Now, this is a conference I wish I could attend this year (actually I received an invitation but couldn’t oblige). The TYPO conference in Berlin in one of Europe biggest design conferences. This year the keynote will be delivered by media activist Kalle Lasn, founder of AdBusters (the self-proclaimed anti-advertisng magazine) and CEO of the BlackSpot Anticorporation.
An guess what? The king of graphical deconstruction of the 1990′s David Carson is coming too.
This year’s TYPO is being held under the them ‘Play’:
We will discuss the impact of elements of gaming on electronic communication. Play has long been considered a useless pastime. Emotion, associative thinking, intuition and subjective experience have not mattered much in the world of labour. The all-too human has been eliminated.
However, the computer and the internet have removed the split between work and play. Suddenly and once again, people must be capable of anticipating trends and grasping intuitive user guidance. Typo 2006 will focus on the combination of technology and emotion.
The TYPO has a video podcast this year (but it seems it will be mostly in German). What exactly will be on the podcast is unclear. One thing for sure, they will not podcast the whole event. That would destroy their business mode of charging 250-600 Euros per attendee. But I will keep my eye on the feed.
Add comment May 16th, 2006