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Sprout: The Online WYSIWYG Editor for Flash

A new application called Sprout, launching in private beta at DEMO today, promises to make the creation of Flash applets a whole lot easier.

[From Sprout: The Online WYSIWYG Editor for Flash]


sprout i suppose could enable more people to build flash tools….

February 9, 2008   No Comments

Doris Lessing – Nobel Lecture

The storyteller is deep inside every one of us. The story-maker is always with us. Let us suppose our world is ravaged by war, by the horrors that we all of us easily imagine. Let us suppose floods wash through our cities, the seas rise. But the storyteller will be there, for it is our imaginations which shape us, keep us, create us -for good and for ill. It is our stories that will recreate us, when we are torn, hurt, even destroyed. It is the storyteller, the dream-maker, the myth-maker, that is our phoenix, that represents us at our best, and at our most creative.

[From Doris Lessing - Nobel Lecture]

i hold this to be true too, we are all storytellers.

February 4, 2008   No Comments

center for new humanities

this is an interesting presentation for a center for new humanities at rutgers.

I’m not sure that humanities are centered around creativity, but I am sure that i think that they humanities lead the way in terms of the skills that allow creativity and innovation to flourish.

February 2, 2008   No Comments

YouTube – Contest Fiddle Round

YouTube – Contest Fiddle Round:
Contest Fiddle Round

Ken Knabb sent this great fiddle player video via his list:)

May 19, 2007   No Comments

The Power of YouTube

The Power of YouTube:
The family has been watching Emily’s YouTube videos “Code Monkey” and “Don’t Make Me Dance” over and over; she’s terrific, and we’re rooting for her to land a professional gig. We want to see more.


AKMA shares these wonderfully joyous exhibitions of creativity.

May 19, 2007   No Comments

The Morning News – The All Girls School, by Mara Bodis-Wollner

The Morning News – The All Girls School, by Mara Bodis-Wollner:

In Bodis-Wollner’s artist’s statement for her “All Girls School” exhibit (up now at the Jen Bekman gallery), she writes:These photographs stem from my preoccupation with the experience of disappointment amidst celebration. In this series, I focus on issues of trust, intimacy and betrayal in the friendships of women and girls; specifically how deception, unspoken exclusions, and discomfort are manifested in women’s body language and gestures.

I create the critical moment of a semi-unconscious inhibition and I look for where and how the tension just below the surface rests. Sometimes the perfect moment occurs when the gaze has landed onto a place of unselfconscious mistrust and introversion. I explore how gesture and gaze function to create an outsider, and the ways in which these visual clues shift ostracism from one subject to another both inside and outside the photograph.Precisely. But what drew us to her pictures was the storytelling. Each shot has a dozen narratives that pop off the surface if you trace the subjects’ eyes. Admiration, frustration, loneliness, jealousy—it’s your 10-year high school reunion and big family dinner all rolled into a single uncomfortable moment.


if you’ve been on the other side of these looks, you know the feeling….

May 21, 2006   No Comments