Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
essentially you can create word clouds out of chunks of text through this site and play with the different fonts, layouts, and colors. i took the description of this course and created a word cloud. pretty cool!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
i found a cool link that gives special tips to help make your experience with photoshop a bit easier and will help advance your knowledge. I found it helpful. see everyone saturday!
Friday, February 6, 2009
The celebrity website "industry" (if you want to call it that) is over saturated with sites like TMZ.com, PerezHilton.com, People.com, etc. MSN announced this week that they too will join the market with their new website Wonderwall.com. What is interesting about Wonderwall is that it focuses on using interactive media and photos to get its message across.
Here's some interesting comments from the AFP article on the new website:
"Wonderwall offers people an engaging and visually dynamic perspective on the day's hottest pop culture stories, personalities and trends," MSN and BermanBraun said in a statement.
The main feature of Wonderwall.com is a nearly full-screen wall of pictures with links to stories, photo galleries and video.
The wall can be scrolled horizontally, an experience MSN and BermanBraun likened to "flipping through a favorite magazine."
The question now is, will a focus on the visual aesthetics help MSN become a mainstay in the already crowded celebrity website community?
Thursday, February 5, 2009
That's what's going on with this AP photo of President Barack Obama, left, and the prolific image that artist Shepard Fairey created from it.
Read some postings/ articles about it here, here and here.
Fairey has admitted to using the AP photo, according to some of these articles. But he's saying that he created art from it - a new image.
Looking at these two, can we say that Fairey's take on the Obama picture is different enough to be considered a new image?
Is it art?