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Huisstijl
Let create a cool design/huisstijl/theming for the event
1st line contacts: Boekenwuurm
Is an exclusive team: No
Contact e-mail: MCH2021Design@boekenwuurm.nl
Responsible for:
Contact at projectleiding: Boekenwuurm
Backup Contact at projectleiding:

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The huisstijl, also called theming, is about the general design idea of MCH2022. We made a nice design for MCH2021, and it was a pity to let it go to waste, so we use it for MCH2022!

Are we done now? Of course not! The elements like the booklet and shirts needs to be made, the website design is done, but could use some improvements, especially in subjects like the accessibility and browser compatibility, and more! Do you have idea's to make those (or others) fun? Please contact us :)

Credits

  • Algorithms, Drawings: Bleeptrack
  • Drawings: Nekolett
  • Application, Tailoring: Stitch
  • Organiser: Boekenwuurm

Hard facts

  • Triangular kaleidoscope grid, infinitely reflecting grid
  • Colors: 5 base colors (#fa448c, #fec859, #43b5a0, #491d88, #331a38)
  • Font: Saira Condensed 400 regular, same thickness as the traces
  • PCB-like traces in the kaleidoscope
  • Cleared out area for (custom) text
  • Generator available
  • May or may not contain a hacker
  • Made with paperjs and bootstrapvue


Story

A kaleidoscope of hackers

The hacker ethics are defined in multiple places, but here, we wanted to use them as described by Steven Levy and use the additions from the CCC.

   Access to computers - and anything which might teach you something about the way the world really works - should be unlimited and total. Always yield to the Hands-On Imperative!
   All information should be free.
   Mistrust authority - promote decentralization.
   Hackers should be judged by their acting, not bogus criteria such as degrees, age, race, or position.
   You can create art and beauty on a computer.
   Computers can change your life for the better.
   Don't litter other people's data.
   Make public data available, protect private data.

The definition of those ethics change a bit over time. Some become less important as resources became available. There are a bit more computers around than the 5 that were expected by Thomas Watson, IBM president, in 1943, and there are way more computers around that Peter Samson and the MIT railroad club could have imagined in their wildest dreams in 1958. This makes that 'Access to computers' rings a bit different in 2020. And as technology became more available, the range of people who were attracted to the hacker scene became wider.

Although the hacker ethics where written down in another era, with a different state of technology, the echo's and reflections of those ethics are still visible by current hackers. We want to fix things that are broken or need improvements. We know things get better with a second set of eyeballs on them, and that all of us get farther if we can stand on the shoulders of them who were working on this before us, and therefore it is almost a sin to not share information. Knowledge is generally shared freely between hackers. Authority figures, centralisation and gatekeeping are not considered the best route. Hackers should be accepted based on their merits and their potential, not their social background. Some of us like to have joke stickers that say 'computers where a mistake', but those stickers are placed on devices that help improve their life in ways that weren't imaginable in 1984, when Steven Levy wrote them down in his 1984 book Hackers.

Create art and beauty on a computer

But the best one for the MCH2021 design is, that art and beauty can be made with a computer. Hardly anybody needs to be convinced of this statement in the 21th century, especially in the graphics and musical department. It is to us to see how we can stretch the limits, and to find the beauty within, whether it is in code, electronics, algorithms, digital fabrication, hardware graphics or other technological feats.

The generative kaleidoscopic design, with it's six base colors, electronic traces and mystery hacker, show that we can make beauty on a computer. Surprise hacker

A camp with a name like "May Contain Hackers 2021" needs a design that reflects that name. But how do you display this? It could sound as a warning, with a warning triangle. But the 'May' can also mean that there may or may not be a hacker. This can be put in a design by using generative art as a base. The generative design is based on the SHA hash of the text input, and there is a chance a hacker will appear in the resulting graphic. What is a hacker

The hacker in this design is a nice restyled icon from thenounproject. But when can anybody be called a hacker? It is not a protected title. There are more definitions of who and what a hacker is than that there are hackers. But there are a few things those definitions have in common. (At least, the definitions that do not come from Hollywood.) They mirror a core set of ideals and an ethical base.

~ "[...] it would be to understood that, to qualify as a hack, the feat must be imbued with innovation, style, and technical virtuosity." - Steven Levy, Hackers, 1984 Your variants


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Both Bleeptrack and Ankhaneko are working on the design.

It will be an interactive generated kaleidoscopic design, with flowers/butterflies based on kaleidoscopic images, and a font with prism based distortions.

First order kaleidoscopic generator: Generator

example from gen1 generator
example from gen1 generator
example from gen1 generator

A relative simple monospaced font with will have prism distortion: Alice


Colorscheme:

The color pallete will be based on [1] and contains 5 colors, #fa448c, #fec859, #43b5a0, #491d88, #331a38

Sneak peak at color scheme

Diffraction/prism:

[2]


Moodboard

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