Committing Web 2.0 Suicide


Talk 8 on July 8 (Tue), 7 pm @ BTK Berlin

Gordan Savicic, moddr_
"Committing Web 2.0 Suicide"

This Talk
Liberate your newbie friends with a Web 2.0 suicide! The Web 2.0 Suicide Machine lets you delete all your energy sucking social-networking profiles, kill your fake virtual friends, and completely do away with your Web 2.0 alterego. The machine is just a metaphor for the website which moddr_ is hosting; the belly of the beast where the Web 2.0 suicide scripts are maintained. Our service currently runs with Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and LinkedIn! Gordan Savicic will speak about this acclaimed project. Talk in German.

The Drop Shadow Talks
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.

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 present art and projects influenced and inspired by the baroque graphical user interface.

The talks are located at Berliner Technischen Kunsthochschule
in room J/K, second floor. Please ring.
Admission is free.

Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule (BTK)
Hochschule für Gestaltung (FH)
Bernburger Straße 24-25, D-10963 Berlin