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Flash mock-up for iPhone app design

Some of our classes are overlapping (as they should) in a project to design an iPhone app. Designing an iPhone app can be done using Flash. In doing research, we watched a video about it by Edward Tufte. Here is my response. “If the information is in chaos, don’t start throwing out information, instead fix … Continue reading

Jobs in tech

I’ve never really considered myself someone who would work in tech. However, in order to do the things I do want to do (PR) I need to have a basic understanding of the Internet. That is what this program is all about, I suppose. According to this article I found, open-source software knowledge is an … Continue reading

Trying to grasp AS3 in Flash 5.5

Trying to grasp AS3 in Flash 5.5

Today I decided to freshen up on the basics of Flash ActionScript. While I do feel like I understand the program more these days (certainly more than I did before I began this Masters program), I have been able to get by without understanding a whole lot about ActionScript 3.0 itself. I Googled something along … Continue reading

My reality has been augmented.

Thanks to Jessica Torrez-Riley’s posted files, iMedia had somewhat of a group effort toward individual success in creating an augmented reality. I’ve documented the drama of my own AR via screencapture. The footage is riveting. Check it out: I realized pretty quickly in life that I’m a weirdo for really loving snow and winter and … Continue reading

Producing media with face-recognition

Interactive media has become a sci-fi movie. Or, that is the premise of this NYTimes article, “Face recognition makes the leap from sci-fi.” It discusses the uses and implications of face recognition software. What’s interesting about it as far as media production goes, is that it isn’t exclusive to one medium. It can be incorporated … Continue reading

Debugging Flash

In an effort to make these blog posts assist me with current issues I’m having in my projects, I thought I’d browse the Adobe help center pages for Flash. See if I could find some light reading. One of the first things I found was a guide to understanding Flash debugging. I thought, hey, that’s … Continue reading

An attempt: Rotating globe

For this blog, I decided to attempt to follow a tutorial for making a rotating globe. It’s taken from the book “How to Cheat in Flash” by Chris Georgenes. This seems to be the only book about Flash that I can begin to understand and I think it has something to do with the glossy … Continue reading

Nonprofits and Flash

I don’t know a lot of grassroots nonprofits that have the staff or monetary power to incorporate Flash into their Web sites. I thought I’d take a look at some tips for nonprofits making use of Flash as well as browsing some of the larger nonprofits that are able to use it. The first thing … Continue reading

Discovering the Adobe vs. Apple debate

I was working in communications at The Fuller Center for Housing when the iPad came out. We quickly realized all the Flash elements in our site wouldn’t function on iPhones and iPads. At the time, that included a prominent slideshow with links to current, noteworthy events or stories from the affordable housing nonprofit’s work–probably the … Continue reading

Flash Awards

For this week’s Comm 550 blog I thought I’d take a glance through some 2011 Flash awards. There are some impressive sites. Unfortunately, I think my Flash knowledge is still limited enough that I wouldn’t have the first idea about how to incorporate them in a site I design. But I am starting to recognize … Continue reading