Welcome to Contagious Media by Jonah Peretti, with Ze Frank, Cory Arcangel, and Paul Berry
In this introductory presentation, the Eyebeam team will get you up to speed on Contagious Media. You will see some of the web's "greatest hits" and learn about the Bored at Work Network, blogs, and tipping points. The team will also give an overview of the workshops happening throughout the day.
Dirt Style Design by Cory Arcangel
99% percent of the Internet looks like hell. Far away from the Flash designed corporate sites, and the million dollar design jobs, are everyday homepages. This workshop will embrace this degraded aesthetic as the true spirit of the web. Workshop participants will team up with Dirt Style master Cory Arcangel to make a brand new site with a homemade feel.
The Mass Hoax by Paul Berry
The Showdown was an open competition to see who could make the most contagious website. All entries were launched on the official Contagious Media server and tracked over the three week contest period. The contest was complimented by a full day of workshops, a launch party, an awards event, and the Contagious Media exhibition at the New Museum. Final results for the contest and traffic statistics are available on the showdown web site.