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Hypertext for all | A Working Library
"These rococo days of the web have been sadly lost to capricious corporate owners, and newer platforms almost seem to have recoiled from them. (I could write a whole other letter about the neutered minimalism common on a lot of platforms today, but I digress.) But I think that history is telling: in that, given a canvas on which to play, many people opted to express themselves with color and image, often spending much more effort there then on the words, and often in surprising ways.

So, I’ll ask again, is hypertext just the text? Are images, styles, video, fonts, and the like always subsidiary?

There’s an old saw about the web that says that when the web democratized publishing, everyone should have become a writer, but instead most of us became consumers. (Nevermind that email and SMS have most people writing more in a day than their Victorian ancestors wrote in their entire lives.) There’s more than a hint of disparagement and elitism in that saying: everyone should have taken up writing, which is obviously superior to reading or watching or (gasp!) consuming. And I worry that that same sentiment creeps in when we argue the supremacy of text over image on the web. Writing is an important and valuable skill, but so are many other things.

Here’s another way to think about it: over the past year, video after video has emerged showing cops shooting unarmed black people. Those videos have been shared on the web, and while they haven’t yet led to anything resembling justice for the victims, they have contributed to profound discussions around race, militarized police forces, guns, and more. They are not sufficient to bring about desperately needed social change—and there’s an argument to be made about whether they are at risk of becoming mere spectacle—but I think it would be hard to deny that they are an important element in the movement, that they have had a major impact.

You can describe what happens in each of those videos in words, but those words will never equal watching them. The words “Tamir Rice was shot two seconds after the police car pulled up” are wrenching, but not nearly as much as watching him fall to the ground as the car continues to roll. The words “Tamir Rice was twelve years old” are not as heart stoppable as seeing a photo of him. I am saying this as someone who believes in words, who spends more time with words than with pictures, who is more often moved by words than by images. But sometimes the power of an image dwarfs that of words. Even I have to admit that.

I worry that the push to keep the web defined to words, while pragmatic and reasonable in many ways, may also be used to decide what stories get told, and what stories are heard. Many more people are using their tiny computers to record video and audio and take pictures than are writing; as much as I may love writing, and as much as I know that transmitting writing via cables and air is a hell of a lot easier and cheaper than transmitting video, I’m not sure I can really stand here and say that the writing is—or should be—primary.

One of the design principles of the web is to pave the cowpaths: it looks to me like there are some new paths opening up, ones we may not have expected, ones that aren’t going to make many of our jobs easier. Maybe instead of putting up signs saying there are better paths elsewhere, it’s time we see where these ones take us."

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mandybrown  2016  web  hypertext  maciejceglowski  geocities  myspace  webrococo  waybackmachine  pinboard  javascript  webdesign  webdev  images  multiliteracies  video  flash  zefrank  design  writing  text  words  language  listening  elitism  typography  tools  onlinetoolkit  democacy  activism  maciejcegłowski 
january 2016 by robertogreco
Mooooooving — Animated GIFs by Guy Moorhouse
"Mooooooving is a side project featuring animated gifs I make using Processing and Flash.

My one rule is that the animations must start and end on a blank white frame — I kind of like the idea that they come out of nothing and return to nothing.

Anyway, hope you like them."

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tumblrs  motion  geometry  design  animation  guymoorhouse  gifs  processing  flash  coding 
october 2015 by robertogreco
Remote Sensor Connections - Scratch Wiki
"Remote sensor connections is a feature allowing other programs to connect to Scratch. This allows it to be extended to connect to devices, access the internet, or perform other functions not possible inside Scratch. For example, JoyTail allows you to use a joystick with Scratch."
sensors  actionscript  flash  objective-c  processing  python  wiimote  edg  scratch 
september 2012 by robertogreco
We Didn’t Even Bother with a Funeral | dirtystylus
The guys who were quiet? They were the ones who realized that Flash was still good for a great many things, but for mobile it was going to be native apps or open web technologies. So they put their heads down and went to work, picking up new skills or brushing up old ones. Meanwhile, some of their colleagues shook their fists at Apple and played the waiting game, promising that each new release on Android would finally bring the “full web experience”. It was late to arrive, and never delivered on the promise. So now comes the inevitable news, and everyone shrugs. The ones who got a head start are busy learning and growing elsewhere; the blowhards have probably just found another symbolic divide to rally their banners around.
internet  apple  working  flash  markllobrera  2012  mobile  design  adobe  android  iphone  ios  ipod  learning  change  adaptability  via:tealtan 
august 2012 by robertogreco
NFB/Interactive - Bear 71
[an interactive film about grizzly bears from the National Film Board of Canada]

"It's hard to say where the wild world ends and the wild one begins."

