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Issue 17 | November 2000 | Updated 12-12-00
world of webcams...
We're using a Connectix QuikCam the size of a tennis ball, mounted on the ceiling, to capture the photos. They are saved as JPEG files and automatically uploaded to the website (and saved to the hard drive too) every 30 minutes. The software that handles this is called Oculus, a terrific little shareware program that's well worth the $20 fee.
Besides their more notorious voyeuristic uses aside, webcams offer thousands of wildly different views of the world. I live near Lake Erie and find the ever-changing lake view constantly refreshing. So the LakeVision site, with links to cameras located on several of the Great Lakes, gives me a quick fix while I'm at the computer.
If you want to know why we think developing this "open source" section is so important, read our recent article. Then send us your input.
month's banner graphic
You'll also notice elements of a musical score, and an early experiment in electrical transmission of words called "siphon writing." These graphic elements were scanned from books published in the late 1800s, found in junk stores.
with typography added over the images, was created to cover the 40 foot
glass wall of the new multimedia lab under construction on our campus
- Al Wasco 11/7/00
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the Web?... Barcelona... New CD-ROMs
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Mexican graveyards... online Valentine cards...
CoolSTOP Award... Multimedia, the Web & CD-ROM...
Our new look...
Goodbye, AOL... Ideas for critiques...
What I know
about you... Teaching computer-based media... Nudes in Parma
& hip-hop... Better critiques... Photoshop 5.5 vs. Fireworks 2
Design Quiz... Barcelona... AIGA / NASAD briefing
from International Design Conference at Aspen
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