[spectre] Jan van Eyck Production: Meta Haven Web Site Launch [u]
Geert Lovink [c]
geert at xs4all.nl
Fri Aug 19 16:46:02 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 lectures.
> 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 new
> 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 Bruijn.
> 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.
> Contact information
> E-mail office at metahaven.net • Telephone +31 (0)6 24276797 / +31 (0)6
> Technical notice
> 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:
> madeleine.bisscheroux at janvaneyck.nl
> +31 (0) 43.350.37.29
> Jan van Eyck Academie
> Academieplein 1
> 6211 KM Maastricht
> The Netherlands
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