September 10, 2007

Visiting Artists

Jamason had us think about technology and why we use it. He talked a great deal about photography and cameras. Why do we prefer to us digital cameras over cameras with film? He said it was all about accessibility. You can share your work and your life experiences with the world much easier from a digital camera. You can take a picture and immediately put it up on the Internet. Digital cameras are now getting to the point where they can take pictures almost better than film cameras. And the fact that they are so small you can carry them around in your pocket makes them that much more practical. In the end, you need to decide whether you want to trade convenience for quality.

Mauricio showed us all the different things you can use Flash for. He explained that it is not just for animations. He has created an idea for a web page through Flash. You can create buttons and other commands that make Flash interactive with its viewers. He told us that it is also extremely helpful to learn how to write code. This is not something that anyone can really teach to you but if you want to learn how to, there are books to help you. That’s how he was able to create the things that he did. Flash is a huge program that can be used in many different ways and not just for animation.