I designed this banner for the News in the Future Consortium
(NiF), an organization of industrial sponsors which helps fund
our research at the MIT Media Laboratory. The theme of this year's
consortium meeting was "Information Organized", a name
which reflects the consortium's focus on information manipulation,
and which is reflected in the progressive organization of this
banner's news headlines.
The news headlines in this banner were designed to be updated
several times daily by Dan
Gruhl's ZWrap, a CGI software achitecture which attempts
to unite content providers, content channels, and content consumers
with massively customized online news. Gruhl's server has been
repurposed for other projects so unfortunately news updates are
no longer available through the applet.