JoyEngine was created in 2005 to highlight good work and serve as a source of creative inspiration. Driven by an author/contributor base of like-minded creative professionals, the site is in a state of perpetual change, occasionally pausing to call attention to noteworthy ideas, individuals, and endeavors.
As JoyEngine enters its fifth year it hopes to continue to inspire, inform, and ultimately promote positive change in the world. The JoyEngine team holds the belief that access to information is one of the many factors limiting ideation and innovation. With this ideal in mind, JoyEngine strives to function as a platform for the exchange and the utilization of information.
While the content of JoyEngine spans a range of subject matter from graphic design to technology, from indy DIY fashion to contemporary art, from global events to local politics, it’s all bound by a collective consciousness. This collective consciousness shares the belief that change, while often challenging, is inevitable. That change is good and that change leads to progress – whether it be in the arts or in politics or in your own neighborhood.
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Monday the 24th, January 2011
All things come to an end. For JoyEngine, that end is here. Your patronage and participation has been greatly appreciated.
Since its inception this site has strived to serve as a platform for inspiration through the curation of unique ideas and insightful commentary. We can only hope our efforts have been perceived as such.
From humble beginnings to humble endings, our wish is that the overall JoyEngine experience was an enjoyable one. The philosophy and output of those closest to the site has evolved significantly over the years. Much of our thinking has changed, much of it has not. Collectively our desire to act as a force for good in the world remains unwavering.
While contributor driven, Cypher13 Design Studio served as the driving force behind JoyEngine. It was their creation and it was under their guidance that the site flourished. As Cypher13 enters their sixth year, much change lies ahead. The studio's desire to manifest more tangible, systemic transformation has grown and the studio's belief is that to do more - they must do less.
From less to more to less. Long live JoyEngine.
Berger & Föhr
Cypher13 Design Studio