There is no trickle-down from the funding of big games to the support of small, artistically interesting projects. Until this can happen, videogames are almost exempt from cultural esteem, being little more than expensive geek toys. I’d love to see this change, but at the moment the economic conditions are poisonous to risk. While code is more important than ideas, creativity necessarily suffers, and games are doomed to fall short of their potential.


T F m
August 29, 2011

There is no such thing as “UK education”, only English and Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish. The latter is significantly different from the others, and programming is a core part of our curriculum for excellence Technologies strand, from age 3 through to 18.

It’s why my daughter learns input-process-output at nursery school (kindergarten) through computer programmes and robots. It’s why the literary structure and coding expertise needed to create a computer game is taught in more and more primary (elementary) schools. It’s the reason that the very “learn how to use, not how to make it” approach to software has been questioned for the last eight years or more in Scottish computer science circles, and moves are made to reinstate the importance of programming at secondary (high school) level.

It’s why our definition of ‘text’ in the Literacy (arts) guidance moves well beyond “the three Rs” and includes the likes of text messaging, computer games and the web at large.


T F m
August 27, 2011

cartolleria:

andreirobu: Designersgotoheaven.com by @andreirobu I’d like to take this for a spin. By Sean Mackaoui, Lausanne 1969. Ilustración, collage, objeto. Via elsindromedediogenes.blogspot, 2headedsnake


T F m
August 27, 2011

ffffffound:

Flickr Photo Download: (Untitled), Priscilla Monge – Liverpool Biennial 2006


T F m
August 25, 2011

There is nothing unusual about Governor Rick Perry. Uneducated fools can be found in every country and every period of history, and they are not unknown in high office. What is unusual about today’s Republican party (I disavow the ridiculous ‘GOP’ nickname, because the party of Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt has lately forfeited all claim to be considered ‘grand’) is this: In any other party and in any other country, an individual may occasionally rise to the top in spite of being an uneducated ignoramus. In today’s Republican Party ‘in spite of’ is not the phrase we need. Ignorance and lack of education are positive qualifications, bordering on obligatory. Intellect, knowledge and linguistic mastery are mistrusted by Republican voters, who, when choosing a president, would apparently prefer someone like themselves over someone actually qualified for the job.


T F m
August 25, 2011

There is nothing unusual about Governor Rick Perry. Uneducated fools can be found in every country and every period of history, and they are not unknown in high office. What is unusual about today’s Republican party (I disavow the ridiculous ‘GOP’ nickname, because the party of Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt has lately forfeited all claim to be considered ‘grand’) is this: In any other party and in any other country, an individual may occasionally rise to the top in spite of being an uneducated ignoramus. In today’s Republican Party ‘in spite of’ is not the phrase we need. Ignorance and lack of education are positive qualifications, bordering on obligatory. Intellect, knowledge and linguistic mastery are mistrusted by Republican voters, who, when choosing a president, would apparently prefer someone like themselves over someone actually qualified for the job.


T F m
August 25, 2011

laughingsquid:

JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theory Illustrated Using Plastic Model Kit


T F m
August 25, 2011

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.


T F m
August 25, 2011

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.


T F m
August 25, 2011

rinipanini:

animationbits:

“This post was prompted by a comment left by blog reader J Lee:

Tendlar also has a unique way of showing the fight at the end of “Fowl Play”, where Popeye punches Bluto into the side of the house, but hit outline silhouette remains motionless while the rest of the body bounces back into place.

The action that J Lee described is actually an animation inside joke. Before computer technology, the animation drawings would be traced in ink onto clear celluloid sheets then flipped over and the characters painted in on the back before going to camera. So here’s where the in-joke comes into play – when Popeye hits Bluto he is literally punching the paint off him, leaving Bluto’s ink outline in place.

Another great use of the cartoon medium courtesy of the Fleischer Studio. -Bob Jaques “

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click here to read the original blog post + video ! (gogogo)

I’ve been reading up on the Popeye animators blog – if you have some (hundreds of )moments read through it. The thought process that goes into this animation is something that I would never think up …which goes to show how little I know and how much there is to learn.

OMG….that is incredible!!!! It’s satire in the animation and its process…


T F m
August 24, 2011