Pinup2012: Student Competition Finalists Announced Morpholio Project
          Posted by Mario Cipresso

        • Pinup 2012: Student Competition Finalists Announced
          May 05, 2012

          On behalf of the AIAS, ADC and AIGA, the Morpholio Project, along with Death By Architecture, congratulates the Pinup 2012: Student Competition Finalists. Pinup 2012 was assembled as a means to publically promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening in academia.  All of the submissions exemplified outstanding work and the competition organizers are grateful for the enormous amount of students who were bold enough to confront the world with their voice.

          The Pinup 2012: Student Winner will be selected by public “EyeTime” as the most viewed collection on May 30th 2012. To view the finalists and contribute your “EyeTime” now for your favorite entrant, please download the competition app here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/morpholio/id484413042?ls=1&mt=8


          Anthony Shung Yiu Ko
          AA School of Architecture     
          Jonathan Choe
          Illinois Institute of Technology            

          Jason Khoo
          Singapore Polytechnic           

          Ivorin Vrkas
          School of Design Zagreb Croatia      

          Matilda Schuman
          Lund School of Architecture  

          Junsheng Fu
          Tsinghua SA  

          Ziba Esmaeilian

          Tom Wilz
          University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point         

          Anesta Iwan
          California College of the Arts 

          Dean Austin
          Deakin Uni Australia  

          Chunxiao Xu
          Tsinghua SA  

          Coralee Brin
          University of Calgary
          Tetyana Serafin
          Norwalk Community College CT

          Hiromu Noir   
          TU Berlin

          Anna Pietrzak
          University of Cincinnati

          Trent Christensen
          NYIT School of Architecture

          Competition Statement:
          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 publicly 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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        05.11.12 Good luck to all the finalists! You guys are doing great work / Sam
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