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March 12, 2008

Inanimate Alice


Here's a terrific example of Media Arts ( digital narrative project) , complete with
teaching resources!

http://www.inanimatealice.com/

'Inanimate Alice' tells the story of Alice, a young girl growing up in the
first half of the 21st century, and her imaginary digital friend, Brad.
Over ten episodes, each a self contained story, we see Alice grow from an eight
year old living with her parents in a remote region of Northern China to a talented
mid-twenties animator and designer with the biggest games company in the world.

January 12, 2008

Media Arts / Books

Paul, Christiane. Digital Art (World of Art). New York: Thames & Hudson, 2003.
ISBN: 0500203679 (high school /some adult content)

Digital Illustration: A Masterclass in Creative Image-making
by Lawrence Zeegen, RotoVision ISBN: 2880467977 (high school /some adult content)

Art of the Digital Age by Bruce Wands, Thames & Hudson; Reprint edition (July 2, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0500286299

From Word to Image: Storyboarding and the Filmmaking Process [ILLUSTRATED]
by Marcie Begleiter, Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions, ISBN-10: 0941188280

Freedman, Kerry. Teaching Visual Culture. New York: teacher's College Press, 2003.

Szekely, George and Ilona. Video Art for the Classroom. Reston, VA: NAEA Press, 2005.

Meadows, Mark S. Pause & Effect: The Art of Interactive Narrative. Indianapolis,: New Riders Press, 2003.

Greene,Rachel. Internet Art (World of Art) Thames & Hudson, 2004. ISBN: 0500203768

Manovich, Lev (2001). The Language of New Media Cambridge, Masschusetts: The MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-63255-1

Software Resources

First off, I always encourage people to actively use the HELP menu that is built into the software they are using. Software updates so frequently, including baffling changes in the location of tools and procedures. Using the help that comes with the version of software you are using is the best way to assure you are getting the correct info. Do the built in tutorials + click through the HELP topics before you seek info elsewhere.

( And Please post your own links to software resources to the comments at the bottom! )

There are tons of resources + tutorials on the web. Here are some good places to start:

iLife How-to Guides (iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes)
http://education.apple.com/education/ilife/howto/

And for more in-depth learning, you can subscribe to
Apple Professional Development Online

Apple Software Support
http://www.apple.com/support/software/

Apple iMovie Tutorials
http://www.apple.com/support/imovie/tutorial/

Atomic Learning Tutorials
iMovie HD 6
http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/imovie_hd_6

Garageband
http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/garageband3_wn

photoshop elements
http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/photoshop_elements_4_mac

Photoshop CS3 Extended
http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/pscs3xt_intromac

January 10, 2008

Digital Art Links

http://www.cpinternet.com/~jrock/port/digitlinks.html

Museums + Institutes :

Tate Net Art
http://www.tate.org.uk/netart/default.htm

SFMOMA e-space
http://www.sfmoma.org

Gallery 9 : Walker Art Center
http://gallery9.walkerart.org/

MIT Media Lab
http://www.media.mit.edu/

International Museum of Collage
http://collagemuseum.com/

Digital Art Museum
http://www.dam.org/index.htm

Institute for New Media Studies
inms.umn.edu
http://www.mediahistory.umn.edu/

Institute of International Visual Arts x-space
http://www.iniva.org/xspace/

The Alternative Museum
http://www.alternativemuseum.org/

Austin Museum of Digital Art
http://www.amoda.org/

Whitney Museum Art Port
http://www.whitney.org/artport/exhibitions/index.shtml

Net Art Web Sites:

UBUWEB
http://www.ubu.com/

BBC / Digital Artists
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/art/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/multimedia/guestartists/

Soundtoys
http://www.soundtoys.net/

Turbulence
http://www.turbulence.org/

New York Digital Salon
http://www.nydigitalsalon.org/

The low-fi Net Art Locator
http://www.low-fi.org.uk

DIAN (Digital Interactive Artists Network)
http://dian-network.com/

Teleportacia
http://art.teleportacia.org/

The Ars Electronica Festival
http://www.aec.at/de/festival/index.asp

Banff New Media Institute (BNMI)
http://www.banffcentre.ca/bnmi/


Organizations:

SIGGRAPH Conference
http://www.siggraph.org

SIGGRAPH EXHIBITIONS
http://www.siggraph.org/artdesign/

Ars Electronica Center
http://www.aec.at/en/index.asp

Digital Storytelling
http://www.storycenter.org/
http://www.dstory.com/dsfsedona_04/links.html

EVEN MORE LINKS>>>

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Art Education Links

Resources for Art Education

Arts Net Minnesota:
http://www.artsconnected.org/artsnetmn/theme.html

@rt Room:
http://www.arts.ufl.edu/art/rt_room/index.html

ArtsEdNet:
http://www.artsednet.getty.edu

PBS TeacherSource:
http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/arts_lit.htm

AskEric Lesson Plans:
http://ericir.syr.edu/cgi-bin/res.cgi/Subjects/Arts

Learning@Web.Sites: Art Department:
http://www.ecnet.net/users/gdlevin/artdept.html

ArtsEdge Curriculum Studio:
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/teaching_materials/artsedge.html
ArtsEdge: http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org


The Art Teacher Connection:
http://www.artteacherconnection.com

Artjunction blog for art teachers:
http://www.artjunction.org/blog

Art Educators of Minnesota
http://www.aem-mn.org/


A Critical History of Computer Graphics and Animation
http://design.osu.edu/carlson/history/lesson1.html
http://design.osu.edu/carlson/history/ACCAD-overview/overview.html

Some links from Jen Dietrich...

Postmodern and contemporary lesson plans:
<http://www.pbs.org/art21/>

Spiral Workshop
http://www.uic.edu/classes/ad/ad382/sites/SpiralWorkshop/SW_index.html

Postmodern influences and interests:
<http://www.eyeconart.net/history/postmodern.htm>

PBS Point of View
http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2005/intherealms

<http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/cultureshock/>

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