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I am very excited to tell you that we just launched our first own app www.thrives.us

To celebrate it, Jamie just released a Windows Theme and Archan Nair and I are working on a set of wallpapers you will find here on deviantArt in the next days. Come and join us on Thrives! A couple of deviantArt members are already on it :)

www.thrives.us

Best,

Marius
Gaia12 started! After our break in 2011 we are now ready to start a new release with your support. Fill out our Participants form and find collaborators for your project if you need help. We are looking forward to an awesome new release this year! Describe what you would like to contribute and make something great :)

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/vi…
After our successful 2009 release, Systemkings is back in 2011 with two new artists and
forty-two new wallpapers.

This release is our biggest yet, with all our wallpapers not only available in a desktop and mobile format, but in a pad format as well. And in addition to ordering our wallpapers as beautiful fine art prints, our designs are now available bundled in an art book and as high quality shirts.

SYSTEMKINGS.WS Time Space Everything - Our new Systemkings 2011 set has just been released! Over 100 free new HD wallpapers for you on our website.
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Hey everyone!

Wow, such a long time since my last deviation. I recently got some more spare time for personal work and started to make new wallpapers for dA.

I really missed those personal works and of course the whole community around!

How are you all doing?

Oh, and I just launched a new website with my works at mariusbauer.com

There are 3 new free walls in the latest posts (party)

Best wishes to everyone, can´t wait to hear from you!

Marius
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Hello everyone,

It has been a looong time since I updated here. I am very sorry about that. There is a reason for it and I think it has been much worth the year long development. I am very excited to invite you to our soon to be released GAIAN Community Gaian.me!

Find out more at www.gaian.me

Join our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/gaianme

I am looking forward to see you there. We are about to launch soon. I would like to thank all of you for the great and constant support. This is my favorite project so far and it would be wonderful if you help us spread the word and invite your friends!

Have a wonderful weekend and I would love to hear from you :)

Marius
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11 days left to submit to the Gaia Project!

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 5, 2010, 3:12 AM

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The countdown is running. You have 11 days left to submit your digital art to the Gaia Project to raise awareness for climate change. This project raises awareness through digital art dedicated to the beauty of nature and over 5,000 actively engaged artists already joined us. Find out more on our website www.gaia10.us

You can create wallpapers, icons, desktop themes and applications skins related to nature. They will remind every user about the beauty of nature, to save energy and care about our planet.

Submit your works to contact@gaia10.us

Deadline is 15th of August




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laFraise and Gaia contest!! Submit your work now!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 13, 2010, 2:14 AM

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Good morning deviants!

As a member of this great community I am so happy to team up with the laFraise crew and all of you on our Gaia Contest en.lafraise.com/Contest/briefi… being in full swing right now. Gaia is a community project to raise awareness for climate change through digital art.
I started the Gaia Project in 2007 with a group of talented designers from great communities such as the Behance Network and deviantArt. Everyone, equal if professional, passionate or engaged is invited to join our team. Altogether we have over 5,000 actively engaged artists all over the world from France, Germany, Sweden, India, China, USA to Africa, creating digital art for the Gaia Project. I believe in the community. And I am convinced we all as a powerful and actively engaged swarm are the ones to change our world for the better. But what can we do? Let´s do what we do best here! Create beautiful illustrations and remind people of the beauty of mother nature. I know all of you have great talent to do this and beside this there are great prices waiting for you!

Contest theme: "The Beauty of Mother Nature"
You have 7 days left to show your unique view of mother natures beauty. Almost every artist mentions nature as a main inspiration for her or his work. The amazing amount of detail, the beauty of aesthetics and harmonic shapes. Or the beautiful mess of raw nature. The Gaia Project is a positive movement based on this beauty. It is a project to raise awareness for this beauty and remind us about it while creating our art, sharing it with our friends and presenting it on our computer screens, mobile devices and soon one beautiful T-Shirt ;). Your message will spread all over the world and everyone seeing this design will be reminded and surely do something good to our planet. This is our philosophy and everyone´s who is joining us. So open up your creative tool of choice and join us the next 8 days!

