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February 25, 2008

World Beard and Moustache Championships

A fascinating and refined area of visual culture:

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http://www.worldbeardchampionships.com

February 21, 2008

Digital PLAYLAND

Digital Studio 2 students are investigating the ways that digital culture is providing recreational and playful opportunities for adults. Some areas of interest are: virtual worlds, games of various types, and toy like products created using digital tools. Students will post their favorite finds in the comments below...

(Students: please include a short description of the area of playful culture you are drawn to, a link to at least one visual example, and what you plan to explore in your own PLAYLAND project...)

Here are some ways that writers are thinking about role playing games as a literary artform:
link to essays on the Electronic Book Review:
www.electronicbookreview.com/thread/firstperson

For Laughs

On the heels of our Digital Composite project, I found a series of satirical photoshop tutorials on YouTube. ( short films from MyDamnChannel.com) They may be faster to view on YouTube though.
Caution: These may be a bit raunchy for some, but if you've spent hours trying to master photoshop, they may make you laugh til you cry!

You Suck at Photoshop ( episodes 1 - 6)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_X5uR7VC4M

or
http://laughingsquid.com/you-suck-at-photoshop-by-donnie-hoyle/

February 14, 2008

Deborah Mersky Lecture / Workshop

Students who attended the Deborah Mersky clay printing workshop or lecture can post their comments below...

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I absolutely loved Deborah's work. The clay stamped pieces were my favorite. If she sold posters of the prints she made I would like to buy some. Her steel pieces were good too. I like how she encorporated the environment into what she made.

Posted by: Laura Murphy | February 12, 2008 09:04 PM

I really like the window designs at one of the light rail stations. And the stamping of the clay stamps were also amazing in the repetition of them and the way she worked with color and the background out of old pages of books and dictionaries. O also the piece with the crabs, that she loves to eat!

Posted by: Kathryn Deitner | February 13, 2008 09:19 AM

February 3, 2008

Elegant interfaces

http://labs.digg.com/arc/

On Digg, stories are arranged around a colorful circle.
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http://www.electronicbookreview.com

Electronic Book Review's colorful interface was designed by Anne Burdick.
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