"The forest has its own language."

"If you look backward from any single point in time, everything seems to lead up to that moment."

"They'll have to learn *not* to do what comes naturally, and I wonder. Maybe the lesson is too hard."
deschooling  unschooling  parenting  flash  video  film  2012  tracking  visualization  classideas  storytelling  interactivenarratives  nationalfilmboardofcanada  nfb  bear71  bears  nature  animals  documentary  interactive  cyoa  interactivefiction  if  nfbc 
february 2012 by robertogreco
Google Swiffy
"Swiffy converts Flash SWF files to HTML5, allowing you to reuse Flash content on devices without a Flash player (such as iPhones and iPads).

Swiffy currently supports a subset of SWF 8 and ActionScript 2.0, and the output works in all Webkit browsers such as Chrome and Mobile Safari. If possible, exporting your Flash animation as a SWF 5 file might give better results.

Your browser may not display Swiffy's output correctly. You need a Webkit browser such as Chrome or Safari for the gallery and previews to be displayed correctly."
swf  flash  html5  conversion  webdev  mobile  video  tools  online  web  design  google  googleswiffy  swiffy  webdesign 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Create Flash Games with Stencyl
"Welcome to StencylWorks, 2D game creation done right. StencylWorks isn't your average game creation software; it's a gorgeous, intuitive toolset that integrates seamlessly with the Stencyl ecosystem.

Exclusive collaboration and sharing features will have you making Flash games in a flash. For free."
games  software  tools  online  design  gamedesign  scratch  glvo  edg  srg  classideas  tcsnmy  coding  gaming  diy  stencyl  kongregate  facebook  mac  osx  windows  flash 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Michal Levy » Giant Steps
A classic animation of a classic. Not sure why I didn't already have this bookmarked.
music  animation  jazz  flash  art  johncoltrane  michallevy 
december 2010 by robertogreco
Daring Fireball: Masquerading as Mobile Safari to Get Websites to Serve HTML5 Video to Safari on Mac OS X
"whenever you run into a video player that claims to require Flash Player, invoke the Develop → User Agent → Mobile Safari 3.2.2 — iPad command. This reloads the current page, but with Safari claiming to be Mobile Safari running on the iPad. It does not change the way that Safari renders the page — i.e., it doesn’t make the desktop Safari render pages with zooming or layout differences to mimic the way Mobile Safari renders pages on the iPad. All it does is tell Safari to identify itself as Mobile Safari to the server. The result is that if the server does any sort of user-agent detection to figure out whether to serve video using Flash or HTML5, you’ll get the HTML5 version.

This trick makes video work in Safari on Mac OS X — with no Flash — from Flickr, Vimeo embeds, TED, MSNBC, and probably any other site that offers video that works on the iPad. This doesn’t work for all video, but it should work for any video that works on the iPad."
macosx  osx  safari  howto  html5  video  mac  browsers  flash  hacks  daringfireball  browser 
november 2010 by robertogreco
HTML5 Audio Safari Extension //
"I subscribe to a number of blogs that post audio files on a regular basis (like composer of Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead, Bear McCreary and a number of game music sites). Connor McKay’s YouTube5 Safari extension addresses most videos I encounter and Open in Google Chrome works for the rest but while video might demand attention audio is ambient. It doesn’t makes sense to keep a second browser open just for background noise but I couldn’t find a similar extension for audio. So I made one.