The prize: 1000€, 500 Prints, exclusive artist features on the Ouidoo Gaian mobile device and an interview on the Gaia website!
I know how hard it sometimes is to be recognized as an artist. And I care about all the members of the Gaia Community. So I talked to our partners this year and we have excellent prices waiting for you!
Thanks to our great laFraise crew the winner of this contest will get excellent exposure having the design printed on 500 organic shirts plus 1000€. As there are already submissions representing the beauty of mother nature we also decided to give the participants even more chances to be recognized on a big platform. A selected series of great submissions will be exclusively featured on the Ouidoo Gaian mobile our partner QderoPateo will release later this year.
Your work will come pre-installed with every sold device as a wallpaper to be used by a big community of clients! Not that this is amazing enough, if our partner loves your design even more they will create a public commercial for the Ouidoo Gaian with your great talent in the team.


And most important: Inspiration! So what are you going to create? Need some inspiration to get into the groove? I collected some of the most beautiful works we recieved last year plus my favorite movie related to climate change.

Not enough? Then download a free copy of our music album from last year here!

Find artists for collaboriatons

Now get started and join the Gaia movement. You have 7 days left!

JOIN THE CONTEST NOW!




Gaia 2010 Trailer released

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 2, 2010, 12:32 PM

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GAIA10 - Official Trailer from Steffen K on Vimeo

The Gaia Project to raise awareness for climate change, started in 2007 as an open source community project to create digital art for this cause. In the last four years a group of 5.000 designers - members from laFraise, Behance, deviantArt and other big design websites - joined them to create designs, music and articles around this major theme.

Gaia curator Marius Bauer approached Steffen Knoesgaard with a suggestion to collaborate on making the first official trailer for the Gaia project and thus adding moving images to the Gaia project for the first time.

Teaming up with fellow motion designers Fredrik Ekholm and Simon Holmedal, the team created the trailer working in an online collaboration from 4 different countries based out of New York, Amsterdam, London and Munich. Musician Kevin Durante, an contributor to earlier Gaia releases, joined in to make a custom sound track - that will be released later as a full length track on the forthcoming Gaia album.

Read more about the project at: Gaia10

Credits:
Gaia10 Curator & Art Direction: Marius Bauer - sublevel.us

Motion Design & Direction:
Steffen Knoesgaard, steffenk.net
Fredrik Ekholm, fredrikekholm.se
Simon Holmedal, simonholmedal.com

Music & Sound Design: Kevin Durante




Gaia10 forums online

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 9, 2010, 3:04 AM

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The Gaia Project

A community effort to raise awareness for climate change
through digital art.

We reached over 1 Million unique visitors and created the most universal desktop theme with a community of 5.000 active Designers in 2009.

Our vision and believe is in the power of a community to create a positive movement to raise awareness for climate change.

With the support of Greenpeace Brazil, Mozez - the singer of the well known music band Zero 7 and many more Artist all over the world we raise awareness for climate change to every PC, Mac and Linux user by creating digital art that reminds us of the beauty of nature everyday. And reminding us to shut down our devices and turn off stand by whenever we don´t need it.

Our partner QderoPateo Ouidoo (We-Do) this year is dedicated to climate change and takes the responsibility to create the first mobile device dedicated to the topic. Gaia adds the adjective "gaian" to the Ouidoo Gaian device.

Spread the word and use this journal skin on your profile!

Best,

Marius




The Gaia Project

A community effort to raise awareness for climate change through digital art.

We reached over 1 Million unique visitors and created the most universal desktop theme with a community of 5.000 active Designers in 2009.

Our vision and believe is in the power of a community to create a positive movement to raise awareness for climate change.

With the support of Greenpeace Brazil, Mozez - the singer of the well known music band Zero 7 and many more Artist all over the world we raise awareness for climate change to every PC, Mac and Linux user by creating digital art that reminds us of the beauty of nature everyday. And reminding us to shut down our devices and turn off stand by whenever we don´t need it.

