We wanted to create a web exhibition for Christmas which features digital artists. So we came up with the idea of an advent calendar where the chocolate is replaced by web experimentation. This concept was perfect because it allowed us to highlight one artist and his inspiration every single day - exactly what we wanted. One of the biggest challenges was to find digital artists who could make beautiful experimentations in limited time. We started to contact and invite participants on November 30th and the first experimentation took place here on December 1st.

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January 2013
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The Story

We wanted to create a web exhibition for Christmas which features digital artists. So we came up with the idea of an advent calendar where the chocolate is replaced by web experimentation. This concept was perfect because it allowed us to highlight one artist and his inspiration every single day - exactly what we wanted. One of the biggest challenges was to find digital artists who could make beautiful experimentations in limited time. We started to contact and invite participants on November 30th and the first experimentation took place here on December 1st.

The website is constructed to focus on experimentations and offer each artist the maximum freedom to make whatever they want. Each experiment gets its own page and is loaded inside a full-screen iframe. With this architecture, the participant can work with the technology and the organization of code without thinking about how it’ll be integrated in the final design. We also chose to make this project opensource, with the source of the website and all experimentations made available on github.

The Technology

The Results

For us, it's the passion of participants for creation, design, web and new technology which made this project a success. They all worked hard on their experiments, for free, to create a poetic, fun, impressive experience for the viewers before Christmas. This spirit definitely lifted up the project and we’re sure the viewers can feel it.

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passionate digital artists

Launch Date Dec. 1, 2012