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David Andel

David Andel

Editor in Chief of Mac Life


"Once upon a time NEXTSTEP has been liberated from NeXT and reincarnated in a surprisingly different way at Apple. This has been called Aqua. What first seemed like an attack from a marshmallow planet revolutionized the GUI world. Now Aqua needs to be liberated by art."


David Andel, lives and works in Brussels. He is the chief editor of Mac Life since 2004. He has been working since the beginnings of NeXT in 1989, with graphical user interfaces. He sees in the graphical user interface more than just an everyday tool. For him, Aqua combines the best elements of Mac OS and NeXTSTEP in an aesthetic way. For him the Aqua contest as a challenge to make the aesthetics of the user interface appear.

johannes p osterhoff

johannes p osterhoff

Interface Artist


"Adapting and accepting metaphors on graphical user interfaces was yesterday. The time has come to really use the interface. With the Aqua Contest users eventually can strike back. Finally the power over the interface is returned the users."


johannes p osterhoff works as a graphic designer and media artist in Berlin. He is the creator of the of the projects Aqua and Aero. Since Windows 3.11 he is a curious observer of the graphical user interface. More information and current projects can be found on his official homepage.

Charlotte Stanek

Charlotte Stanek

Editor in Chief of Mac Life Online


"Pablo Picasso once said that art is like some kind of riot. The Aqua Contest is ment to be exactly that. Rioting and touching at the same time. Now it is in the hand of the user to start an interface revolution."


Charlotte Stanek studied German philology and is working as an author, journalist and Mac user since 1999. Since 2001 she has been writing articles for various publications of Falkmedia. In 2007 she became the editor of chief of Mac Life Online. Because the Aqua style is much appreciated by the Macintosh community she interviewed johannes p osterhoff for Mac Life and made him think about an Aqua Contest.






 






 

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