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Excellence Award

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Krister OLSSON / Stella LAI

Web [USA]

© 2002 tree-axis llc

Profile

Krister OLSSON

Born on October 28, 1974 in Singapore and grew up in Asia (Tokyo, Fukuoka, Beijing). He has a BA in Computer Science from Swarthmore College.Together they operate an experimental design firm, Tree-Axis. Founded in 1998, Tree-Axis has produced interactive design for a diverse collection of arts/non-profit and corporate clients, including MTV, Fujitsu, Chronicle Books, and Saatchi & Saatchi. They have won numerous awards for their work, including awards from ID Magazine and Communication Arts.

( 2002 )

Stella LAI

Born in Hong Kong on June 16, 1975. Stella graduated from CCAC with a BA in Graphic Design. Together they operate an experimental design firm, Tree-Axis. Founded in 1998, Tree-Axis has produced interactive design for a diverse collection of arts/non-profit and corporate clients, including MTV, Fujitsu, Chronicle Books, and Saatchi & Saatchi. They have won numerous awards for their work, including awards from ID Magazine and Communication Arts.

( 2002 )

Award Reason

When connected, the numerous small icons, each with their own individual functions, form a piece of work that moves. This work has transferred the concept of the once- popular "Electrical Blocks" onto the WEB. The wonderful aspect of this work is that the work can be uploaded and enjoyed by everybody. When downloading some of the uploaded works for trial purposes, we saw that it was possible to make synthesizer-like transmitters and instant animation-like tricks amongst other works. The artistic profundity of the sample work "Music Box" allows us to foresee further possibilities of this system.

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