Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Guided Tour of Hyper Island Karlskrona

Did you know that Hyper Island first started out in what used to be an old prison in downtown Karlskrona? Since 1995 these beautiful and unique premises have inspired students in their creative progression and helped making Hyper Island what it is today. On April 7 we are having a guided tour of Hyper Island Karlskrona and invite all aspiring students to come for a slice of Hyper Island life.

The guided tour has a limites amount of seats please email us if you would like to come.

See you in Karlskrona!

Friday, March 26, 2010

New Collaboration!

Hyper Island is happy to announce that we have founded a partnership with British educational charity D&AD.
D&AD's professional development programs have been providing high quality training based on creative practice for over 10 years. The collaboration with Hyper Island Master Class means that current D&AD courses will offer a more in-depth exploration of creativity in digital media. Read more here

The next session will be in London on 24 May 2010 for Creatives and for Strategists and Project Managers on 9 June 2010.

Apply here

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Recruitment Tour Hits Stockholm

We invite you all to join us for the Hyper Island Recruitment Day as we return to Stockholm
on March 27.

The Recruitment Day is for students applying for the Diploma seats at one of our long term programs.
(Read more on the difference between applying as a YH-student and Diploma student here)

The details:

A Recruitment Day takes approximately 8 – 10 hours and consists of:

A personal interview. Informal meetings with Hyper Island students and staff
An individual creative task
A team assignment

Address: Dialoggatan 16, Hägersten, Stockholm (4th floor). For application information click here
Time: 9 am.
Date: March 27 2010

We look forward to meeting the future talents of the Digital Media Industry. If you are ready to experience a fun, frustrating, enriching and life changing educational journey, the first step is to sign up for a place at the Hyper Island Recruitment day. Are you looking for the best job in the world within Digital Media? Apply for a seat NOW!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hyper Island in Lebanon

Director of the Hyper Island Diploma Programs, Hussain H. Kabani and Digital Media student David Walegren attended the Young Leader’s Social Media Cafe in Lebanon to speak about Hyper Island. The conference hosted around 20 speakers coming from various backgrounds but with one common interest: Social Media.
Most speakers talked about how social media today is being used to cause social change in their community. The Middle East is struggling with many issues ranging from freedom of expression to social inequality. Social media is acting as a catalyst in resolving cultural issues and not just providing new channels for advertisers to target consumers.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hyper Island students in the dragon's den.

Hyper Island students Rebecka Jirle, Christofer Odehammar, and Tobias Persson are to present their business idea in the Swedish version of the popular television show " Dragon's Den (Draknästet) where entrepreneurs pitch ideas to some of the savviest business brains in Sweden. The idea is for an outdoor game they have called "Tossin". Watch the show on Wednesday night on SVT2 to see how it went.

Read about the project in Blekinge Läns Tidning (in Swedish) here

Monday, March 15, 2010

Hyper Island at SXSW

Right now Hyper Island are at SXSW in Austin Texas, USA. SXSW Interactive features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and a line up of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer.

Rudhraigh McGrath and Ireti Olowe from Hyper Island Digital Media 11 class are there:

SXSW - Registration Day from Rudhraigh McGrath on Vimeo.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Making Digital Real

On March 18 David McCall, Partnership Director at Hyper Island UK, will be talking at the Making Digital Real event in London. David will be talking about the story of Hyper Island and what we are doing in the UK at the moment.

Alexandra Dechamps Sonsino, CEO/co-founder of TINKER STUDIO, Shane RJ Walter, Creative Director at onedotzero and Keri Elmsly Producer at United Visual Artists will also speak at the event.

Making Digital Real starts at 6 PM at 15 Golden Square, London W 1F and lasts until 9 PM.

A nation in the cloud - Cloudania

A new nation was launched last night at 9.pm. Its citizens consists of the Interactive Art Director Students at Hyper Island. Click here to find out more.

Ideas - The Cloudanian Way from Cloudania on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Rama Allen comes to Hyper Island

Hyper Island continues to bring in exceptional creatives from the digital media industry On thursday Rama Allen from Digital Kitchen comes to Hyper Island Karlskrona, and on Friday he visits Stockholm.

- Typically- I talk about my personal process and how DK works as well as umbrella theories on being creative and how I pitch. Then run through a few projects with details and background that supports these processes and my own style of thinking of stuff. Then I open up to a discussion and do Q + A.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Our students are constantly working on fun, inspiring and beautiful projects. This one was a collaboration between Karlskrona students Åse Holte & Johan Rosell. They've designed a logo for their own company. We wanted to produce and market laptop sleeves with a Nordic touch and feel to the product. The logo has now been beautifully reproduced in the shape of a plush toy.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Growing out of their clothes

During the ”Marketing & Promotion” module at Hyper Island the Digital Media class got given a mission, to promote the school, the class and the individuals in it. The Digital Media 11 class in Karlskrona came up with the following idea for a sponsoring campaign:

"After hours of idea developing, planning, sewing and having fun the T-Shirt sponsor campaign ”Help Us Grow” saw the light of day. The T-shirt symbolizes us, 36 students, and how we are growing out of our clothes. The seams are bursting as we are taking place in the industry!
We wrapped the small t-shirt in nice paper, packaged it in a black paper bag and sent it to companies, magazines and bloggers world wide", says Digital Media student Ida Ragnarsson.

Read more about the project here

Ida Ragnarsson was also interviewed in Swedish trade magazine Resumé. Read the article here

Armed Forces Module

Starting 2010 the Swedish military service is no longer mandatory. The Armed Forces are looking to attract talent – brain rather than muscles – to fullfill their missions abroad. Our student's challenge was to rebrand the Swedish Armed Forces from a traditional defensive collective into a modern employeer. How did they do it? Interactive Art Director students Robbin Ingvarsson, Fredrik Holmberg, Kristina Herngren, Anke Buchta, Simon Schlüter & Waldemar Wegelin made a movie about the process:

Hansa Pact for the Swedish Armed Forces from Anke Buchta on Vimeo.

Monday, March 1, 2010

20 Things I learned at a Master Class

What do we learn at a Hyper Island Master Class? Participant Kathy Hepinstall made a list Did you for instance know that Banner ads are uncool, like a golfer’s pants and most people in the world will never own a computer. They will interconnect with the digital world on their cell phones. Even in places where there is no electricity, people use their cellphones...