Friday, May 23, 2008

Following an email from Norman Leto I am experimenting in the wifi Exeter scope. It may not just be Exeter but the animation will still mostly be in animX.

This gallery might as well be in Exeter or at least on local screens. When the Western Morning News is concerned that local television might be "trash" they perhaps do not consider that local video comes from many localities.

There may be more of this sort of thing. Rougemont Global Broadcasting reporter Buzz Busby has been visiting another part of the gallery. There may be a report later in the summer.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Not sure what this is but it is worth checking out again on Sunday. Free offer. No sign yet where the link is but it may be sounds.
There is a meeting going on in Manchester today and tomorrow, called Futuresonic. Discussion includes open source software and creative commons content. So I hope there will be a record somewhere of what they come up with.

Meanwhile Adobe have announced a project for Open Screens, based on Flash and AIR. The Adobe idea of what "open" is may not be the same as the people in Manchester but the idea is worth exploring. They claim that 98% of web browsers already are capable of displaying Flash.

So the 2% could be mostly screens in government such as Exeter City Council.

Joke, that was a joke, though it is based on something true. Making a link between what is happening online and what happens in Exeter depends quite a lot on being able to assume that Flash is understood, at least in theory.