During this weekend I finally found the time to see the documentary PressPausePlay, and strongly recommend you to do the same! PressPausePlay is about the digital revolution, and how this affect the creative industry. The documentary raises important questions about how the digital revolution has gives all of us the unlimited opportunities to become creators of our own music/movie/design – all you need is a computer and the right software to distribute it on a international scale (thanks to internet). But what will happen to the true talent when everyone is allowed to be a director? Will quantity of creativity and self expression be more important than quality? Is this the death of elitism? PressPausePlay is mainly focused around the music industry, but the subject can easily be adapted to other creative fields such as design, movie production, animation etc.
After seeing PressPausePlay I was left with more questions than answers, and with a bit of a concern for the creative future. I believe this movie is not only highlighting an important aspect of the time we are in, but I think we will look back at this movie in a couple of years as some kind of milestone to what will come. There is no doubt that the digital revolution has changed the way «ordinary» people are creative, but what is really interesting to me is how we as « creative professionals» will adapt and respond to this.
Under you can see the entire movie, and if you’d like more information ( or to see the interactive version) please visit www.presspauseplay.com
The Fuck Crisis>
Its the last day of 2011 and it has been an exiting year for me. Starting up my own design business has been both nerve-wracking and amazing, and at the end of the year I am happy to say that I’ve had a good start so far. I am looking forward to what 2012 will bring, and I love that a new year brings a new start and an opportunity to set new dreams and goals for what you want to accomplish. A great way to visualize this is by the greeting card generator Fuck the crisis. You can easily fill inn the blanks of what you didn’t get in 2011 and what you wish for 2012, and mail it to your self or friends as a reminder.
Thank you for following PlayMeDesign this year, I promise even more design updates in the year to come.
Happy new year everyone!
Halloween Dog Parade 2011>
I know it’s in the middle of Christmas, but I just simply have to post about this Halloween Dog Parade. Photographer Winnie Au visited the parade in Tompkins Square Park, NYC, this year and sat up his outdoor studio to take portraits of the dogs. I simply love the creativity of these costumes, and being from Norway ( a country who recently started celebrating Halloween) this really amazed me. Personally I think the hole Halloween celebration is a bit silly and over the top for my taste, and I promise to never dress up my cat like that, but still I cant help but to adore and to smile of these amazing costumes and photos by Winnie Au. More pictures after the jump – enjoy!
So in the spirit of sharing stuff I will now present an idea to you all. This is actually a business idea I’ve been working on for quite some time, and I have realized that in order for this to see the light of day I need a partner and a companion to help me. Make Room is an idea for a kind of design-hub in Oslo, and as the name indicates this is an initiative to make room for young designers and creatives. The idea is to have a space that combines a workshop area, a material library, and a social arena. I presented this idea for Oslo SpaceCollective on monday, and it really feels like theres a lot of people interested in seeing this come to life in Oslo now. Take a look at my presentation after the jump and if you want to make this happen with me, please contact me at [email protected]
I am not the biggest fan of winter and snow, but when it finally stared to snow yesterday (after a strangely warm autumn), I was actually really happy about it. Beautiful big snowflakes fell down, and it was nice to wake up to a white winter wonderland this morning. The Spanish photographer Alex Asensi is based in Oslo, Norway and when he saw the snow yesterday he ran out an captured it on film. So here it is – as a little postcard from Norway, spreading the Christmas spirit. Read more…