Our partner QderoPateo Ouidoo (We-Do) this year is dedicated to climate change and takes the responsibility to create the first mobile device dedicated to the topic. Gaia adds the adjective "gaian" to the Ouidoo Gaian device.

You can see more about it on our Facebook post:
www.facebook.com/album.php?aid…


Follow us on Twitter twitter.com/gaia10us

Join us on Facebook www.facebook.com/gaia10

We are all looking forward to a great and wonderful release this year!

Marius

IMPORTANT

I am urgently looking for a great and talented CSS coder to create the first and official Super Group on deviantArt dedicated to the Gaia Project
Please post here and note me if you know how to do it and want to be part of this years release! I have the design ready.
Gooood morning everyone!

I just arrived in my favorite "second home" Shanghai yesterday. As some of you might know I am working as an User Interface Architect for a Company here. And I have to tell you that we are planning something unbelievable for our favorite project :)

Also I really would like to thank you all for the great replies on Gaia so far! Novoo is working on the forums at the moment and whenever we finished them they will be ready to start organizing for this year.

Take care everyone! I will post some pictures from around here soon!

Marius
The organization for this year is almost in full swing already! Thanks for all your great comments on the last journals and polls. It really helps heading into the right direction. I can´t tell you how excited I am about this years release!

I have a secret box with some really amazing surprises for you :D

If anyone out there is a musician and wants to join our project to raise awareness for climate change please leave a comment! If you know anyone who´s making music and would like to contribute do the same!

Looking forward to hear your ideas

Marius
In the last gaian release in 2009 we worked with Greenpeace to come up with the Blackpixelproject which is free for download here: www.greenpeaceblackpixel.org

To make it short. The Black Pixel will only work on CRT monitors and so it´s reduced and no energy saver for every PC/ Mac. I would like to invite everyone here who has ideas and would like to work with us to develop a useful and universal tool for Gaia. We had over 500.000 unique downloads last year and saved a good amount of energy already!

It´s time to come up with something universal for everyone this year. If you, your school/ university/ friends are thinking of something please let me know! We would be glad to spread the word about your idea and make it happen!

Post or email me

Marius
Hey everyone!

This year I have a big surprise for everyone. I teamed up with great partners already to bring you a great platform to work and share the Gaia suite.

There are some things I would love to hear your opinion about. And hear your ideas.

1. The domain.

As most of you noticed Gaia09 is currently down. Because I am shifting to a 100% carbon free hosting company. I hope to have it set up and online soon!
Any idea for a new domain name? Please write in everything you can think of. I am sure somebody has a great idea!

2. The suite.

Gaia09 was probably the best organized release so far! We had such a wonderful forum and great people organizing the suite, the album, the interviews.
Is anyone up to do it for this year? Please let me know!

Looking forward to hear your thoughts :)

Marius
Is there anyone with Android Skinning experience?
It would be great to have someone working on a new theme with me :)

Just post your reply and let me know!
www.designbyhumans.com/vote/de…

This design was submitted as part of the GAIA09 Release. If this design is going to win, all wins will be spent for environmental friendly projects!
Thanks to everyone who is supporting this cause and the project! The release will be online this weekend!
The crew at laFraise invited me to become their Artist of the Week and interviewed me, showcasing some of my latest works.
You can read it here: blog.lafraise.com/en/2009/07/g…

Thanks for all your support again! New works for Desktopography, Gaia and my portfolio are on the way.
So stay tuned!
The sold out Ecology shirts from store.sublevel.us/apparel/ecol… will be available again pretty soon.
I am printing these shirts in small collections so if you would like to get one, please note me and I will reserve one for you.

Also I am having a clear-out sell for the last prints available right now. There are only a few prints left.
This sell out is only for deviantArt members this week! All orders will be with free shipping and a reduced price of 20 Euro!
So if you want to get a print, contact me through eMail or notes.

A new series of prints is being produced right now and I will post pictures of it next week!

Best,

Marius
As some of you might noticed. I started with 3D Designs now. Archan came up with this great idea and we just posted our first collab here on my webcam.
We posted this only on deviantArt so it´s just for you!