofffensive (Barcelona) in partnership with 50DONE (Lisbon).
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