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The ShiftSpace Commissions Program

  • Deadline:
    Feb. 25, 2008, midnight


What interface would you create on top of any website?
What information trail would you choose through the web?

Turbulence has commissioned ShiftSpace and now ShiftSpace commissions you. Ten development grants, of up to $2,000, will be granted to individuals and collectives using ShiftSpace as a platform.

While the Internet's design is widely understood to be open and distributed, control over how users interact online has given us largely centralized and closed systems. ShiftSpace is an Open Source platform that attempts to subvert this trend by providing a new public space on the web. By pressing the [Shift] + [Space] keys, a ShiftSpace user can invoke a new meta layer above any web page to browse and create additional interpretations, contextualizations and interventions using various authoring tools.

Please watch the video and visit the commissions site to find out more.