Changelog:050113 Today we received confirmation that we managed to sell 10 invisible chairs to the Kingdom of Bahrain. I also remade the site. Did You know we've used seamonkey to write this page? Over the time the software has evo.. changed. As a result some probles resulted in the hml text. With this update I've attemped to clean "corruption due to developmet".
040113 (FB 297) AddedNew entries. Fixed Changelog order –> Newest First. Other improvements on text (in preparation of de-launch). Changed Video embed away from vimeo.com and into html5 video ogv/mp4 on server! (Issues with .ogv will be resolved later) also re-edited the video and removed refrences to world-design-capital year. NOTE: We lost a lot of paste at the end of the year and a lot of things where left undone.. Jesse Invisible Street-Art Performance, Public Mono-Chair HACK and some writing work to name a few. Such can be done later.
140812 (FB 293) AddedNew entries. NOTE: Four moths ago I got a personal grant from the state: 8000€ (-insurances 1/7). I wrote the application during the last night and attached to it a dvd with videoartwork..I wrote: "THIS IS MY BEST VIDEO ARTWORK" on the cover of the dvd with a felt pen. That's how desperate I was. The funding is now near used. I used 1000€ to buy "educational services" from Jesse. Also made a documentary on a performance art group etc. and started to update the Ore.e Ref. main site. NCD-C related: I recently got an sms message from someone who had seen the video in the Now Here Finland exhibitions at Savonlinna: "I came with my school to the Savonlinna art exhibition, even as I don't care about art, even as I study at Artemia. But that video was so random and epic.". I've been mostly working with the NCD-C blog.
190312 (FB 291) AddedNew entries and zine in native Finnish with "sign up by post" option (will do this for eng. later).
120312 (FB 290) Added New entries. NOTE: Preparing for Jyväskylä with new FB event and first ever Finnish press releases.
220212 (FB 290) NOTE: Just received conformation from Jyväskylä that you invisible chair will be presented there during design week 21.3. There is also a small fee involved. Also worked today on the public workshop "Swingers Club for Mature Chairs" during which we'll be fixing chairs at Kääntöpöytä, mid-Pasila, Helsinki. That's scheduled to take place 13.4-15.4. Added New Challengers.
140212 (FB 290) AddedNew entries and blog links. NOTE: We didn't get any funding from the state/etc for this year and I feel sad about that. I didn't expect much but still.. It feels tiresome to fight windmills. This is precisely the kind of work that should be funded by grants – As there is no plausible business model out there to support such a chivalry cause. There are definite plans for the spring and these plans keep me going. Jesse is shoveling snow down from rooftops for 10€ per hour to fund his practice. I have some gigs but barely enough to scrape by. I'm over 10k in depth. Wonder how much of great art/design is actually made possible because of bitterness? The less financial support we get = The more bitter I come and out of spite I become wittier in working with funding issues and motivated to work unpaid. This is now about revenge.. To destroy the evil empire of product design and modernization.
260112 (FB 287) AddedNew entries. NOTE: Exhibition building for Now Here Finland is complete – Lucky new is that the exhibition venues are expanded abroad too. Look us up in Finland: 28.1.-13.5.'11 Suomen käsityön museo (Craft Museum, Jyväskylä), 15.6-26.8.'11 Savonlinnan maakuntamuseo (Savonlinna Provincial Museum) and 4.-22.9.'11 Sibeliustalo and in Madrid later the year (I don't know the venue yet). There has also been some discussion about lectures and performances too.
090112 (FB 285) AddedNew Challengers. NOTE: Still in agony over the "share this" button.
060112 (FB 283) Added New Challengers. Added "Share this" button. NOTE: Normally I hate these kinds of systems.. I used to hate youtube too... I'm in a process of virtual gentrification.. A result of this development could be that I have adsense banners all around and host these kinds of texts on wordpress sites.. I have to be cautious.
030112 (FB 279) Added New Challengers.
311211 (FB 268) AddedNewsletter link to .pdf (I think that is more robust then link to mailchimp).
261211 (FB 262) AddedMid-Cycle Meet-Up and tutorial to timeline. Changed From "...next year" to "...for the rest of the year" to make campaign more epic. Changed Stuff from Campaign kit from "...next year" to "...not to" or "...rest of the year" and updated Campaign Kit.zip also Wufoo form updated.
211211 (FB 261) AddedNew entries. Added "Testimonial #1" link.
091211 (FB 238) AddedNew entries. Added Tutorial Zine (both into the campaing kit and as a separate download link).
071211 (FB 236) AddedNew entries. NOTE: It seems that making a tutorial on how to fix the public chairs in Helsinki is delayed untill spring. A possible video to promote the campaing during hollidays it Topi promoting it.
021211 (FB 230) AddedNew entries.
291111 (FB 202) AddedNew entries. NOTE: There is still a boom going on and I have to push to make the new tutorial video before Christmas so that people can look it over during the holidays. Added Google Analytics (this is dirty – But the campaign needs some tool to estimate why people are not signing up for the form on this site).