HTML5 Audio Safari extension replaces a number of Flash-based audio players with the HTML5 audio element."
extension  plugin  safari  macosx  mac  html5  flash  shauninman  audio  osx 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Flash is Broken on the Mac: The Flash Wall of Shame - OS X Daily
"If you’re looking for a sure-fire way to meltdown your Mac browser with some Flash, check out BB 2.0, the collaborative music project, where you’re supposed to play various YouTube videos to create your own music… fancy idea but I can’t play more than 8 videos at a time on my Mac without whatever browser becoming totally unresponsive, with Firefox fairing the worst and requiring a Forced Quit to return to sanity (for the record, I can play them all on a relatively weak Windows Netbook next to me, in any browser)."

[I really need to upgrade to Snow Leopard so I can Install BashFlash: (bookmarked back in February)]
flash  macosx  firefox  safari  crashing  chrome  googlechrome  mac  osx  adobe  adobeflash 
august 2010 by robertogreco
The Wired Tablet App: A Video Demonstration | Epicenter |
"Last week Jeremy Clark from Adobe and I unveiled the first glimpse of the Wired Reader at TED. Above, you’ll see a video, narrated by Jeremy and Wired Creative Director Scott Dadich, who led our tablet team, that shows more. It explains why the tablet is such a groundbreaking opportunity for magazines such as ours."
wired  magazines  ipad  ereaders  ebooks  technology  journalism  webdesign  adobe  tablet  mobile  video  interface  interactive  media  publishing  design  air  flash  ui  webdev 
february 2010 by robertogreco
The Daily Maverick :: YouTube turns five, hyperspaces interweb into the future
"Google, which bought Youtube less than two years after it was founded for what was then considered outrageously expensive $1.65 billion, does not want Microsoft or Apple (or anybody else) to own the dominant video format. So it has become the biggest early tester of HTML5. Your browser doesn't support HTML5? Google launches its own browser, Chrome. Need to use Internet Explorer at work because that's all your IT department supports? Google launches a Chrome framework that effectively subverts IE and makes it HTML5-compatible. The final blow will be the day that YouTube switches off Flash and starts streaming only to HTML5 browsers. On that day all browsers will be HTML5 compatible or they will perish in the flames of user outrage."
youtube  google  html5  strategy  technology  design  culture  internet  future  history  web  video  business  crossmedia  flash  2010  browser  browsers 
february 2010 by robertogreco
BashFlash - A different kind of Flash blocker for Snow Leopard
"BashFlash lets you stop the Flash plug-in dead in its tracks, letting your new-fangled Mac cool down, use less power, and give you more time to do whatever it is you do. Probably blog or tweet or something. How does it work? On 64-bit Macs running Snow Leopard, Safari pushes the Flash plug-in off into its own process. BashFlash lives as a tiny menu app, monitoring this process and warns you (by turning red) if Flash is using a relatively significant amount of processor cycles. You can then use its menu to kill the Flash plug-in. That's hot. Any running Flash content is replaced with the broken plugin icon. Want to get Flash working again? Simply reload the page, or go to a new one. The next time Flash is needed, it'll come back to life."
flash  osx  mac  free  utility  applications  safari  plugins  software  freeware  browser  battery  chrome  plugin  macosx  bashflash  browsers 
february 2010 by robertogreco
ongoing · After Branding
So much great advice. I'm highlighting this one because I was just warning a friend about the same a few days ago. "8. Do not invest any time or money with anyone whose title, or company name, includes the words “Search Engine” or the abbreviations “SEO” or “SEM”. While one hears that there are a few honest souls out there, lots are just looking for sheep to fleece; don’t be one.
design  culture  homepage  socialnetworking  identity  networking  reputation  presence  business  web  webdev  blogging  marketing  spelling  personal-branding  timbray  internet  branding  seo  sem  flash  glvo  via:cburell  webdesign 
january 2010 by robertogreco
"Ever wanted to get rid of the scourge of the web that is Adobe Flash, but still retain the ability to view Flash whenever you want? With ClickToFlash, you can! Using ClickToFlash, all of those icky Flash bits that have infected most webpages on the internets are replaced with a nice, smooth gradient and the word "Flash" set in a nice, pleasing font. When you want to view the Flash, just click on it!"
