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Editorial, Public Service
“This project was a labor of love,” says Thomas Ryun, art director at Belle & Wissell, “something that we really wanted to make as a way to encapsulate all the great collaborations that happened in Born magazine.” Born launched online in 1997 and evolved along with the web, exploring media-rich, collaborative storytelling through combinations of different art forms. In 2011, Born officially retired, and the new site archives all the work that was produced by the boundary-breaking publication. The “facilitators” of Born, Gabe Kean (founder and artistic director), Anmarie Trimble (editor) and Scott Benish (online curator) were all
involved, and the design and development teams at Belle & Wissell, Co., brought the project to completion.
“There were so many great collaborations that took place between people
involved in literature, media and emerging technologies,” Ryun says, “so the site itself was designed to recede a bit and encourage visitors to
documents the magazine’s works and the creative process and spirit that led it to become one of the pioneers of literary arts on the Web.