Premsela and Waag Society are organising the Unlimited Design Contest from August 13 to October 12 in the categories form, food and fashion. The idea seems to be that the design must be reproducible in one of three Fablabs (Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht), places where you can use things like laser cutters and 3D printers for free.
Workshops to inspire you will be given by Marije Vogelzang (food), Frank Tjepkema (form) and Zelda Beauchampet (fashion), with the price of entry covering the materials you will be using.
One of the rules is that when you release your design for the contest, you must release it under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share-Alike license.
See also: Looking for open source furniture.
(Link: Bright. Still of Joris van Tubergen creating a lamp by Unlimited Design Contest.)
Tags: contests, Fashion, Food & Drink, forms, HAR 2009
The Wiki Loves Art contest that I reported about earlier is over, and all that is left is for the judges to declare a winner.
One of the extraordinary things about this contest is that the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam opened its door to amateur photographers. That must have been a frightful decision to take, what with all the paintings worth millions just a camera stand leg away from scratching, so I hope it was a good experience for them.
Painting above is The Harvest (1888), photo taken by Flickr user Pachango. View the 4,500+ contest photos here, or just the 450+ Van Gogh ones here. (I edited the colours into oblivion, but I just could not agree with the red hue that Pachango’s version had, or the yellow hue on the museum’s website.)
Tags: Amsterdam, contests, copyrights, public domain, Van Gogh Museum, Vincent van Gogh, Wikipedia