internet  web  flash  browser  plugin  plugins  safari  macosx  youtube  clicktoflash  mac  osx  adobe  utility  webkit  opensource  extension  browsers 
october 2009 by robertogreco
NETLab Toolkit - NETLab
"The NETLab Toolkit is a free set of software tools that enable designers to easily "sketch in hardware". With no programming at all and working in the familiar environment of Flash, designers can hook up a physical sensor (e.g. a knob) and immediately get that knob to control a motor or a video projection. The toolkit works with a wide range of sensors, wireless sensors, input from the Wii Remote, controls motors and LEDs, communicates with MIDI devices, controls sound, graphics, and video in Flash, and communicates with DMX computer controlled lighting equipment, all with a simple drag-and-drop interface (of course, programming hooks are provided as well)."
physicalcomputing  arduino  processing  flash  prototyping  sensors  electronics  hardware  computing  diy  interface  tools  technology  development  programming  design  netlab  microcontrollers 
july 2009 by robertogreco
Architecture of Bling |
"Take a look at this table of 15 skyscrapers that are on hold due to the economic "crisis." Many of these are quite curvy, giving the impression that they are dancing or swaying in the wind. Now first of all, this conceit seems rather pathetic: skyscrapers don't dance and they don't sway in the wind, so why should they look like they do?
kazysvarnelis  architecture  design  bling  excess  green  crisis  boom  flash  skyscrapers 
march 2009 by robertogreco
4 Flash Games to Help Educate Your Kids | Geekdad from
"Recently, a friend shared the news that he’d spent half a morning in bed with his 7 year-old son recently playing a simple flash game. It was, as they can be, addictive – but it was also full of learning opportunities and fostered creativity in a way that so many of us want for our children.
learning  games  flash  geekdad  edg  play  children  online  gaming  physics  education 
october 2008 by robertogreco
ZuiPrezi - nonlinear presentation editor
"nonlinear presentation editor, with a very intuitive interface support for many platforms and online sharing. With the help of ZuiPrezi you can create dynamic and visually structured zooming presentations using texts, videos, drawings, and present it as
collaboration  flash  interaction  interface  presentations  tools  online  nonlinear  non-linear  alinear  linearity 
march 2008 by robertogreco
CR Blog » Blog Archive » Yugo Nakamura: The Craftsman
"In a world filled with bloated, work-a-day and downright irritating websites Yugo Nakamura creates compelling beacons of playful ingenuity and simplicity. MICHAEL FITZPATRICK caught up with Japan’s finest landscape- gardener-turned-designer for CR"
interface  interviews  interaction  interactiondesign  design  yugonakamura  ffffound  flash  japan  web  webdesign  webdev 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Play Flash and QuickTime files in Ubuntu | Workers' Edge - a productivity blog from Dennis O'Reilly - CNET Blogs
"After poking around the Linux forums, I found out that Ubuntu installs a la carte: only the truly free supporting software is included in the default installation, which excludes proprietary media players such as Adobe's Flash and Apple's QuickTime."
linux  mediafiles  flash  quicktime  howto  ubuntu 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Subtraction: The Story So Far
"tremendous amount of storytelling needs to be told in digital media...recovered from craft of art direction, discipline seemingly stranded in analog world...not enough Web standards-minded designers thinking narratively in way Flash-fluent colleagues are
flash  design  web  webdesign  narrative  storytelling  behavior  internet  html  css  standards  webdev 
january 2008 by robertogreco
screenfashion: MoteDaemon Archives
"MoteDaemon discovers Wii remotes in range, connects to them and listens on a TCP socket for incoming connections from your Flash/Flex application. When your application is connected, it instantly receives Wiimote motion and button data in a simple XML fo
wiimote  wii  flash 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Create Digital Motion » Control Visuals with Wii, Free: Adobe Flash, OSC, MIDI
"Little wonder, then, that visualists are eager to try new interfaces to help make visuals akin to performance instruments. Or, in less lofty terms, let’s get Wii remote wagging in the club tonight."
flash  howto  processing  wii  wiimote 
