Yes that’s right there are two new people working/blogging at the IMA. Along with Kris, I am working with the IMA to continue to grow our online presence. I am currently working on the Steve Tagger project (more info here). So how did I get here?
Yes that’s right, I moved here from the center of America, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I actually am a native Hoosier but moved further out west a few years ago. South Dakota is an interesting place, it is very flat and has a lot of wind. There are a lot of windmill farms popping up all over the state. We enjoyed living in South Dakota but the opportunity at the museum was a good excuse to move back.
Enough about me, now to something interesting I found over the summer.
While browsing the web I found and became an avid watcher of a design contest called Layer Tennis. This contest pitted designers against each other in a challenge to build off of each others work. Here is the description from the website:
We’ll be playing matches using video, animation, sound, photos, type and lots more, but the basic idea is the same no matter what tools are in use. Two competitors will swap a file back and forth in real-time, adding to and embellishing the work. Each artist gets fifteen minutes to complete a “volley” and then we post it to the site live. A third participant, a writer, provides play-by-play commentary on the action, as it happens.
There were a lot of interesting designs that came out of this contest. I thought it was really exciting to see how each designer was able to take a quick 15 minutes and really add their own style to the work.
One of my favorite series of images came from this ‘volley‘ where Chris Glass and Aaron Draplin ended in a draw. This fall they will be having another challenge so keep an eye on the the site if you liked what you saw from this series.