t/m 14-09-2017, Stroom, Hogewal 1-9, Den Haag, 20.00 uur (inloop), 20.30 uur (start), www.facebook.com/ZefirZeven

Zefir7 hand picked seven design graduates to present their projects at the Zefir7 platform.

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Arthur Boer and Boris Smeenk / WDKA Rotterdam / Epoch – Decoding Meaning
Dominica Chen / Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam / Superpower Studio
Jeroen Exterkate / HKU Utrecht / Fucking Humans
Reijnald Kolthof / ArtEZ Arnhem / Degreys
Pim Kraan / Academie Minerva Groningen / Kan prima
Ignas Pavliukevicius / KABK Den Haag / Waterproof Heart
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••• Arthur Boer and Boris Smeenk / WDKA Rotterdam / Epoch – Decoding Meaning
‘Epoch’ is about generating images and captions in real time, using deep learning technology. ‘Epoch’ represents a collectively formed visual database and interpretes our visual culture – the relation between image, language, emoij and hashtag.

••• Dominica Chen / Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam / Superpower Studio
Provoking the stereotypes of “good” design, Dominica Chen explores the twilight zone between useful and useless objects. She takes “unuseless” to the next level and dives with Superpower Studio into the internet world of “pointless superpowers”.

••• Jeroen Exterkate / HKU Utrecht / Fucking Humans
We as a species are destroying our planet and we are forced to live with the consequences of that. Short animations are giving you a small peek inside Jeroen’s visions of our future. He uses 3D software as a tool to create images from scratch. It is no far cry for changing or rescuing the world, but rather getting the issues across, visualizing them and making people think.

••• Reijnald Kolthof / ArtEZ Arnhem / Degreys
For my graduation collection I was inspired by two fictional identities created by imaging in media such as animation films and comic strips. The western warrior and the eastern ninja. This collection consist of eight shoes and two coats. As a designer I like to rethink the traditional approach of construction, and did this through these identities.

••• Pim Kraan / Academie Minerva Groningen / Kan prima
Winner of the Academy Minervaprize for Design.
Seven versions of myself. Which one is the real one? Am I who I am?

••• Ignas Pavliukevicius / KABK Den Haag / Waterproof Heart
Winner of the Royal Academy Bachelor Department Award: Interactive / Media / Design.
As the line between real and artificial is becoming blurrier than ever, could technology be considered as a metaphor for an organism? Can digital beings elicit empathy and when are we going to decide how we feel about them? By questioning emotions of a robot, could we understand the meaning of being a human being?

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