In several media labs, such as Kitchen Budapest, I was part of many experiments that started without a clear goal and purely out of curiosity towards these new possibilities. Many of them ended up in what could be called failures but were nevertheless very liberating. In the end few of them however did make it into truly original and successful projects. The presentation and storytelling tool Prezi is but one example.
The shared identity software generates at a certain moment in the process a single portrait of the group which consists of parts of the portraits of the individual authors depending on how long they have been active within the project. This tool represents the holistic way of working in media labs and at the same time highlights the individual contribution.
programming by Gabor Papp