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Q. Can you recommend some books about design?

A. Sure! But what do you mean, exactly? It’s the first day of class. I have the usual long talk about the difference between learning design and learning software skills; and I assure the students we will be tackling both issues. At the end of class, one of my students asks if I can recommend […]

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To Photoshop or Not to Photoshop?

Adobe shipped the first version of Photoshop in 1990, with subsequent launches of the program in versions 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, CS, CS2, CS3, and CS4 (and counting) between 1991 and 2008. I started editing scans of my black and white photographs with Photoshop 2.0, so I guess you might say […]

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Metanarratives: Animator vs. Animation, M.C. Escher, Seinfeld

Alan Becker’s Animator vs. Animation is an excellent example of a metanarrative. The concept driving the story of Mr. Becker’s animation is that the drawing within the animation develops a life of its own, resisting the hand that draws it. The narrative structure of Animator vs. Animation is based on the very act of animating. […]

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