191111 (FB 197) AddedNew entries to People IN and reviews/etc. NOTE: There is some kind of boom now and we hit 1,265 viewers on Vimeo. The video is embedded on a lots of sites which is cool. Still not getting people to commit to the project and sign up on this site. Also interesting to note that some blogs have mentioned stuff from around the oree.storijapan.net. They have gone trough the trouble of calling looking up that I'm a carpenter.
131111 (FB 196) AddedAdded "getsatisfaction.com feedback" badge (wish I had done this sooner but it was only after the Occupy week I begun think about any sort of community this project links to).
121111 (FB 194) NOTE: Site participation in Internet Occupy has ended (7days).
101111 (FB 192) Added Links to new artwork and blogs, etc and People IN NOTE: Did a promo for people "Not Yet Responded" on Facebook. Changed Video embed to link – Was to messy.
071111 (FB 185) AddedSpecial video embed (to make the site video independent from patents, also helps with archiving project) Added New entry's to People IN. Added Link to interview. NOTE: Site is occupied with random gif animations in support of the occupie movement for a week a project by "The Free Art and Technology Lab (F.A.T)".
310111 (FB 182) AddedNew entrys to People IN Fixed Iframe size to fit submit button on s60 mobiles. NOTE: Dev. Cycle end.
241011 (FB 162) AddedNifty "Back to Top>" navigation links and almighty "Downloads" link and ADC link. ChangedAlt+WDC to ADC as was agreed in network meeting. NOTE: We where selected to join an exhibition called Now Here Finland which will be in Jyväskylä. We are working to build a kick ass exhibition piece with Jesse. Hence I took away "but is not affiliated with their program from WDC intro" Fixed Text positioning and took away faulty headers left from editing. Added "Bored with tutorial?" link. NOTE: This possibly marks the end of dev. cycle.
280911 (FB 154) AddedMention to Alt+WDC (Alternative World Design Capital project) with link to Pixelache.ac.
160911 (FB 151) AddedJesse Sipola and Oshipala.com link and took away reference to WDC OFF (the name Parallel WDC is now being talked by people working on the project. Changed Some external video link so that they also feature the name "epätuoli" so that they might link here - Due to failures in artist-journalist communications (while attending Habitare Fair).
050911 (FB 141) AddedMore entries to People In.
300811 (FB 139) AddedFirst challenges by the community. NOTE: Hurt my ass when trying to sit on "invisible chair" in attempts to convince German journalist of the NCD-Campaign.
260811 (FB 137) Added Entrys to People In & Challenged. Fixed My personal attitude, will pitch the project for German journalist what ever it takes (the project needs a boost - We need press).
170811 (FB 127) Added LinkedIn.com group link. Added Massive emailing for Finnish design bloggers and newspapers. Added Material to Campaign Kit. ChangedFocusing more on WDC-OFF.
060811 (FB 111) Added Robots.txt and updated lists Fixed spelling error in page title challenge to challenge.
060811 Added Tutorial in Campaign kit together with tutorial .gif Added Ultraboring FB badge thing link. (FB 101). Fixed Run out of space on server, Deleted Vuosaari interview material. Added Instructables.com link and tutorial (Hope it sticks) also took part in eco design challenge on site (its moderate hope they have sense of humor).
050811 Added New entries to People IN. (FB 100!). ChangedYoutube video to public under title "Tutorial..." to attract more traffic.
020811 Changed (FB 86), Added Links to people involved trough iframed. Added Usefull links (repairmanifest pf21) Added Notified blogger sphere. ChangedList of People and Organizations from taking part in the challenge to ...NOT designing chairs 2012. Added Tumblr Blog link and Jussi Koitela video link.
010811 Added Facebook link and made event (FB 52). Added Links allsorts friends etc. Added First entries to "People IN". Fixed iframed sample "Be polite" to "Play fare".
280711 Changed "Challenge a Friend" iframed form more user friendly. Changed"After talking with Jesse we decided to go to Facebook after all. NCD-C will be promoted as an 'Event' for 2012".
260711 Changed "Get Involved" to "Challenge a Friend". Added Links. Added Focus on anonymity in participation. Added Businesscard to Campaign material. Added Businesscardsample as a banner, removed old "good vs bad" banner. Added Additional iframed from for challenging friend. REMOVED Menu link to Timeline. Changed form to join Newsletter iframed form to simple link (too many forms). Added <example> letter to challenge a friend.
250711 Fixed Wufoo form spelling errors. Fixed random spelling errors. Added unlisted youtube.com link under video (for Mobile devices etc). Added "No-Design" to FQA etc. Added A4.pdf with URL to here (also found in Campaign package). Added 1x1 anim gif. blacktheme and qr-code (also found in Campaign package). Added Bitcoin tip option.
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