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link from eva

Dear Des we will have in Poland in Katowice professor Kubasiewicz who collaborate with Dynamic Media Institute at MassArt College of Art and Design –

I hope to visit this institute on September this year.
Please take a look at their web pages – maybe we could think about some projects together?

Dynamic Media Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design


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designated blogs

Subject specific reading lists and links could be accessed via a (password enabled?) designated blog. is the one I have been collaborating with Dan on, it is a very general and wide ranging collection of inspiration and advice stemming from studio based projects for the illustration students at nwsad.

more ‘academic’ orientated thematic blogs – with links to articles and open versions of texts etc might be a good idea, as it would allow students (for example who are working on a similar dissertation topic) to share their research and discuss key ideas online.

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using the trial version of ishowu was interesting. It is very easy to use, but less easy to control. I am not sure how editable the movies are.

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diy lecture

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ppt movie option

character design fda.ppt-posterthis is a tryout using quicktime pro to save an existing ppt to a web compatible slideshow.

found out that you need the wordpress blog to be upgraded to import directly.

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good magazine

information graphics. set on flickr

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History of Visual Communicaton

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The Parsons Journal for Information Mapping

The Parsons Journal for Information Mapping (PJIM) has a rolling, open call for submissioms in the following styles:

  • Traditional academic manuscripts that share empirical, methodological, and/or applied findings;
  • Research-based academic essays with proper citations;
  • Research- and/or interview-based articles; and
  • Interactive and non-interactive projects, accompanied by project documentation.

For a full, downloadable copy of the PJIM Submission Guidelines — including important information on our review process — please click here (Opens PDF document 20kb).

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the world as flatland

1. website of the Information Design Studio,
Amsterdam (NL). 2. transferring complex
data into a flat, two-dimensional visuali-
zation. 3. metaphor for information design.
4. a different view on the world

authors of Designing universal knowledge

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useful page of links to articles on visual literacy

also interactive periiodic table of visualisation techniqes


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