Day 2 – Yucatan Mexico

After the chaos yesterday of hitting the ground running, today the group was ready to dive into the heart of our work. We experienced the trials and tribulations of our first sit down interviews (a school is noisy, the Yucatan sun in BRIGHT, and mainly how to get used to using a translator and still … Continue reading »

Day 1 – Yucatan, Mexico

After an 18-hour travel day in which we survived life threatening turbulence and a precarious van ride through the Yucatan yesterday, today was about getting down to real work for this project. It was a bit of a challenge for a first time project manager to get my feet under me as we operated on … Continue reading »

Fly-in: A Project for the Public Good

As part of winter term in the Elon Interactive Media Graduate Program, groups of eight students venture out to various exotic locations to work with a non-profit organization. This year two groups will go to Costa Rica, 1 to Panama, 1 to Mexico and 1 to Iceland. For 10 days we collect content (footage, pictures, … Continue reading »

Musings of an aspiring Designer/Developer

I wrote this post originally for a final summation of my Visual Aesthetics class, but I like what came out of this posted and felt is appropriate to share here as well! If you had asked me in August if I was designer or interested in design, I would have probably laughed and said a … Continue reading »

Motion Typography and Animation in Flash

While we didn’t cover animation in a particular assignment this semester, I became intrigued by the subject when working on a Kinetic Typography assignment for Visual Aesthetics. I started working on this motion typography of the “Mad as Hell Speech” from Sidney Lumet’s 1976 film “Network” in AfterEffects, but soon switched to Flash as the … Continue reading »

The Social TV Phenomenon: A Research Paper

After a semester of intensive research and writing, here is the final product of my research paper on Social Television and Second Screen. Check out the full online interactive version here : The Social TV Phenomenon How New Technologies Look to Enhance Television’s Role as an Enabler of Social Interaction Abstract: This paper provides a … Continue reading »

There’s a lot to learn from the end of Mobile Flash

With the recent announcement by Adobe to no longer develop Mobile Flash it has raised interesting debate in the industry as to the relevance of Flash. Some claim Adobe is caving to Apple, that it’s the beginning of the end for Flash as whole, or that it signals the rise of HTML5 as the dominate … Continue reading »

Look mom, I made my own augmented reality!

This post is the 19th in a series for a graduate course called Theory and Audience Analysis. For the course, I will be posting weekly questions and follow-up analysis about the various readings we are assigned. This post is an a ridiculously awesome example of augmented reality, well at least awesome that I got it … Continue reading »

Augmented Reality

This post is the 18th in a series for a graduate course called Theory and Audience Analysis. For the course, I will be posting weekly questions and follow-up analysis about the various readings we are assigned. This post is an initial reaction to the topic of augmented reality. Augmented Reality – where digital overlays are … Continue reading »

The environment may be virtual, but the worlds are real.

This post is the 17th in a series for a graduate course called Theory and Audience Analysis. For the course, I will be posting weekly questions and follow-up analysis about the various readings we are assigned. This post is a more in-depth reaction to readings on virtual worlds. In our class discussions this week there … Continue reading »