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Crypto Design Awards

November 25, 2016 @ 11:00 - 16:00


The Deep Web evokes images of an underworld, the locus of shadow economies where illicit trade takes place that cannot bear the light of day. The Deep Web is much more than an online black market teeming with illegal activity. In fact, the Deep Web contains an estimated 96% of all the content to be found circulating online. It is one of the remaining bastions of individual privacy against corporate and governmental snooping and data mining, a place where anyone can remain anonymous.

The iceberg metaphor affects popular understanding of the Deep Web, as the inaccessible dangers of the murky “underwater” world. This Crypto Design Challenge is a shout out to artists, designers, researchers and visionaries to create a new images and conceptualizations of the Deep Web and related topics.

On the 25th of November, we explore such new imagery with designers, artists and researchers at the Crypto Design Awards in Paradiso, Amsterdam. We exhibit the nominated submissions, and a professional jury will choose the winner of the Crypto Design Award (€1250). The audience can also vote on their favorites for the Audience Award of €750!

The morning programme (11:00 – 13:00) includes performances and talks by designers and artists. During the lunch break there is time to view the nominated submissions and vote for the Audience Award. In the afternoon (14.00 to 15.30), speakers will dive into the topic of the Deep Web and the winners of the Crypto Design Awards will be announced.

Confirmed speakers include: Ingrid Burrington (Networks of New York), Harry Halpin (W3C), Luna Maurer & Roel Wouters (Studio Moniker), Stefan Schäfer, Hendrik-Jan Grievink (Next Nature), David Gauthier, Metahaven and Tijmen Schep (SETUP Utrecht). You can find more information about the speakers here


Students tickets are free, and can be ordered here or at bit.ly/cryptodesign; NB: Please bring your student card to the event.

Regular tickets cost €10 and can be ordered here.


November 25, 2016
11:00 - 16:00


Weteringschans 6-8
Amsterdam, 1017 SG Netherlands
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