March 12, 2008

Inanimate Alice

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

'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)

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

Apple Software Support

Apple iMovie Tutorials

Atomic Learning Tutorials
iMovie HD 6


photoshop elements

Photoshop CS3 Extended

January 10, 2008

Digital Art Links

Museums + Institutes :

Tate Net Art

SFMOMA e-space

Gallery 9 : Walker Art Center

MIT Media Lab

International Museum of Collage

Digital Art Museum

Institute for New Media Studies

Institute of International Visual Arts x-space

The Alternative Museum

Austin Museum of Digital Art

Whitney Museum Art Port

Net Art Web Sites:


BBC / Digital Artists



New York Digital Salon

The low-fi Net Art Locator

DIAN (Digital Interactive Artists Network)


The Ars Electronica Festival

Banff New Media Institute (BNMI)


SIGGRAPH Conference


Ars Electronica Center

Digital Storytelling


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Art Education Links

Resources for Art Education

Arts Net Minnesota:

@rt Room:


PBS TeacherSource:

AskEric Lesson Plans:

Learning@Web.Sites: Art Department:

ArtsEdge Curriculum Studio:

The Art Teacher Connection:

Artjunction blog for art teachers:

Art Educators of Minnesota

A Critical History of Computer Graphics and Animation

Some links from Jen Dietrich...

Postmodern and contemporary lesson plans:

Spiral Workshop

Postmodern influences and interests:

PBS Point of View


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