An Exhibit doorway is created that will either symbolize or depict the actual (virtual) exhibit space, depending on the exhibit. A doorway template maintains dimensional uniformity, while inviting a unique, "inner" treatment.
The sponsorship issue is addressed relative to impact on layout and design. A generic sponsor logo is created (to avoid incurring lawsuits) with simulated link, to demonstrate how sponsorship would function within the MOWA environment.
The "Counters" exhibit opens in the East Gallery, featuring the work of Ashley Cheng and Yoshiaki Hagihara.
An "Installations" exhibit opens in the North Gallery, with four interactive pieces by Aaron Calhoun.
Debbie Salemink's "fod" goes on display in Installations.
Red Sky Interactive approves display of award-winning "Pong" banner for Hewlett Packard.
iXL, Rubin Postaer Interactive, and Entropy8 Digital Arts' Auriea Harvey contribute animation for upcoming "Classic Promos" exhibit.
First visitor arrives from search engine, and Stone screams. The "/robots.txt" document that was supposed to disallow automated site indexing by robots and spiders has failed, mainly because "someone" forgot to upload it to the server.
01 by goes on display in the Installations Exhibit.
Seven countries are now represented in the virtual gallery space of MOWA: China, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and United States.
Nofrontiere approves the display of Ali Szadeczky's "Janek Section" as an interactive installation.
November / December
The "Janek Section" installation goes on display in the North Gallery.
The Kids Wing is remodeled in honor of new work, including two musical stories from "The Lizzys" series, by Susan Finley, with music by Tom Beyer; and the "Polychromatic Millipede" by Rachel Hefter.
Academy of World Wide Web Arts and Sciences (AW3AS) approves display of splash page in the Gateways Exhibit, right before "going dark."
MOWA becomes Project Cool Sighting of the Day for February 28th. Also becomes Yahoo! Entertainment/Arts and Humanities Cool Link, and is awarded Best of the Cool by CoolStop.
MOWA is nominated by Archives & Museum Informatics for best Online Exhibit for 1999 (fellow nominees include: Guggenheim Museums, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian Institute, and Walker Art Center, among others).
Kids Wing is remodeled in honor of new arrivals feautring Susan Finley's musical stories, "The Lizzys," and Rachel Hefter's fanciful and interactive "Polychromatic Millipede."
Giga's extraordinary "Millennium Diary" goes on display in the Time Exhibit in the East Gallery.
Fischer West contributes two interactive pieces from his "Zen" collection, to go on display in the Installations Exhibit and Kids Wing.
The integration of Kelly McLarnon's superb "Ivy League" textile in the Wallpaper Exhibit results in a facelift of the entire exhibit. Ahhhh, much better!
The Gateways Exhibit expands to include the fluid and captivating opening credit sequence of "The Winter 1999 Further Maturation Exhibition for The Remedi Project" by renowned Flash expert Josh Ulm.
Adrian Cotter's "Nonsense" becomes newest "Fun" piece in the Kids Wing.
MOWA is featured as a USA TODAY Hot Link for the Weekend Edition beginning April 23!
May / June
The Tech Museum of Innovation features MOWA as a Top Ten Website for May, 1999; and HOW Design gives MOWA top billing on its "Top Links" page.
MOWA makes Yahooligans! HyperSite for June 26th. The write-up is so glowing, Stone has to convince her mother in-law that no palms had been greased at Yahoo!. Unfortunately, the editorial is so complimentary that the actual MOWA experience may likely pale in comparison.
A minor redesign and a major restructuring of the Main Entrance makes for a cleaner, less "scrolly" page. Mouseover treatments on the arrows enable people to see status-bar readouts of relevant exhibits and attractions (browser permitting).
Two new wallpaper patterns go up in the Wallpaper Exhibit, one by David Siegel (of Killer Websites fame), and the other by a MACHINE!
The Gateways Exhibit gets two new additions: Ruder Finn's animated, Shockwave-driven, audio masterpiece; and Venu Interactive's flawlessly stylish and elegantly playful splash creation.
September / October
Tricia MacArthur's elegant "Blue Silk" background, which was originally discovered at the highly acclaimed "Learning About Leonardo" website, is added to the Wallpaper Exhibit.
Antropica's stunning, galactic splash page for Capstar Broadcasting goes on display in the Gateways Exhibit.[Back to Top]