OFFF FESTIVAL 2002
On this second version, OFFF has clearly shown that has been growing while it’s not on stage. Location, the Pompeu Fabra University, pretty close to the beach was even better than last year’s and all the proffesional web developers and artists invited were in a nice calm friendly mood during all the festival. It was the spring weather. It was that we were all having a good time, but never missing what we came here for: the conference hall was allways full of people and the conferences themselves were all great pieces.
Special items like Pixelsurgeon; they leave us all with some homework as we recognized some of their “web trends” in our own websites, and Erik Natzke while he was showing the timeline of “walking together what remains”, but the central message was encourage us all to try, to do what people don’t expect us to do, to play with the elements, experience the cultural exchange and to make friends at the conferences.
For the competition, more than 380 pieces made in both Macromedia Director and Flash were selected and the jury, who didn’t had much trouble in get the winners, were: Florian Schmidt (Hi-res.net), James Patterson & Amit Pitaru (Insertsilence.com), Erik Natzke (Natzke.com), Matt Owens & Warren Corbitt (One9ine.com), Jose Luis de Vicente (Artfutura.org), Lina Dzuverovic-Russell (Metamute.com), Richard Fenwick (Richardfenwick.com) and Bob Shevlin (Diesel.com).
We experienced the freely and spontaneous interaccion between the guests and the public, web developers and netartists worldwide, most after they recognized the previous e-mail communication they had, the festival was again a good experience and we expect the next version to get to be one of europe’s bests.
Date : March 21st – 23rd, 2002
Place: Pompeu Fabra University
Address: 10-12 Plaça de la Mercè, 08002 Barcelona
Tel: +34 647 93 3080
Text: Maria Paz Pedreros, Daniel Ramirez
Photos: Daniel Ramirez