242 seconds of fame – “Vers geperst”

On: May 22, 2007
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About Esther Weltevrede
Esther Weltevrede is a second year Media Studies Research Master student at the University of Amsterdam. Before studying New Media she attended the School of Arts in Breda where she received a Bachelor degree in Graphic Design. She is involved as researcher and coordinator in the recently founded Digital Methods Initiative at the University of Amsterdam. DMI is dedicated to developing tools and methods for researching the ‘natively digital.’ Since this summer she is a member of GovComOrg, a foundation dedicated to creating and hosting political tools on the Web. Currently she is a part-time teacher Information Visualization at Master Editorial Design, Utrecht School of Art, and part-time teacher Public Design at Interactive Media, Hogeschool van Amsterdam.


Graduate students Interactive Media at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam are organizing Vers Geperst. Inspired by the concept Pecha Kucha, a presentation format for creative work originally devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein-Dytham Architecture (KDa) in Tokyo in 2003. The format has spread to many cities across the world.

Vers Geperst is an informal gathering that offers young creatives a chance to present their finest work and inspire the audience. The Dutch term ´Vers Geperst´ roughly translates as freshly squeezed. But it also stands for a creative event with a strict presentation format, in which participants have only six minutes each to present their ideas to the audience. So no long-winded speeches, but a series of quick and sharp presentations. This Vers Geperst Night, which will take place in 11 (the club in Amsterdam), focuses on the youngest generation of creative designers. Young creative professionals as well as graduation students are invited to present their work. After the presentations, there will be plenty of time to mingle with the audience, which will also include a few scouts from creative companies and cultural institutions.

The MoM blog will be presented at this event in 242 seconds :-)

Date & Location: 29th of May, 11. Amsterdam
Time: Doors open at 7:30 PM (19:30). Event starts at 8:00 PM (20:00)
DJ: My Little Soundsystem

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