digital drawing techniques

digital drawing techniques
This lecture deals with the basics of 2D digital drawing. you may need to use it in conjunction with the image editing lecture. Bitmap (raster) or vector? When drawing digitally, your first choice is bitmap (raster) or vector? Vector drawing is clean, precise, and it can look somewhat inhuman (although clever artists can overcome this). ...

Gift economy is alive and well

Gift economy is alive and well
Over at Open Culture lie 475 class movies including indies, westerns and my personal favourite noir, among other genres, perfectly free. Plus heaps of other stuff. Now some of them have copyright lapsed, and that’s why. But others are copyleft. Gr8 resource. Amazing what you can get even when you stay legal. If you can ...

free music downloads

free music downloads
At NoiseTrade, you can apparently get ‘Thousands of Albums. Completely Free. Completely Legal’. It would appear that they think the audience will make a donation to the artist / site out of gratitude. They are conforming to dicta outlined in The Four Commandments of Discoverability: Self-interest, Freeness, Service and Novelty by jellybean boom. I downloaded ...

How to make an iBook

How to make an iBook
Got this really funny card at xmas from a project I gave a little crowd sourced funding to. Hard copy! I couldn’t believe it. So that project is actually real? Um, they paid more for the postage and printing than my whole contribution. Guess they thought it would make me give ’em some more. To ...

the tm zeitgeist

the tm zeitgeist
According to Fernando Carrion on Transmedia Network Group News: Transmedia is a way of thought, a way of conceptualizing storytelling and experience Go baby! I like this, because it sidelines all the marketing guff that so often passes for transmedia. Easy to think that marketing is actually the core of it. Nope. or if it ...

a few interesting web narrative projects

a few interesting web narrative projects
Still from Take this Lollipop Take This Lollipop If you’ve ever had any concerns about online privacy, this is brilliant, short and will confirm all your worst fears (needs a Facebook account). 5 stars! Bear 71 “It’s hard to know what people are capable of. They can start a revolution on a smart phone but ...

Improving one’s Twitter skills

Improving one's Twitter skills
I just added a Twitter widget to the blackboard shell for one of my courses. Easy. But how to get students (and me), actually incorporating Twitter into their learning activities? This is partly, of course, about mastering the technology. Twitter is very complex, and I think that complexity stems from the fact that you don’t ...

Tools

Tools
I think I had seen these before. On the dusty back shelf in op shops. Squashed like road kill on the side of the road. My interest was never piqued. My Mother has been spring cleaning. The other day she produced it and said it was for me. Xmas and all that. Around this point ...

That wonderful invention, the telephone

That wonderful invention, the telephone
Gee wizz, Jimmy! A classic educational cartoon from 1965 by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions. Haven’t seen one of these for a while, teehee: Tweet

concrete poetry

concrete poetry
Just do a search for this term on Google images and see what you get! Astounding! Tweet

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