november 2007 by robertogreco » Visualising Blog Activity
"With the latest version of this site I’ve tried to look at representing blog activity by using the number of comments to “agitate” as it were the pixels in the thumbnail for a blog post."
visualization  blogging  blogs  processing  flash  coding  motion 
november 2007 by robertogreco : Online FLV Converter : Download online videos direct to PC / iPod / PSP. It's free!
"This service allows you convert a Flash Video / FLV file (YouTube's videos,etc) to MPEG4 (AVI/MOV/MP4/MP3/3GP) file online."
audio  conversion  convert  mp3  multimedia  video  youtube  flash  onlinetoolkit  software  streaming  files  converter  movies  iphone  ipod  internet  format  download  freeware  tools 
july 2007 by robertogreco
"A site for kids about looking after the planet."
animation  children  education  environment  sustainability  youth  media  pollution  ecology  flash 
may 2007 by robertogreco
The Nature of Code at daniel shiffman
"This class will focus on the programming strategies and techniques behind computer simulations of natural systems"
ai  biology  class  classes  code  complexity  reference  design  flash  free  graphics  howto  math  motion  nature  physics  programming  coding  science  software  theory  tutorials 
march 2007 by robertogreco
swfIR: swf Image Replacement
"swfIR gives you the ability to apply an assortment of visual effects to any or all images on your website. Through progressive enhancement, it looks through your page and can easily add some new flavor to standard image styling."
css  javascript  flash  images  design  webdesign  web  tools  software  webdev 
february 2007 by robertogreco
Eyejot :: Welcome
"Eyejot is the first, comprehensive, client-free online video messaging platform ideal for both personal and business communications. It offers everyone the ability to create and receive video messages in a self-contained, spam-free environment. "
email  flash  free  messaging  software  voip  webcams  video  tools  onlinetoolkit  eyejot  education  videochat  videoconferencing  videoblog  voicemail 
february 2007 by robertogreco
SplashCast: Channel Yourself Across the Web
"SplashCast enables anyone to create streaming media 'channels' that combine video, music, photos, narration, text and RSS feeds. These user-generated channels can be played and easily syndicated on any web site, blog, or social network page. When channel
aggregator  broadcast  collaborative  community  film  flash  flickr  free  journalism  mashup  video  text  rss  sharing  social  software  youtube  media  movies  multimedia  online  streaming  blogs  onlinetoolkit 
february 2007 by robertogreco
Artbeat - a Red Bull Project
"the entire process of creating the art was captured with a camera with a 360 degree lens that took a photo every 30 seconds that then made an incredible 360 degree, completely interactive" - Wooster Collective
art  film  flash  movies  video  timelapse  360 
december 2006 by robertogreco
Digital Web Magazine - The Rise of Flash Video, Part 3
"In this installment, let’s get down to business and actually put a video on a site. You won’t need to learn how to do Flash animations—or learn anything else about Flash—in order to put videos online. You can jump right into preparing videos with
video  web  howto  make  online  media  software  tips  tools  tutorials  development  content  design  webdesign  flash  webdev 
december 2006 by robertogreco
Open Source Flash - fc64
"FC64 is a low level Commodore C64 emulator for Flash Player 9, written in AS3."
C64  computers  games  nostalgia  programming  videogames  flash  emulators 
september 2006 by robertogreco
Chumby Industries
"Introducing chumby, a compact device that can act like a clock radio, but is way more flexible and fun. It uses the wireless internet connection you already have to fetch cool stuff from the web: music, the latest news, box scores, animations, celebrity
media  web  flash  fun  future  technology  toys  ubicomp  ambient  devices  electronics  wireless  wifi  radio  hardware  internet  life  rss  consumer  news  plush  networks  crafts  widgets 
august 2006 by robertogreco
Prototype / Interaction Design Cluster / Yaniv Steiner » SmartRetina
"SmartRetina is a lightfast gesture-tracking platform written in Macromedia Flash 8, utilizing its flash.geom. package, flash.display package, Video class, Camera class and their motion-tracking capabilities."
gestures  interface  cameras  input  play  motion  flash  devices 
may 2006 by robertogreco

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