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Issue 12 | June 2000 | Updated 6-8-00
Every month I look for themes or ideas that seem to be circulating around the Web/design/education communityat least the part I'm aware of. This month's themes are related to ones we've discussed in the past few months. So here we go (again).
on the Web?
Of course one person's enjoyment is another's annoyance. Discussions have been bouncing around the AIGA-Advance list lately, some prompted by A Cancer on the Web called Flash, an editorial at Flazoom.com, a website devoted to Flash & related work. Read the article for a no-holds-barred critique.
For a more positive approach, try the guidelines proposed in Using Flash and DHTML for Good not Evil at Alistapart.com.
finding their niche
The first is The Day the War Came Home, an interactive CD that documents the May 4, 1970 shootings on the Kent campus with photos, maps, and video interviews. The CD and companion issue of the student magazine The Burr are available at www.burr.kent.edu. Also, see the online May 4 Special Issue. See also our comment and other resources related to the 30th anniversary of the shootings.
Another grim reminder of our need to understand (I hope it's that and not just voyeurism) such events is the investigation of the Columbine High School massacre, documented on CD-ROM by the Jefferson County (CO) Sheriff's office.
Prices get as low as $1.50 each in larger quantities, making this a viable alternative for multimedia artists who need to promote their work. Other shapes/sizes are available that hold up to 250Mb of data. One supplier that looks promising (I haven't ordered from any of them yet) is DiscMakers at www.discmakers.com. You can find others with a web search.
As of 6/7/00
there are still a few openings left, so sign up (use link above) if
you'd like to explore these ideas. A similar workshop in 1994 changed
my life. I can't promise you that, but we can try.
- Al Wasco 6/8/00
a friend or colleague
remembered... AIGA-Advance... Interactive Indiana
devil or angel?... Mexican graffiti...
Mexican graveyards... online Valentine cards...
CoolStop Award... Multimedia, the Web & CD-ROM...
Our new look...
Goodbye, AOL... Ideas for critiques...
What I know
about you... Teaching computer-based media... Nudes in Parma
& hip-hop... Better critiques... Photoshop 5.5 vs. Fireworks 2
Design Quiz... Barcelona... AIGA / NASAD briefing
Design" or "New Media?"
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