Johannes P Osterhoff
Since 2009
osterhoff@easterbunny.de
Works in Berlin Germany

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BIO
Johannes P Osterhoff is not a media but an interface artist. His middle initial currently stands for performance. Since January 1, he publishes all of his Google search queries in a one-year public online performance called "Google".

From the manifesto:

"I, Johannes P Osterhoff, shall do a one year performance piece. The piece is called Google and documents all searches I perform with the search engine of the same name. The performance shall start on January 1 and shall end on December 31, 2011.
I shall not use undocumented ways to use the search engine Google during this time.
Each of my search queries shall create a webpage that is indexed by this search engine and thus makes my searches publicly available as search results for everybody. Search queries can be ordered and bought. They shall cost 99 cents each."

Earlier works:

Since the rounded buttons of Windows were replaced by cornered ones, he keeps a wary eye on the more and more baroque graphical user interfaces of contemporary pop culture media.

He borrowed the "Submit Button" from Windows and rebuilt it in real space to memorialized the web’s first user generation (2003). Images of his "Aqua" series (since 2005) consist exclusively of elements from the colorful Apple operating systems. Its counterpart, "Aero" from 2007, encapsulated Windows’ iconic overpopulation, and the Defence Project (since 2008) captures the mania for security on interface level. Recent works like the adbusting "Freedom from Porn" or the game "Tell 2.0" are artistic statements on the user experience of closed platforms.

His projects have been exhibited at festivals, art fairs, in galleries, and the scientific context alike. He lives in Berlin, researches at Hasso-Plattner-Institut in Potsdam and lectures Interface Design at Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule and at Merz Akademie in Stuttgart.
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EVENT

Drop Shadow Talk 11: JODI - No Shadow Kick**Mobile .xxx


Dates:
Thu Dec 16, 2010 00:00 - Mon Oct 18, 2010

Since the mid-1990s Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans started to create original artworks for the World Wide Web. A few years later, they also turned to software art and artistic computer game modification. Since 2002, they have been in what has been called their "Screen Grab" period, making video works by recording the computer monitor's output while working, playing video games, or coding. At the Drop Shadow Talks JODI will present a new drop shadow related masterpiece!!

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

The performance will take place at 7 pm in Raum 2.07.


EVENT

Drop Shadow Talk: Marc Hassenzahl


Dates:
Tue Oct 12, 2010 00:00 - Mon Oct 11, 2010

Prof. Marc Hassenzahl, Folkwang University of Arts, Essen will speak about
Experience Design: Transcending a Product's Encasing

http://dropshadowtalks.com/#9

In his "In the blink of an eye", Walter Murch, the Oscar-awarded editor
of The English Patient, Apocalypse Now and many other outstanding
movies, devises the Rule of Six--six criteria for what makes a good cut.
On the top of his list is "to be true to the emotion of the moment", a
quality more important than advancing the story or being rhythmically
interesting. The major aim of the cut is to deliver a meaningful,
compelling, and emotion-rich experience to the audience.
From a user's (consumer's) perspective, this seems self-evident:
experience is at the heart of human functioning. From a designer's
perspective, however, experience appears notoriously elusive: to "design
an experience" is a major challenge--especially, when actually designing
tangible, interactive products.
The talk presents and discusses Experience Design, which aims at telling
meaningful stories through tangible products, so-called "material
tales". This approach understands designers as "authors", of meaningful,
and rich experiences.

The talk will be in German
and take place at Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule in Raum 2.07.

Marc Hassenzahl is Professor for User Experience and Ergonomics at the
Folkwang University of Arts in Essen and research manager at MediaCity,
Åbo Akademi University, Vaasa, Finland. He is particular interested in
the positive affective and motivational aspects of interactive
technologies—in short: User Experience. He is founding and active board
member of the German Usability Professionals' Association.

Drop by!


EVENT

Drop Shadow Talk #6: Constant Dullaart


Dates:
Tue May 25, 2010 00:00 - Tue May 18, 2010

The Drop Shadow Talks *prolonged*

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 ?at 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 influuenced and inspired by the baroque graphical user interface.

This Talk

Constant Dullaart is a rising star that the exhibition circuit and the Drop Shadow Talks can no longer do without. Fresh from the Rijksakademie, he can always be found showing his work somewhere. He is a critic of the medium, highly active on the Internet, and is an equally talented critic of himself and of his vocation of contemporary visual artist. Constant Dullaart’s artistic strategy is not an unusual one: he investigates the newest medium that art offers him. But how different is Dullaart’s investigation of his medium from that of his predecessors in the history of art? What consequences does it have for the medium itself? In his Drop Shadow Talk Constant will show his recent works like “YouTube as a Sculpture” and “DVD Screensaver Performance” and explain why video replies play a significant role in his artistic practice. The talk will be in English.

Links

http://dropshadowtalks.com
http://www.constantdullaart.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGvWL7Vb7I8


EVENT

The Drop Shadow Talks: Windows and Mirrors in the Age of User Experience, Jay David Bolter


Dates:
Thu Jan 21, 2010 00:00 - Sun Oct 25, 2009

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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 ?at medium. Bewildered by this paradox, the graphical user interface leaves the office it was made for and becomes a pop culture phenomenon.

This season 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 will present art and projects in?uenced and inspired by the baroque graphical user interface.

http://dropshadowtalks.com

Talk 5, Theoretical context
January 21, 7 pm
Windows and Mirrors in the Age of User Experience
Jay David Bolter, Georgia Institute of Technology

Jay David Bolter holds the Wesley Chair in New Media and is the Co-Director of the Wesley Center for New Media Research and Education Center for New Media Research and Education in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at Georgia Tech University. He is author of several influential books on new media theory. He is author of the books "Remediation — Understanding New Media" and "Windows and Mirrors — Interaction Design, Digital Art, and the Myth of Transparency".

The Drop Shadow Talks are organized by and located at
Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule, Hochschule für Gestaltung (FH)
Bernburger Straße 24—25, D-10963 Berlin


EVENT

The Drop Shadow Talks: Scrollbars, Selections and Ornaments, Jan Robert Leegte


Dates:
Thu Dec 03, 2009 00:00 - Sun Oct 25, 2009

The Drop Shadow Talks: Scrollbars, Selections and Ornaments, Jan Robert Leegte

image

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 ?at medium. Bewildered by this paradox, the graphical user interface leaves the office it was made for and becomes a pop culture phenomenon.

This season 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 will present art and projects in?uenced and inspired by the baroque graphical user interface.

http://dropshadowtalks.com

Talk 4, Artist talk
December 3, 7 pm
Scrollbars, Selections and Ornaments
Jan Robert Leegte, Amsterdam

Jan Robert Leegte is a Dutch artist living and working in Amsterdam. Leegte's installation work isolates elements of Windows' interface that in turn are projected onto various structures. This alienates the elements from their original function and makes them into familiar but also indefinable aesthetic objects.

The Drop Shadow Talks are organized by and located at
Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule, Hochschule für Gestaltung (FH)
Bernburger Straße 24—25, D-10963 Berlin



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