Pinup 2012: Student Competition Deadline Extended Morpholio Project
          Posted by Mario Cipresso

        • As media partner to the Pinup 2012 Student Competition, we would like to encourage all students to take advantage of the extended deadlines for the competition.  You now have until April 30, 2012 to submit up to nine images of your work on the Morpholio Project's new mobile platform.  See the call for submissions below:

          Call for Submissions: Pinup 2012 invites students of all design disciplines to submit a collection of their work comprised of up to nine images. The competition is free to all students. The proliferation of device culture, social networking, and cloud technology are changing the way we work, and connect on a daily basis. For designers, this means that technology is not only transforming the process of production, but also the processes through which we share, critique, and organize ourselves around the work we do.

          The competition is first, and foremost an experiment in distributed intelligence. By leveraging the "wisdom of crowds" every designer can see and understand how his or her work is experienced by others. It has been predicted that in 2020, there will be 50 billion mobile internet connections worldwide, the equivalent of seven devices per person. Thus, this competition is not simply about the existence of technology, but rather why and how we harness it as designers. PinUp 2012 poses the following questions: What are the standards and aspirations by which we evaluate design today? In an increasingly networked culture, what makes a project capable of cutting through the virtual noise, and starting a new conversation? How do evolving forms of media affect the way in which your message reaches its destination? What is your message?

          The competition challenges you to confront the world with your work. By sending it out into the field you will test yourself and your projects. You are the designer, the curator and the critic. PinUp 2012 was assembled by professors and students for students as a means to publically promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening in academia. It is supported by the AIAS, ADC, AIGA and is hosted by The Morpholio Project. Sixteen Honorable Mentions will be selected as well as featured in the Morpholio Community and the winning entrant will receive a Community area dedicated specifically to their University or School as a public forum for their work. We look forward to your participation.

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