On The Web, one of my Browser Poems, was included on Poemsale.com, a Canadian website dedicated to poetry at its intersection with code.
If you used Digital Foundations in the classroom, I hope you’ll enjoy my updated text, Foundations of Digital Art and Design. The book is written for CS6 and the Creative Cloud, and it is organized by the topics: vector design, digital photography, digital manipulation, typography, the web, and effective work habits. Exercises focus on demonstrating design concepts using Adobe software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, Dreamweaver, and InDesign. The accompanying website is full of student and instructor resources.
View screencasts for each chapter on the Foundations of Digital Art and Design YouTube playlist. Download free bonus chapters, chapter presentations, and more on the website.
I visited my office mailbox for the first time since last December and was delighted to find a super review of Net Works by Karie Hollerbach in the Visual Communication Quarterly April-June volume. It would be a copyright infringement for me to post the review in its entirety here, but my favorite snippet is this:
“The result is a lively and successful interplay that clearly relates theoretical constructs to the actual practice-based act of creating new media projects.”
This year my colleague Genelle Belmas and I collaborated on a presentation for the annual Popular Culture Association conference, titled Appropriation as Legitimate Practice: Rethinking Fair Use in a Networked Society. Genelle delivered our talk in Washington DC while I stayed home with my five-week old twin newborns (!). We suggest the four-pronged fair use “test” does not accurately assist a judge or jury with little or no previous visual communication knowledge to understand the nuances of appropriation art.