Learning Emerging Media

Animation of Graphics on Magazines

Posted by inVINCEble on July 31, 2008

The Present is Catching Up to the Future.  Ever seen those futuristic movies where the magazines on the newstand are animated and moving?  Well, now it is becoming a reality.  Check out this blog article on the new Esquire magazine that will be animated.  http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/07/30/esquire-to-geeks-hac.html


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Update on Weather and Saturday’s Class.

Posted by emac3326 on December 1, 2006

Here is an email I sent this evening, in case someone checks here and not their email. As you know, we decided to cancel class, which may or may not have been a great idea, although I know all of us are relieved to not drive on slick roads this evening — even if they don’t ice up, it’s the thought, right?

The email:

Don’t you just hate hindsight?

Well, the deed is done and we can’t second guess ourselves. Some at UTD said bail. Others, later in the day, said, no, wait, we’re on.

So here we are. After taking stock it looks like Saturday morning wins out. Be at the Mac Lab at 9:30 and will go until 12-12:30.

The lineup for Saturday:

(note: some of you may be in Chip’s class. Chip has said anyone who is presenting in the Emac class may have time to do so. If you are finished with Chip’s class, check in and you can attend all of the Emac presentations. If not, you’ll need to present in Chip’s class and Emac, which makes for a long morning … )

Aimee and Joel (I’ve heard from Aimee, she is available, but I am not sure about Joel).

Laura, Carlos, Damion, and Rachna (Laura is out of town for a frisbee tournament, Damion is at work, and Carlos has class. It’s possible that Damion and Carlos can join us after 12. Otherwise, it’s Rachna’s show.)

Brandy, Tony, Clay (I’ve heard from Brandy and Tony. They will be in class, although Brandy says it’s too early: She needs her beauty rest.)


Cannon and Ghazanfar (Cannon has graciously decided not to go out of town, which helps. I am not sure Ghazanfar is available or not Saturday.)

Vince (All ready to go.)

David S. (At work until 10, will present to the class afterward.)

Jeffrey Miranda and Joe C. (Available on Saturday and will present.)

Guy (Not sure about.)

Alberto and Kim (Saturday works for both.)

Evontae (Have not heard from him in more than three weeks. Anybody heard from him?)

Isabel (Available Saturday)

Tim (Not sure about.)

There should be some surprises here. We’ve seen some early work from the Poetry gang, Vince, Jeffrey and Joe, and Scott, but overall what will be presented is new.

As a reminder, these folks have already presented. While I’ve asked that they attend, some are unable to and have received excused absences.

David G.

Janice, Cone, Rizwan, Kyle (Janice and Cone said they will attend; Rizwan is excused for personal reasons, not sure about Kyle)

Mary E. (I think she said she could come.)

Manuel and David M. (Manuel has a class and is unable to attend; I have not spoken with David.)

Brent, Corey, Karl (Have spoken with Brent; not sure if Corey and Karl will attend.)

I think that’s it. Am I missing anybody? Thanks to all for your patience and understanding. Maybe it will ice up yet.

If you need to reach me, call (see the email). I will be available most of Friday, except for a doctor’s appointment at 1:30 (ask me what for Kim … )


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Today’s Weather 11/30/06

Posted by Damion on November 30, 2006

The winter blast is here!  Does anyone know if we have a back up plan for the last day of podcast presentations if the weather doesn’t permit us to attend class tonight?

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No more Wire Hangers!

Posted by maxhedrm on November 20, 2006

(Sorry, I couldn’t resist the title…)

Lifehacker had this little link to an idea to make a mic stand out of a wire clothes hanger. I’m not sure it would do much for sound quality (maybe add some rubber bands to suspend the mic & another hanger with a nylon stocking over it…) but it’s a quick & dirty solution.

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as we’re now pro podcasters, maximize your voice quality

Posted by conej on November 14, 2006

I discovered this – free online seminar –

here on the “Pro” section of the Apple site – The Podcast Recipe: Producing a Successful Show.

Tips to help you:

  • perform
  • produce
  • promote
  • Should your tastes run differently, try Let There Be Light about Brian Eno. Or King Britt’s Seeing Music.

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    Dan to speak on Ethnography – Nov 14 at 6:30pm – Dallas Art Institute

    Posted by pattonfamily on November 9, 2006

    Ethnography in Product Design and Development

    When: Tuesday, Nov 14

    Time:  6:30 Networking, 7:00 Program

    Where: The Art Institute of Dallas    ( directions )

    8080 Park Lane, Suite 100

    Dallas, Texas 75231 – 5993

    Topic: What is Ethnography? How can it be used to create better design, products, and interfaces?  How can it be used in everyday life, outside of product design?  Come listen to Dan Langendorf explain ethnography and reveal tips, best practices, and case studies from his 25 years of experience in ethnographic field research.


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    Creating Pleasurable Interfaces – WED 8 NOV

    Posted by conej on November 7, 2006

    November Newsletter


    * November Meeting
    * December Meeting Scheduled
    * Stay Connected

    Note: meeting is on Wednesday, Nov 8 this month again due to
    library scheduling conflicts

    This month’s topic:
    Creating Pleasurable Interfaces

    Usable interfaces are not enough. When everything looks good and
    works well, the applications that stand out are the ones that
    satisfy unmet – and often unarticulated – needs. But how do you
    design workable interfaces that also account for intangible things
    like emotions?

    Stephen P. Anderson will discuss the new skills needed to create
    desirable experiences, explaining why a task-based approach to
    design is no longer enough.
    Read the rest of this entry »

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    open the door to history

    Posted by conej on November 6, 2006

    And I immediately thought of Janice and her public history blog – plus some of you might be interested as well.

    searching through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world

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    Good reporting on socnets

    Posted by conej on October 27, 2006

    I especially liked the LABS section on Mashable! covering the Top 10 Video Sharing Sites. We’re briefly covering 3 of these: Xanga, Facebook and MySpace on our Interaction Design blog. (About Mashable — With more than 150,000 subscribers via email and RSS and in excess of 1 million monthly pageviews, Mashable is the world’s largest blog focused exclusively on social networks.)

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    Dan just showed us the new emac blog

    Posted by conej on October 27, 2006

    So here’s the link to the new emac blog.

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