tags / school
October 11, 2005
IDII no more. Last february, on an unprecedented and incomprehensible move, Telecom Italia, the biggest sponsor to Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, quit his sponsorship to the school. In the midst of the cloud of the debacle that generated, all teachers quit, and the school, as we know it, closed it's doors. Most of my classmates decided to embark themselves on a new project, a project that merged the remainings of IDII and Domus Academy. Hence, IDI was born. I decided to come back to Tokyo, and continue here working with my old workmates, Basement Factory Productions. Together, we are in the process of bringing alive a new company that will focus on producing the most outstanding work on communication design, interaction design and information visualization as well as seriously creative technological research and development. wooha! tough times ahead, but I'm definitively super excited.
August 15, 2004
Finally got settled down in my new *huge* apartment in Ivrea a couple of days ago. (it's at least 2.5 times bigger than what I had in Tokyo!). Going through school orienation now and getting some survival italian lessons. Classes start in two weeks. Unfortunatelly my mail client cought fire with a virus some days ago and Norton Antivirus destroyed my inbox where I had mail piled up for the past 5 months. I have no idea how that bstrd got through. (arrrgh!) I'd kindly like to ask everyone who hasn't got any reply from me for the past days to resend your email. sorry fot that:)
July 25, 2004
I'm sitting now in my couch, half my appartment is already packed but it still feels like I'm just beggining. After 6 amazing years in Tokyo, I'll be finaly making the big move next week. Starting this september I'll be pursuing a masters degree in interaction design at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Italy. Yup, that's why the silence for the past month. It's been a little bit crazy, trying to finish with all my projects at work and catching up with local friends who, who knows when I'm going to see next. Giving up your work life to go back to school is not an easy task, and specially when you have an overseas moving ahead it might be a little bit stressing. There's so much stuff that I have to get rid of! But I'm really excited about this. Suddenly having so much time to be able to work on my own projects sounds so nice. Plus, Italy! my grand grand parents where italians but I've never been there before. Will have to learn italian, though probably jumping from spanish it shouldn't be that hard. So I'm leaving japan on September 2nd, headed first for Ars Electronica in Linz, where I'll be speaking a little bit right next to Lawrence Lessig in the Prix Ars Electronica Forum on September 6th. Hang out there for a couple of days, and later catch a train to my new home in Ivrea. This friday, I'll be having a small sayonara party in a bar in Omotesando. If you are reading this, YOU ARE INVITED. We start at 9pm with an excellent deal of all you can drink belgium beer for 1500 yen! drop me a line for directions mail[AT]marcosweskamp[DOT]com And for the rest who can't make it, well, expect a ton of stuff to come. I'll be renewing the site soon, still have the phidgets projects on the work, newsmap screensaver is almost out there, and a slick graph visualization engine are on the way. So, keep an eye on this feed! * update! due to the overwhelming ammount of people comming tonight I had to move the location to a bar in Ebisu. Still happening at 9pm. map over here. see you there!