Re: Glide (was Re: Sign Language?)
|From:||Diana Slattery <slattd@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 17, 2003, 13:04|
Well, the things on the Glide site need the flash/shockwave plugin, no
getting around it. Easy to download at the macromedia site. I know what
you're saying--gratuitous eye-candy gets tiresome very quickly. But I used
these means not only for "cool design" (though I can't deny that) but
because the essence of the Glide writing system is that it is dynamic. It
moves and changes, it needs animation tools and display. These
tools--animation, movement, morphability--that are enabled by the CPU, by
the medium of the computer, to me open up new possibilities for linguistic
systems, and therefore new ways of making meaning, and it is this that I am
trying to explore.
The invitation is there, the ticket is free, but yes, you will have to step
into the boat.
You will be warmly welcomed.
On Fri, 17 Jan 2003 12:44:04 +0100 taliesin the storyteller wrote:
> * Diana Slattery said on 2003-01-15 19:11:42 +0100
> > Glide material is at
> > http://www.academy.rpi.edu/glide
> > For a couple examples of 2D simulations of 3D Glide try the html files
> > the index at
> > http://www.academy.rpi.edu/glide/liveglide
> > The Glide site is a bit long in the tooth. There is much more
> material, and
> > I'm in the long process of restructuring the website and gathering and
> > organizing.
> Simplifying maybe? I neither have flash nor quicktime nor java these
> without rebooting that is. Java I miss, but the rest... pshaw, good
> > The novel will be out and listed on Amazon within the month, Murphy
> Congratulations! I read the excerpt on the site ages and ages ago and
> it great, so you'll have at least one customer :)