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    Posted in baltan sessions, 22th of November, 2011

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    Baltan Session: The Tools Series #2
    Create or generate

    The Tools Series is a new series of Baltan Sessions that examines the complex and changing relationships artists and designers have with the technologies and tools they develop, modify or use to create. We aim to explore social awareness around the tool choices they make as well as the (aesthetic) influences of these choices on the work they create. We also examine the role of the lab in supporting the creation of, access to and sharing of knowledge about these tools.

    Baltan Session: The Tools Series #2Baltan Session: The Tools Series #2

    In 2011, Jonathan Puckey and Eric de Haas worked together to develop a tool that could be used to shape the visual identity of Baltan Laboratories. One of the starting points was to create a tool that balances on the thin line between create and generate. During this Baltan Session they will present the outcomes of this collaboration as well as some of their other tool-related work. The dialogue between Eric and Jonathan that took place during the design process can be found here:

    We have also invited design studio Edhv – the host of this evening’s session – to speak about some of the tools from their toolbox, specifically related to generative design.


    Jonathan Puckey
    Jonathan Puckey is a graphic designer and programmer. He studied graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He is one of the founding members of Conditional Design together with Luna Maurer, Roel Wouters and Edo Paulus. He is an active contributor to the open source graphics programming environments Scriptographer and Paper.js. He teaches interaction design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and is a visiting lecturer at Yale University. His clients include SMBA, Metropolis M, AOL, NY Times Magazine and Esquire Magazine. Starting in 2012, Jonathan Puckey will be starting a new design studio together with Luna Maurer and Roel Wouters.

    Eric de Haas

    Edhv is known for its unconventional approach to projects. We can best be described as architects of identity. We work in an interdisciplinary setting so that all aspects of identity can be fully integrated. Composition of project teams that include people with a diverse range of specialties like graphic design, spatial design and new media is essential in this process. To achieve ultimate results, a base of trust and intensive collaboration with the client and his/her organisation is a necessity.

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